It all started when blazers became racy ” worn sans shirt underneath, the strong, masculine look suddenly became sexy and feminine. This plunging neckline has become one of the most well received of the season for a number of reasons. Yes, it’s fun to show off a little skin, but the plunging V shows cleavage in a new, fresh way (except for J.Lo ” everyone remembers that Roberto Cavalli dress. Girl’s been doing this for years!). For the rest of us, here are a few of the S/S15 runway looks that served up that slice of sexy and a few tips on how to master the look.
Misha Nonoo, S/S15
Misha Nonoo likes to refer to her woman as a ‘naughty square.’ This was ever apparent in this season’s collection of drop waist-floral dresses swishing down the runway next to miniskirts and plunging V necklines. Sashes, saturated hues and lace-up flats demonstrated the square side of the Nonoo woman, while the skin-baring plunge took the looks into naughty territory.
Jason Wu, S/S15
Keeping with his American Sportswear aesthetic that has made the designer so wildly popular, this season’s Wu girl captured the essence of effortless and chic. Silk shirtdresses and separates looked so right in shades of neutral, navy, and fatigue green, while standout gowns closed the show. Featuring a burnt orange and navy number that both boasted necklines that nearly grazed the navel, the leather detailed looks were tasteful, refined and yet still supremely sexy.
Victoria Beckham, S/S15
Victoria Beckham and her namesake collections are the epitome of style, sophistication and ladylike sex appeal. While perusing her online store, one can’t help but notice how her garments enhance a figure and look so damn good doing it ” women have taken note of this, and her supremely flattering deep V necked dresses seem to be the most sought after as they are sold out season after season. If you’re one of the lucky girls who got her hands on one, mind if we borrow it?
How to Wear the Trend:
A plunging V neckline can be a tricky one to style: exposed bras can take away from the sexy, bare appeal, but free, bouncy boobs can be inappropriate and hold you back from looking your best. Girls, listen up: this tape is about to change your life, because the Bye Bra isn’t just any old tape. It’s an ingeniously easy to use adhesive breast lift tape that holds breasts perfectly in place until removed. Made with super thin and flexible medical grade tape, the horseshoe-shaped adhesive lifts and shapes breasts for the most natural look, and we can honestly say feel like nothing at all. And because the tape is adhered on top of the breasts, it’s the perfect secret weapon and partner for a plunging V neckline as it’s hidden beneath the garment.
To keep the V in place without the risk of migration and a nip slip, use every stylist’s favourite trick: Hollywood Fashion Tape. A double-sided tape that sticks to skin and fabric alike, this miracle styling tool adheres without any irritation to skin or damage to garments.
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If you’re on the fence about the trend, look for a piece that offers more support ” strategically placed boning makes all the difference and can make you feel a little more comfortable baring so much skin. Not into skin for days but still want to flirt with the idea of a plunging V? Try a classic wrap top or dress to mimic the shape without exposing too much skin. V. Sexy!