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Tuesday Trend : Lampshading

Catherine Malandrino Gray Over The Knee Boots
Catherine Malandrino

I'm sure by now you've all heard about this new trend that's sweeping Hollywood by storm : Lampshading. This is a fashion trend that's been seen on Gigi Hadid, most of the Kardashians and Kate Moss

What exactly is lampshading? It's basically pairing a sweater dress that has a little bit of flounce at the hem with over the knee boots. This dress must be a few inches above the knee and there must be a little bit of skin in between it and the boots. The whole effect kind of gives a lampshade silhouette, thus the term. 

Charlotte Russe Olive Green Sweater Dress
Charlotte Russe

To be quite honest, I am not sure how I feel about this trend. I think if done right and in a classy way, I might try it (well first of all I need to get out of my tropical country because there is no way in hell i' d be wearing sweater dresses and boots in this climate). The ones who I think did it really well were Kate Moss (see HERE) and also Olivia Palermo (see HERE). Both looks look really classy ad chic. The rest, er, let's just say their lampshade looks are not for me. 

Stuart Weitzman Black Over the knee boots
Stuart Weitzman

Boohoo black over the knee flat boots

BP. maroon over the knee length sweater dress

Curreent/Elliot Gray sweater dress

Forever 21 gray off shoulder sweater dress
Forever 21

Jeffrey Campbell brown over the knee boots
Jeffrey Campbell

Jimmy Choo black over the knee boots
Jimmy Choo

What do you guys think? Is this trend a Yay or a Nay? Who are your lampshading inspirations?Let me know in the comments section below!

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  1. I did not know about this! Might need to try this trend! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Love them!!!!!

  3. Perfects!

    xx LL

  4. so amazing look ; -)))

    i invite to me too

  5. No me gustan las botas tan altas!

  6. I love Olivia and Kate's take on this trend. I agree it is a tough on to pull of tastefully!
    great post!
    xx, Elle

  7. I really love the first grey boots!! i want it!

    I move my blog to this new Web, i hope u like it !! :)

  8. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. great selection!

  10. Love this post! I really like this trend too; I think it will be great to see how people style it, like Gigi Hadid xo

  11. Really great post! I love the trend, and I love the styles you featured!

  12. I like this trend, if it's styled tastefully. Love these boots:)

  13. Nice !

  14. I love those Stuart Weitzman ones!

    Mary Kate

  15. Great post!
    We love lampshading, but it's not that easy to wear. We think it's more for the type of girl that has long legs!
    But it's definitely a trend that we like!

  16. Loving the boots!

    ♥ Johanna,

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  18. I actually do like this trend and feel like it's been around for a while. They just came up with a name for it, lol. I love it on Kate Moss too.

  19. That Forever 21 dress! I'm in love with it!

  20. Love this !

  21. Loooove the Stuarts! Awesome boots!

  22. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!


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