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Minimalist Style in Clothes - Greatness of Laconic Fashion

Sunday, 02 January 2011

Minimalist Style in ClothesWhat is minimalism in clothes? Is it lack of accessories, too simple style or lack of vivid colors? Actually all the mentioned factors work here though appropriately applied. Temperate design does not mean dull or expressionless image at all. It is just the opposite. The half is more than the whole saying is good to follow when a person has something to attract attention and show the uniqueness and individuality.

Chic of minimalism

Some ladies misinterpret the word «minimalism» in most references. This is not minimizing of garments to wear as the mini skirt followers believe. This style is often loved after the age of careless youth, when a woman realizes that stylish and flamboyant clothes are not what she longs for to look chic and elegant. When she perceives that all is not gold that glitters, she refers to more laconic style of her attire.

There may be people who would speculate whether the minimalism style is essential with the loads of vivid details and accessories on the market available. Though the opinion that self-expression is impossible without accessories, juicy prints and patterns, attractive style is wrong.  Just remember Audrey Hepburn who was the muse for Givenchy House and the admirer of the elegant minimalist style to disprove the opinion. The dark color, straight lines, a lace of pearl is enough for a «lady» to become legendary as an actress and an icon of style. The same refers to Jacqueline Kennedy who is believed to be the standard of elegance. These women realized that they had to accentuate to the strict elegant classic style.

Modern classic style

Minimalism in apparel should not be interpreted too narrow. Today fashion designers do not stint themselves in only classic motifs like a little black dress, sheath dress, white shirt and a pencil-skirt, as well as the basic set of jeans and white top of casual style. The modern fashion provides more freedom and more challenges to the consumers than it was a half of century ago.

Moderate style or lack of too pronounced accents is one of the key rules to follow for the admirers of laconic style. The skirt is getting more temperate, without any folds, patterns and floral prints. Pencil-skirt is not one to be limited, balloon skirts are allowed either and here the opaque and rich or supple faded shade should be provided. Blouses and tops come without pompous jabot and jackets are available without those high shoulders that are in. The sexual half-transparency is welcome. The silhouette is tight-fitting or semi-fitted though the flowing but not puffy bottom is also allowed. Flounces, ruches and patch-pockets are excluded.

The color gamut is the factor that should be considered carefully. When single-color attire is chosen, then a slight contrasting accent is welcome like a thin waistband of the other color or a brooch or an elegant pendant. Two colors are possible to match when the upper wear is of one color and the bottom is of the other color, or when the colors are blended to create the pattern. The prints and smaller patterns are not recommended.

The smooth and even material is one of the requirements of the minimalism style. Silk and satin exclude the prints and accessories. The balance is essential to keep since bijouterie or a fashionable print or jewelry comes as the accent to work independently excluding others.

Masters of laconic style

You are welcome to build your style by yourself, trying this or that and creating the individuality in laconism. Though, you may refer to the reputed fashionable brands that work in this style for many years like Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein, DKNY and Narciso Rodrigues.

The Austrian designer Helmut Lang built his career inspired with the image of the naïve elegance and defencelessness. Any collection by Helmut Lang offers the models for a woman who longs for the highest chic. Calvin Klein always dares to experiment with the style compensating with the purest smoothness of models. The silhouettes by Narciso Rodrigues are more laconic though several colors are also applied without breaking the harmony. The collections by DKNY allow the particular freedom matching different colors and textures. Nevertheless, they find their niche in the business dress-code and the fashionable minimalism.

Lots of Hollywood celebrities are among the admirers of this Spartan style. They are people who can allow everything or almost everything to enjoy though they prefer something rather unpretentious but highly stylish.

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow aka Miss Minimalism was awarded her prize wearing an incredible dress by Ralph Lauren of the subtle and gender pink color. Charlize Theron appeared for the Oscar Award wearing a vintage golden dress by Gucci which ideally sat on her.

In 2010 at the ceremony of the Golden Globe celebrities appeared in dresses which were the total minimalism style models and among them was the black asymmetric dress by Valentino chosen by Jennifer Linn Aniston. As in most cases at the solemn functions, the dress was not decorated with embroidery and accessories which only accentuated the temperate and delicate style of the actress.

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