September 20, 2007

TREND>STYLE>Cinched, Wrapped, and Ready to Wear

For 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.

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