We've done the Silver Snap Awards - honoring the best photoshoot of the year- since the inception of Diva-Fierce, something that I'm super-proud of. However, with all our focus in fashion, we've never done an end-of-year award for street fashion. We are amazingly lucky to be living in a time where the Divas have exploded, partly due to shows like Total Divas, as well as Instagram, so we get a lot of opportunities to check out what our fav ladies wear on a daily basis. I think the time has come to add a "highlights of street-fashion" (including tv-show looks) section to our year-end wrap-up! Here's our look at the fabulous outfits that typified the style trends of 2015.
It's inevitable that the mad stylish Bella Twins should each be part of the looks that were 2015. Nikki's high tea outfit was a jaw-dropper from the moment she debuted it and it highlights the best of this year, with touches of timelessness. The crop-top and skirt/pants set was perhaps THE most important fashion trend of the year, gaining momentum last year and roaring like a tsunami into 2015. Bright blue shades from cobalt to royal to an intense electric shade such as this have been making waves and look to continue doing so in the new year. The bold striping demonstrates another trend: prints and patterns, Lastly, Nikki brings back classic, proper chic with her gloves and magnificent hat.
On a more laid-back front, Lana's vacation look hit all the right notes. Again, the cropped top made it's presence felt. But this time, it's matched with casual skinny denim and cute ankle boots. The slight Western influence to them references the 70's Americana vine that has been a main current through fashion as well. This is a prime example of looking cute and stylish at once.
While the 70's are currently a fashion beacon, there has also been a strong 80's influence and Natalya's fan meeting style is a perfect example of this. In addition, Natalya's style is rooted in classic looks and this outfit shows how that base can metamorphosize easily from theme to theme. Her chic LBD gets an update from it's sheer panel at her neckline (sheer insets have been a massive trend through the last year or two). It then gets a big rocker punch from her statement jacket - a fringed leather motorcycle affair that make this outfit a gem! Cap-toe pumps in black and nude combo finish this style-maven look off with fierce sophistication.
The boho styling of the 70's has been another of the massive trends of 2015, and it shows no sign of slackening. Among the Divas, no one does boho better than Brie and this joyous pairing of a lemon lace crop top with high-waisted flared denim was a crave-worthy example of how it's done. The pairing of trendy lace in a unique color is feminine and oh so pretty, while the silhouette of her jeans is 100% 70's. A bright pendant and flowing hair complete this modern, artsy, casual look that slays the boho-70's trend.
Lastly, classic chic will never die; it has a place in fashion every year, every decade, every day. Few things are more sophisticated and enduring than the LBD. We saw it with Nattie's look and we see it here in the spotlight with Lana's WrestleMania On-Sale outfit. The one-shoulder styling again nods to the 70's, as it was an important look of that decade, often worn by style-makers like Bianca Jagger. The cutout is modern to the core. From there on out, it's all classic: princess-seamed silhouette, knee length, ebony hue. Lana completed the outfit with black ankle-strap sandals. The platform points us into 2016, as it is beginning to return after a year or two of being eclipsed by the single sole.
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