01 Oct Latest fashion trend: Optical-illusion dresses
New optical-illusion dresses by Stella McCartney, HervÃ© LÃ©ger, Victoria Beckham, and others make curves more dangerousâ€”even as they slim. That women will stop at nothing to artificially achieve the perfect silhouette is not breaking news. How they do it, however, is ever-changing. In the past, undergarments did the bulk of the work, from whale-bone corsets to Real Housewivesâ€“designed faux Spanx; womenâ€™s waists have been nipped, tucked, and cinched underneath their clothes in every which way. But now, thanks to a slew of optical-illusion dresses hitting red carpets and runways, the dresses are drawing the curves.