Ever heard of ‘copycat trends’? Well I think…copycat trends are trends that are copied by famous celebs, or people in general. It is a unique spin on a classic trend (outfit, accessories, makeup, it could be anything really!). They are used most commonly for magazine shoots, street style photography, and in runway. The outfit may be altered to look more sexy, sophisticated, chic, edgy so that people will buy more of it. The designer will add beading, lace, patterns, prints, over the top embellishments to make it stand out. When they are able to do that, they can add it to their collection and celebrities start wearing their design, and it becomes a hit. A fashion sensation.
Copycat trends have become the ‘new sensation’ ( well actually it’s been going on for quite some time not just in 2016), especially on N off the runway recently. It’s like that saying ‘orange is the new pink’ or chokers are the new statement necklace. Runway fashion transforms a classic piece such as a lace top into a matching crop top and skirt (the long lace-y bodice) fringe dresses, the oversized sweater/shirt and boots, jumpsuits. Sheer n bustier dresses (my fave!) In fact, Model Bella Hadid attended the Dior: The Art of Color event in NYC recently where she wore a beautiful pink, black polka-dotted sheer ensemble on top of a Christian Dior bra and underwear combo. The piece is actually from Dior’s “recently debuted” Spring 2017 runway collection. Bella also rocked that daring nude lace micro mini number from Misha Collection for Australian Fashion Week. Micro-mini dresses have been around for years, and I’m totally obsessed with them.
A copycat trend on N off the runway is timeless, effortless, and different in it’s twisted little way. That’s the power of an outfit, and what it can do for you and what it can look like on someone else. It’s about change, but also keeping it the same..or at least some aspect of it. Most importantly IT’S ABOUT CREATIVITY. Some designers may cut or use bits and pieces of an outfit to make it unique, or pair the outfit with different shoes. Or it ma look like the same outfit, but it really isn’t, just a more affordable copycat of the outfit. It could be many DIFFERENT things. It all depends on what you are going to do with that outfit, how you’re going to use it, the way someone sees it, will it be better than the original or will it look ugly AF? My bet? It will probably outdo the original outfit and make everyone want to put that piece in their stores. But that’s just my opinion!
Here are some ‘Copycat trends’ (that I’ve picked that represent what I think Copy Cat trends are!) for you that are from On N off the runway from 2016 and other years as well. Btw: I did google ‘copycat trend’ before writing this post. I just wanted to do a little research on it, just to explain it a little bit better for you lol. You know what they say….”Honesty is the best policy” fashionistas!
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Nina Dobrev’s 2016 AMAs look off the runway. #ZuhairMurad #Spring2017
Bella Hadid walking for Misha Collection #Ontherunway #AustralianFashionWeek #microminidresses Photo courtesy of BellaHadidSource on Tumblr. You can see how they added lace detailing to the dress changing it.
high slit dress n “choker” from the Alexandre Vauthier fall 2016 collection
the crop top and short in the front and long in the back skirt combo from the off-white fall 2016 collection
the velvet dress n high slit- Marchesa fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection
All of these photos down here are from runway-red carpet’s tumblr
Keke Palmer wore a crop top and skirt combo from Houghton Bridal’s fall 2017 collection to the GQ event
Rita Ora wore a dress from Temperley London’s Spring 2017 collection
Kate Beckinsale wore black lacy ensemble from the Marchesa Spring 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection
Hailey Baldwin wore the one sleeve dress from Julien Macdonald’s spring 2017 collection
Zoey Deutch is wearing a gold (tank and skirt combo) dress from the Balmain Spring 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection
Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a corset n tulle skirt dress from the Christian Dior 2017 Ready-To-Wear collection.
Kerry Washington wore this star-y night inspired Elie Saab dress to the 2016 Critics Choice Awards
Bella Hadid wore this Julien MacDonald dress to the 2016 Victoria’s secret fashion show
This Saint Laurent fall 2016 jumpsuit is similar to the one Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner wore recently!
Elie Saab’s gown from their fall 2014 collection which is similar to what Nina Dobrev wore to the met ball once and also that purple number to the Vanity fair party!
Marchesa dress from the spring 2016 collection
ELIE SAAB DRESS.
Naomi Campbell wearing the Givenchy Spring 2016 collection
Jennifer Lawrence and model wear same crop top and midi skirt from Cinq a’ Sept’s Pre-fall 2017 collection
Karlie Kloss is wearing a black dress with a high slit from the Brandon Maxwell Spring Ready-to-wear 2017 collection
the see-through number. From Georges Chakra
Diane Kruger has worn this dress, Marion Cotillard, Evan Rachel Wood, etc.
hoodie n thigh high boots combo
copying the original style of that v-neck dress (Vionnet spring 2016)
Pants-suit. #transformation #runway Elie Saab fall 2016 collection
statement choker/necklace #ElieSaab #HauteCouture fall 2016 collection
off the shoulder dress/shirt #embellishments #change #transform #Chanel #fall #2016 collection
lace n fur combo ensemble #Bralette #AlexanderMcQueen #2016 #fall collection
shirt n skirt combo #highslit #sockswithshoes #twobelts #VeraWang
the slip dress. #Burberry #Givenchy #Spring #2016 collections
the black polka-dotted dress and frills #boots #ZuhairMurad #Fall #2016
slit dress n thigh high boots #classiclook #unique #ElieSaab #2016
crop top and pants look #AlexanderMcQueen #Spring #2017
long-sleeved crop top and pants. Pre-Spring 2017
Dolce n Gabbana Spring 2017 collection #laceheels #bomberjacket #miniskirt
fringe boots n crop top and skirt (matching combo)
the lace jumpsuit
black n white ensemble #officeoutfit
the woman suit! #officewear
lace slip dress.
black lace dress
going to bed lace ensemble #slipdress #lace
the fur coat.
from the Dior 2016-2017 collection
off the shoulder dress
gladiator-y heels/thigh high boots n high wasted shorts
the choker n the low-cut blouse
jeans and shoes
the tied up shirt and the high-wasted pants
the flowing shirt..er idk
the halter dress
we used to have pants under those long shirts, ya know!
the wrap dress
the pants suit
the vintage flower power maxi dresses
tank top n shorts
the V-neck dress
the turtleneck dress
the sweetheart neckline.
the vintage floral print dress
Shailene Woodley wore this Valentino resort 2017 dress
floral print dresses from the Giambattista Valli fall 2014 couture collection.
corset dress. Oscar De La Renta #Spring #Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear collection
Elie Saab spring 2017 collection
Valentino spring/summer 2017 collection
Marchesa fall/winter 2016 collection #diamondnecklace #transformed
the sequin pants #saintlaurent #2016
lace, floral print vintage dress #PaoloSebastian #AutumnWinter 2016-2017 collection
the really high slit like Chrissy Teigen wore to the AMAs this year
halter dress- Marchesa spring 2017 collection
the grunge look on #bellahadid #VersaceVersus
tutu dress #Valentino 2016
low-cut v-neck dress #TaorayWang fall 2016 collection
the choker n no strap dress
the one-shoulder-sleeve Marchesa fall/winter dress that Heidi Klum wore to the 2016 Oscars
fur n lace combo outfit
Simona Rocha Ready-To-Wear 2016 collection
the lace see-through dress.
the Couture fall 2016 Collection by Rani Zakhem
this replica is by Alexander Vauthier. It has been worn by Kim k and others