“Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, boubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe, may have been wondering what to wear for Halloween. This year let Swide guide you and give you tips on how to transform your fancy dresses into fancy-dress.
The jack-o-lanterns have been carved. The pumpkin soup is boiling nicely. The basked full of candy next to the front door for the trick or treaters is stocked. And now for the Halloween costumes. The night of the un-dead is not only an excuse for children to dress up as their favourite magician or super hero, adults need to party too.
With a pinch of imagination, a drop of irreverence, a hint of horror, a leg of newt and eyes of toad, the Swide team has come up with the perfect potion so that you can transform, as if by magic, your FW11 Dolce&Gabbana and D&G items into spooky yet stylish Halloween party looks.
“Double, double toil and trouble / Fire burn, and cauldron bubble”. The witch is a traditional Halloween costume, and over the centuries it had been interpreted in number of ways. For 2011 be a glamorous witch by donning this floor length black number worthy of the most elegant Morticia.
Even though the full moon is a week away, transform yourself in a werewolf for Halloween 2011. This shaggy fur coat is the perfect item for this animalistic costume. Wear a furry mask and clawed gloves and howl the night away.
Forget the DIY bed sheet with eyehole cut outs. The flowing ghostly silhouette this year can be reproduced with this D&G chiffon gown. Add some chains for effect and you’ll be haunting you’re friends’ memories with costume envy.
Look devilishly stylish with a red tuxedo for Halloween 2011. Red is the colour of flames, of passion, of evil and the accent colour for the Dolce&Gabbana FW11 collection. Top the look off with horns and a pitchfork and you’ll be ready to reign over the underworld.
Demonstrate your fashion know-how even when choosing your monstrous costume this year. Adopt one of this season’s strongest trends, masculine tailoring. This double-breasted velvet suit is suitably gothic and androgynous. Just pop on a pair of canines and some fake blood and you’ll make count Dracula himself feel underdressed.
Pay homage to Michael Jackson’s Thriller without actually wearing the red leather outfit. This eccentric mix of flannel combats, striped top and suspenders can be given an unkempt zombie like feel. Just go crazy with the make up, practice your hypnotic walk and perfect your spookiest voice with which to growl “brains”!
Whether ghoul or goblin, witch or warlock, make sure you raise the fashion stakes this Halloween!
Written by: Valentina Zannoni