By Francesca Pace
Sex has made its fashion comeback this season, and both the runway and high street shops are putting out. There is everything from sheer fabrics sans undergarments to ultra minis, corsets and sky high boots to lots and lots of leather, lace, latex and spandex.
Great looks. For Kendal Jenner, that is.
For the rest of us, let’s just say, wearing this over-the-top trend with confidence is a bit daunting, especially, if like me, you just popped out a couple of kids and are not exactly feeling like you got your groove back – yet.
The fashion decade everyone loves to hate – the 80’s – is back with a vengeance, which, again, is fabulous if you have an undying love for Madonna style, silver nipple pasties, or looking for clothes with easy access to your boobs (move away, breastfeeding bras).
For the sake of us mere mortals, I have narrowed down the 4 hottest trends of the season and found ways we can wear them in a more subtle, practical manner and most importantly, with confidence.
Alternatively, go for a see-through victorian-style, lace blouse such as this exquisite blush one from Monsoon (also available in black or ivory.) We love this blouse because it is so versatile. It goes with pretty much anything, from your old pair of ripped jeans to this season’s must have – mini skirts.
Trend 3: Pump up the Volume
One look that has made a huge come-back on the runway is puffed sleeves. Dresses, shirts, jackets and even some off the shoulder designs. The key word here was definitely VOLUME.
As seen on the Runway:
Trend 4: Its your time to shine
Light-catching materials and twinkly sequins dazzled us in the 80’s, and are definitely back in this season, with various silver and gold variations ruling the runway.
As seen on the Runway:
Get the look:
So here is how to bring the glam into your wardrobe – ditch a skimpy LBD for a navy blue number, or be bold and go for blush, gold or silver. These are especially suitable for the upcoming wedding season and other formal occasions.
In the words of fashion guru Sarah Rutson:
‘Being sexy nowadays is as much about what you’re not revealing as what you are. It’s no longer about showing your cleavage or being overt in body-hugging mini dresses. Women can be sexy wearing a deconstructed dress with cut-out details revealing their shoulder and collar bone.’