How Social Media Is Affecting Current Fashions and Trends

In the past, the fashion world has seemed like a place out of reach to the general public. A mysterious place; which only the rich and famous could be part of. These days, however, thanks to the revolution of social media, this world has opened up, and everyone can join in and share experiences. Social media has had a huge impact on fashions and trends.

One of the leading examples of social media which has affected fashion is blogging. The demand for blogging has increased immensely over the past few years, and more people are becoming involved in this way of connecting with each other. Fashion bloggers report on the latest fashions and trends via relevant websites, before they reach magazines, and interestingly, we now see bloggers sitting in the front row of catwalk shows. A place which was previously reserved for only celebrities and designers. The reason there is such a huge interest in this form of social media, is not only because we can usually relate to the writer, but also because they have the ability to report on the latest trends instantly after the shows have taken place. This diminishes the need to wait weeks or months on magazines being published, or websites updated. It also gives us a platform to interact and communicate with each other.

Popular websites such as Facebook, twitter and YouTube have also had a tremendous influence on ladies fashion and current trends. Top designers such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton have used these types of social media to stream live catwalk shows as they happen, which enables viewers to tell each other about the latest fashion before it reaches the shops. It is also a way to communicate directly with designers, which increases their awareness of what looks are popular and what fashion enthusiasts are interested in. It enables people to feel connected and express their opinions. It also allows people to have a direct influence on fashion trends, and know their views are valued. Designers are also developing ways for viewers to make instant clothing purchases, during these live performances.

Fashion dedicated sites such as Polyvore and Chitopia have in-built forums, where visitors can interact with each other, and share style tips and advice. There is also the option to upload photos, and show off your personal style. These types of fashions sites have a significant affect on current trends, as people love to talk to each other, and what better way to showcase your own unique style, and allow others to become inspired and even replicate ideas.

The increase in social media not only affects styles and trends, but it also allows designers to reach a higher amount of people, in a shorter time frame. It can greatly increase traffic to specific websites, and as a result, make a huge impact on online sales. The need and desire for social media is only set to continue and make way for an even more interesting and inspirational way to interact and enjoy the latest styles.

Why Love a Romper? Tips for Choosing and Wearing Fashion’s Beloved One-Piece

Since re-emerging in 2006 as a hot trend, rompers have been seen on celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively, and Mischa Barton – just to name a few. However, the romper had much humbler origins. The romper actually started off as playwear for younger children in the 1900’s. In France, rompers were primarily seen on boys. By the 1950’s, rompers finally became fashionable leisure and beach wear for women. Now, the romper is an easy to wear piece that has won over the hearts of fashion-forward women world wide.

Rompers Vs. Dresses

Rompers are great for someone who wants to pull off a dressier look without actually having to wear a dress. Both are one piece which is ideal for the woman on the go, but rompers allow you all the conveniences of shorts. Bending over or windy days are not a concern for the romper-wearing woman. The only disadvantage of wearing a romper is that you have to undress entirely when using the restroom.


The playful one-piece can easily go from day to night. During the day, throw on your romper with a cardigan and a pair of cute wedged shoes. On the way to dinner with the bf or drinks with the girls, lose the cardigan and shoes. Pair with a nude heel and accessorize with some sparkling bangles and over-sized earrings. (Side Note: Nude heels will help elongate the appearance of your legs.) Just touch up your make up and you’re ready to rock!

When Choosing Your Romper

Rompers are meant to be comfortable, so stay away from anything too tight. Also, length is extremely important. You don’t want all of your assets hanging out from the hemline (or the neckline for that matter). The look you want to achieve is sophistication.

Styling Ideas

Wear your romper belted. This helps to accentuate your waist and breakdown the playful factor of the garment.

Layer with a cardigan, shrug, or long jacket. The extra layer adds a little polish to the look.

Throw a loosely fitting top or off-the-shoulder sweater over your romper. It’ll look like your wearing shorts and be great for a casual lunch.

Wear under a high-waisted skirt. The romper will give you the benefits of wearing shorts and you won’t have to worry about a blouse becoming un-tucked! And after you’re done at the office, slip off the skirt for some shopping with your friends!

Wear appropriate footwear. As you recall, the garment itself has very “playful” beginnings, so grown up or sophisticated footwear is a requirement as well. Pair with wedges or heels and if you love flats, go with a flat that is dressier in appearance and one that lacks more than two playful design details. Flip flops or “slippers” as they are more commonly known in the islands are great if you’re wearing your romper as a cover up to the beach!