TREND>STYLE>Cinched, Wrapped, and Ready to Wear
FW07 designers started buckling belts and tying ribbons around dresses, pantsuits and coats, and spring 08 foreshadows its continuance. Unlikely tops and bottoms are unified by a belt. Long flowing dresses are made even more ladylike as a ribbons are tied around them like a delicate gift. Cinched waists create curves and bring femininity to an outfit.
From top left: black dress with light blue ribbon: Carolina Herrera. Silver tube dress with purple bandeau and leather belt: BCBG. Gray jersey dress with pink waist/black ribbon: DKNY. Black A line tube dress with brown belt: Derek Lam. White and blue A line gown with cinched waist: DKNY. Brown jumper with built in belt: Donna Karan. Black short and stripped top with baby blue belt; Plaid mini and green top with yellow belt: L.A.M.B.