On the Fringe of Fashion
“It’s very, very hard to get right. The rule of thumb here is minimalism: when picking a fringed piece to wear, silhouette and shape must be graphic, straight, and entirely minimal,” according to Elle Magazine.
For a modern take on bohemian, pair black fringe accessories with jeans or a flirty dress. Ella Moss dresses are always fun and flirty. Vintage looking flapper dresses are great for that holiday shindig— check your favorite boutiques for fringy-flapper cocktail dresses! We love this fashion forward with a nod to our sisters from the 1920s, one of the season’s hottest fashion trends, with a classic silhouette that is sure to flatter.
How to wear it? It depends largely upon the style of the piece. A pair of long, toned legs work wonders for a short, fringed skirt; those lacking need to be a tad more cautious. The appeal of fringing also owes a lot to the way it moves, so pay careful attention to buying quality fabrics that shimmy and shine and don't clump unattractively.
Whether it is the fringed boots that Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss adhere to or the fringed handbags Victoria Beckham adores, one can quite grasp that fringes are a hot shot in fashion world.
Designer Roberto Cavalli has used a lot of fringes in his new collection as shown in the feature photo. The best thing is that it can be toned with suede, leather and practically everything. Have a look at the cute shoes with fringes or the evening bags sizzling the aura with the jazzy fringed up ends and you would know why they are so talked about.
Heidi Calaway is owner and head stylist for Boutique Vieux et Nouveau. www.boutiquemilwaukee.com