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3 WAYS TO BRING THE DRAMA THIS SEASON

May 15, 2019

Drama is in the fashion air this season. Ruffles, corset details, balloon sleeves... not since our high-school production of Hamlet have we seen so much historical theatrics. But, while we love an OTT dress-up moment, no one wants to look like an extra from Pirates of the Caribbean in their day-to-day lives. So here’s three ways to bring some of that costume spirit to your look this season without going overboard.
A model wearing a purple top and jeans | ASOS Style Feed

A model wearing a purple top and jeans | ASOS Style Feed

To sleeve or not to sleeve

The easiest way to bring some stage-worthy vibes to your look? Start with your sleeves. The blouson beauties on this purple number make a major statement, while the sheer fabric and ruched front make it a top Shakespeare would be proud of. Down below, acid-wash denim adds an '80s edge, while barely-there heels up the glam factor.
A model wearing a yellow dress | ASOS Style Feed

A model wearing a yellow dress | ASOS Style Feed

Dress-up box

A floor-skimming dress is another excellent way to tap into the trend. This one is a little bit boho, a little bit renaissance thanks to its paisley print and lace inserts. Toughen up the look (and prep for any springtime puddles) up with lace-up boots by Dr. Martens. This look is your transitional wear-everywhere dream this spring.
A model wearing a yellow skirt and peasant blouse | ASOS Style Feed

A model wearing a yellow skirt and peasant blouse | ASOS Style Feed

Big girdle blouse

It's a good thing proper corsets went out of fashion in the early 1900s ('cause we enjoy breathing and eating), but we can’t help but crush on this top — it’s giving us all the period-drama vibes we need RN. Pair it with a slip skirt (yep, the one that everyone’s obsessed with) for a super-fem look. It’s that underwear-as-outerwear kinda thing and we’re 100% here for it. Some embellished add-ons along with the gold shade of the skirt create an opulent air — Marie Antoinette 2019, anyone? 

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