The Royal Rumble set a high fashion standard, but the gals maintained it at the Elimination Chamber.
First, there was Becky’s continuing foray into gear with a hint of a femme twist. This set offers an iconic color story of black and beige, with a simple tank topping her frayed denim shorts. What brings distinction to the look is the broad band of gorgeous black lace that drapes across her torso. It’s so delicate that, at first glance, it almost seemed ragged to me, as if it was echoing the hem of her shorts. Even though it’s not, the similarity in texture unites the look, while still providing a beautiful and delicate contrast to the rugged grommetted leather at her knees. There’s a kind of broken-in, ragged romanticism to this look that I’m really enjoying: it’s stunning yet unforgiving, gorgeous, yet grounded. What a unique and intriguing statement from Becky and a wonderful show of growth and experimentation!
Both Summer and Sasha worked with blue and orange as a combo in the past and I loved it. Equally well do I love the pairing of purple and orange, as worn by Nikki. The bright cantaloupe shade is warm and inviting and nearly glows with intensity. It looks amazing against her skin! The deep grape adds a flush of cool solidity to all that vibrancy and the effect is gorgeous! While I love her red, black and white variations, seeing her break into some new color combinations – especially such unique and yummy ones as this! – is incredibly fun!
Alexa went for the classic color combo of red and blue with her gear. She added a nice little twist, though, by accenting the pairing with gold, which adds warmth and luxuriousness. I’ve been a fan of this design of her gear pretty much since it debuted and I’m still totally on board. The only thing I could do wthout is the cartoon appliquee at the front. Come on, girl – you’re not Bayley. There’s a way to bring in this kind of accent, but, set against a mature, fierce ring outfit like this, it just looks silly.
It takes a really special vision and execution to use a lot of pattern and color and have it be cohesive. Naomi absolutely smashes the concept here! For starters, her romper silhouette is bang on trend. For seconders, her scrolled, mod print has the complex beauty of a Pucci piece, but done in light-up-the-world neons that give it a youthful energy and vitality that looks super hot! Lime, turquoise, lavender and cerulean make for a current and stunning color story, while the matching leg covers carry the look all the way to her feet, creating unity and impact. The layered chevrons are a flawless addition, creating a slight, but solid diversion from the print and working fabulously with her body shape to create a curvy hourglass. I love everything about this – as complex as it is, it’s put together perfectly, so it’s not busy or overwhelming, just powerful, mesmerizing and straight up AMZAZING!
Mickie’s gear has been a wonderful mingling of ‘new and then’ :), pairing a halter top accented with a suitably Southwest-esque symbol and her always-favored flared-leg pants. Touches of colored stones accent the edges of both top and bottom. She’s done several color stories with this design, but I especially like the icy simplicity of this metallic silver, spiked with hints of emerald.
Natalya reprised her Royal Rumble gear, but switched the corset for this fantasmic cropped jacket. This strong-shouldered confection of ruffles and studs is something she’s worn multiple times before, but it’s a standout piece, well worth getting plenty of mileage out of. The cropped silhouette with its focus on the shoulder is totes on-trend and the femme-meets-fierce aesthetic has a bewitchingly McQueen-esque vibe. Overall, it’s a marked upgrade from the corset in my book!
And then, after the fabulosity of the Elimnation Chamber gear, we were planning on more fabulosity from Emma-come-Emmalina. Which we got. For about 30 seconds. Emma has been slaying Instagram with clothing, bikinis, and poses ever since the whole concept for Emmalina was mentioned, so I was really excited for this changeover. She walked out in a sequined dress with an uber-trendy thigh-high slit and magnificent t-strap sandals, which had me ready to rave. And then she totally crushed the dream. Dang you Powers That WWE. Since she’s back to being Emma and our little My Fair Lady makeover moment is ended, all I can hope is that her fashion revolution doesn’t face into the sunset along with it. Fingers crossed.
Stephanie’s post-E.C. Raw outfit was understated and classic: black scoop-neck top, blue denim and her current favorite black blazer. She completed the look with OTK boots. I’m a huge fan of her choice of the bolder statement of leather boots, instead of the softer suede; it gives a bit more drama to the outfit. She adds a nice twist of trendiness with a simple choker. While this look isn’t exciting in a breaking-new-ground kind of way, I absolutely adore it! It’s precisely the type of style I would (and do!) wear on a very consistent (like, almost daily actually :) ) basis and it has a casual sophistication that’s not only incredibly appealing, but also enduring.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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