From Catwalk to Aisle | Fringed Fashion

Two inevitable things always happen in the Summer.  Firstly wedding season hots up and secondly, at least ten people you know will come over all “festival-chic” regardless of whether or not they actually attend one.

To me the person who symbolises this look the most is Sienna Miller. Back in the early noughties when she first started coming to our attention, she showed women everywhere another way… We didn’t have to bumble around in spray-on embellished jeans and velour “Juicy” tracksuits… We could look stylish and effortless in maxi dresses, cowboy boots, embellished tunics and low-slung belts. Out with the “chav” – in with boho—chic.

Admittedly Sienna et al (as I include Kate Moss and Mary-Kate Olsen in this) did not single-handedly invent this trend – they simply borrowed “hippie” style-cues from the 1960’s and blended them with the less grungy grunge of the 90’s. Maybe it stems back to the idea of the “Summer of Love”; but there is something about this time of year that sees fashion draw on these various bohemian and hippie influences time and time again. You can be sure that by about June-time, we all want to put floral crowns in our hair and skip through fields in a 60’s inspired gown (c’mon, it can’t just be me…)

As I have revealed before in an earlier post, I do have a little thing for cowboys, so I do love a bit of fringing with my boho looks (I always picture my cowboy in a fringed suede jacket), and the last couple of years has been all about the fringing. Seen on the catwalks of Gucci, Celine, Emilio Pucci and DKNY – from skirts to jackets; shoes to bags – designers have gone mad for a bit of fringing – well and truly bringing boho back (anyone else sing that last line to the tune of JT’s “Sexy Back”?…)

As it’s a trend we love so much we thought we’d compile some fringed fashion that you can enjoy – at your engagement party; on a hen-do; and even as your wedding dress – as we bet fringing is here for the long-run whether you want to channel a 1920’s flapper girl; a 1960’s festival go-er; a noughties sweetheart or your own version for 2015/16 and beyond  (that last line said in Buzz Lightyear voice!)

Engagement Party: You’re going to be the Bride after all, so make it known by wearing white (or blush)!

Engagment Party Outfits
1. TAMARA MELLON Fringed silk-charmeuse skirt £680 2. TOPSHOP Lace & Fringe Mini Dress £65 3. ASOS Fringed Midi Dress £55

Hen Do: Fringing adds a twist to a sexy night-out look

Hen Do Outfits
1. FREE PEOPLE Anything Goes £200 2. SELF-PORTRAIT Fringed mesh dress £230 3. SUPERTRASH Fringed Skirt in Velvet co-ord £80 4. THE KOOPLES Fringed Lace Dress £179

Wedding Dress: Whether an all-over fringe or a nod to the trend through embellishment; fringing makes for a great bridal style

Fringed wedding dresses

And our favourite fringed wedding dress… This close-fitting, sparkling stunner from Riki Dalal.  We can totally see this being worn on a beach, or at a laid-back outdoor wedding.

Fringed Wedding Dress from the Lorraine Collection
Fringed Wedding Dress from the Lorraine Collection

Do you love the festival-chic look?  Will you rock fringing in some way on your big day?

Whisper and Blushxx