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Spring’s Newest Shapes

Senior Fashion Market Editor Tammy Palmer solves your dressing dilemmas

Fashion Q&A: Spring’s Newest Shapes
Senior Fashion Market Editor Tammy Palmer solves your dressing dilemmas

Tammy Palmer


 
Tammy Palmer

Q: How do I wear spring’s newest shapes and actually look good?
A: From droopy drawers to jaunty jumpsuits, the runways were rife with pieces that take some guts to try out. Fashion victim-hood aside, with these tips and tricks, you too can wear the season’s tricky trends and look totally chic while doing it.

1. How to wear Harem Pants:

Doo.Ri


 
Doo.Ri


Doo.Ri

• Keep the shape simple and streamlined
• Opt for neutral colours to keep your look clean
• Pair them with tailored pieces like a cropped jacket or structured clutch
• Heels are a must: they add height and balance out your figure

2. How to wear transparencies:

Vera Wang


 
Vera Wang


Vera Wang

• Layering is key: think solids under sheers
• Go for color contrasts to define each piece
• Load up on accessories to add weight to filmy fabrics
• For a more modest take, try just a hint of sheer at the neckline or sleeves

3. How to wear the Body-Con Dress:

Hervé Léger by Max Azria


 
Hervé Léger by Max Azria


Hervé Léger by Max Azria

• Add coverage with a belted cardigan or boyfriend blazer
• Don’t forget your shapers
• Pointy heels and stilettos are mandatory
• Confidence is key!

4. How to wear the Jumpsuit:

Derek Lam


 
Derek Lam


Derek Lam

• A neutral color goes from boardroom to trendy bar
• Wear a waist-cincher to flatter your figure
• Luxe fabrics add elegance and grown-up appeal
• Opt for a polished hairstyle to avoid looking to sporty

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