For the first edition of BULLETT’s Fit to Print, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Yes, the old adage applies, even in the aesthetic world of fashion.
This week it’s all about turning the inside out. Back in the 1980s, women had a penchant for exposing all the bells and whistles beneath their garb. Now, in 2011, we are experiencing a resurgence of this trend. Whether it emerged as a sheer button-down, transparent enough to expose all the underpinnings; an Hervé Léger cutout band-aid silk organza dress; or a VPL Harness stretch-cotton bodysuit, the spring 2012 runways were all about channeling an air of feminine mystique. With origins in corsetry, these lingerie-inspired looks are versatile enough to go straight from the catwalks to the streets.
Regardless of what Mother or Etiquette Class may have taught you, this spring’s take on “less is more” is both delicate and daring. By pairing your lace-edged pieces with classic menswear staples such as the tuxedo jacket, you can avoid looking overexposed. In order to sidestep looking like you just walked offstage at the Golden Nugget, soften up your look by avoiding heavy or dark colors, and opt instead for crisp neutrals and playful pastels. Experiment with boned bra cups, chiffon, and tulle to embrace spring’s most romantic trend.
Stylist’s Assistant: Alexandra Weiner