10 outfits ahead of their time
Apart from debauchery, sex, drama and scandal, Gossip Girl was and always will be synonymous with haute couture. Blair Waldorf, Serena Van der Woodsen, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams sported some serious couture on the show that has made fashionista’s mouth water. Costume designer Eric Daman was almost prescient with his impeccable style of the ladies on the show – Blair’s headbands, Serena and Vanessa’s ultra-bohemian looks, and every other outfit has aged extremely well from the first episode aired in 2007 until. in 2021.
There are looks that stand out especially in today’s fashion atmosphere; clothing choices ahead of their time. Several of the show’s outfits fit perfectly into the style trends that are prevalent today, but were less so then. Scroll through the most enduring style moments from Gossip Girl.
ten Large Necklaces
A glance at any trend page makes it clear: the bigger the collar, the better. Oversized, embellished collars are everyone’s favorite, but Blair Waldorf has worn it before everyone else. She was known to wear them often, but one of her two most notable outfits was the white ruffled top and skirt combo she wore to Cyrus’ Passover dinner.
The exaggerated ruffle collar is an absolute dream. Her stunning second look was on the steps of the Met, where she wore a snow-capped cape with an oversized mesh collar with her uniform, paired with a jeweled headband.
9 Cuckoo lace
Serena’s all-gray Zuhair Murad look was way ahead of its time. She wore this incredibly flattering dress to the ballet. Unconventional drapes, selective beading, and peekaboo raw-edged lace details are something much more common in 2021.
The tone-on-tone styling and minimalist accessories were also quite modern and chic, and a trend that emerged shortly after the show aired.
8 Mixed prints
No one makes prints like the queen bee, and she may have pioneered trendy contrast prints. While she’s sported this trend a lot over the last few seasons of the show, this look was exceptional.
The oversized blazer in art-deco-print knotted linen juxtaposed with the ultra-feminine floral dress makes for a winning combination that truly stands the test of time. The large yellow bag brings together the outfit.
7 Pull-on dress
Slip-on dresses are a staple in our wardrobes today, but they haven’t always been. Wearing lingerie as an outerwear is a newer concept now, but the Waldorf scion did it before it was cool.
Lace slip-on dresses have quite often reached her final look, but this negligee-inspired red dress, with contrasting black lace, is her best look so far and is indicative of future trends. Fishnet stockings add subtle elegance to this outfit.
6 Corsets And Net
In another prophetic sartorial moment, Serena appeared in a stunning corseted gown for Blair’s wedding to Prince Louis as the bridesmaid. It’s no secret that corsets have made a big comeback, and this dress is the perfect blend of corsetry with layers and layers of gorgeous tulle and mesh.
The shape and details of the It Girl’s dress are definitely miles ahead, and the pretty dusty pink is a subtle nod to the trendy rose quartz.
Vanessa Abrams might not be everyone’s favorite character, but she pulled off the bomber jacket trend years before it exploded onto the fashion scene. In her kitsch wardrobe hung several jackets that she threw over her pop-hued tank tops.
Again, that was a predictive moment, and her pink and bubble-gum blue satin bomber jacket look came straight out of a street style photo of a model. His college-inspired black jacket is also a victory.
4 Oversized T-shirt and Boots
With the advent of normcore, wearing loose, oversized t-shirts has become fashionable, but not in the Gossip Girl universe. Once again, Little J’s closet gave Billie-Eilish vibes with the huge white t-shirt as a dress and lacy fishnet tights.
The highlight of this look is the subtly chunky leather boots, which bring this look together beautifully. This futuristic outfit ticks all the boxes, dress-wise.
3 Aerial caftan
Previously, caftans were reserved for beaches and vacations, but not for Serena Van der Woodsen. Known for her refined bohemian style, she wore this kaftan-silhouette dress as she strolled the Upper East Side, paired with a chunky belt and oversized bag.
The abstract digital print and airy silhouette make it a great contender for an outfit that is ahead of its time.
2 Leather And Diapers
It’s safe to say that Jenny Humphrey’s style was bold and in the best possible way. She has experimented well with clothing, especially after descending into her Gothic avatar. His clever layering techniques were very avant-garde.
The waterfall leather jacket, with shorts and fishnet, is an outfit that belongs many years after Gossip Girl broadcast, and don’t miss the layered necklaces. The whole motorcycle-inspired trend really shines in this look.
1 Patent trench
Blair Waldorf takes the cake (as she always does) with this gorgeous patent leather trench coat, tights and boots set. What she wore at Constance Billard actually belongs to the catwalks of the future.
The shimmering navy blue patent, gold buttons and custom fit are very 2021, as are the contrasting color patent leather boots that complement the outfit beautifully.
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