Skin Isn’t In; Modesty is Back
NEW YORK (AP) — If the world needs another sign that Britney Spears’ look is yesterday’s news, check out New York Fashion Week.
Gone are the skin-centric, tummy-revealing and possibly private part-exposing trends that Spears and friends like Paris Hilton made ubiquitous. Instead, designers are embracing modesty, using sheer fabrics and lingerie looks to subtly hint at sexiness.
It’s an extension of the ladylike trends for fall; designers seem to have made the collective decision that a lot of skin isn’t in.
On Tuesday, Monique Lhuillier presented sophisticated, fluid looks that celebrate a woman’s shape without squeezing it. Carmen Marc Valvo showed tasteful swimwear with plenty of coverage, flattering pintucks and low leg openings. Even pantyhose made a comeback over the weekend at the Derek Lam show. [More]
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The Oscar de Renta and the Monique Lhuillier fashions appeared to be, for the most part, more modest than the others, while the Marc Jacob designs were at the other end of the spectrum. Sheer fabric is best for a spouse’s eyes only.
Image source: (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)