Two weeks ago I wrote a couple of posts on the most spotted trends amongst the street style stars during London and New York Fashion Week. Since then I have been in Barcelona and unfortunately wasn’t home when Milan Fashion Week ended, I therefore figured I would do a combined Milan and Paris Fashion Week post on the street style tendencies.
One of the most seen tendencies is the “all about the waist” trend, where the many trendsetters attending Fashion Week did everything they could to emphasise their waist line. The major focus on the waistline was definitely more popular at Paris Fashion Week than it was Milan, however, the Milan girls where also often spotted wearing this new, and very flattering trend.
To sum up the “all about the waistline” trend, it obits around applying focus to the slimmest part of your abdomen area. This of course varies from woman to woman, and you can also see from the many Milan and Paris street style pictures that the placement of the focus goes from right beneath the chest (even though I guess that technically is not the waist) and to the the lower part of the waist area.
A good tip for carrying out this trend is that if you don’t have much of a natural waistline you should go for a thicker belt, as can be seen in the picture above. Also if you are wearing something tight it is usually more flattering with a thicker belt, and if you are a short person (or an average hight person who would like not to appear any shorter), you should always go for a thinner belt.
Most commonly the trend is carried out by applying a belt in the waistline on top of your shirt or jacket, but can also be prosecuted by wearing high waisted pants that can be tied in the waist area, as can be seen above in the second picture form the left.
While adding a thin belt to a baggy dress have always been a good way of creating some shape to an otherwise blah type of clothing, several fashionistas were this Fashion Month seen wearing a belt over a tight fitted dress, which also can be seen above, and I personally find it a super fierce way of styling your outfit.
It probably could be discussed whether or not the “all about the waist” trend is actually a new trend, since it is pretty safe to say that emphasising the waist is something that we women have done for ages, but new trend or not, I personally don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a little focus on the right parts of the body, and personally intend on embracing this trend fully.