Friday, April 16, 2010
a weight on your shoulders
One of my favourite fashionistas (however removed from the “real girl” status she is) Victoria Beckham has also been rocking the look. It gives these shapes a bit more of a hard edge – although you must wonder if her edges could get much harder – but again it elongates the frame and takes the eye away from a lack of action in the hip area. Although I don't particularly like the look of it on her here... its all a bit "V" looking for me, another skinny minny Kate Moss does the style justice.
I’ve purchased a couple of detailed shoulder pieces to get me into the swing of things before trying something as daring as these looks, but so far I like what I see. A ruffled or rouched shoulder and sleeve is a good way to start. I also recently bought a cute square-across-the-neck satin dress with little enhanced shoulder spikes of fabric. As “spiky” as satin gets – but it gives it a little lift in that area and makes for a nice contrast to the raised neckline. Unfortunately, one of my colleagues went to Melbourne about a month before me and apparently we went to the same shops because she informed me that she bought the exact same dress. Such good taste! But now I’m dubious about wearing it to work again. Bummer!
So whether or not you think you can pull this one off it’s already encroaching on the generic stores, let alone high fashion. Maybe give it a go, or at least don’t judge me until you see that it does actually work on real girls, not just on the runway.