My poor pink satin coat… It has travelled with me from Taipei to Sydney; Sydney to Taipei and back again to Sydney. Waited patiently in my wardrobe from the ’90s until now, and I have finally taken it to my local drycleaner, so it has been refreshed; restyled and reloved!!
Well, thanks to the comeback of the ’90s fashion trends, sheer fabric is back! What I absolutely adore, is Carolina Herrera’s Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection. There is no shortage of sheer pink fabric in this amazing collection (example image below).
“I’m in my rose period.” Said Carolina Herrera when she talked about her S/S 2016 Ready-to-Wear fashion. And how fabulously romantic does it sound?!!!
What I have noticed, is that there is a big difference between ’90s and now when it comes to wearing sheer fabric garments. The ’90s seemed to focus on contrasting; colour clashes and that was shown in my previous post – black was worn underneath my sheer pink coat.
The current trend, however, is all about blending in, think of nude on nude, a much cleaner; harmonized and subtle approach regarding the layering of sheer fabrics.
‘Voilà!’ Here’s how I bring my ’90s pink satin coat to 2016! Basically, I wrapped the belt around my neck – choker style (“So hot right now!”). After tying a bow, I decorated it with a cute crystal owl pin. Instead of wearing anything contrasting under the sheer coat, I chose a nude slip to wear underneath.
They are the major changes.., and of course, the sunglasses.
One thing I want to talk about here.., we often hear people saying that if we haven’t worn a garment in over six months, or some might say a year, then we should get rid of it.
I agree with this sentiment most of the time BUT I’m happy that I did not follow this advice with my sheer pink coat.
After all, like great wine, the true statement pieces just improve with time.