Monochrome dresses - The latest 'in' thing!
Monochrome dresses, as the name implies, is a little deficient in colors; but guess what? That is its USP! They usually come in black and white, creating a striking contrast and is undoubtedly, one of the most-loved trends of the season. This key fashion trend, it is fierce, feminine and formal, all at the same time! If color is not your thing, then this is your must-wear fashion statement; if colour is your thing, then too you cannot afford to give this style a miss! There are different ways in which you can flaunt monochrome, but whatever it be, a scintillating shot of black and white is sure to freshen up your spring wardrobe.
Stripes are the latest obsession, and no wonder, no two colors together can spice up an outfit in stripes as good as black and white. Contrary to popular belief, stripes can enhance your figure to your advantage; if worn vertically, they make you look taller, while horizontal stripes narrow down your frame to a considerable degree. A diagonal stripe dress defines your curves and elongates your figure giving an extremely flattering silhouette. A geometric monochrome dress, inspired by the Sixties, can be really a head-turner in a party, as exhibited by Jessica Alba at the Golden Globes last year. The era can be given a nod also with a monochromatic midi-dress, say one with a flared style that nips in at the waist before it spreads out. Spots and polka dots can take the monochrome style to an entirely different height altogether- loose fitting while being flattering at the same time, this is a classic choice as work wear.
A monochrome maxi dress is simply stunning – whether worn in day or night. You can reinvent this style suiting itself as office wear or party wear by merely modifying the accessories. For a stylish combination that can be versatile enough to be worn in office during the daytime and to a party in the evening, a figure-enhancing bodycon with tailored and clean lines in monochrome can never go wrong. Simultaneously straightforward and sensuous, a knitted dress in monochrome which cinches at the waist, with its well-shaped feminine curves and clever graphic panelling, makes for an uber-cool silhouette. The Western fashion world has of late been drawing inspiration from the East, with oriental-meets-occidental prints and motifs being seen in designer wear. Combine elements from both the worlds in your monochrome dress, and the amalgamation is sure to ear some extra points for your style.
Amidst the complications of the fashion world, there’s something pleasantly reassuring about a clean black and white monochrome dress, which you can play around in logical stripes, grids, vertical planes and so on. Modern, chic and assertive, these dresses exude a subtle sense of self-possession while never being too in-your-face. Since monochrome dresses involve working with just two colors, you have to pay sufficient attention to the shape you choose. In a party dance floor that is usually teeming with neons, psychedelic patterns, pops of colors and so on, a bi-tonal dress in black and white will make you the odd one out, and that’s surely what you want! Step up your monochromatic splendor with the right accessories, and you’ll be overwhelmed with the admiration you garner. From Kate Beckinsale to Fearne Cotton, many celebrities have sported this winner style both on and off the red carpet. Take a cue from them, as well as have your own take, and with your monochrome ensemble, you can surely have a standout look!