Rock it or Leave it on the Runway: 2017 Red Carpet Trends

Trends so often begin on the red carpet. It’s how designers get most of their attention. Some of these trends are perfect for the average fashion consumer; other trends not so much. The 2017 Golden Globes are this Saturday, so Fashion Reverie gives a little preview of what consumers can expect to see on the runway. Some trends you can rock, other trends leave alone!!

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Photos: Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Lawrence, and Maura Tierney

 Pants and Jumpsuits as Formal Wear

For years when there was a formal event, dress codes would flatly state women were not to wear pants. Celebs are demonstrating to consumers that women can be beautiful and sexy in pants. The secret to looking amazing in a great pantsuit is to have it tailored and making sure the pant length is correct. You will find the pantsuit trend on Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Rachel Wood, and Maura Tierney. And you can rock it too!!

 

Photos: Ashley Graham, Jennifer Lawrence

Photos: Ashley Graham, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Hudson

Sheer Unlined Dresses

Most women could not get away with this look, even on red carpet. You need a slamming bod to pull this look off!! That said; celebs are spotted with their unmentionables on full display under sheer unlined gowns. Does anyone else remember that underwear is supposed to be UNDER your clothes? In effort to make sure they are fully covered, celebrities are choosing briefs and boy shorts which can be dowdy. When a look can make a lovely young woman like Jennifer Lawrence appear matronly, it’s a hard pass. Leave it on the runway!!

Photos: Katy Perry, Bella Thorne and

Photos: Katy Perry, Bella Thorne and Gillian Jacobs

Severe Hair aka the Statement Part

Unless it done correctly severe hair, wearing your hair slicked down with a center part, can really play up your features and not always in good way. Plus, the name says it all. It looks severe. Pulling the hair tightly across the scalp can even cause breakage. So it’s a look that will take a while to create; may damage your hair and can be very unflattering. This is one to leave!!

—Cameron Rose

 

Spring 2017 Trend Report: Rock it or Leave it on the Runway

As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion journalists, editors and fashion industry professionals look back all the trends coming off the runway. Each fashion week brings with it a new set of trends, some work only for the size 2, 6ft-tall supermodel types, others trends can be incorporated into the average consumers wardrobe.  Fashion Reverie breaks down some of our favorite and least favorite trends of New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2017 asking the question: is this a trend that can be rocked on Main Street or should this trend be left on the runway?

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Image courtesy of Getty Images

The Color Orange: Jenny Packham, Rag & Bone, and Narcisco Rodriquez

While orange can be a difficult color to wear for some, orange grabs attention and is very on trend. Warmer, brown complexions will want to lean towards oranges with yellow undertones while cooler, paler complexions will want to go with oranges that have blue undertones. If that doesn’t work for you, experiment with orange in accessories. Go with orange shoes, an orange purse or gloves, any accessory that plays down orange as a head-to-toe look. Rock it!!

Dsquared2 spring 2017, Gucci spring 2017, and Marc Jacob spring 2017 images, respectively courtesy of footwearnews.com/Getty Images

Dsquared2 spring 2017, Gucci spring 2017, and Marc Jacob spring 2017 images, respectively courtesy of footwearnews.com/Getty Images

Embellished Platform Shoes: Gucci, Dsquared2,  and Marc Jacobs

Many fashion pundits feel that platform shoes are a trend that should have died forever in the 70’s. Those clunky heels, now with crazy embellishments are a big stretch for most consumers. The embellishments seen in the spring 2017 collections can be a distraction from the clunk awkwardness of platforms. However, that distraction doesn’t take away that platform shoes can be a little dangerous. Can you say twisted ankles?

Marc Jacobs created a pair that has a whopping 8-inch height! Lose your footing in those and you’ll be heading to the Emergency Room. The fashion adventurer might embrace platforms, others will leave this trend where they found it, on the runway.

