Sunday, October 09, 2005

Prim Is In

Maybe it's because of all the vintage and Victorian influences on the runways this fall. Or maybe it's a backlash against all the ultra low rise jeans and tops cut down to there of the last few seasons. Or maybe it's simply because being all covered up is warm and practical for winter. Whatever the reason, the completely clothed look is definitely in.

There is something quite powerful yet still feminine about wearing a high-necked lacy chiffon blouse while surrounded by girls in tiny tank tops. It says "I don't need to show acres of skin to be sexy." Most of these beautiful Edwardian style tops look amazing under a suit, with a pencil skirt, or just with jeans and sleek boots - it's better to keep the rest of your look simple with such complicated tops. An added bonus of the popular empire waistline is that you can actually eat dinner without worrying about your stomach poking out.

One of my favorite evening looks is a very fitted long-sleeved turtleneck dress. This silhouette highlights curves better than bare skin ever could, and it puts a flattering touch of color by your face. Add a fabulous pair of stilettos or boots and some sparkly chandelier earrings, and you're good to go. You don't have to go totally prim and proper in this style - the dress could be backless or have a thigh-high slit. It's all about the unexpected.

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