Elie Saab has yet another time proved to be all what it stands for – distinguished, sophisticated & elegant. The Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017 Show that happened on the 25th of Jan shows us that 2017’s newest dress trends have made its mark. The designer collection has expressed its very own signature in a few styles and therefore shouting out to us to update our dress collection silently.
Fabric can speak out volumes when the trends are in. Lets see the major 6 signature styles in this Show!
#1 Jewel Encrusted Dresses & The Metallic Touch
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: Glittery metallic designs gleam on the ramp as the models walk! The jewel-encrusted dresses adds shimmer as a dimension to the fashion of 2017.
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: Elie Saab has expressed the thought of “Shining your way through” in 2 ways: These dresses’ styles should come with a good amount of skin shown and/ or there should be a solid colour placed alongside the gleam and glimmer.
Reason for the Style: The metallic touch should be balanced in a 1:1 ratio so that the dress wouldn’t look very gaudy and at the same time, this ratio expresses the perfect mix of festive look and modesty.
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: Of course, we may not go to the red carpet and show off such dresses. However, we can also inculcate this trend in our daily wear. A metallic gold jacket over a black top and a thin strip glittery or jewel-encrusted belt over a solid colour dress would be a good way to wear it!
“Given the amount of shimmer here (as on other couture runways this week), it appears as if the Oscar figurine won’t be the only thing that shines at this year’s Academy Awards.”
– Vogue Writer Mark Holgate (click here to see his full article)
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: There are glimpses of big and bold belts with solid colour and a jewel-encrusted centre. However, the ones that labelled the look are the thin belts with the visible big holes!
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: Visible holes on the frame of the thin belt & The Big and Bold Belts with the Signature Jewel Encrusted Motifs on a solid colour elastic belt.
Reason for the Style: The visible holes on the thin belt make the waist look thinner than it actually is – works almost like vertical stripes. The jewel-encrusted belts connects unmatched top and bottom of the dress. If you notice the dresses with these kind of belts in this collection, then you will notice that without this belt the dress will not make it into the red-carpet – the look is just poor without the big belts.
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: Belts have come back into trend. It never left the fashion world but it wasn’t given importance until recent years. Elie Saab has done its own very justice to belts. The best part? It is a convenient daily wear! It just goes with anything! Points to keep in mind: When you wear the thin belt with visible holes, make sure that your dress has a great design and style as the belt doesn’t distract your admirers from your dress; When you wear the big and bold belt, you can pair any top with any bottom! But make sure that both have equal amounts of patterns or solid colours!
#3 Dress Code: Nudes
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: Pantone’s Colour of the Year doesn’t seem to influence the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017 Show! Other than the only other two colours (pastel blue and navy blue), nudes ruled the collection!
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: The nude dress has to be two shades lighter or darker than your skin tone to be perfect on you. The nude dress should be paired with a metallic touch.
Reason for the Style: When the nude dress is two shades lighter or darker than your complexion, you will look highlighted. Otherwise, if you go for more shades darker or lighter, there will be a huge contrast, which usually doesn’t look great. Also, if it is less than two shades closer to your skin tone, it wouldn’t look like you are flaunting your outfit. The only dress that has this exception of being almost exact skin tone has compensated this style with lots of metallic touch to save itself from monotony! Metallic touches give a brighter look to the dress!
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: Nudes are usually designed for festive looks. If you want to inculcate this in daily wear, you can style it as a coat with boots!
#4 Round-neck dresses
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: While all of us go around shopping the off shoulder look or the asymmetrical look, Elie Saab’s collection has given us head-turner with round-necks.
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: Back-in-style is the basic cut of round-neck! If you notice closely, you will find that the round-neck ends exactly at the collar of the neck.
Reason for the Style: While the fabric brushes the collar of the models’ necks, it may look unassuming for others but the designers have deliberately done so to highlight the girls’ necks!
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: Don’t wear those tees with round necks! They might just make you look like a toddler again! Find a shirt with a round neck… like blouse or a top!
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: Capes have made a come-back along with the latest movies like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Dr.Strange. Girls walk the ramp with capes just like they are from the other world!
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: Sizzle the ramp with a back-caped dress!
Reason for the Style: It is not just to feel like a princess but also to highlight the waist against a background that neatly distinguishes the waist.
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: Pair it with jeans!
#6 Narrow Pants Under Dress Slits
From the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture Spring 2017: From the back, she is dressed in a dress while in the front, it is a jumpsuit with a cape!
Elie Saab’s Iconic style: Monochrome is the theme. The pants come for a good inch or two above the ankle while the skirt of the dress doesn’t necessarily come down to the floor. Paired with a belt and another accessory/different neck line, this style made its way down the ramp!
Reason for the Style: The monochrome attire with the belt has always been the most elegant look you can adopt! The narrow pants under the dress slits is to receive that element of surprise from the people who assume that a person is either wearing a dress or a pant. Also, as you thrust your leg forward when you walk, you feel more important! 😛
Best way to wear it as the #ootd: This style is wearable to the office! Not really the outfit you would want to wear to the office but it can be worn! A black monochrome outfit like this can make you feel like you are in-charge and busy – if course it is an office attire.
These are the different outfits out of the 58 showcased outfits in this collection! My favourite is this outfit. It isn’t a daily wear or a festive wear. I am not exactly sure to where you can wear this outfit but to me, it looks the best. It maybe because of its uncanny resemblance to the Indian bridal attire!
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