We're kicking off the 2016 FashionHaps with what feels like a throwback...#TBW? Lol...
First up...WOWZA...how about this look from Stephanie McMahon? After regaling us with suits most of the year, she pulled out all the stops for the new year, with this stunning feather-embellished sweater dress by Michael Kors (shown here, but sadly unavailable). The texture in this piece is fantasmic; it takes the classic LBD to new heights! The dress just FEELS like a party, with all that flowy movement and tiny hints of sparkle. She brings the fierce, as well, by finishing it off with suede OTK's. This is the way to say "Welcome, 2016!".
Next..OMG I am SO incredibly excited because....I now get to cover Maria Kanellis-Bennett's fashion again!...omg ..omg ... can't even...*faints*. Maria and her husband, Mike Bennett, have recently signed with Impact Wrestling and that means... a LOT of Maria's fashion woot woot! It should be quite the ride and I can't wait! Her style has always been dramatic and glamorous, and she gives us a taste of it here, with her New Year's-celebration-ready fringed sequin sheath. It's like wearing a disco ball...a bit 70's glam, a bit Art Deco, a lot magnificent. I am loving 2016 already :) Welcome back, Maria!
The throwback continues with this chic New Year's look from Barbie Blank. Often, cutouts can get overdone, until there's hardly any dress left, but these are subtle and add a lovely modern twist to and otherwise quite classic gown. What really makes this look pop, though, are her sophisticated black+gold ankle strap sandals. The shape is elegant and feminine and really elevates her gown. That super-pretty high bun doesn't hurt either ;). We rarely saw updo's from Barbie during her time with WWE, but it's such a great look for her! Lastly, a true throwback shot: this ivory set from Barbie's bridal shower back in Nov. I couldn't resist blathering about the gorgeous floaty layers of the skirt. The strong satin border grounds the transcendence just enough and helps tie the piece to the cropped, sequin top. This set really has everything: sparkle, grace, sheer, skin. It defines "modern princess".
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