Spring 2014: Fit and Flare
A classic silhouette with a fresh and flirty twist for spring
A fit and flare silhouette is the ultimate way to show off your feminine side and also give a fresh take on the classic 1950s shape. The Spring/Summer 2014 runways of designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Versace and Herve Leger, as well as the streets, were filled with fitted bodices, A-line and tulip hems. Similar to the flirty flounce of the ballerina suit swimwear trend, the fit and flare trend is more suitable for day to evening looks for any occasion. Explore the trend by styling ultra-mini to maxi-length dresses and skirts in floral prints, lace, opaque or sheer elements, or colorblock details; the possibilities in styles are endless.
A mini skirt or above-the-knee skirt in the fit and flare silhouette gives the most youthful look with a hem inches above the knee to show off some leg. Although the length can seem short, the A-line flared shape gives off a sprightly and sophisticated look. Style a fit and flare mini skirt with a form-fitting basic top tucked into the skirt, a jacket and wedges for a day-time look or style with an embellished or textured top tucked in with metallic jewelry, a leather jacket and heels.
For a more conservative option over a mini fit and flare hem , style a cut that is right at the knees or hits below the knees. A high-waisted skirt or a dress in this style is perfect for a semi-formal engagement such as a daytime or afternoon wedding, graduation or fine dining environment. This length skirt or dress can also be dressed up for a casual glam look for a brunch with friends.
Exude a sense of timeless elegance with a maxi length fit and flare look suitable for style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Pair a maxi-length skirt with a staple, fitted top from your wardrobe and finish with simple footwear and bold jewelry. Wear the same silhouette as a maxi dress for a stand-out evening look.
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