Spring 2013 Fashion Trends – The Peek-a-Boo Effect

Clearly, the fashionable way of highlighting small parts of your body doesn’t ever recall for you to leave half of the garment home. Looking seductive and sporting an alluring look that’s both tasteful, and on trend it’s possible if you choose the right elements. With the Holiday season right around the corner, there’s nothing wrong in wanting to look feminine and showcase some skin along the way, as long as  you keep your overall appearance powerful and glamorous. Today we are going to look at the spring 2013 fashion trends and what will be popular based of various styles we have seen on the runway this year.

Sheer fabrics, intricate cut-outs, midriff-baring separates, high-slits, they’re all available in an array of exciting and unexpected designs that gracefully play upon the peek-a-boo effect.

spring 2013 fashion trends peek a boo style

Selecting our five favorite peek-a-boo looks straight out of the runways wasn’t an easy assignment given the multitude of collections that embraced the luscious trend for Spring 2013, but we managed to pick out the ones that are most wearable, based on five different styling approaches. Be sure to find yours in the fashionable selection below.


01. The Edgy Approach. We’re starting off strong, with a powerful look conceived for the bold and fearless women who want to rock the peek-a-boo trend without having to face the fear of actually loosing the heavy factor. Alexandrer Wang’s deconstructing experiment featured in his Spring 2013 collection made the garments look like they were floating on the skin. The intricate separates with precise cut-outs and edgy slits, gracefully carried the Tron-like effect, as the designer himself loves to call it. The styling included severe futuristic elements, sleek low-ponytails and a bold, strong, and sexy make-up that perfectly complemented the numbers.

edgy approach for the spring 2013 fashion trends

02. The Glamorous Approach. Delightfully sophisticated, yet driven and bold, Badgley Mischka’s glamorous approach on the peek-a-boo effect is the perfect embodiment of the “haunting beauty” that amazed the designers in the 1935 movie adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Their exquisite creations were figure flattering and beyond alluring thanks to the lace cut-outs that left plenty to the imagination. Contrasting with the garments’ full-length, the delicate cut-outs stood out as the ultra-feminine interpretation of the tantalizing trend.

glamorous spring fashion trends 2013

03. The Elegant With A Twist Approach. The understated elegance of the classic little black dress, meets an entirely new fashion direction in the Akris Spring 2013 collection. While it’s pretty obvious that the fashion house chose not to play upon discretion, the dangerous elements of sheerness, strategically placed along the bodice and hips, are sensual enough, without giving away too much, and elegant enough, without being a boring cliche. Bold red lips and black ballerina flats added just the right amount of delicacy to the controversial number.


04. The Romantic Approach. The super light numbers that walked the runway for Giambatistta Valli’s Spring 2013 collection showcased the perfect balance between romantic and seductive, sleek and feminine, modern and chic. His soft approach on the peek-a-boo effect was based upon midriff-baring separates, that mixed cropped tops and tailored skirts, beautifully adorned by delicate blossoms embellishments. Metallic pumps and sleek hairstyles toughed up the ensembles.


05. The Urban Approach. Diane von Fursteberg’s Spring 2013 fashion trends collection was all about evoking the sophisticated urban spirit, by drawing inspiration from the most exotic destinations. Her 1960 fashion approach mixed flattering palazo pants featuring peplum accents, with geometrically sheer cut-outs, styled with loud accessories. Bold color combos in contrasting hues, like dark blue and bright orange, made for some unexpected looks that screamed femininity and modernism.