Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Celeb Style: Ariana Grande

No, I'm not reverting back to my teeny bopper ways. I adore Ariana Grande's style, even though I don't know much about her work. Her style is very much influenced by the 1950s and 60s with Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and a sprinkle of the 90s. She has a similar vintage flair as Lana Del Rey but I'm not going to lie that I prefer Lana. Lana's the somber older sister and Ariana's the cute little sister.

Here's the breakdown of her style.

Fit-and-flare



The fit-and-flare today is derived from the 1950s as Dior rose with their New Look (1947). It's still a very popular silhouette today, most likely because we're into the revival of previous fashion in this decade.

Ariana Grande is often seen in these types of dresses and it suits people who like to look feminine. Most of her fit-and-flare dresses have a sweetheart neckline that accentuates the bust.

Bodycon


For people who are a bit more daring and wish to show off their figure, the bodycon is the way to go. These fit close to the body and for those who aren't entirely comfortable in them, appropriate shape wear is recommended. There is a certain level of self-confidence needed to pull these off.

These dresses fit those with an hourglass figure the best.


Cropped tops


Crop tops are very popular in teen fashion. These were popular in the 90s when Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera wore them and the teeny boppers followed. Thankfully, the crop top these days are a little more refined.

Pair these with high-waisted bottoms to avoid having a large portion of your midriff visible. They can be elegant if they don't show much skin. Just be warned, these work only on those with great abs.


Matching Two-piece




These days, match-matchy isn't so much of a fashion faux pas. Most of Ariana Grande's pieces are crop tops with high-waisted shorts or skirts. I cannot help but to think of 60s swimwear with these, especially the sunflower print.

Mini skirts



Mini skirts allow Ariana to show off her toned legs. They're great for people who are petite because wearing a skirt too long will only make them look shorter.

Ariana appears to wear a lot of skater skirts but pencil skirts are also worn too.

Fur-trimmed coats


   When the weather's cold, she opts for longer coats lined with fur. The first one is just a fur collar on top of a long coat and they're a great way to accessorise a piece of clothing. Of course, these are faux-fur and an essential to any animal rights enthusiast who needs to bear with the winter cold.

Stiletto heels

A girl needs as much help as she can get if she's petite and this means stilettos. Stilettos and any shoe with a slim heel gives the illusion of longer and slim legs, smaller feet as well as providing the height to give us a lift. 

Chanel

 

Ariana Grande loves her Chanel. That doesn't mean you have to break the bank to get your hands on something of Chanel. Opt for a quilted bag or some quilted flats - something that is reminiscent of Chanel's class. If you really are insistent on getting something Chanel, look at their makeup or perfume. 


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