Our Look at the Five Key Trends of FALL 2016 |  – TOTALLY WAISTED


After a display of oversized silhouettes and loose fabrics last season, designers reeled it in and tightened it up this season to purposefully show off the waist. Designers reinvented the feminine, tightly-nipped waists of the 1950s to present new styles that are both stately and sweet. Oversized belts at Balmain, relaxed corsets at Prada, and a structured ruffle at Diesel Black Gold all worked to create this look in ways much more interesting than a cinched waist. Everything from leather and metallics to lace and ribbon were utilized to execute this trend and show that a defined waist is indeed powerful and timeless.