Glam City September 1, 2016 by ponchojinjer Sheers were used to create an ethereal mood for eveningwear. Sheers then translate to shorter lengths with full sheer panels. Overlays were also used to soften stark black clothing for a Romantic hint. Along with shorter lengths, sheer evening gowns with thoughtfully placed patterns and embellishments continue as a key trend. Lace underlay and sheer lace add a certain appeal to the overall look. Sheer materials create a delicate look with a barely there style. Sheer materials allow an opportunity for designers to create layers upon layers while achieving a lightweight silhouette and soft mood. Embellishments decorate eveningwear by creating interesting surfaces using beading and sequins. Sequins then translated to full sequin patterns such as stripes. Dresses covered head-to-toe with sequins increased the glam factor for the summer. Eveningwear looks are upgraded with sequins. Sequins combined with print add modern, artistic aesthetics to the overall appearance. Also, sequins become an essential application for the season. Berry tones continue as key colors, generating sophistication and youth. Berry tones then translate to wines, creating a romantic and eclectic glow. The color translation still provides a youthful appearance. Blush tones are powdered and soft. They are used on simple shapes and add a delicate sophistication to various materials. Spicy hues of red heat up the summer. The bright reds add vibrancy to any look. The intense hues also add a sense of feminine power to the silhouettes. Soft lilacs make the overall look appear sweet and fresh. Also, when worn head-to-toe, they make the silhouette appear feminine and delicate. Lace eventually broke away from traditional applications and constructions to bolder, sharper, contemporary looks. Lace made its own identity. Satins started off evolving from occasion wear to contemporary looks. Then, Satin shifted back to more formal/occasion wear. Billowing layers of silks are used to create shape. Also, silk evolved to longer silhouettes, became more flowing and also became more sleeker. Sumptuous silks are used to create a piece that looks like liquid. Tulle is constantly being used as a popular overlay in various runway shows. It is at the head of the sheer overlay trend. Tulle is playfully used to add transparency, and is sometimes used with embellishments.