OMG IT’S WORLDS.
It’s better than Christmas. Fabulous dancing, amazing fashions, the best atmosphere – what more could a dancer want? There’s so much to talk about, but for today, I’ll keep it simple and to the point. Here are top trends from the first day of dancing!
1. Celtic Arms
This is a really cool trend. The Celtic embroidery starts up the arms and then continues across the front of the dress. Several of these dresses feature a 3D effect. The embroidery across the front is actually layered on top of the dress rather than fully appliqued down. Very cool look! I love this one with a great pink skirt. This is another cool version with some serious pops of pink – it almost looks like lace.
2. Full Wrap Look
This is an extension of the wrap bodice look that came out last year. It’s a similar trend and wrap bodices are still very popular. This extends all the way down the dress, including a bit on the skirt. Here’s a nice one in purple (my bet’s on Siopa for this one – what do you think?). This is another take on the same style but split down the middle. Very dramatic.
3. Ornate Embroidered Bodices
This is one trend I’ve seen so far that I’m just loving. The entire top of the bodice is covered in ornate embroidery detail. There are a few ways I’ve seen it done. One way is with small embroidery that serves as almost a print. The other way is with big chunky Celtic knots that’s very artistic, like this one.
4. 3D Accents
There weren’t as many 3D accent dresses as I thought there would be on the first day, but there were still a good amount. However, Niamh Neale rocked a great version of one! This dress is a good example of a more subtle approach with the 3D occuring just at the belt. It’s also a great example of an embroidered bodice! I can’t tell if this dress is actually 3D, but it certainly has the effect. The crest in the middle is a nice touch.
1. Skater skirts with Embroidery
While the skater skirt is still popular as a solid version, many designers are adding embroidery to the bottom of the dress to spice it up a little bit. This is a really nice version of the trend. Very cute color scheme for a little girl – perfect for Easter! This is another nice version with some applique.
As predicted, the new tulle skirt is everywhere. I’d say a third of the new dresses I saw had the new tulle tutu skirt. This is a particularly nice version combining a bright yellow with an unexpected gold accent. I wouldn’t have picked them to go together, but it really works.
3. Updated Three Panel
Get ready! It might just be back! Here’s a dress in a three panel style, but not quite all the way there. I like it as a nice compromise and updated look. Gotta love some claddaghs (Is that the plural of Claddagh?!) as well. I’m obsessed with this version of that style as well. Talk about regal. AND THIS ONE. Excuse my lack of professional reporting there, but oh my goodness I’m in love with it. It looks like someone took a dress from the early 90s and gave it an upgrade. Brilliant.
This trend emerged last season and is still going on strong. Bright yellow with black accents are all over the World’s stage this year. I like to think I started this trend way back in 2006… A girl can dream, right? I love this dress in particular – how great of a picture is that?
2. Hot Pink on the Younger Girls
Tons of girls in pink! I love this picture of two little girls in pink. Love that animal print bolero on the lovely little dancer on front.
3. Pops of Neon
Just like how neon under white lace has been popular in the real world, it’s popping up on several dresses in the Irish dance world this year! This is a cute one with bright yellow.
4. Layered Underskirts of Green and Pink
My preppy roots are all about this trend. There were several layered soft skirts that had a green layer underneath a solid color skirt (usually pink). It’s a nice touch that definitely grabs attention on stage. This dress is a perfect example.
1. Full wigs
I was surprised to see so many full wigs on the younger girls, but they all pulled it off in that very cute Shirley Temple way. These dancers show off a few versions of the full wigs that are popular right now.
2. Looser bun wigs
Bun wigs are still popular amongst the younger crowd but the newest ones are looser, more like an elegant updo. These two amazing little dancers rock them with style.
3. Natural side buns
For girls going with alternative hair styles, side buns were the way to go. I’m absolutely in love with this look, all of it, completely amazing. Kelly Hendry is out of control amazing.
What’s your favorite? Anything you’re loving?
Stay Fashionable, Feisers!