Hi there! So I’m sorry this post was a bit delayed, but I’ve been so busy getting back into the swing of things since I got home! But I have some serious business to share with you. While in Switzerland, we took a little detour to Milan, seeing as its only an hour or two by train. We spent 2 days there, and it was simply magical. In the words of Rachel Zoe, all I can think to say is, “I die.” Seriously. Every. Store. Imaginable. Gucci, Prada, Missoni, Moschino, Versace- you name it, it’s there. As I walked down the main street, Via Montenapoleone (yeah, try saying that 5 times fast…), I felt as though I was in a fairytale. How could so much retail be in one little place? So as I walk along in my little fantasy land, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks. I couldn’t remove my eyes from the store window. My heart began to flutter. I felt like how you feel when you’re twelve and you see the boy you like. It was too beautiful.
This. Glistening. Masterpiece. A completely jeweled leotard. Probably diamonds or Swaroski crystals, seeing at it was in the Dolce and Gabbana window. This photo doesn’t even do it justice because it was sitting a little further back in the window, so it was difficult for me to fully capture its amazingness. As I stood in awe of this beautiful creation, all I could think was, “Who wears this besides Beyonce…?” Seriously though, when’s the last time you saw someone strutting down the street in a bejeweled leotard, or even just a leotard for that matter? However, the more I thought, the more I opened my mind. Leotards can be totally functional. You can wear them under skirts. You can wear them with tights and shorts. You could even layer it under a dress. The more I think about it, the more endless the possibilities seem!
So to express my newfound adoration of this seemingly impractical piece, I also found a couple of other amazing pieces, like this one from ilovewildfox.com,a blog for the clothing line Wildfox Couture. I simply adore this photo in all its glittering goodness.
I’m absolutely in love with this one from Gaetano Navarra Spring 2011 that I found via That’s not My Name. Yeah, you can totally see her boobs. Yeah, that’s acceptable on runways (and runways only, if you ask me).
Natasha Poly rocks her leo in a more practical way- with shorts over top! It looks absolutely perfect. Then again, she is Natasha Poly.
HA, did you really think I was going to post about leotards and not include my favorite woman in the world? (Well, besides my mom of course :).)
So whether you’re feeling daring and want to rock it out like B, or modest and want to layer your leo like Natasha, don’t be afraid of the leotard! What I used to think was only wearable in ballet class is now a chic statement. I guess that’s fashion for you… Now go do some squats and get yourself some spandex!