Grecian Trend: Release Your Inner Goddess

By Sisi Tsoi

Grecian style dressing has been around for centuries (quite literally), and with Alexander McQueen featuring heavily influenced Grecian style clothing in his Spring/Summer 2012 ready to wear collection, it looks like the trend is here to stay!

The flowing, fluid lines of the dresses coupled with the edgier, extra barbarous elements of the trend for example the gladiator sandals make this look contemporary, wearable and interesting. During the years Grecian style dresses have sauntered their way onto the red carpets on the shoulders of many A-listers including Mischa Barton, Kate Winslet and most recently the Duchess of Cambridge.

So how to wear these Grecian dresses I hear you ask. Do not fear! The draping often associated with these dresses makes them extremely flattering on all shapes and sizes, whether you're looking for something loose and flowing, structured and figure hugging, short or long there will be something to suit everyone. If you decide to go for something loose and billowing you always have the option of adding a fierce metallic belt to add style and power.

The colours that come with this trend in many cases are basic hues including cream, white, pale pink and beige, however contemporary influences have seen Grecian dresses take style in hues of blue, purple and orange. Therefore if the thought of wearing pale pink puts you off, opt for a richer shade! Regarding your feet, Grecian style dresses look fantastic with shoes or flats, in the event that you're off on vacation then choose some edgy gladiator sandals, if you're off on a night away then some chunky wedges or heels would probably look amazing!

In the event you don't wish to go 'all out' there are also tons of different ways to incorporate this fashion into your beauty and fashion routine as well as; jewellery, hair pieces and hair styles and shoes. Braiding your hair is very seriously on trend these days and this pays homage to the Grecian ideal. Another alternative could be to wear a jewelled head band, this provides a touch of glam to any outfit and could be ideal for a festival to keep the hair out of your face!

When searching for Grecian inspired jewellery, choose gold pieces with a worn look or jewellery which includes stones. Gold and bronze jewellery which include leaf design also tie in very well with this look. If you would like an even more edgy feel to your outfit add a sizable large cuff or bangle!

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