Saturday, 21 February 2009

TREND - Chiffon, Nudes and Pastels

It seems that Spring is going to be a shock to the system in terms of the amount of flesh on show. After a winter of heavy coats we are all going to be wearing the floatiest and sheerest of fabrics. So how should we wear them?


The Blouse
I like mine ruffled and girly. This is really easy to get away with as you can wear a spaghetti strap vest underneath for daytime, and a structured bra under in the evening. Don't go for a lace bra as well as that really would be a flesh overload. Karen Millen do some lovely ones (follow link to Polyvore above)

The Undies
The easiest way to do see through is underneath your clothes. Try stores like Myla for a great baby doll or chemise to keep the other half smiling.

The Kaftan
Perfect for the beach, but also pretty good for the evening too. If on holiday you can wear a bikini underneath and not raise any eyebrows, but back home it might be better to buy a slip or wear hot pants and a vest.


The Dress
The outer layers of the dress can be sheer whilst under layers more opaque. The effect is an on trend garment with no embarrassments. Try patterned dresses, or paler block colours like peach, cream and pink. A paler palette is a must for spring 2009.

The Cover Up
Cardigan style cover ups, scarves and shrugs are a perfect way to throw on some chiffon style. You could even scour the thrift stores for something with antique charm.

The Skirt
The hardest garment to balance out in my opinion. A mini skirt with ruffles and a plain vest work well, but don't go for anything too long. You don't want to look like you are wearing the net curtains.

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