Images courtesy of Getty Images

Images courtesy of Getty Images

Natural Hair:  Ralph Lauren, Marchessa, and Michael Kors

Many designers bypassed the traditional 2 hours preshow hair fried, dyed and laid to said routine, letting models wear their tresses the way it came in, no product and natural curls only. Finally, a trend that is effortless. Roll out of bed, finger comb and go!   Rock it!!

Altuzarra spring 2017 image courtesy of Imaxtree

Wet hair look : Thakoon, Altuzarra, and Jason Wu

In the mood to douse your hair with tons of product that will take you a half hour to wash out, and make it appear as if you haven’t washed your hair in weeks? Many are saying wet hair looks sexy while others are saying it makes your hair look oily and unwashed.   Don’t you already spend enough money and time on your hair? Leave it.

Spring 2017 images courtesy of Getty Images

Spring 2017 images courtesy of Getty Images

Exposed Bras: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham, and Tory Burch

No, they didn’t forget to put on their shirts, a number of designers are predicting that bras as outerwear will be the look for spring 2017. And if you spend two hours a day working out and can bounce a quarter off your stomach, you might agree. But the average American woman cannot do that nor would this look be even remotely appropriate in 90% of her daily life. Unless you actually ARE a supermodel, you might consider leaving it on runway!!

Spring 2017 images courtesy of Getty Images

Spring 2017 images courtesy of Getty Images

Seam Splits: 3.1 Phillip Lim, DKNY, and Self-Portrait

Another trend from the spring 2017 runway season to take note of are tiny faux seam rips that expose an inch of two of skin. I’m sure many will pass on this pseudo grunge look saying it looks sloppy, but others will say it adds a slight sexiness that isn’t overt or vulgar and is a whimsical touch to otherwise pedestrian clothes. Leave it on the runway or rock it? You choose!!

—Cameron Grey Rose

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2017 Trend Report: Spiritual Awakenings

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The spring 2017 runway season is upon us and as such, the fashion world is abuzz with talk about cultural themes and motifs that will emerge as ubiquitous for the season ahead. Trends for spring 2017 have one thing in common— they all seem to borrow from a spiritual ethos—and still they could not be more diametrically opposed.

The first trend to be on the lookout for are Zen-inspired designs that are notable for their unfussy simplicity. Characterized by clean lines and edges and with particular stress on structure, this neo-modernist trend is expected to be rendered in layered looks and monochromatic earthy hues such as browns, subtle pink, and blues that conjure nautical allusions. Fashion forecasting firm, Fashion Snoops, calls an aspect to this trend “Raw Coast” and describes it as a “minimalism rooted in environmental and coastal classics.” This aesthetic stresses purity and utility and as such, silhouettes are oversized and tones are mellow.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum is the trend “inspired by the spirit of freedom that comes from an intense love affair with your surroundings,” says Fashion Snoops. Rich and lush locales stimulate heavily ornamented looks made from complex prints, jacquards, and heavy tapestry. With the thawing of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, expect Havana to play a colorful role in this kaleidoscopic trend rife with off-the-shoulder styles and macramé fabrics, and ablaze in hot, tropical colors such as sunny orange and canary yellow. “As Cuba opens its doors to the world, its storied culture and exotic mysteries become an important design inspiration, placing focus on the intrepid spirit of a modern man and woman who crave the romance of the island’s brightly colored buildings and tropical beaches,” says Snoops. (For New York Fashion Week: Men’s spring 2017 Nick Graham and Carlos Campos referenced Cuba in their spring 2017 collections.)

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Image courtesy of weconnectfashions.com

Skirts will be voluminous, flared, and floral-inspired. Midriffs will be bared to the light of day as crop tops continue to take center stage and caftan-style dresses will be featured prominently as well, predicts global trend forecaster, WGSN, who have nicknamed this sartorial movement in which flowy fabrics, bucket bags and gladiator sandals reign supreme, “La Isla.”’ Fashion Snoops calls this variegated trend ‘Arise, ”stating that the theme “encourages us to be present, mindful and in harmony with today’s multicultural world.”

