The trend is everywhere. All-encompassing ruffles, skirts that fit like gloves and soft-touch satin dresses that embody Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You know it’s a trend gaining ground when even French Vogue sets out to recreate a real-life Lady’s classic looks. In their August issue, Hailey Beiber gave Princess Diana’s timeless wardrobe a 2019 update. So, when Kourtney Kardashian turned up in a sunshine yellow silk dress by Russian label Rasario in Sardinia last month, followed close behind by Camila Cabello in a mini dress equal parts school-girl and sexy, it was clear that the ultra-feminine trend is staging its comeback.
Rasario, the label that everyone is talking about, was first seen on Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in March last year. Her choice: a Big Bird-inspired black ruffle jumpsuit. Creative director Rasida Lakobo behind the brand describes its aesthetic as “the luxury of simplicity for a simple occasion”. But beyond Kapoor Ahuja’s outing in the designer du jour’s midnight black number, Lakobo has another India connect. The Abkhazia-born, Moscow based designer found inspiration in the works of Indian artist, Amrita Sher-Gil. The result? A contrast of corsets and flowing drapes reminiscent of saris in intricate translucent fabrics – something that’s come to be known as the Rasario DNA.
With ‘90s nostalgia in the air and corsets, slip dresses, power-puff sleeves and cold-shoulders seeing the light of day again, we take a lesson in ladylike dressing from the celebs recently spotted in Rasario.
#1 Slay in a slip dress like Kourtney Kardashian
We saw it first on Kate Moss in the ‘90s. Some 24 years later, the once-simple-and-sensual lingerie basic is now a closest essential. Slinky and curve skimming, trust a Kardashian to make it a sultry summer staple.
#2 Hitched hemlines, but make them heritage, via Camila Cabello
Think of it as grown-up grunge. With checks back in focus, trust Rasario to transform them into the stuff of evening wear. The pattern no longer applies to business-as-usual pantsuits only.
#3 How to draw all eyes to the décolletage by Sistine Stallone
Puff sleeved cold shoulders is one way to get all eyes on the décolletage. This, and Rasario’s MVP hold-everything in bodice and you’re ready to channel summer.
#4 What would Red Riding Hood wear in 2019? Sydney Sweeney has the answer
In wine red, plush velvet and a sweetheart neckline, looking ladylike is a cinch!
#5 Princess-style poufy sleeves as seen on Brittany Snow
It could be the anticipation of the arrival of The Crown Season 3, but Victorian-style blouses and dresses are on our radar. Bring on the mutton sleeves!
#6 And finally, fashion meets femininity in Rasida Lakobo’s own wardrobe
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