Saturday, December 31, 2011

Au Revoir 2011 (Part 2)

31 December 2011

Status: Munching raisins
Time: 3.35AM

Bonjour, darlings! It's me again. Woke up at around 3AM, and since I can't go back to sleep, I figured I may as well finish off my "Au Revoir 2011" series. Considering it's almost 2012 already, I really shouldn't put off this post, should I?

Last time round, I mentioned 3 different fashion trends that dominated 2011: Vintage 70's, Punk, and Crop Tops. Let's continue.

1. Lace and Sheer

In my opinion, these 2 types of material are somewhat similar, yet distinct in their own ways.


Once upon a time, I used to equate lace with what my grandmother used to wear. So, I basically rejected anything with lace. Up to this moment, I still wouldn't say I was completely wrong. Lace, like all things in fashion, if not worn right would look simply horrible on any person. And when it comes to lace, you'd look years older if you didn't know how to work it.

I admit, over the years, I've warmed up to lace. I think it's a wonderfully feminine thing to wear. I mean, there's just something about lace that makes everything sweeter and more romantic. I'm actually glad that the trend came back in 2011.

The point of it all was to find a balance in the material. To look romantic, yet not too sickeningly sweet. To come off as sensual, and not overly suggestive.

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We've seen it everywhere this year. Well, almost.

What I liked about this trend was the immense sexiness it exudes. And the effortlessness it brings to your clothes. Sheer clothing are like a tease, keeping tongues wagging, hungry for more. But I think the best part of it all, is how it enhances your complexion. They act like a layer that makes your skin so much smoother.

This time round, we've seen a lot more innovation in the sheer trend. Check these out:

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While not many people (I think) can accept the trend (I know of some people who found it just plain wrong), I actually thought the trend was very interesting. I mean, it's different, in a good way. Who wants to be conventional anyway?

2. Colour blocking

A personal favourite of mine, out of all of the trends that came in this year. Thank GOD the trend came back on! It was getting SO boring with all the conventional colours. I agree that there is an infinite danger to colour blocking.... Too much of it might make you look like a clown. But once you get the colour combinations right (and aligned with your skin tone - VERY important factor), I assure you that the result is a great show-stopper.

And honestly, why blend in when you can stand out?

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3. Tail hems 

I'm going to come right out now and say.... I'm not too sure about this trend. It's not to say that I would never wear a tail hem. Au contraire, I dream of owning one. I just haven't found the time to hit the shopping malls and buy the perfect one. I've always felt that tail hems give an air of elegance and playfulness. That hint of sensuality is just...  Too irresistible.

But there's something about tail hems that I can't quite put my finger on.

Maybe it's the impracticality of it - should the longer end of the hem be too long. I have this crazy vision that the long end would accidentally get caught onto a motorcycle or something.

However, I really hope the trend continues in 2012. It's a nice change to your conventional skirts and dresses, and it would be interesting to where this trend can take us in the near future.

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Well, there you have it. 2 whole posts paying homage to the trends of 2011. I hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as I've enjoyed writing them. 

I can't wait to see what trends come along next year. Can you?

See you in 2012. Happy new year!

Till then. Au revoir, lovelies. xoxo

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