TROUSERS. DRESSES. WHICH?
In the latest issue of US Vogue magazine, Miuccia Prada declares, “Dresses have become too trendy… I’m convinced by trousers.”
Prada’s 2012 Fall collection… trousers are it.
For the magazine, this wearing-of-the-trousers moment amounts to a seismic shift in fashion but some of us have never really stopped wearing them. Sure, the dress has dominated the fashion scene for the past few years, what with its easy promise of one step and you’re out the door, but nothing really makes you feel pulled together like a well-cut pair of pants and some great heels.
Of course, I’m not immune to seemingly inexplicable fashion thoughts of my own.
As soon as I heard that yesterday was forecast to be sunny and mild – after two days of gloomy, rainy weather – I immediately thought, “Oh, good, I can wear spring’s pastels.” Um, spring? Maybe in three months. But pastels it was. And as it happens, it was trousers, too.
Do you have any fashion rules or mantras? And are you convinced by trousers?
Doing: hearing about some exciting new launches for Dermalogica, expected on counters later this year; getting a personal introduction to the luxe world of Sisley skincare from the company’s Australian general manager, Irene Robinson (her own flawless skin is the best testimonial!).
Wearing: Szen cardigan; Nathan Smith T-shirt; Zara trousers; Belle by Sigerson Morrison ankle boots; Givenchy handbag.
*Michelle Bateman is a freelance writer and editor who blogs about fashion, beauty and the arts on The Modernity Project, as well as contributing to Australian Vogue, Women’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar and Emporium, among other titles. When not testing new lipsticks (and the occasional gloss), she can be found rearranging her wardrobe in a perpetual quest for more space. This season, she is enjoying mixing patterns and clashing colours; she has always been a sucker for a good leopard print.