Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore‘s Associate Style Editor zeroes in on all-season favourites to help you put together the most eye-catching and Instagram-worthy looks.
The obsession with Regency fashion which was sparked by Bridgerton has waned somewhat but one accessory that is not going away anytime soon are opera gloves, which have been spotted in many a spring/summer 2023 collection. Bottega Veneta sent down highly- embellished pairs styled with a matching dress while Victoria Beckham opted for white leather gloves worn with a silk column dress and dramatic fringed bag. Valentino committed to the fit with a full monogrammed look, all the way down to its gloves. From minimalistic styles to extravagantly embellished versions, these long gloves are a must-have your wardrobe this season.
Gloves for $1,660 by Bottega Veneta
Gloves by Dior
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Gloves for $950 from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccearello
While Noughties hip-huggers and low-slung bottoms are still trending, some designers are looking back to 18th century garments like crinolines and hoop skirts to put the focus on the hip, like LOEWE did with its chic and minimal dress. Dior’s lace-embellished bustier dress with its exaggerated hourglass shape captured the essence of the Victorian era; Balmain’s corseted skirt was styled with a t-shirt for a modern take on the pannier; and Louis Vuitton had an eye on the future with their padded version. Now, the only question is, are you up for this silhouette?
Dior spring/summer 2023
Balmain spring/summer 2023
LOEWE spring/summer 2023
Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2023
The street set are pledging their allegiance to a favourite artist or historical era by wearing them on their outfits. Some of the figures and faces are set boldly against a solid colour, while others are arranged in a repetitive pattern and are only distinguishable up close. While the visages may vary in style and treatment, one aspect is constant: the styling of the rest of the fit is kept neutral and pared down for these portraits to shine.
Showcase a Renaissance- inspired portrait by pairing it with neutral basics like a tank top, jeans and loafers
Pay homage to an icon on a classic coat
Keep everything else simple to let a busy print shine
Whether it’s to hold down stray wisps or adorn a sleek updo, hair accessories are making an impact from the runway to the street. The key is to look intentional, so wear them in multiples. No time to style your hair? Create a sleek look with clips neatly placed along your hairline. Turn them into statement headgear by covering your entire head with metal clips or bling them up by attaching chains and faux gems. There’s no better time to bedazzle your hair than now.
Attach chains and gems to bling up plain hair clips
Cap it off with a headful of metallic
Battling a bad hair day or flyaways? A row of clips along the hairline keeps your ’do sleek and polishedx
Hair slide for $1,410 by Chanel
Hair Clip for $540 by Gucci
Hair Clip for $690 by Valentino Garavani
Hair slide by CELINE
Barrette for $540 by Hermès
Supersized bags have prevailed season after season, and for good reason. While the appeal is mainly down to practicality, designers have managed to make the XXL tote even more compelling with clean lines and cool styles. Very much in line with the current taste for quiet luxury are Bottega Veneta’s giant tote with its signature intrecciato weave and Ferragamo’s sleek white shoulder bag with cutouts. Louis Vuitton did an upsized version of its monogrammed key pouch, complete with an extra-large carabiner. We like big bags, and we cannot lie.
Ferragamo spring/summer 2023
Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023
Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2023
Corsets have become a crucial part of the fit that binds a whole look together. No longer kept hidden under clothes, they are proudly on show. They might even be integrated into an outfit, to call attention to the bosom or a pregnant belly. Harnesses, with their BDSM connotations, are a little trickier to wear, yet it can be done tastefully to add a subversive edge to a leather jacket or little black dress, for a look that is equal parts sexy, feminine and empowering.
A jumpsuit with a built-in corset cradles your curves
Flaunt your bump with a corset-style bodice
A leather harness adds a subversive edge to a leather jacket
Corset for $4,013 by Del Core at Farfetch
Corset by Dion Lee
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Harness belt for $1,403 by Isabel Sanchis at Farfetch