After scouring the Resort 2012 collections for inspiring looks, we knew we hit gold when we came across this Lanvin ensemble. The moment we laid eyes on the multi-colored, swinging frock, we were convinced that slinky fringe is a must-have this season! With its embellished halterneck, ultra-short hemline, and ombre coloring, this dress makes quite a stunning statement.
Aside from Lanvin's ravishing rendition, we love how today's quintet of tastemakers interpreted our trend du jour. Camilla Belle and Georgia Jagger, for example, both chose knee-length, metallic ensembles that were equally glamorous. The former was snapped at a Salvatore Ferragamo event in Moscow back in October wearing a head-to-toe look from said fashion brand, which included the Cream Beaded Nautical Stripe Knit Top ($2800, 800.628.8916) and Cream Beaded Skirt ($9900, 800.628.8916). A short-sleeved t-shirt isn't an expected choice for a night out, but Belle's glittering iteration perfectly complements her fringed skirt, resulting in a fresh twist on evening dressing. Belle also chose unfussy accessories, namely Salvatore Ferragamo's White Suede Pumps with Silver Cap Detail ($675, 800.628.8916) and Gold Beaded Miniaudiere ($2750, 800.628.8916), which added a touch of sophistication without stealing the spotlight from her sensational skirt-and-tee combo. Jagger also went with a silver ensemble at the British Fashion Awards in London last month. She opted for a flapper-esque Julien MacDonald dress replete with tiers of glistening, fancy fringe, which she accented with only a pair of emerald pumps, allowing her fringed number to take center stage.
Belle and Jagger provide two excellent options for wearing this trend, but if you want to take it a bit further and experiment with some more adventuresome styles, simply reference the outfits Zoe Saldana, agent Jen Brill, and model Anne Vyalitsyna put together recently. Saldana attended a Lanvin event in Los Angeles last month wearing a vividly hued Lanvin fringed frock, which she accented with a statement necklace and ankle-strap heels. We think Saldana's eye-catching combination of the look-at-me pink color plus the standout necklace equals a truly unforgettable ensemble! Snapped at a celebration for the new Saks Fifth Avenue Emilio Pucci Boutique in New York last month, Brill also put a colorful spin on today's trend. She made quite the entrance in a printed Pucci number with zigzag tiered fringe-the fashion house's Dyed Fringe Print Dress ($2245) is a very similar version-and Chanel shoes. We commend Brill for pulling off such a daring frock-and making it look easy to boot! Last but not least, we adore the way Vyalitsyna addressed slinky fringe at the after-party for the film W.E. in New York earlier this month. The Russian model donned Kevork Kiledjian's Fringe Dress with High Collar ($1047), which she paired with a furry jacket. While the frock's thigh-high slits make it a bold after-dark option, Vyalitsyna decision to add a cropped jacket ensured that her outfit wasn't too revealing, resulting in one perfectly balanced, high-glam ensemble!
Dying to get your hands on a slinky fringe number? We have a feeling you'll fall in love with our top-notch selection of skirts and dresses, all of which are perfect for the holidays! If you want to experiment with colorful fringe a la Saldana and Brill, we suggest picking up eDressMe's Yellow Flapper Dress ($68) or Jen Kao's Fringe Skirt ($697)-either of these bright choices is sure to turn heads! But if you'd prefer to take a subtler approach, we wholeheartedly recommend Theory's Back Palonia Fringed Silk Dress ($726), Free People's Fancy Fringe Dress ($228), Of Two Minds' Dasy Fringe Dress ($794), and Kimichi's Blue Daisy Dress ($129), all of which are supremely wearable interpretations of today's trend. Finally, if Lanvin's ombre dress tickles your fancy, be sure to snag Dress Up by Topshop's Ultimate Fringe Bodycon Dress ($150), as it's a spot-on alternative to the runway version. Now that you have a new slinky fringe ensemble, all that's left to do is take your new look for a spin on the dance floor!-Erin Fitzpatrick
Photos of Georgia Jagger and Camilla Belle, courtesy of Getty; Photos of Jen Brill and Zoe Saldana, courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency; Lanvin photo, courtesy of Lanvin.