While pastels and bright colored neon cloths and accessories are definitely a trend for spring summer 2012, another trend that has emerged from fashion weeks in India as well as elsewhere is white. In fact, the all white fairy tale look is one of the hottest trends to emerge this season.
Giving weight to that statement are this year’s Oscars, where a slew of celebrities turned up in all white, fairy tale ensembles. Some of the most notable ones were Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Octavia Spencer.
Lace is in too
Kate Middleton wore a lacy number on her wedding in a traditional white wedding dress. Lace is definitely in this season and not just for wedding dresses. While you go for a lacy white number, make sure you do not overdo it. Slight trimmings make you look elegant and fairy like.
Go for light weight or sheer fabrics
While an all white ensemble can make you look angel like, if it is too heavy, you can end up looking like a marshmallow. Light weight fabrics are what you want to go for with this look. And if you really can carry it off, sheer fabrics in white are the ultimate in elegance and grace.
There is more to it than an evening gown
An evening gown in all white is definitely what fashion fairy tales are made of. But that’s not the only look you have to choose from. A little white dress with elegant cuts works just as well.
Avoid it if you are on the heavier side
Black is the favorite friend of many around the world who want to hide their bulges and extra fat; and white is their worst enemy. White has the exact opposite effect of what black has. It can reveal things that you wouldn’t like to be revealed. If you are on the heavy side of things, avoid going for an all-white look.
Avoid red lipsticks and other bright shades
If the fairy tale look is what you are targeting, stay away from bright shades of lipsticks such as reds and purples. Instead, keep it subtle with nude shades. And nude is what you should go for in underwear too. For reasons self explanatory of course.
You can always add a pop of color
It is spring and it is the season of colors. While bright colors of lipstick are always a complete no-no with an all white ensemble, there are other ways to add a dash of color. For example, a bright orange hat works well for a day out with friends. Accessorize your fairy tale look with something vibrant to add a new dimension. But make sure you keep it to a bare minimum.