Topshop debuted a collection of sexy, sheer proportions in London for Spring 2013. The collection opened with a sheath dress of white mesh with strategically placed geometric pieces of white fabric, creating an artful interplay between transparent and opaque, setting the tone for the rest of the collection. Leather cut-out cropped tops were layered under white coats, hints of skin were hidden behind printed, slightly see-through dresses, and voluminous caftan-like pieces in dramatic black and white florals were finished off with plunging necklines. Meanwhile, structured blazers, coats, and sweaters provided a strong sense of contrast to the diaphanous pieces layered beneath them. The clothes flowed and shimmered under the runway lights, ultimately showcasing a collection of feminine and body-conscious pieces that are already making us yearn for the warm days of Summer.
- Trends: Sheer, cutouts, metallics, voluminous outerwear.
- Colors: White, silver, dark blue, bright yellow, black, soft pink, gray.
- Key Piece: The beige coat layered over a striped top and white sheer skirt provided perfect oversized, borrowed from the boys appeal.
- Who Should Wear It: Girls looking for sexy updates on classic pieces, like Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung.
Additional reporting by Robert Khederian.