Yes…. fringe is in, but we don’t mean bangs. We’re taking about the long, string embellishment usually seen on flapper dresses and at country music events. This season designers dress up the technique using it on couture gowns, modern shirt- dresses and eveningwear trousers. The effect gives a grown up look a youthful vitality by adding a little swing to your step.
Undercover dives right in with a cream color fringe pant worn with a delicate, chiffon blouse.
William Rast keep things authentic with a fringe panty, sneakers and deconstructed jacket for a little western feel with a rock-n roll edge.
Decadent and luxurious, Alberta Ferretti creates a metallic fringe evening gown wrapped in a beaded belt and metal, embellished bodice.
Jill Sander takes an unassuming cat-suit and wraps it in fringe for an asymmetrical, layered dimension.
Alessandro Dell Acqua exaggerates a plethora of fringe atop a bare shoulder to a humble dress.
Not a fan? Try it in small doses by accessorizing a look with a fringe, trimmed scarf or petite, flouncey evening bag.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.