Emphasising the waist was a big trend seen in SS17, showing off if you have a small waist or creating the illusion of a smaller waist if you dont.

Even though some of these designers used models with excessively (evenly worryingly) small waists we don't think you should be put off by that, emphasising your waist is a great way to show off your figure and your femininity.

Ties - as seen at Roland Mouret, Ann Demeulemeester, Coach, Erdem, Moncler

Corset shapes - as seen at Fenty X Rihanna, Stella MacCartney, MISHBV, Sally LaPointe, YProjects

Big Belts - as seen at Balenciaga, Balmain, Isabel Marant, Loewe.

So many variations of the same trend, so lots of inspiration there for experimenting with!

SS17Lucy Sinnott