Means Girls hit the nail in the coffin when the voiceover from Lohan drawled, "In 'Girl World', Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything about it." For the 31st October brings a sudden panic to the female predicament- to dress like a hoe or a hag. Pick a side, nothing in between, that’s it… and forever we will know what kind of a girl you truly are.
We are not twelve years old anymore, do not go Trick or Treating (we hope) and don’t hang around with the 'cool' group of guys who carry fresh Tesco Value eggs in their trackie pockets with a Scream mask covering their bum fluff chin (again, hope.) So why should a bunny or a zombie bride be the only choice of character for a woman to have? This is not a feminism speech about empowerment, liberation and equality but…. a fashion crusade. Instead of cheap lyrca, scratchy acrylic wigs and floppy ears look toward textures to get the sinister juices flowing. Leather, fur, sheer, beading and velvets in a mix of rich hues, clustered jewellery, towering stilettos with a berry lip will set the tone nicely- making it easier that the ‘gothic’ trend always seem to be bang on the style radar this time of year. Funny that.
Taking elements of our favourite horror characters, such a Freddy Krueger in this divine tomato red checked woolly jumper, the Beetlejuice flavour high waisted trousers; bring out your phobia of spiders in the giant tarantula-esque grey fury number or choose the punky vision of tartan and PVC to bring a touch of North London horror to your attire, is a far more stylish way to go.
But saying all this, let’s take a bet- how many people will be dressing up as Miley Cyrus this weekend? Well suppose it is a happy medium…
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