“Trendy glamour” may be the best way to describe Costume Dept.’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Leggings are all the rage nowadays, whether you’re rocking $7 Target ones or $100+ designer versions. We love them too for their versatility and comfort (like being dressed up and dressed down all at once!), so we were thrilled to see the variety of spandex offered up for Costume Dept.’s new collection. There’s no shortage of intricate detailed versions to jazz up your basic black legging – including military button details, circular cutouts (a welcome variation from the usual slashed leggings that have surfaced recently), lace detailing and sequins. If you’re tired of basic black, switch up your tights by going for Costume Dept.’s high-waisted lace version.
One piece that caught our eye were the bike shorts we spotted – Alexander Wang-esque, anyone? We can’t wait for warm weather to return so we can don these pieces, which come in a variety of materials and colors – ranging from white lace to sequined black-and-purple. We can bet that bike shorts will be the breakout pieces of next season, and with Costume Dept.’s versions you can stay ahead of the game without breaking out your neon bike shorts circa 1993.
If you’re hitting the town for the night, Costume Dept.’s got you covered in that arena as well. For formal events, pass on leggings and instead opt for a daring, eye-catching mini-dress. Structured shoulders have seen a resurgence on recent runways as of late, and Costume Dept.’s capitalizing on this trend with their black and lavender full-sleeved mini – subtle yet attention-grabbing all at once. For uber-bold fashionistas, try the gold lux dress, a sequined super-low neck mini… But we’re warning you, it takes full confidence and an attitude to pull the piece off successfully!
One trend we’re all about is the presence of cutouts – whether it’s on your leggings or another garment, cutouts are a fresh way to show off some skin without letting the public peep the goods. Costume Dept.’s cutout tops show off the perfect amount of shoulder. We’re adoring the cutout shoulder dress, not only for the skin-baring qualities but also for the feminine lace material it’s made from. If a lace dress isn’t your style, try the lace off-the-shoulder top, a perfect mix of ’80s Madonna flair and modern style, and mix-and-match with one of Costume Dept.’s skirts.
For more information, check out the Costume Dept. official Web site.
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