Defined Waist: Defining the Fall Season

Fall is just around the corner and the Fall RTW shows were a mixed bag of styles, tones, and attitudes. One of my favorites is always the Valentino show – and this season was no exception! The pieces that walked the runway were elegant, fluid, and sensuous, but ultimately very wearable. And, one of my favorite trends from Valentino was the defined waist.

From cinching, to belting, to cut outs, to a wonderful ballet toe shoe-inspired lace-up effect, a defined (and tiny!) natural waist was one the predominant features highlighted throughout the show.

WWD explains, “Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli channeled the pre-Raphaelite era for their goddesses, naming looks after Elizabeth Siddal and Sibylla Palmifera.”

Below are some of my favorite pieces. But you can see the entire show, by scolling to the bottom of this post.  Now, I’m headed downstairs to the gym for a serious round of crunches and ab work…


Valentino, Fall RTW red wrap gown. Defined Waist: Defining the Fall Season

Valentino, Fall RTW LBD with cut outs. Defined Waist: Defining the Fall Season


Valentino, Fall RTW, white goddess cocktail dress. Defined Waist: Defining the Fall Season


Valentino, Fall RTW beige 1-shoulder gown


Valentino, Fall RTW 2 piece wrap


Valentino, Fall RTW white short 2 piece

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