‘Tis the season for racer front clothing
This summer, while everyone is roaming around wearing sleeveless tops and dresses, you could embrace an all new trend of summer clothing - racer front fashion! Racer back styles have been in vogue forever – though generally, it is a favoured cut for athletic clothing. Slowly, this style – featuring cutaway sleeves which leave the shoulder blades bare instead of just the shoulders started showing up as a fashion staple in many a fashionistas wardrobe.
Now, racer front styles have made an appearance, the sleeve style being such that they show off the collarbones and toned shoulders and you can alter the cut to suit your modesty.
It is also quite the celeb fashion trend it seems. In the Hollywood style circuit, this trend seems to have taken a front seat with celebs such as Zoe Saldana, Kate Bosworth and Louise Redknapp flaunting their chiselled figures in excruciatingly glamorous outfits which are simple, yet scream style and elegance.
A perfect silhouette can be achieved by wearing a racer front dress which has the sleeves cut into spaghetti straps for best effect, and a nipped in waist, with the material clinging to the hips and flowing till the knees. Favoured materials for this cut is usually cotton, lycra and soft silk as these are materials that fall really well. You can opt for a casual day style with racer front clothing by opting for one coloured cotton tops of dresses, and if you want to flaunt this trend at night during a club outing then wear a dress with a racer front neckline and a princess cut which allows the skirt to be blinged out.
A simple grey, ribbed racer front tee in soft, clingy cotton, paired with a high waisted black skirt and pencil heels is a perfectly elegant combination which is a blend of casual and chic. A good party look is to pair a chic mini dress with a racer front and heeled boots, and lots of bracelets and messy hair.
However, do keep a few points in mind if you decide to try out this look – it is not for everyone. Racer fronts are a perfect choice for women who have slim shoulders and no extra fat on their neck and chest. If this is the case then the cut of the sleeves will only enhance the fat and you might not look as attractive as you imagined you would. Top heavy women should also avoid this cut as it does nothing for their shape and you might end up looking awkward and ungainly in your bid to look chic.
As it is for all kinds of fashion, choose your design wisely – and not because everyone is opting for it – and you will be the fashion highlight at the party!