I can't believe I'm still in catch-up mode. Sigh.
I'm so sorry that Naomi's injury was serious enough to force her to have to drop the title. How insanely frustrating after all her hard work to achieve it! She managed to go out in style though, pairing a cute cap-sleeve cropped tee with her Feel The Glow leggings and black sneakers with blue and lime embellishments. This combo is casual and sporty and, once again, plays on that fab combo of teal and neon citrus that works so incredibly well. Her bright hair acts as that one extra pop of color that gives the outfit zing.
Mickie put together a classically Americana pairing of a gorgeous lace cropped top with pale denim. Naturally, she finished it with Western boots ;) One of the benefits of an unrefined, study boot like this is that it allows an outfit to be styled with super-feminine pieces, like Mickie's top, without having the look come off at all too girly. The boots provide a strong counter-balance - something to keep in mind if you adore frills, but don't want to over-do the femme vibe. If Western boots aren't your jazz, a chunky-heeled punk-tinged boot, or a classic riding silhouette will work similarly.
Lana has been doing a good bit with this double-breasted dress style lately. The double row of buttons has a haberdasher-esque quality that brings strength and assertiveness to this simple dress. I can love this design when done as a blazer; I'm a bit more hesitant about the dress version. I don't dislike it, but it probably wouldn't be the first thing I'd reach for. Lana's variation is done is a fiery red satin, which makes it even more of a statement piece. Her slim crystal choker is a perfect way to accessorize a look like this - with subtlety. Her low bun is polished but not too prim - another winning choice!
Maryse got in on some actual nearly in-ring action in preparation for the build-up to Miz & her Wrestlemania match against John & Nikki. As usual, her selections are stellar: a cropped sequin bomber cardigan (leave it to Maryse to make a cardi look fierce! #HowItsDone101) tops leather leggings. She finished the look with plain suede OTK boots - and flat boots, no less! It's rare, but Maryse in flats does indeed happen ;), and she slays in them just as well as in heels. As if we expected anything different. #Homage
Natalya's exploration of combinations of patent leather, sheer, strapped cutouts and crystal continues with this gear. She's moved to pink for her crystals - a mouth-watering decision that I hope she gives us a few more variations of! The strapped cutout aspects of her gear remain as fabulous as ever - and she's earning serious points from me for her designs that show enough to be tantalizing as heck, without showing too much. It's a fine line to walk and Nattie is handling it perfectly. This is how a classy lady does sexy! Note-taking is encouraged ;).
The drapey studded coat is a look Sasha can't do much wrong with in my book, but what really caught my eye with this gear is the glorious ombre coloring, which ranged from palest sky blue to deep teal. Just amazingly gorgeous shades! The fact that it made a perfect foil for her purple hair just made it even more perfect. I'm impressed - girlfriend has been smashing her gear choices lately!
Lana gave us a nice little line-up fashion during the February tour of Germany. She kicked it off with a pair of jumpsuits. The first features a lace-up detail that runs from ankle to hip on each side. The look has been quite popular among the glitterati as a modern way to be trendily risqué, but to my way of thinking, it's just a bit too much. It's the kind of styling envelope-pushing stars can get away with, but is nearly impossible to make appropriate for the fashionable live of the less paparazzi'd of us. This is especially true because the technique is done on a skin-tight jumpsuit - it's roughly akin to showing both leg and décolletage in a single outfit. This simple but super-sexy piece would have carried plenty of drama, even without the lace-up detail and I would have been a much bigger fan. I do, however, have nothing but praise for those FABULOUS strappy gold heels Lana has on. Those are crave-worthy! And happily, Lana is one of those starlets who re-uses her fashion so I have little doubt of getting to savor those again sometime - hopefully soon! *waits on edge of seat*. Her next jumpsuit definitely ticks the right boxes. It exchanges the lace-up detail for a high neckline and patterned sequins and I find the effect much more powerful and provocative. The focus is on the entire outfit, instead of getting stuck on the lace-up detail and this glittering bodycon piece holds the stage flawlessly. Lana paired it with simple strappy heels in black which make the perfect subtle finish to the big statement above. I also love her straight-but-with-volume hair - the informal beauty of the style softens the boldness of her outfit. She switches thing up majorly with her next look - a carefree pairing of a black graphic tee with blue destroyed denim. A fur-lined camo coat with a magnificent hood makes an eye-catching, but totally chill, topper for the outfit, which also manages to totally make the look. We don't get a peek at her shoes but I'd lay decent odds on ankle booties in black or beige.
Welcome to the place where wrestling & fashion join hands. #BeInspired #LoveFashion Let the Fierce be with you! ;) Peace & Glitter!
Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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