The final trend to be on the lookout for is what Fashion Snoops has called “Juxtapoze.” Here again, global travel references play a role. This time; however, there exists an eclectic mish-moshing of styles and ideas to yield unique layered looks culled from a variety of dissimilar sources. With this trend, stand out pieces form the focal skeleton around which experimental looks are constructed. The theme will give rise to textural contrasts on the runway as intricate laces are, for instance, paired with diaphanous silks or weighty jacquards pitted against crocheted material. From the Middle East to Japan to Russia, wanderlust kindles this trend with a diverse well from which stimulus is drawn and combined.

Image courtesy of casamastudios.com

Image courtesy of casamastudios.com

Ostensibly, there will be a little bit for everyone next season. From the understated brilliance of Zen, to the outspoken allure of tropical stylings and the space in between where juxtaposition occurs, spring 2017 trends promise to be thoughtful and to inspire reconnection with the self and the environment.

—Natasha Nyanin

 

 

 

2016 Red Carpet Trend: The Elegant Reincarnation of the Ear Cuff

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Image courtesy of martymagic.com

What do Lucille Ball, Prince, and Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame have in common? They all were trendsetters for the humble ear cuff, which has now become serious ‘ear candy’ on fashion runways and red carpets.

Lucille_Ball_earcuff3As star of the popular sitcom “I Love Lucy”—which we are still watching in the 21st century—Lucille Ball, elevated the ear cuff to a fashion statement. The life of the simple ear cuff, in the 80s and 90s provided punk and rock music royalty, Like Prince, with a rebellious and edgy fashion accessory, featuring silver chains, spikes, arrows, and geometric shapes.

Cutting edge fashion designer Alexander McQueen sent the ear cuff down the runway with dramatic effect in his fall/winter 2003 collection, with the ear cuff returning again and again for the past several seasons.  And “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson, who won our hearts as Hermione, has elevated the ear cuff into a 21st century fashion statement.

Emma Watson image courtesy of harpersbazaar.co.uk

Emma Watson image courtesy of harpersbazaar.co.uk

Sophie Katirai, owner of Sophia’s Closet, an online store for vintage, upscale and costume jewelry, has noted that our fascination with the ear cuff “continues to grow season upon season, as the style elite, celebrity icons and designer catwalk shows continue to embrace and rediscover this key accessory trend.”

Jewelry made of diamonds and pearls, combined with gold and silver, have always been donned by the wealthy and elite. But in the 21st century, the ear cuff has become an earmark of stylish luxury and sophistication.

Forbes has taken notice of emergence of the ear cuff into the luxury jewelry market. Calling it “ear candyand including Colette’s $12,820 Green Corum diamond and Tsavorite ear cuff in its 2015 Perfectly Gifted Guide.

Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of "The Hunger Games." Images courtesy of pinterest.com

Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Images courtesy of pinterest.com

Jennifer Lawrence had many women’s mouths watering when her left ear lit up the 2013 Paris premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” wearing an ear cuff by Jewelry Designer Ana Khouri, with a price point approaching $25k. Emma Watson set off an ear cuff trend explosion in 2013, wearing cuffs as a reoccurring fashion accessory when she hit the red carpet. She wore ear cuffs “funky” tripling up the effect with three identical rings at the top of the ear.  While at the premiere of “Noah” in 2014, she dazzled admirers with Khouri’s winding ear cuff chain of yellow gold and diamonds, that had to costs a pretty penny.

At the 2015 SAG Awards, Rashida Jones rocked a pair of Norman Silverman’s 20 Carat ear cuffs ringing up the accessory cash register over $130,000. And People Style Magazine in 2015 also tallied up who wore ear cuffs best on the red carpet.

Images clockwise of Emma Stone, Rashida Jones, Tatiana Maslany and Keira Knightly courtesy of peopleswatchstyle.com

Images clockwise of Emma Stone, Rashida Jones, Tatiana Maslany and Keira Knightly courtesy of peopleswatchstyle.com

The ear is undoubtedly an erogenous zone, which has been nibbled on for centuries. The earliest ear cuffs, Ms. Katirai says, can be traced back 2000 years to the British Isles. What is the allure of the ear cuff that keeps it coming back? Ms. Katirai contends, “ear cuffs did not require piercing and put less weight on the ears, so more elaborate and larger designs are possible to wear.”

