Over-the-top, exaggerated silhouettes have been seen on the runways for Fall 2009. However, the skinny look is still going strong. Shown as skintight cocktail dresses, skinny pants paired with billowing tops or painted-on blouses that reveal every little imperfection, these looks aren’t leaving anything to the imagination. Pairing layers of slim fitting separates, such as leggings with a pencil skirt, creates an illusion of being covered while still showing off the female form. Luckily, designers were able to keep the looks fresh and less 1980’s inspired, which can be hard to do with a pair of bright leggings.
Carolina Hererra paints on a pair of high-waisted, skinny pants beneath a drapy silk blouse for a sleek balance that’s both flattering and age appropriate.
It’s difficult to look slim in white, and even more difficult when you are covered from head to toe in layers of white snug fitting layers. Amazingly, Lacoste manages to do so while still creating a look that you’ll want to cozy up in this winter.
Known for his snug fitting cocktail dresses, Rodarte designs a sleek, metallic look for a “punk loving” socialite.
Perhaps the slashes were created so she can breathe? Michael Kors squeezes his model into a form fitted, two-piece suit adorned with slashes in unexpected places, for a sexy twist to an old staple.
Leaving just enough room to walk, Colette Dinnigan creates a full-length dream in black layers of lace and silk with an organza tuxedo blouse neckline.
Scared to keep things so close? Don’t fret – pair a billowy top to a pair of the new version of skinny pants so you can enjoy your carbs during dinner without worry.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.