Hot Trend: The Knot


Mary J. Blige keeps it classy in this figure-forgiving knotted gown.




Kristen, Gwyneth and Ali Larter stay on top of the trend in their draped skirts.

Many designers featured fluid, draped clothing on the runways for Spring 2010- and one of the chief ways it has been interpreted in real life is with knotted shirts and dresses. This is good news for moms in particular- It gives some definition to areas you like (your chest and decolletage) and easily hides the areas you don't like (your waistline). Want proof? Take a look at these options...




Put on a pair of Spanx and this dress will be perfect for datenights. I love that it's sexy without being too revealing. It's $65 from Victoria's Secret and comes in a few different colors.




I think I may have to get this $70 skirt from Topshop. It's almost a dead ringer for the $1,600 skirts worn by our starlet trio above.



This knotted matte jersey dress is comfortable, flattering, and suitable for the workplace! It's $128 at Dillards.



Show off your sexy side (and hide your mummy tummy) with this babydoll bra-top shirt, $48.50 at Victoria's Secret.




You could make this $69 Victoria's Secret dress casual or dressy, depending on how you accessorize it. Love it- and it comes in several different colors!




A simple twist in the collar takes this Michael Kors tee from basic to beguiling. It's on sale for $32.99.




When at the gym or out running errands, try knotting your tee to make it more figure-flattering. This version is $39 from Athleta.


Are you buying into the knotted trend? I am- Ever since having children, I've found myself buying a couple of knotted tops or dresses each summer. I think the style is so flattering that it has become a perennial favorite among shoppers- and consequently, designers.


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