From the beach to the streets, neoprene is making waves in the fashion scene as the ultimate summer essential. Though typically used for scuba suits, top designers have repurposed this soft and flexible fabric to create sculptural and daring street style that’s awesome for the warm weather. Neoprene is unique because it’s pliable, lightweight, and holds shapes effortlessly, so depending on your summer style, you can rock a neoprene piece that’s either oversized or perfectly fit to your figure.
If you haven’t perfected your beach bod this season have no fear because not only is neoprene great for structure, the tight fabric sucks you in all the right places. Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, and Kenzo all featured neoprene in their runway shows this season and their colorful creations were totally sporty chic- embracing the ease of west coast style and reinventing it with strong and defined silhouettes that are ideal for the urbanite woman. Dive into this trend by simply adding some neoprene to your everyday look.
Try switching out your traditional work pants for a fun trumpet skirt like the bright green Hello Perry skirt below, or replace your favorite LBD with a scuba-tight mini-dress in a bold color like the dress from Tarte Vintage. By adding some surf inspired style to your wardrobe without overdoing it, it easy for anybody to soak up this trend!