Allure Fashion: Chic Accent
By Josephine Agbonkhese
Like Coco Chanel says, fashion is what you buy but style is what you do with it. While looking exclusive might be every woman’s desire, bringing it to reality could be quite tough.
Designer have little things they do to bring elegance and exclusivity to an outfit. While some are obvious, others are so subtle, you may miss it. But its there all the same making the dress eye-grabbing.
Nothing screams ‘feminine’ like the ruffle detail. This simple detail located around the waist and on the shoulder, adds instant glam to Beverly Naya’s otherwise simple dress.
If you are looking to achieving drama with your accent, here it is. Ugonna Omeruo nailed it with this exaggerated sleeve made even more glamorous by the colour black.
The fringe is a trendy but timeless trim detail which screams ‘luxury’. This element which can be made with any fabric, can be placed anywhere or all over like Mabel Makun’s dress.
Adding an oversized rose corsage to this one arm number, is one beautiful way to bring exclusivity to this dress. Rita Dominic pulls this off nicely.
The Ankara-lace combo is all the inspiration you need to transform your Ankara fabric into an exquisitely stylish dress. Infusing some lace fabric into strategic portions like sleeve, neck, hem, or even anywhere above or below the waist region, is a great way to make your style even more interesting like that of Sylvia Nduka.
Glitter in crystal details and be transformed to a realm of exclusivity. The sparkle-effect of this element screams ‘class’. Crystals sit pretty on sleeves as seen on Chichi Ama’s bodycon midi dress.