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Trend Spotting: Below-the-Knee

February 11, 2010

Photo Credits: Spring ’10 Collections of Dolce & Gabanna, Rochas, Chloe, and Rochas

A trend that has creeped into my conscious is the new length that has popped up for spring. All of a sudden below-the-knee seems ridiculously fresh and I can’t get enough of it. It is that great in between that isn’t all about the leg like a mini or all about the drama like the maxi.

The best choice is the below-the-knee PENCIL skirt/dress. You want to keep it close to the curves and exuding subtle sexiness, and there are many direction to take it – bombshell, 40’s inspired, or clean lines with modern appeal.

For a bombshell look, take inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana collection and go for all out feminine -pairing the look with florals and pretty pumps. To send it over the edge, choose an of-the-moment corset to go with the skirt.

For the 40’s inspired look, take inspiration from the Rochas collection and choose classic colors, a belt cinched at the waist and socks peeking out from your shoes. If you really are feeling it, top it off with a straw hat and messy-bun hair.

For the clean and modern look, take inspiration for the Chloe collection and choose monochromatic colors – pairing white with white, black with black. Keep the cut simple and sharp, even choosing easy flats and buttoning your blouse to the tippy-top.

I have to admit I am in love with the 40’s inspired look, so I will be cinching in the waist and pulling out the hats.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. vonmachc permalink
    February 11, 2010 1:45 pm

    Love your new blog layout! Great trend spotting!

    Chelsea'sGirl

    http://www.chelseasgirl.wordpress.com

  2. February 11, 2010 9:22 pm

    Love your new blog!
    Great post, like the examples you’ve shown us. Too bad this look isn’t made for me🙂

  3. February 12, 2010 6:24 am

    I am all for this trend!!! Sexy, yet demure.

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