FALL 2017 Fashion Trends Inspiration: Tassels and fringe dress

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

Hey hey everyone, welcome back to my little corner of the Interwebs! Hope you are all ready to start the week!

I am super excited (to be honest, when am I not?) because today’s post is the first one in a new series around 2017 Fall trends! I am looking to run it through mid November, with at least 1 post a week focused on cool runway looks. My aim here is simple:

  • Take a look at a few of the trends we saw at the 2017 New York Fashion Week, a month-ish ago
  • Describe what I personally like about them, or why I think they are interesting
  • Finally, as a layperson with a budget, bring them down to my level (and wallet) by modeling one or a couple of lower priced options. I mean, we all like fashion and are excited to see models stroll down the runway, but few of us can shell out the $10K+ required to secure a couture dress. That doesn’t mean we can’t look fly!

This week, we will be taking a look at a trend seen across a few designers this season: tassels/fringes. There were quite a few creations featuring them on the runways; see photos below (courtesy of the Vogue website, collage my own):

Marchesa Fall 2017 RWT runway dresses on www.dafrastar.com (courtesy of Vogue images)
Marchesa Fall 2017 RTW

 

Erin Fetherson Fall 2017 RTW runway dresses on www.dafrastar.com (courtesy of Vogue images)
Erin Fetherson Fall 2017 RTW

I have always loved fringe, and have even featured it here on the blog (wore this skirt again yesterday, actually). I love its movement, the little sway it has with each step I take, and how lively it makes outfits feel. I am in love with this look by Folake from Style Pantry, even though she published it in 2016. I have also been pining for these Lavish Alice pants for so long… They were sold out before I even knew they existed. Finally, who can forget this look by Rihanna at the Brit Awards? Ugh. So pretty.

Truth is, I love fringe and tassels so much that I shot the look I am sharing today BEFORE NYFW. Yep. I have owned this dress for close to a year and even wore it to my holiday party last year. I just loved it so much that I decided to shoot it for the blog; as I was thinking about this mini series, I remembered I had this look ready to go! Voilà!

 

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

 

This shoot actually originated as a self-love shoot. As I mentioned before, I am on a weight loss journey, and I am 2 lbs away from my goal as of yesterday (I was maybe 8 or 10 away in these pics, perhaps?) I am tall, so weight loss (or gain) really does not look like much on me; however, I definitely felt the sluggishness brought on by extra pounds in my body every day.

 

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

It was somewhat natural, at that point, to gravitate towards wearing pants every day because I no longer saw definition in my legs, but at some point I actually decided I didn’t care. For this shoot, I had planned other outfits; then, a whim, I also packed this dress and ended up shooting it, because I refused to put my life on pause until I reached some nebulous ideal. I also decided that my legs were worthy of appreciation because they carry me places every day (that’s why there is so many leg photos!) It was a super fun shoot with @tracey_mammolito and also my first time shooting in a studio. I had a BLAST and I am SO happy I did it for myself.

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

What I am wearing (Fall trend Look): Dress, AliExpress, HERE. Shoes, Steve Madden Daisies, HERE

On to the outfit:

I mean, it is just the dress, really. Love it. Wore it 3x (a party, a dinner and this shoot). It is very well made, very heavy, and the beading is intense. The tassels move around every 2 minutes and I love it, but one of them is unraveling a bit (you can see it if you pay close attention to the back shot). The dress is made out of very thick spandex coupled with some net-like material on the sides and chest. It really hugs the body. It has caging details on the sides, and I like the peek-a-boo effect. I would absolutely buy it again and I need to find more places to wear it to!

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

As far as closing remarks on the tassel/ fringe trend, I actually want to revisit it before the end of the year. I have various shopping carts around the internet still harboring fringe-y outfits for me, and hopefully I can bring this trend to life a couple more times this season!

Blogger Dafrastar sharing fun options to embrace the Fringe and Tassels trend

 

Dassit!

Thanks for reading my Monday morning musings, and have a phenomenal week! I would love to hear your thoughts on this series and dress below!

This look was photographed in San Francisco by @Tracey_mammolito.

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18 thoughts on “FALL 2017 Fashion Trends Inspiration: Tassels and fringe dress”

  1. This dress was seriously made for you! It is stunning and the colours are perfect. love the top of blue. Tassels and embellishments are going to be HUGE in this upcoming season. I saw one with hanging seashells and I just NEED it 🙂 xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

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