On a glossed runway at Gucci, captured in a tuxedo twist at Fendi or showed as a gathered garden hem at Posen, the trapeze dress strutted from mod to modern this spring.
Bold wallpaper prints with 60’s flare, the look ala Twiggy is hot and sassy, and according to Lorna Perrin, International Head of Marketing and Press for French Connection, “skinny mini” figures aren’t the only gals that can go with this one piece desire. She suggests discovering great lengths in order to achieve a-list appeal.
“The trapeze style dress suits all body types, however for the most flattering style choose a length that suits your height,” says Perrin.
The sexy silhouette has not only rocked the runway but is styling the celebrity scene, inspiring fashion go-getters everywhere. From jailbird Hilton to the hot Jessica Alba, the trapeze dress is free-caring look that has been earning some serious flash attention.
“It’s a really flattering style, easy to wear and a directional shape as highlighted by the catwalks this season,” says Perrin. “It’s a very versatile dress that you can wear in the day layered over a tee with flats or smarten up in the evening with platform heels.”
Want stand out from the crowd? Gravitate to graphics! Bright geometric patterns appear in fashion once again, this time it’s about accessorizing with chunky details not clunky. Heavy beads and wide head bands add the right amount of weight to the light free-spirited dress.
“Funk up the look with a long strand of big beads which co-ordinate or clash and match with a pair of drop dead bright wedges…Or simply dress down with the must have pair of embellished thong sandals,” advises Perrin.
Colours collide! Trapeze cuts look stunning when colours mesh and connect. Opt for magic royal blue and sunshine yellow or orange crush and red look retro yet hot for right now.
“Neon is a big trend which has been subtly interrupted with highlighting colours in a lot of our dresses,” says Perrin. “Metallic is back and big again, as are bold colours and geo prints as seen in our Carol collection.”
While a collaboration of palettes amuse, other options to check out when it comes to pattern, are butterfly and floral prints- they are pretty and sweet for daytime dressing.
Overall, one trapeze to love: The French Connection “Mirror Mirror” dress!
“It has a stand-out retro print and flattering neckline and fit,” says Perrin.
No matter what the occasion, take the trapeze look and make it one appearance that calls for an encore!
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