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Baroque F/W 2012

Baroque Fashion

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I’m not really big into trends. I rather take my own route and create one rather than follow it. But every now and then a trend comes along that I give into to. This year that trend happens to come in the form of baroque. The idea of 18th century fashion translated into modern times. Tight bodices, extravagant colors, decadent fabrics, and embroidery; lots of it.

As the models walked down the 2012 F/W Dolce and Gabbana show, they were dressed head to toe in Baroque. The look was a mix between romantic and edgy. Think back to the 2011 Oscars. As nominated actress Jessica Chastain walked down the red carpet in a black and gold McQueen number, I had to give props to the actress for taking such as risk. Then again, fashion is a constant risk.

Baroque

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One holds their breath, rolls the dice and hopes they’ll come out on top. The dress definitely put Chastain on the radar for best dressed that year. Also this year as well. With the Vanity Fair Best Dressed issue out, Chastain was one of the many best dressed woman on the list. Flash forward nearly a year later and this trend is blowing up everywhere. Being featured in almost every fashion magazine as well as every fashion blog, this trend is probably not going anywhere soon.

So one has to ask, how can you possibly incorporate this daring look into your everyday wardrobe. It’s honestly not that hard, almost every woman can look as if they belong in Versailles during the 1800’s. I like to keep it simple when it comes to this trend. Seeing as the trend is already incredibly bold, I like incorporating a small piece of baroque into my outfit.

Such as  jewelry, shoes or a hair accessories. If you want to go a bit further with this trend, try one large piece that has a bit of baroque already on it. Like a dress, skirt, or blouse. If you do decide to go that route, keep the accessories simple since you want the baroque to be the main focus of the outfit. Plus, you don’t want to overload the baroque. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go.  Maybe a simple bracelet or necklace would be enough. Either way you decide to include this trend into your wardrobe, I’m sure you’ll look absolutely fetching.

Barqoue

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I am a journalistic enthusiast, born and bred in Washington, D.C. When I'm not busy meticulously constructing posts, I can be found burying my head in an epic novel, cooking a delicious mess in the kitchen, scouring local thrift stores, and spending way too much time binging on Netflix (Arrested Development anyone?). I cannot live without a good playlist (Billy Holiday is preferred), working wifi (sometimes not always working), and Dunkin Donuts coffee (caramel swirl is my go-to flavor). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to the email below. Happy Reading!

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