On the runways this season the numerous neutral color palettes gave us a bit of a fall chill. However, designers like DKNY, Carolina Herrera, and Anna Sui heated things up with sultry bustier dresses reminiscent of 1950’s pin-up girls like Betty Page. These fun, yet glamorous frocks were seen in a myriad of prints, colors, and fabrics, thus making the trend work both for a casual day about town or for a big night out. We loved how DKNY paired her dress with a long blazer to contrast the way the top of the garment highlights the female form. This colorful look is perfect on a sunny, spring day. Carolina Herrera added some sophistication and sultry class to this sexy trend via decorative trim and jewel tones.
We’ve found some fabulous affordable versions of the style too, so you can get the look without breaking the bank! We found this Satin and Lace Tube Dress with a lace overlay for $22.80 at Forever 21. Next, TopShop’s aubergine-hued Satin Bodycon Dress ($100) subtly displays a clean, zig-zag pattern on the bust. The Ruffled Tweed Strapless Dress ($159, Bebe). Last, we love how the Kimchi Blue Sunday In The Park Dress ($78, Urban Outfitters) makes the trend casual with a plaid print, halter straps, and puckered skirt detailing.
We can’t wait to give our simple “little black dresses” a rest in exchange for a bustier dress. Pairing it with some bright red lipstick and fierce heels will give any girly girl certainly some edge!
— Sarah Ferguson