Get meshy chic this season.
What is a mesh fabric?
In clothing, a mesh is basically defined as a loosely woven or knitted fabric that has a large number of closely positioned holes.
Mesh fabrics were celebrated on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways for Gucci, Céline and The Row with the designers having a blast showcasing a variety of textures and silhouettes.
From mesh overlays with fringe, embellished skirts to oversized tops, the fishnet-style fabrics have been given a fresher and playful redesign this year.
With the sunnier side of the year peeking through and in line with the cloudy and windy Malaysian weather, the mesh trend promises great opportunities for light layering and textural experimentation.
Though comparable to the lace and sheer peek-a-boo trends, the mesh fabric style allows for adequate ventilation while maintaining a degree of mild insulation depending on the type of fabric and design utilized.
Modern Mesh VS 80s Mesh
Considered to be a spring and summery trend to sport, mesh fabrics have made a gradual return into the fashion scene as early as 2012.
Although some would like to leave mesh forever in the 80s where the image of a rebel hipster in a mullet hairdo flaunting her mad fashion sense clad in a horrifying eye-blinding neon pink tee stays embedded in the collective psyche, one should rejoice in the one thing that modern fashion designers have successfully executed; which is to make mesh fabrics wearable again.
Yes, no doubt there is the neon spin on the mesh trend, but subdued variations in the form of figure-enhancing neutral mesh paneling on dresses, skirts and tops will certainly change your mind.
Modern mesh fashion isn’t all that scary anymore ever since it’s taken on a sporty chic route.
A black mesh top, for instance, worn over a neon pink bandeau is perfect for spring/summer layering. Finish with a pair of frayed denim shorts and wedge sneakers. Throw on a cap over your head and off you go for a lazy stroll at the beach with your friends.
Want to make a mesh fashion statement but unsure how? As always, cast your eyes to the looks below to make mesh fun to wear again:
♥ green mesh top – Isabel Marant
♥ mesh cutout pencil skirt – Choies
♥ mesh sleeve dress worn as top – Sugarlips
♥ metallic mesh sweater – American Threads
♥ mesh crop top – Motel Rocks
♥ mesh muscle tank – Melrose Avenue
Dear reader, which of these is your favorite way to wear the mesh trend? Shoot your thoughts in the comments below, it’s totally FREE!
“Our clothes are too much a part of us for most of us ever to be entirely indifferent to their condition: it is as though the fabric were indeed a natural extension of the body, or even of the soul.” – Quentin Bell
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