We all love feeling sexy. And sometimes, it’s not about revealing too much. Sometimes, the most powerful seduction is all about imagination. Just a little leg. A slightly transparent top. An almost-risque cutout.
This sexy peekaboo intrigue abounds in SS16. Be it lace, cutouts or crochet, subtle hints of skin have been flashed down the catwalks of many of our favourite designers and fashion houses.
At Givenchy, boudoir chic remains en vogue with lace at the centre of attention, paired with a healthy dose of sexiness. We see gorgeous lace-lined camisoles, silky and mysterious lace dresses held up by thinnest of straps, and even softly coloured lace ensembles that left nothing much to the imagination.
Bitten by the lace bug, even Kate Spade, purveyor of all things sweet and summery, came up with sheer little black macramé lacy numbers.
Clean, white dresses provide a sweet alternative – just look at all-American MICHAEL Michael Kors, whose dresses this spring/summer range from floral lace, scalloped cotton and lace-up tunics, all in a crisp, clean white.
Craving colour? Pop princess Kenzo’s cutout knit bodysuits are matched with equally loud skirts in blazing primary colours. There are even cut-out thigh-high boots.
Then there is macrame. And who better to show this off than the fashion house that does braids best – Balmain. Slinky dresses, whip-stitched in a mosaic of sultry colours, as worn by Olivier Rousteing’s #BalmainArmy, hug every curve and notch on your body.
So there you have it. Pieces that hint at what’s underneath, disguised as beautifully crafted fashion. As if you needed any more reasons to be cheekily seductive, though…