STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Trapeze Act

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Trapeze Act

A few years ago in high school, the best dress choice was always bodycon—it was risky and showed off all your features (whether you liked it or not). Now, we have flipped the coin and the less fitted, the better—or so it seems. With that, we have welcomed back some classic silhouettes, including the trapeze dress.

The trapeze dress shows off virtually none of your features yet somehow is stunning on so many Fashionistas. The shape of this dress is unexpected, especially coming from the bodycon-or-bust era. Most people either love or hate this style, usually agreeing that you have to find the right one for your body. Trapeze dresses have a unique way of accentuating features, and it is largely dependent upon the fabric. They can hug certain areas in contrast to the rest, or they can lengthen one’s legs. There are a million ways to style a trapeze dress, and they can be worn to nearly any occasion.

This Fashionista was on her way to a nice dinner with her girls. She decided to wear a blue, three-quarter sleeve trapeze dress made of a comfortable and breathable cotton fabric. This look was great for the season and occasion—the fabric is light so she won’t be too hot outside, but she can keep the cold air conditioning off her arms at the restaurant. She styles the dress with strappy brown pumps. Strappy shoes are a must-have right now, and the light brown faux leather is ideal to keep it summery. With a simple three-tiered necklace and a number of dainty stud earrings, she keeps the focus on her dress, only distracting you for a moment with her deep fuchsia lipstick. This lipstick color beautifully contrasts the blue dress, again drawing the attention back down to it.

A trapeze dress can be easily transitioned into different looks, all depending on the accessories. This Fashionista kept it simple while others could choose to add many more details. With a silhouette as simple as a trapeze, there are dozens of ways to make it your own.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “The trapeze dress has an ideal flowiness while somehow giving a unique hourglass look. It is comfortable but still classy and flattering.”