Friday, October 6, 2006
Fashion Forward: Volume
In fashion, it's no secret -- skinnier is trendier. But this fall, there's a new movement to make bigger better. Seven's Diana Diaz explains why volume is voluptuous in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN -- Haute Couture designers seem to always have larger-than-life fashions on the runways -- designs no one but models can wear.
But this fall, bigger is better for everybody.
Erin Londos: "Last year was all about skinny, tight hugging, body-conscious and it's really flipped into very voluminous, very large tops, tunics, length, fullness."
At Anna Bella Boutique in Weston -- and their new location in Fort Lauderdale -- you'll find plenty of billowy dresses and voluminous top.
Just make sure you don't overdo it.
Erin Londos: "You really could get lost, yeah, and it ends up making you look heavier if you got too much volume going on."
That means if you wear a large top -- like this orange Chenille Dolman sleeve sweater -- wear it with a smaller bottom.
Or if you want to go with a bigger bottom, pair it with a smaller, off-the-shoulder shirt.
The best part is that the volume makes it easy to hide any flaws.
Erin Londos: "Very feminine and a very figure-flattering, too because it's not so streamlined, so it hides a multitude of evils."
You can also super-size your wardrobe at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables.
The season's must-have buy: A big white shirt like this one by Zac Posen.
Katharine Rubino: "So you're gonna pair a more volumous top with a pencil skirt with a tight skinny jean, with a tight black pant, so this season you're really going to see a lot of volume but you don't really want to wear volume on the top and the bottom."
The same goes for this season's other top trend, a bubble skirt. Wear it with a sleek turtleneck or go wild in a leopard print skirt with a feminine top.
Just make sure you accessorize with an oversized bag, boots and high heels.
Katharine Rubino: "There are a lot of great ways to accesorize this volume trend: animal print belts, animal print flats, even a wedge animal print, that's a great way to update your look for the season."
Don't forget to complete the look with a nice coat of red lipstick, which is very "in" for fall.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Anna Bella Boutique
1736 Main Street
Weston, FL 33326
390 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146