This Valentine’s Day, Think Sheer, My Dear!

With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few days love is upon us.

Flowers, chocolate, lingerie seem to be bombarding us from all directions, including the runways!
Lingerie as outerwear inspiration has strutted across the runway in the collections of Christopher Kane, Balenciaga, and Lavin, featuring sheer fabrics, slip dresses in a soft pastel colour scheme.

Lanvin, SS15
Lanvin, SS15

So, maybe it’s not your classic black leather and lace, but that’s been done. This year it seems that the fashion powerhouses are taking the softer approach to a romantic scheme.

Easiest way to pull off these looks? Check out the sleepwear in Forever21 and PINK or even Joe Fresh. I am most definitely NOT telling you to go out in just your bra but as long as you’re not going to school in a bathrobe, you can pretty much get away with anything from this section of the store.

Balenciaga, SS15
Balenciaga, SS15

Throwing on a slip with some opaque tights or some biker shorts underneath, your combat boots and scrunchy socks and a denim or leather jacket would be a great spring look. Personalize it with your accessories, making it more day-wear with necklaces or bracelets to add some more visual interest.

An OPAQUE (no nip slips please ladies, wasn’t flattering for Janet Jackson and it most certainly isn’t flattering now!) one piece, even a bathing suit or dancer’s one piece will give the same effect, paired with a high-waisted full skirt. Getting a longer skirt, at least to the knee can help offset the sexiness of the top. Add a pair of flats or oxford style shoes, a few accessories
and you’re good to go!

Christopher Kane, SS15
Christopher Kane, SS15

Last but not least, ladies! if you happen to be single on Valentines Day, there is no excuse for you to sit at home watching sappy movies and eating ice cream. This is a day to celebrate love and it does not necessarily have to mean with a significant other.
Go get dressed up and have fun!

Christopher Kane, SS15
Christopher Kane, SS15

 

— article by Rebecca Rowe