I know this is a little forward considering my posts to follow will all revolve around spring trends, but I had to at some point acknowledge two of my favorite looks from the Fall 2011 trends from Paris Fashion Week, seen and retrieved from Glamour Fashion Online. I was browsing through upcoming runway looks as well as street styles from Paris and wanted to share a couple of my favorites.
Who knew that enhancing the size of your hips would be so trendy and appealing?! Peplum skirts draw all eyes to the hip area, enhancing their shape with the power and magic of adding a little something extra to a typical pencil skirt. The construction of all of the subsequent looks are reminiscent of Dior 50’s style. For all women who are self-conscious of their waist size, the shape their hips already have, or the fact that they lack any hips at all, this skirt is the ultimate illusion to making it seem like you have the perfect hourglass figure! I adore structured clothing and this is a prime example of geometric art meets fashion.
My other favorite look came from the mod squad models who graced the runway. The bold, random placement and shape of color paired with black is what makes this look so retro and almost mysterious. I love the 60’s shift-style dresses and how, regardless of having a defined shape or slenderness, look great when paired with the right retro knee-high boots or ankle-strap heels. It’s like a cleaned up, simplistic modern way of representing mod at its finest.