The waistline

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Trend Alert 

 

The waistline, (alongside shoulders as we’ve seen previously) is having its fashion moment again.

The belted waist creates a smart and feminine silhouette, without necessarily having to cinch. See the Alberta Ferreti show for example, whose opening look was a bow tied belt aided by a peplum for an extra emphasis. The collections this fashion month show us that waist belts come in all shapes and sizes, from thin straps to corset belts; offering more ways than one to style them.

The belt is an accessory that adds a character of sophistication to an outfit; the collections below show you how to highlight your waistline that’s bound to be hidden under thick layers of clothes as you shield the cold in winter.

At Paris Fashion Week, Dsquared, the Caten twins looked to the forties glamour for inspiration and showcased models in separates, long gowns and skirt suits. The waist belts created softer contours in comparison to Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ (a look of the same era in which the designers focused on). And if we’ve learnt anything from this show it’s that the waist belt can be worn with complementary jewelry and shoes.

Ann Demeulemeester’s hauntingly dark and ironically romantic show demonstrated how to style a corset belt over your clothes or over your clothes – but under your outerwear.

David Koma’s ribbed belts were metallic and chunky, thin and super girly – following Dsquared’s suit: matching them to the neckwear, in this case chockers.

In contrast, Calvin Klein’s simplistic take on the trend created ultra feminine looks with minimal accessories: thin belts working just fine alone, without the help of statement jewelry.  Whilst Carolina Herrera represented the elegant air of a mature woman, dresses and skirts were high-waisted, long and touching the floor and accessorized with multi-strap waist cinchers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images |  Style.com

Tags: A/W13, trends, MFW, LFW, PFW, NYFW, waistline, Fashion Week, Fall2013, Last update: Mar 20, 2013

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