While we are fans of trendy dresses, not all trends deserve the spotlight. In fact, some of them should be banned forever, especially from red carpet events. Here are three of the dress trends that we hope would finally meet their end in 2015:
1. Pelvic-High Slits
Probably the most unappealing trend that happened last year was the pelvic-high slit, which just left everyone with a bad taste in the mouth. We like legs, but showing off the pelvic and the crotch regions are downright tacky no matter how “couture” the dress is. A few of the celebrities who so boldly exposed their pelvics on the red carpet include Iggy Azalea and Kendall Jenner.
You can show off your gams; just take down the slits a notch to prevent pelvic exposure. Additionally, one side slit always looks better than two slits.
Lovers + Friends “Lasting Impression” Dress in Black, $92.40 (before: $154)
2. Sheer All the Way
The semi-sheer trend was a big hit last year. Sadly, it was taken to extremes instead of played with in moderation. A number of unfortunate celebrities fell victim to the trend and bared all for everyone to see, turning it from sexy sheer to nearly naked. Who could forget Rihanna’s Tom Ford dress at the CFDA Fashion Awards? It might have been all blinged out with Swarovski crystals, but it was far from glamorous.
Let’s go back to peek-a-boo cutouts and semi-sheer inserts that are a lot sexier than bare-all sheer dresses. For a more romantic twist, opt for lace details instead of the usual mesh. Lace panels and overlays have a much more feminine vibe than the edgy sheer mesh.
Shakuhachi Sheer Panel Dress in Black, $116.40 (before: $291)
3. High-Low Hemlines
The high-low hemline was first introduced in 2012 and has since become a big hit among celebrities and fashionistas. Because of its flirty and very feminine silhouette, it has also been a go-to style on the red carpet. While this popular trend is not really unappealing and controversial, we have grown tired of seeing it everywhere. This dress style has hogged the spotlight for two years now, and maybe it’s time for it to retire.
Lily Collins at The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie premiere in Madrid, Spain, on August 22, 2014
Naya Rivera at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on January 8, 2014
Replace your high-low dresses with midi frocks for a fresher style. Midi-length dresses, like the high-low style, have a very sophisticated and feminine vibe. For an edgier take, go for asymmetrical hems instead of the outdated mullet-style dresses.
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