Summer Is The Revival Of The Racier & Lacier Fashion!

By Charlotte Carson

FASHION: dress, CAMEO COLLECTIVE; belt, TOP SHOP: BEAUTY: lips: canva, BITE BEAUTY; cheeks, blush, W3LL PEOPLE; cheeks, shimmer, CLEARLIFE

Believe it or not, next season will be a whole lot racier, bolder and lacier fashion.  This summer we will be seeing a surge of  detailing inspired by under garments with everything from bandeaus to panties peeking out or in full view. Without a doubt we’ll see you and your undies next season. 

Dramatic powerful prints are huge for summer, as we saw giant florals, clashing hues, and oversized polka dots on this season’s runways at Mark Jacobs and Erdem.  Another big trend was wrapped ankles,  tying sandal straps around trousers at collections such as Toga and Charlotte Knowles. 

Check out the current summer fashion trends and the clean beauty lines to freshen up your look.

photography, Johann Bona, Red Bulb Studio

fashion stylist, Michelle Paiano, Judy Inc.

makeup, Robert Weir

hair, Duyen Huynh

Ruching, Gathers, Sheer Layers

Spotted at: ROKSANDA, RJINA PYO, and SUPRIYA LELES, was ruching and gathers often found at wrists or necks, but also incorporated into the torsos for spring. With a little added texture and shape to a pant or dress, it gives any piece a high-end touch and a lacier fashion vibe. Sheer layers were spotted at: SUPRIYA LELE, HOUSE OF HOLLAND, and RICHARD MALONE. If the visible bra was too daring for you, maybe a risqué aesthetic via sheer fabrics for a lacier fashion look.  FEATURED FASHION; blouse, RACHEL PERCELL, pant, BARDOT; neck piece, MAIRE SAINT PIERRE; FEATURED BEAUTY, cheeks, blush, BEAUTYCOUNTER; cheeks, shimmer, CLEARLIFE; lips & eyes, ELATE COSMETICS 

EmbroIdery & Bold Patterns

Spotted at: ERDEM, KATE SPADE, and ZIMMERMANN, summer collections we saw Broderie Anglaise take on a new twist, with more intricate patterns and irregular embroidery making it fresh and interesting. Power-prints are back with a vengence next summer, with oversized polka dots and florals, along with stripes all over summer runways.  FEATURED FASHION: top, CAMEO COLLECTIVE; skirt, MALENE BIRGER; boots, MSGM, available at THE SEPTEMBER. FEATURED BEAUTY: cheeks, shimmer, CLEARLIFE; lips & blush, MYSAPPHO; eyes, ILIA

The New Feminine Trench

Spotted at: JW ANDERSON, PORTS 1961, and HUISHAN ZHANG, trenches are set to be hugely popular for spring. The classic style is out, and in is the trench with feminine finishes such as pleats, prints, or softer collars – all meant to soften the androgynous vibe. FEATURED FASHION: trench coat, SOIA & KYO; bra top, ARITZIA; hot pants, VICTORIA SECRET. FEATURED BEAUTY; lip gloss, opal, BEAUTYCOUNTER; blush & eyes, LILY LOLO

Low Slung Tailoring & Bra Accents

Spotted at: ROLAND MOURET, JACQUEMUS, and VICTORIA BECKHAM, next season things get a whole lot looser with low-slung tailoring taking centre-stage. Spotted at: CHRISTOPHER KANE, MARK FAST, and JW ANDERSON was racier bra accentuations. From exposed bandeaus to exposed undies anything goes next season. FEATURED FASHION: blazer & pant, TIGER OF SWEDEN; bra top, TOP SHOP. FEATURED BEAUTY: blush, cream blush, rose glow, BEAUTYCOUNTER; lips, MYSAPPHO; eyes, 100% PURE; moisturizer, CLEARLIFE

The Puffed Sleeve

Spotted at: RICHARD QUIN, ZIMMERMANN, and HUISHAN ZHANG, a subtle revival of the puffed sleeve for summer. Whether the focus is on the shoulder, or down your arm, the puff is all the rage this season. FEATURED FASHION; top, TIGER OF SWEDEN; pants, MARIE SAINT PIERRE; earrings, BANANA REPUBLIC. FEATURED BEAUTY: blush, cream blush, rose glow, BEAUTYCOUNTER; lips, MYSAPPHO; eyes, 100% PURE; moisturizer, CLEARLIFE

Drawstrings & Ties

Spotted at: ASHISH, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, and SUPRIYA LELEBY,  no means a new phenomenon, the drawstring and ties were key trends at the spring/summer 2020 shows. Whether sitting at the top of shorts, at the waist of jackets, or, ties at the front of tops and dresses, it all was just another layer of feminine detailing. FEATURED FASHION: dress, CECILIE BAHNSEN. FEATURED BEAUTY: lips, garden party, BEAUTYCOUNTER; blush, natalie, MY SAPPHO; moisturizer, CLEARLIFE