Micro Trend Moment : Seeing Stars

August 16, 2011

Daily Digest

Micro Trend Moment : Seeing Stars

Smiling out of September’s Marie Claire, actress Anne Hathaway twinkles in a star-print D&G dress. Meanwhile, on the August cover of Glamour Jessie J also sparkles in a star-studded number. In fact, Elle’s August cover, Lily Allen is too gazing back at us in the very same print. It appears that stars are having a micro-trend moment.

It all began six months ago, during Milan Fashion Week, when the Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent out an autumn/winter collection with some dazzling star-printed dresses in a 50s style silhouette.

The trend has shot, so to speak, from the catwalk to the magazine covers and now to the street as a galaxy of stylish celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Olivia Wilde, Fergie, Solange Knowles, Rosario Dawson and Pixie Geldof have all be spotted in the trend.

British actress Hayley Atwell has taken the starry trend on the premiere trail for her current release Captain America: The First Avenger, and mum-to-be Jessica Alba wore the micro-trend to cover her ever growing bump.

How to get the look

The print has been popping up on everything from chiffon dresses and blouses, to belt buckles and scarves and even playsuits and peg leg trousers. The thing to remember with a micro-trend is you have to catch them quickly, because if you wait around they’ll have flown off the shelves, so use our guide to some of the best starry pieces available now.

Asos Star Print Blouse £35/ €44.87

New Look Star Buckle Belt (2 Pack) £4.99/€6.00

Republic, Miso Star Print Dress £29.99/ €35.00

Marks and Spencer Limited Edition Star Print Blouse €40.00/ £29.50

Topshop Star Print T-Shirt with Chiffon Sleeves £32/€40.00

Asos Star Print Peg leg Trousers £25.00/ €32.05

Asos Star Print Playsuit £19.00/€24.36

New Look Stars Chiffon Scarf £2.99/€4.00

Aamaya By Priyanka Swarovski Charm Bracelet £98/€112.00

Penneys/Primark Star Print Blouse €13

Penneys/Primark Star Print T-shirt €8

 – Gillian Brett

See all these Star pieces in the gallery below


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2 Responses to “Micro Trend Moment : Seeing Stars”

  1. AnnMarie Proudfoot Says:

    I am a fan of stars. I really like the pink D&G jumpsuit.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    I’m with you – love the navy and white version most

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