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Posted by lyfia
Tue, Feb 14, 12 at 10:16
|I'm not a fashionista so probably part of why I'm not understanding this new look. I saw it for the first time in a catalog at my in-laws house around Christmas. My MIL and I were laughing about it. We think she got it because she's ordered stuff for my niece who is a teen. I couldn't believe at the time that it was real, but I'm seeing it in store advertisements, so I guess it is a current trend.
What do you all think about this trend? Did they just run out of ideas or ...
I mean in the past we've seen some of the see through stuff, but now it looks like you wear some kind of nude outfit under so I guess at least it is more decent in a way since it is covered, but .....
I don't think I would have liked to wear this even as a teen or before 35 when my body was in tip top shape.
|what exactly do you mean ? is it see through clothes worn with nude color underwear ? can you show us an example via a link ? |
I don't want to google "nude fashion" ...........
|I'm so glad you asked that Mitch -- I'm wondering too, and didn't want to Google it... But I suspect that's about it -- see-thru clothes on top of nude-colored undergarments of some type or other... I've seen a lot of lace or super-sheer stuff on Hollywood types lately. |
I must be getting old, because I really don't see much taste difference between 'just looking nude' and actually being nude -- Both tacky IMO.
Of course maybe that's not it? I've seen some lovely evening gowns in colors described as 'nude' -- ivory to gold to peach to pink... Some of those have been just lovely.
|Are you talking about things like the nude bodysuit I saw Jennifer Lopez wear at some event?|
|Sweeby and terriks yes that is it and sorry didn't want to google it either Mitch and tried to find the Nordstrom piece that jogged my memory to post, but had to run before I could find and link it.|
|When I read your post the first thing that came to mind was that dress Marilyn Monroe wore in Some Like it Hot. I saw a scene of that movie the other night when she was on the boat with Tony Randall and they showed a side shot. Wow, it was definitely see through. See link. |
I also think nude and pretending to be nude are the same, not attractive.
Here is a link that might be useful: Marilyn Monroe
|Some quick searches show sheers are among some of the trends for 2012. I also kept seeing repeated phrases; florals, color blocks, pastels, peplum, maxi dresses, and the all-encompassing 'retro' description. Suits with shorts for pants, tuxedo look for women. And somewhere I saw culottes, which imvho aren't very flattering on any body style. Maybe it's me, but the trends seem to be all over the place. |
More on sheer:
Vera Wang as quoted by the Washington Post 2/14/12 re: her fall styles just shown at NY fashion week: "Clothing as sanctuary: The body protectively enveloped in the soft armor of a fitted sheath, the sharp discipline of fencing-inspired jackets, the structured carapace of a coat," the designer explained. "The female form revealed by smoky transparencies that allow a glimpse of skin and of delicate lingerie not meant to be hidden, but seen."
About the Michael Kors collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2011 for 2012: "Sheer fabrics were featured in some of the looks from the Michael Kors Spring Fashion Show for 2012, which took place at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in September 2011."
From million looks (a blog?) spring/summer 2012 trends:
From My Fashion Cents, 5 Spring 2012 Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week
|Some of that looks like beach wear to me. |
Just my opinion but I think it's ridiculous. No better than the kids (and some men) you see wearing their jeans hanging below their butts and walking like penguins because of it.
|ugh... i can't imagine anyone but the young (and fit!) wearing this style. very trendy and short lived i would think. the 1st suit shown above is just hideous...|
|Here's Fergie at the Grammys last week~ |
|Yes, those are pretty but they aren't a see for all either, I guess that's what I have a problem with. Why do designers have to do that? Those dresses are more commercial, I can see a variety of people/ages wearing some of them where that runway stuff isn't. Unless of course it's on the beach. Then sure, it would be very appropriate. I must be getting old. I feel like I'm saying something my Mother would be saying. LOL|
|I feel like I'm saying something my Mother would be saying. |
I know the feeling!
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