At Hervé Léger (left), contrast paneling meets a bodycon scuba feel. Derek Lam's (center) Spring 2012 collection featured similar detailing, but in neoprene-esque fabrics that won't have you diving off the deep end, while Michael Kors took the ultimate plunge into zip-me-up-tight neon.
But if you're anything like us, you wouldn't mind errr... wading into this trend.So give it a try without looking all washed up with these tips:
- Look for poly or nylon/spandex blend that most resembles a scuba suit's neoprene. Shinier, but tighter knit fabrics offer the illusion, while letting you breathe.
- Opt for color blocked sheath dresses. Consider fit -- perhaps one half size smaller will help you pay ultimate homage to this trend.
- Don't forget the exposed zipper, preferably in matching plastic.
- Dip your toes into this trend by opting for neon trimmings.
- Strategic cutouts go a long way, also, to recreate this trend, if you so dare! But do stay away from mesh -- it always, 100 percent looks tacky, no matter the price tag.
- Keep it sweet (and work appropriate) with a knee-length peplum skirt, caged back detailing and cut-away shoulders.
Bar III Front Row Dress ($22.29, macys.com), Trouve Colorblock Scuba Dress ($44.90, nordstrom.com), Neon Cage Back Scuba Dress ($26.99, charlotterusse.com), Paprika Jersey Contrast Peplum Cut Out Dress ($35.63, asos.com)
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