I am always a fan of burnouts, cutouts, appliques etc. and this trend is no exception! I am simply in love with all of the gorgeous patterns within these fabrics.
This technique looks like the opposite of a burnout as the pattern is created by taking away material outside the desired pattern leaving the pattern solid while the rest is sheer.
I love this idea because of the simplicity and intricacy this treatment combines together to create one fabric. This trend may be one of the easiest ones to incorporate into your wardrobe but I assure you, it will also be the one you get complimented on the most!
Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Autumn/Winter 2016 Couture Shows
And a few of my favorites from The People's Choice Awards...
These looks are most commonly seen in black, white and red but I absolutely love seeing the aqua and champagne colors to make the trend really pop!
Now, for the easiest trend you'll ever work into your wardrobe... I've pulled out some of my favorite ready-to-wear pieces below-
These include some lace and applique details that will give the same illusion of this trend while we wait for the market to catch up! You can wear any of these now and pair as seen or pair with something already in your wardrobe. The tops are easy to match with a blazer or cardigan and the dresses can be worn with simple accessories as shown or with some bright or textured heels and bags!
Now, if you're feeling a little more daring check out these looks...
These really show off how versatile this trend is! It can be simple, daring or sophisticated chic. If you have anywhere to wear these gowns to, I highly suggested snatching them up from Net-a-Porter! And if you're into a more daring style, the revealing looks can definitely add some chic style to your daring wardrobe. I love the black and white street style fashion because it shows off attitude and trendsetting all while looking effortlessly cool.
I expect to see many more variations on this trend in the ready-to-wear market in the coming year but to get your hands on some now you can visit Nordstrom or Net-a-Porter to find the featured looks! I can't wait to see how all of these different ways to wear this trend will show up next Fall-Winter and I know you'll be ahead of the curve given all these great examples of how to style.