Trend Report SS17: It’s a Cinch

Now that fashion week has finally come to an end, we’re looking back on our favorite trends that emerged from the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. First on our list is the cinched waist. Whether corseted or belted, an emphasis of the waist could be seen everywhere no matter if it was layered over coats, blouses, sweaters or dresses in a variety of options. For example, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini utilized wide wrap-around leather belts with over-sized buckles, Altuzarra used metallic chunky belts to provide a layer of texture to skin-tight pieces. And while designers like Salvatore Ferragamo, Simone Rocha and Jil Sander took a more monochromatic approach, Prada, Miu Miu and Balmain used it more as an assist to wrangle in what would have otherwise been a boxy silhouette to create a more sexy and sleek look.

See our favorites in the slideshow above!

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m