By Daisy Lewellyn
Models with mile high legs and glossy long tresses seem to make everything that hits the runways look fantastic. Unfortunately, for those of us who rely on platforms for height and shine serum for our tresses, pulling off all of the season’s trends can be a challenge. We’ve chosen three “tricky” trends and shared the “trick” to pulling them off on your real-life catwalk.
Dolce & Gabbana, Spring RTW ’09 photo: Marcio Madeira
Bold shoulders shown on the runway pay tribute to football linebackers, but can inspire you to tackle the trend realistically.
Trick: Wear tops or jackets that soften hard edges and smooth volume downward. Always balance out your lower half with a slimmer silhouette.
Ruffian RTW Spring ’09 photo: Marcio Madeira
The sporty trend is not limited to runway models and jocks.
Trick: Choose an anorak with shape and incorporate subtle sport elements like a rubber watch and team tee (Go HU!)
The prairie trend does not have to make you look 15 pounds heavier and weigh you down in extra fabrics.
Trick: Wear a modern fitted plaid shirt and full skirt that shows legs. Have fun with playful accessories inspired by your little style house on the prairie.
Marc Jacobs Spring 09 RTW Photo: Marcio Madiera