How to Wear Five Tricky Fall Trends
Fall is the best time of year for fashion. Layers are suddenly necessary, and hair no longer falls victim to humidity. There are a lot of styles that were introduced over the summer that are finally gaining traction now. These clothes all look great on models, but it can be difficult for women with normal bodies to figure out how to wear them in the real world. It is important to remember that something should not be worn just because it is trendy. Most trends do not endure. In fact, more fashions will become kitschy than will become enduring examples of good taste. Girls should not feel pressured to wear things that make them feel uncomfortable just for the sake of being stylish. Trusting one’s instincts is very important when it comes to fashion.
The High Low Skirt
The high-low skirt is a subject of much debate in the fashion world. A skirt like this is usually the bottom component of a dress that has tank or spaghetti straps. It will be made out of chiffon or some other gauzy material. The dress is meant to flow and look ethereal. Even though the skirt provides adequate coverage, the camisole top might be too revealing for some girls. They should not wear jackets over these dresses. A jacket that ends at the hips will look odd from behind because the skirt is so long in back. Long sleeves negate the whole point of wearing such a delicate dress. Dresses with high-low hemlines make the legs look long, and this effect can be accentuated by wearing nude heels.
Bodycon dresses came back into vogue as part of the natural response to the grunge fashion revival. They are form-fitting and usually very short. The good news is that they are usually made out of fabrics that are covered in busy, bright patterns that help to disguise any figure flaws. One does not have to have a perfect figure to wear a bodycon dress. Wild hair, chunky jewelry and fun shoes can create a fun effect that keeps other people from noticing imperfections.
Perhaps the oddest trend to hit mass retailers recently has been dresses with open backs. Sometimes there are bands or bows stretched across the backs to keep the dresses on, but they are not arranged in ways that will cover bra straps. This is an odd trend because as good as the open backs look from behind, the dresses are usually made out of materials that are thin enough to make wearing bras necessary. The only way to work around this problem is to accept that the bra is going to show no matter what. Wearing a normal bra and then covering it with a neon bandeau top turns a potential faux pas into a conscious fashion decision.
Wrap dresses are versatile and comfortable. Women have been purchasing them in droves ever since designers and retailers first presented them in their fall collections. A wrap dress’ belt cinches at the waist to show off the thinnest part of the body, and the deep V neck allows for a long skirt. If the V neck is too deep, the aforementioned bandeau top can be worn under this as well. Bandeau tops are great for preserving modesty without creating bulk.
The Shirt Dress
Shirt dresses make strong statements and provide a casual medium for women who want to wear dresses but do not want to look too twee. A shirt dress is going to be boxy unless it has been tailored to have an A-line silhouette. A thin straight belt or a braided leather one will preserve the casual look while giving the dress some shape.
Michelle writes on behalf of Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle shopping blog, which has been delivering daily fashion and beauty online shopping tips, trends, and sales since 2006.