Spring Summer Trends: Tops

Hello Darlings, 

Here's my second part on Spring Summer Trends for 2009. This time is all about tops: blouses, shirts, tees, tanks... as were seen on the runways of some of my favorite designers.

 

Roberto Cavalli; Giambattista Valli; Fendi; YSL; Jean Paul Gaultier 

Sheer

I love this trend, especially for classic blouses. Sheer fabrics take on chic sophistication when decorated with a delicate print. I will definitely try this trend. It is perfect for layering or revealing as much as you dare.

 Tip: Underneath a sheer blouse should be a pretty, well-fitting bra or a beautiful silk camisole.

 

Dolce & Gabbana; Lanvin; Emporio Armani; Balmain 

Exaggerated Shoulders

This grandiose silhouette is a fresh angle for any ensemble - definitely a statement piece. I may not feel comfortable using this trend, but there's always that one piece that could work for you.

 Tip: This trend could work beautifully as long as it is in proportion to your body. The choice is yours as to how extreme you would like to go :)

John Galliano; Matthew Williamson; Nina Ricci 

Prints

Abstract shapes, painted brushstrokes, and floral touches - this season is pretty graphical. Have fun playing with prints. As for me, I've never been a print person but will try this season, with small prints proportional to my body.

 

Proenza Schouler, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander Wang

Bare Midriff

Confidence is a must to pull off this trend... young, fresh, sexy and perfect for hot summer days/nights.

I am willing to try, pairing with breezy pants so I am not too revealing. For a beach... well that's a different story. This is a fun trend for summer, but one that could be overdone to a degree that is offensive (too much skin). Use with caution...

 

Herve Leger; Lanvin

One Shoulder

The evening wear trend this season. Try this in a relaxed and romantic fit with new colors (ex. nudes). Lanvin explored this trend in variety of silhouettes - incredible collection, definitely one of my favorites. I adore this trend and have been wearing it for a while... It is sexy in subtle way. Try it.

Nina Ricci; Christian Lacroix; Giambattista Valli; Marc by Marc Jacobs; Matthew Williamson 

Ruffles

Ruffles can be a big no no when overdone. If done in a tasteful manner they are charming and feminine. I am definitely going for this trend...only because I've always loved ruffles, especially when paired with masculine pieces.

 

 

What is your favorite Spring/ Summer trend for tops? 

With Love... Marta

Sources: style.com; le fashion; Harper's Bazaar.

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