Billowy, alluring, revealing…but not a trace of tart-like, in-your-face sex appeal. This, my friends, is the new sexy. In Paris last week, hemlines for evening hit the floor and trailed behind their catlike wearers as they stomped down runways at Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Dior, and Valentino to name a few.
But don’t unplug your Stairmaster just yet, the longer hems were paired with ultra sheer fabrics: chiffon, organza, and lots of lace. The result? The ultimate peekaboo effect with lingerie (and in some cases bare bottoms!) clearly on display.
How can you rock this runway look in the real world come spring? Try boyshorts or lace leggings underneath to create a little more mystery. And take tips from the runway, like pairing your ensemble with sleek hair, minimal jewelry and classic makeup, such as a retro red lip.
As for shoes, this is my favorite part: footwear paired with see-through frocks on the Paris runways were clearly missing something–sky high platforms. When your derriére is hanging out, it’s a must to stick with classic stilettos, peep-toes, or a feminine strappy sandal. More classic, less hooker. You gotta’ love it.