When scouring the hundreds of runway shows that take place in the four fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan, and Paris – as well as other parts of the world, it can be easy to overlook the minute details that make a piece really stand out. However, we couldn’t help but notice a very small styling factor that effortlessly transformed the silhouette. We then witnessed the micro trend trickling onto the streets and on the backs of some of the most stylish “It” girls in fashion.
We’re talking about the knotted trend, which is a simple bow pulled from gathered fabric at the front or back of a garment. Knotting replaces belting as the easiest way to cinch your waist and create an hourglass look, and it couldn’t be simpler to achieve on your own with what you already have in your closet. In the gallery below, ten street-style photos illustrate the best ways to conquer the tie-knot micro trend.
Fake the look of a sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt tied around your waist by opting for a skirt with knotted sleeves built in.
Even if you’re wearing multiple layers, a knotted waist is a helpful and simple way to define your waist.
Hailey Baldwin makes a knotted sash the centerpiece of her vibrant red look, proving the eye-catching potential of this micro trend.
Dramatic oversized shirting can be fitted to your silhouette more precisely by knotting the front of it together.
Sackcloth-waist trousers can swallow a slender figure up, so an easy fix is threading your trousers with a knotted leather-rope accent.
The relaxed fit of an oversized button-up can be made flattering by knotting a matching sash around your natural waistline.
Street-style star Veronika Heilbrunner chooses the simple styling route by opting for built-in knotted details on a vibrant patterned dress.
Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller ties off a floaty duster with a knotted bow that matches her trousers to a T.
Add an additional touch of femininity to a sundress by choosing a version with a knot-able sash.