Celebrity Trends. Flounce With It!

July 1, 2009 • Fashion

Second City Style recently mentioned the flouncy bubble hem
and poof sleeves that Fergie piled on for Louis Vuitton’s show at Paris
Menswear Fashion Week and how unflattering and cartoonish it makes her look.


Surprisingly, though, that hasn’t stopped many-a-celeb for
reaching for fluffy skirts and poofy sleeves when deciding on their look of
choice. Forget sharp shoulders, frou-frou is really the trend of the future—or
more so, the trend of today.

Just ask Rihanna, who decided to take a big risk at the Met
Costume Institute Gala, when she decided to forgo the traditional look for a
Dolce & Gabbana menswearish suit. Then she traded in the embellished gown for some over embellished sleeves.


Rihanna’s not the only one pushing this trend.  We all noticed Lauren Conrad’s vamp look by Moschino
at the MTV Movie Awards, but we paid special attention to that puffy cloud
skirt which made the entire outfit look more candy cane then coquette.

Lauren Conrad

So apparently celebs like LC are falling for it, and
unfortunately, it’s been done on more then one occasion. No one could perfect this look better then Diane
in Chanel, who enjoys looking like cotton and carpet all at the same time.

Diane Kruger

Someone who also looks a wee-bit sugar coated is Lucy Liu in
this Giambattista Valli number, with the bubbling at the breast line rather
then the bottom. 

Lucy Liu

Taraji P. Henson, made us all gasp with her exquisite
black and white Roberto Cavalli dress like something out of an art exhibit.

Taraji P. Henson

And then we saw the backside…which Go Fug Yourself aptly declared looked like what would happen if the Decorative Arts section of
the Met mated with an ostrich farm.

Whether it’s in the back, or emblazoned on the front, like
this one sleeve bubble gum Marchesa dress, the flounce stands out
whether we want it to or not. Did we mention that Bar Refaeli looks like she’s
wearing the thick, syrupy cold medicine my mom used to give me as a kid when I

Bar Refaeli

The flounce don’t stop with minidresses! Apparently they’ve
spread to special events as well where a few celebs have been seen with piles
of frou-frou a top their ball gowns.

Check out Ziyi Zhang and Natasha Poly to see what I mean.

Ziyi Zhang in Armani Prive

Natasha Poly in Roberto Cavalli

Looks like frou-frou is far from over.

Photos: Go Fug Yourself, joseaponte.files.wordpress.com, Wireimage, shoeblog.com, Just Jared, People.com

–Simona Kogan

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