Ever since we saw Abbey Lee Kershaw sporting a wetsuit-like dress and dip dyed hair on the cover of Australian Vogue last March we have been trying to figure out how to imitate that energetic way of dressing in our daily lives. So how can we emulate that adventurous yet sexy vibe? The answer is neoprene.
That’s right, wetsuits are not just for water sports anymore. Whether it’s the skin-tight brights that we saw from the likes of Proenza Schouler and Versace on the s/s’10 runways or the super stretchy monochromes that are making their way into our department stores and favourite online shopping sites. With recent collections by Opening Ceremony, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Maurie and Eve and Roxy there is no need to fear a corny 80’s surfie revival as they turn this technical fabric into a sophisticated wardrobe must-have.
Dive into these aquatic takes on the staple shapes and styles we love.
1. Lisa Marie Fernandez Natalie Bikini US$300 at kirnazabete.com 2. Lisa Marie Fernandez The Jasmine Dress $287.40 at Mycatwalk.com 3. Tron Legacy OC Neoprene Sock Boot US$395.00 at openingceremony.us 4. Lisa Marie Fernandez Farrah Dress $357 at mycatwalk.com 5. Neoprene iPad Case $230 at Gucci.com 6. Willow Ruched Stretch-Jersey Dress £723.40 at Net-a-porter.com
Images: Elle.com, Sassisam