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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Trend Watch: The Optical Illusion

Hi everyone! I am here to share with you this amazing new trend that I just discovered! I know that we women are the masters of the optical illusion with our: belts, make-up, Spanx, and high heels! It all can be pretty exhausting! Now there is a trend that allows you to achieve your best possible body with just one piece of clothing: THE PANEL DRESS! 

This dress fetish is taking over all the hottest clothing lines this summer in stores like: H&M, Forever 21, Zara, and ASOS! This panel dress trend has picked up due to the it's sister trend vibrant, geometric prints! The Panel Dress trend is basically the use to contrasting colored panels on the side of dresses, skirts, and even pants in order to create a slimmer and well-defined silhouette! This can include the use of a vibrant print with solid panels on the side or "old-fashion" solid color-blocked panels! 

Optical Illusion - Panel Dresses

Lipsy panel dress / Lipsy body con dress / Miss Selfridge panel dress / Warehouse cut out dress / A|Wear navy dress, $47 / Dorothy Perkins jade dress / TFNC panel dress, $33 / Wallis panel dress / Miss Selfridge cutout dress / Jane Norman body con dress, $55 / Arte Panel Dress - Dresses - French Connection, $70 / Dress - from H&M

3 Reasons why I am "Head-Over-Heels" for this trend:

  1. Fits Any and All Body-Types - I am a sucker for any piece of clothing that suit all body types (A-line, wrap dresses, jeans) because it can clearly enhance any body style. On a curvy girl (like myself) panel dresses can accentuate my good curves while hiding my other bits. On a not-so curvy girl a panel dress can create curves with the panelled design and give the allusion of an hourglass-shape! 
  2.  They're EASY!!! - Since many of the dresses are adorned with prints and beautiful pops of color the panel dress is a one stop shop. Put away your statement necklaces and belts and go for a more understated accessory look with stud earrings and colorful arm candy! And since this dress naturally shows your waist line no need to cinch your waist with a belt! 
  3. They're FUN, SEXY, AND CLASSY!!! - For summer there is no other way to be than loud and proud when it comes to your wardrobe! These dresses give you that fun pop of print and color and allow you to step outside of your "fashion box" and embrace daring prints and colors! Also, they are not only an illusion but an oxymoron! Sexy and Classy how can that be?!?! These dresses come in a variety of styles and shapes that allow these dresses to be appropriate for a party AND for the office! 

Much ♥,

Amanda (ASD)

Don't Forget to Check Out my GIVEAWAY ending on July 10th!!!

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1 comment:

  1. wow it is an amazing trend! shall invest if i can! ;D



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