Sexy's back on the streets!
We see plenty of bare backs on the streets, particularly in the summertime. Why not? It’s perhaps the best way to make a dramatic exit while staying cool in the heat *wink. Well, hey, isn’t it great to be in a seemingly simple laid-back get-up, then make others do a double-take when they see the delightful surprise of the back detail on the outfit? Our street stylistas are quite enjoying it; obviously loving being admired from behind.
This trend from the streets may have inspired the runway and the red carpet. Or is it the other way around? Whichever way, but as far as we know, it’s quite big. A number of our clever designers and celebrities have made us crane our necks to catch a good last view of the back. Our favourites are featured below.
On the S/S 2013 Runways
Gucci balanced simple silhouettes and uni-color with ruffles and skin.
Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra went for it and applied the swooping back detail to show a good load of sexy skin.
Jason Wu gave his pieces edginess through the cool leather harness details.
BCBG Max Azria, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors put some genius framing with cut-outs and stripes.
Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, Donna Karan opted for the lower back peekaboo.
Carolina Herrera, DKNY, Monique Lhuillier kept it ultra-feminine with sheer and lace details.
Vera Wang, Suno did not bare yet still made us look because of the spine and vest accents, giving subtle contour.
Proenza Schouler, Philip Lim, Rag & Bone went the extreme opposite direction and covered up the back with fun prints and color.
On the Red Carpet
Kate Hudson, Bar Rafaeli, Diane Kruger, Sofia Vergara
Eva Green, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana
Jennifer Lopez, Clare Danes, Emma Stone, Michelle Rodriguez
Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Keira Knightley, Vanessa Hudgens
Florence Welch, Elizabeth Banks, Kellie Pickler, Lea Michele
See related post: We’re Bringing Sexy Back
Sources: whiteazaleasimpledresses.blogspot.com, missfashionblogs.com, thesartorialist.com, nymag.com, theglamourai.com, unlikeyyou.blogspot.com, wonderwall.msn.com