Amy Li, the head of products at BERRICLE, a lifestyle jewelry brand creating “attainable” luxury with classic and contemporary designs, agrees. “We’ve seen graphic elements all over S/S 2016 runways such as Christian Dior and Céline. The earring cuff styles this year thusly have transformed with bolder and more abstract designs.”

Some ear cuffs have become collector’s items. “We have come across many beautiful vintage costume ear cuffs,” says Ms. Katirai, which also might have a high price tag.

Julianne Hough image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk, Pat Graham and Tracee Ellis Ross images courtesy of gracielagems.com

Julianne Hough image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk, Pat Graham and Tracee Ellis Ross images courtesy of gracielagems.com

That brings us to the 2016 red carpet season. “Blackish’s” Tracee Ellis Ross really caused heads to turn in a form-fitting black dress with low décolletage paired with black Everest ear cuffs from Graziela Gems at the 47th NAACP Image Awards. ”Vampire Diaries’” Kat Graham’s short upswept hairdo only accentuated her double curve ear cuffs in black and white from Graziela Gems at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. And last, but certainly not least, Julianne Hough shimmered at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards a black sequined Kaufmanfranco dress accessorized with the Jade Trau for Forevermark 18k white gold and diamond Large Luna Ear Cuff.

—Francesca Simon

Fall 2015 Trend Report: Wide-Legged Pants

Images courtesy of Ernest Green, wwd.com, and style.com

Images courtesy of Ernest Green, wwd.com, and style.com

The 70s are back. Though the spring 2015 collections brought the decade of the “Me Generation” back with its emphasis on bohemian chic and wild prints, for fall 205 designers delved a bit deeper into the many style trends that populated the 1970s. From hippy dippy granny dresses to Studio 54 glam to au natural looks evidenced in Carole King’s 1971 “Tapestry” album to high Victorian collars that started on Carnaby Street in the late 1960s but ended up in American ready-to-wear collection in the early 70s, fall 2015 was all about re-imagining the 70s in ways that were new and innovative.

One of the biggest trends from the fall 2015 collections was the wide-legged pants trend. In the early and mid-70s, wide-legged pants were evolution of the hippy dippy denim craze and morphed into looks that women combined with sharp suit jackets as they entered more into the corporate world.  However for fall 2015, the wide-legged pant aesthetic is about more than corporate office attire or casual denim projections.

A few designers found ways to incorporate the wide-legged pant trend in ways that elevated their collections. Below you will find Fashion Reverie’s choices:

Images courtesy of Ernest Green and style.com

Images courtesy of Ernest Green and style.com

Vivienne Tam

Known for her astute skill at combining East meets West silhouettes, this season Tam looked to 1970s as focal point of her collection funneled through the prism of chinoiserie. There was an ornate quality in this collection that has been missing from some of Tam’s recent collections.

Tam’s incorporation of the wide-legged pant aesthetic was demonstrated in wide-legged pants layered with sheer black overlays and dresses. Tam also combined a variety of fabrics in this collection evidenced in wide-legged pants of tweed and silk chiffon and tulle. And Tam’s thick, wide cuffs of her pants set her apart from other designers.

Images courtesy of Ernest Green/fashionreverie.com

Images courtesy of Ernest Green/fashionreverie.com

Sally LaPointe

Sally LaPointe looked to modern dance and mixed media artist Pina Bausch for inspiration for her fall 2015 collection. Her infusion of the wide-legged pant trend was a natural extension of the whole collection. As a separate, LaPointe’s wide-legged pants work well with a variety of tops and can mixed match for daywear or a night out on the town.

Images courtesy of wwd.com

Images courtesy of wwd.com

Georgine

Where many designers 70s inspiration was paired with looks from the 1920s and 1960s, Georgine synthesized the 70s with the 1930’s Weimar Republic for looks that were slightly campy but possessed that sizzle and pop that would appeal to looks of consumers. Creative director Georgine Ratelband wide-legged pants were made more for a late night rendezvous than an office job. Still, the frivolity of these garments demonstrated that whimsy and flash should still have a place in a women’s wardrobe.

