The week in dresses
The trend: On Show
The details: Mid-driff flashing made a comeback last year with crop tops aplenty, but it’s been taken up a level to red carpet status with cut-out dresses, lace peep holes and subtle slashes at the waist. Perhaps the most dramatic was Sarah Jessica Parker’s 2005 Louis Vuitton lace peplum at Paris Fashion Week, a Carrie-esque dress if ever we saw one; over at the Fun and Fearless Cosmopolitan party, Dakota Fanning rocked her icy silver Miu Miu, showing just a slice of mid-driff; and Stacey Kiebler has it, so she flaunted it in a deep teal dress.
The trend: LBD
The details: Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevigne and Cameron Diaz all took to their trusty LBD’s this week, with Karlie’s cut-out and Poppy’s thigh-slit maxi making their mark at the Marc Jacobs Exhibition in Paris and Cameron Diaz played it safe with figure hugging Fendi at a Tag Hueur Promotion Event.
The trend: Polished prom
The details: Fun, flirty and carefree, we can’t seem to shake our love affair with full skirts – perhaps its an ode to our childhood or that the shape is universally flattering? Both Mena Suvari‘s Alice + Olivia and Emily Blunt‘s Naeem Khan monochrome dresses had a touch of the traditional about it but it’s Fan Bing Bing‘s intricately worked Louis Vuitton – complete with matching head scarf – that would win her the Prom Queen tiara.