Ditch your mini fitted dresses as the 50s fit and flare look is the new sexy with designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Dior and Oscar de la Renta championing the trend for this spring/summer.
One of the most recognisable silhouettes for the '50s era is the fit and flare look. As opposed to the popular belief that baring more skin and wearing tight, fitted dresses equals to being hot and sexy, the fit and flare silhouette accentuates the waist and exudes a sensual femininity in a more conservative fashion.
This season, many designers have reintrepreted the trend to fit a modern woman's wardrobe. One of our favourites come from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino, who have created a range of looks like a yellow camouflage skirt with a fitted white shirt or an embroidered maxi skirt paired with a crop top.
On the other hand, Oscar de la Renta has rolled out sheer floral patterned midi skirts to channel the sexy look, while Christian Dior has Marion Cottilard in a red ombré flare skirt for its Spring/Summer 2014 campaign advertisement.
Click through the gallery below to see some of the hottest fit and flare looks for this season.
(Photos courtesy of all respective brands)
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