August 22 2014

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Hooping It Up For Spring


Hoopskirts paraded down the runways and they didn’t just come in record numbers, they arrived in record proportions. At Yohji Yamamoto, the bride’s sweeping hem even inched its way over the catwalk’s edge and into the front row. While hoops are hardly a surprise at Betsey Johnson—”My most consistent, true-blue look has been the puffy skirt shape,” the designer said—they were less expected at Bottega Veneta, where Tomas Maier added rustic, romantic elements to his usual streamlined mix. More Versailles than home on the prairie were the perky bell-shaped minis at Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith. Click here to wrap your head around the trend, then tell us if Laura Dern was thinking outside the box or going around in circles when she took the look to the red carpet at last Sunday’s Golden Globes.




Photo: Marcio Madeira



  1. artsychick11 says:

    I really like these “hoops” especially luella’s. It’s not necessarily new, but I think combined with other new trends it can be considered outside the box.

  2. scorpiomoi says:

    I want to see too! When I click to see the trend it says “Slideshow not available”.

  3. scorpiomoi says:

    I really like the milk-maid (Paul Smith) and the Balmain. Definitely short lengths and not too extreme poof so that you can maneuver yourself (and to minimize any “bigger hips” action) work for this look.

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