Striped dresses in cocktails!
Stripes are not for men alone. Definitely not. Rather, the trend alert reports that stripes are very much in vogue when it comes to women’s party wear. This trend has caught the fancy of one and all this year, and is being noticed not just in high-profile events and ramp walks but in regular parties and occasions as well. Whether in black and white or a splash of colours, these are turning heads for sure!
Horizontal or vertical, thick or thin, milder colours or bolder shades, curved or chevron, nautical or layered, striped dresses are the ideal choice to make a graphic statement, whether for daytime occasions or night-time cocktail parties. Honestly speaking, there has not been any such fashion phase when stripes weren't the in-thing, but ever since this spring 2013, this trend has leapt into prominence, and how! It blends the newness of the season along with a classic feel to it; it enhances the femininity without being too toned-down or demure. It achieves that perfect balance of over-the-top and subtlety, thus making you look bold and adventurous just the right way. If you want to play safe, then black and white is your thing. It is basic, yet timeless; and that explains why it has perennially invaded the fashion radar across the decades. Over-sized silhouettes, unconventional fabrics and super-clean lines will allow you to make a bigger impact as a fashion-forward woman.
However, if your aesthetics are experimental and enterprising enough, then take a plunge into coloured stripes. Or atleast, have a hint of colours in your striped party dress. You can opt for pink, orange, blue and so on, which will add that tinge of playfulness in your look. If you do not mind playing around with colours, then you can style your striped outfit with fun and bright multiple colours. Jazz it up further with whimsical make-up and ultra-feminine accessories. Designers are also improvising striped outfits with contrast prints, such as a party dress with one half in stripes and the other with bold floral print, paisley and iconographic patterns. Such juxtapositions make for exotic outfits, with complimentary colours and psychedelic clashes. If you want to look delicate and daring at the same time, such combinations are just your thing to make you look exotic. Confidence is the key to carry off such dresses that is loud and funky without going overboard. On the other hand, striped summer dresses with flowing fabrics, dainty cuts and soft silhouettes should be your pick if you’re more of a feminine dresser. Pair it with the right heels, headband and make-up so as to complement your ladylike aesthetics.
Top designer brands such as Dolce and Gabbana, Dior and Marc Jacobs, are all making headlines with striped dresses in their collections. It is as much about newness as it is a revisiting of the past. It is quirky, yet effortless. It looks as good on international catwalks as in your friends’ fashion circuit. These are a rage now, and are being followed with a style-vengeance, for that intriguing impact! There is a multitude of ways to flaunt striped dresses, and there is no way you can choose to give them a miss this season! Translate the trend and adapt it to your own fashion statement, creating a plethora of fresh looks in parties and cocktails!