Images courtesy of style.com

Images courtesy of style.com

Dior

European designers also carried over this trend from spring 2015. Dior’s take on wide-legged pants was more conservative and subdued, but still chic and sophisticated. And by constructed his pant cuffed and mid-calf, Raf Simons helped the fashion cognoscenti envision the wide-legged pant with in new and interesting ways.

Images courtesy of style.com

Images courtesy of style.com

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli substituted the wide-legged, flared pant for his signature short full dresses. Combined and layerd with the graphic motif in this outing, Valli’s flared pant was definitely for the more daring fashionista.

—William S. Gooch

Trend Report: Big Florals for Fall 2015

Dolce & Gabbana images courtesy of style.com

Dolce & Gabbana fall 2015 images courtesy of style.com

Remember in “The Devil Wears Prada,” when Miranda Priestly sarcastically said that, “florals for spring [was] groundbreaking.” Maybe, she would have thought differently after attending fall 2015 runway shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan. Not only were big floral and foliage embellishments “groundbreaking” in the fall 2015 collections, it was one of the biggest of the many trends seen this season.

Delpozo and Elie Saab fall 2015 images courtesy of style.com

Delpozo and Elie Saab fall 2015 images courtesy of style.com

Whether florals are presented as big roses on a black background as seen in the collections of Erin Fetherton, Dolce & Gabbana, and/or Elie Saab; night flowers popping up in the collections of Sonia Rykiel, Escada, Preen, Vivienne Tam, and Lela Rose, or the big flowers and foliage cutouts, appliquès, and embellishments of Christian Siriano, Theia, Tracy Reese, Peter Pilotti, and Monique Lhuillier, florals in all its many incarnations seems to be a trend that is making a bold statement for fall 2015.

For several fashion seasons designers, merchandisers, and retailers have been coming up with interesting ways to respond to a growing segment of shoppers that are consistently looking for garments that are trans-seasonal. The days of solely shopping seasonally appropriate clothes are rapidly fading. With tighter spending budgets, less recreation shopping time, and schizophrenic weather temmperatures, consumers shop for clothes that transcend seasons. Designer Anita Dongre contends in a dnaindia.com article, “Fashion is becoming trans-seasonal catering to the wants of a global consumer who wants fashion outside of the typical seasonal stuff, they seek year round styles since the seasons have become erratic.”

Vivienne Tam fall 2015 images courtesy of Ernest Green/fashionreverie.com

Vivienne Tam fall 2015 images courtesy of Ernest Green/fashionreverie.com

Four seasons ago designers began incorporating diaphanous fabrics—organza, tulle, chiffon, and lace into fall/winter collections. Some fashion cognoscenti considered diaphanous fabrics for winter an insane concept. Still, consumers liked the trend and it was not unusual to see organza blouses in the workplace during cold months or a beautiful tulle and silk chiffon gown or cocktail dress on the red carpet or a gala under a fur coat.

In response to ever-changing tastes and cultural trends, for fall 2015 designers have taken flowers and sylvan foliage out of just spring collections and planted, so to speak, this aesthetic into fall/winter collections. And by transplanting big flowers and wood foliage on to dark fabric backgrounds the stretch from spring to fall is not that dramatic. The big question is will consumers take the bait?

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Christian Siriano fall 2015 images courtesy of style.com

Although big dark florals for fall is a road less traveled, like any new fashion trend, the fashionistas will immediately pick it up and in a short matter of time, the South, the Midwest, and the Dust Bowl will follow suit. Well, just maybe!!

—William S. Gooch

Style Alert: Glam up you Easter Eggs

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Image courtesy of fiffunfab.com

OK, Egg Day is a few days away; that is Easter Egg Day!! If you die your eggs and paint interesting characters and artwork on you eggs, dyeing eggs can a time consuming and messy ordeal. Are you looking for an easier way to decorate your eggs? Metallic tattoos to the rescue!!

