Think taffeta is old fashioned? You’d be wrong!!

My fashion crush of the moment, Lily Collins demonstrates just how fabulous and modern the fabric taffeta can be!  Lily was seen at the German Premiere of film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones with co star Jamie Campbell Bowers in a fabulous two piece.

Generally, people perceive taffeta to be an old fashioned, bridesmaid dress fabric but how wrong you would be to dismiss this fabric choice.  Taffeta is actually extremely flattering on the figure.  With a luxurious sheen within the material and a natural stiffness, taffeta photographs extremely well and lasts for years without losing it’s goodness.

Lily is showing us just how easy it is to pair a current trend of “the cropped top” with an older concept of a fuller skirt.  Add a few bits of chunky, gold jewelry and you have an instant style hit!

When I looked into this in more detail I’ve actually been able to find quite a few celebs who have not been ashamed to don taffeta on the red carpet!  Keira Knightley, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Lawrence have all showcased this fabulous fabric before.

At Belle Dress Hire, I have a stunning taffeta, mermaid shaped dress which I wish more ladies would give a chance!  This is exactly the same shape in the skirt as Lily Collin’s so it’s very current and on trend. Available to hire in a size 10, this style also comes with an accompanying wrap for around the shoulders and would look absolutely stunning at a wedding ….

Jane & Grainne

Customer on the right of photo wearing full length, black taffeta with blue bodice dress.

 

Loving Lily!!!!

The absolutely stunning, 24 year old, Lily Collins is just not making the headlines for her acting ability but for her amazing sense of fashion and THOSE eyebrows!!!!

I have never felt so jealous of brows before and feel ashamed that mine have been plucked beyond repair, how I wish I could turn back time…..

Eyebrows are so very important, as they frame our face and can highlight personality and expression.  There have been some disastrous, exaggerated examples of brow shapes by the TOWIE cast in recent years so it’s refreshing to see how Lily has kept her’s so natural and full.  She will be making many women out there regret ever buying eyebrow tweezers as we all know once you start plucking it’s incredibly hard to stop!!

Enough about the brows, let’s move onto Lily’s sense of style which has proven to be innovative, young and extremely diverse.

It of course helps because Lily is very slim and extremely beautiful with raven black hair and a porcelain complexion so everything potentially should look good on her!  However, it seems that Lily is not afraid to experiment with fashion and try completely different looks.  No matter what style she has decided to go for, you’ll see by the evidence below, Lily ALWAYS looks very groomed yet fresh and young and above all, natural.  As a 24 year old girl in Hollywood, a large number of actresses around her age should take note of Lily and the fact that you don’t need to show alot of skin or wear lots of make up to look sexy and make the front pages of the papers and magazines.  I am really looking forward to watching Lily very closely on the red carpet during the rest of 2013 …