July 12, 2011

Fashion Inspiration: Death Eater Dresses?

In the trend forecast for Fall 2011 we see an emergent style which Elle magazine has dubbed Dark & Stormy. The fashion mag says of this trend, "Elongated silhouettes embellished with feathers, dramatic layers, and cut leather feel decidedly enchanting."

Mmmm. Decidedly enchanting. Sounds lovely. While Dark & Stormy may be a perfectly fine pet name for this spooky trend, the runway looks above made me think of something entirely different.

Due to the above models all sporting getups that Bellatrix Lestrange would certainly be able to rock, I am now christening the Dark & Stormy fashion trend . . . Death Eater Fashion!

But how to translate this "let's-get-in-touch-with-our-dark-sides" look into everyday life? Obviously because of the dark colors, this trend will be more appropriate come fall and winter, but there is no reason that you cannot sneak a little Death Eater into your daily getup. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Wear all black
  • Wear lace and leather
  • Elongate your silhouette
  • Layer
  • Add dark-colored feathers
  • Don't do your hair
                 Pants, Top, Bandeau, Booties, Ring

High-waisted pants paired with heels are a great way to elongate your shape. These pants even have some B.A. little spikes at the ankles! Granted, they are a smidge pricey. The booties also have a classy level of edginess to them. Incorporate some more dark and stormy style by layering a lace crop top over a black bandeau. By the way, College Fashion did a great piece on styling crop tops over here. I also snuck in a snake ring to give tribute to the Slytherin snake.

Of course, any of the above elements could be styled to make a great death-eater-esque look for they days when you're feeling just a bit . . . you know . . . bad.

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