Huh, that’s right you heard it hear at Fashion Reverie, metallic tattoos. In just three minutes you can put elaborate metallic tattoos on your boiled eggs, saving lots of time, money and there is very little cleanup involved.  All you need is some hard-boiled eggs, washcloth, scissors, a washcloth and a bowl of water.

 

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—Staff

Fall Style Alert: The 90s Are Back!!

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Images  Altuzarra, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Burberry, respectively. Images courtesy of style.com

Fashion this winter will once again take us back to push us forward.

This fall 2014 season reminded us women always need options and with so many trends available in the market, variety is overwhelming. This winter designers expressed nostalgia for the 90’s by incorporating very norm-core day looks with rave-inspired colors and prints.

We know threading your closet every season for appropriately stylish looks is always mandatory; however, your winter essentials may already be in the crevices of your closet. That said; Fashion Reverie surveyed the runways of top designer brands for that minimal 90’s cool we love so much.

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Shearling images of Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, and Tommy Hilfiger courtesy of style.com

Major themes and top trends on designer runways included the option to blend cool minimalism with the new millennium’s more audacious ideas. Bold colors brought life to the woman’s power suit and over-textured fabrics paired with plaid button-downs or ponchos really set the tone for the continuation of Luxe Grunge.

Go 90’s Hip-Hop, get a backpack, holographic sneakers and pull out the fur (fake or real). Shearling is preferred and make sure it’s all oversized! Crazy digital prints on dresses, color-blocked jackets and just one earring are meant to express a techno vision of the future with a small ode to the past.

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Images courtesy of Altuzarra, Yohji Yamamoto, and the Row courtesy of style.com

90’s in the New Millennium Revival Must-Haves

  1. Shearling Coat
  2. Small Backpack
  3. Plaid button-down
  4. Oversized Jacket or Sweater
  5. Hunting boots
  6. Black Pinstripe Power suit
  7. Poncho
  8. Techno Sneakers
  9. Fur (fake or real)
  10. One fabulous earring
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Images of Celine and Oscar de la Renta courtesy of style.com

90s Designers Revivalists:

Oscar de la Renta

Burberry

Yohji Yamamoto

The Row

Tommy Hilfiger

Altazurra

Celine

Chanel

—Kelly Mills

Summer Trend Alert: Waist High Splits

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Image courtesy of fashionstylemag.com

One of the hottest trends for summer 2014 is dresses and skirts with thigh to waist high splits. After spotting this trend on the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris last fall, dresses and skirts with waist high splits were front and center at the Much Music Awards that took place recently in Toronto.

Kendall Jenner at 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Fausti Pugli. Image courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Kendall Jenner at 2014 Much Music Video Awards in Fausti Puglisi. Image courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Kendall Jenner wowed on the red carpet with waist high split in Fausti Puglisi. She made us all do a double look at this daring, leg baring, double split all the way to your pelvis, gown. With the newly, coined phrase “pevage” combining pelvis and cleavage, lets see what we have to look forward to.

Leave it to the Italians to lead the charge on what’s sexy, fashionable and cool. Fausti Puglisi debuted this trend in his s/s 14 collection. While American designer, Donna Karan also showing this trend in her s/s 14 collection with splits just a little less revealing, Donna Karan also incorporated diaphanous sheer fabrics with this trend.

Donna Karan spring/summer 2014 images courtesy of style.com

Donna Karan spring/summer 2014 images courtesy of style.com

So how should shoppers wear waist high splits? For those fearless fashionistas who are brave enough to include this trend in their summer wardrobe consider wearing this trend either go completely commando (no underwear) or with a barley there On Gossamer g-string.

If you love this trend but the waist high splits are too risqué, try Donna Karan’s version with splits a little more demure. With this version you can wear something a little more substantial underneath without the fear of being totally exposed.

However you decide to rock your splits make sure you are doing leg lifts, squats, sprints and other leg-toning exercises. You are going to need it!!

—Renessta Olds

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