Nadia Nakai had the most beautiful view throughout the entire awards ceremony
In fashion, you’re always on the lookout. On the lookout for brand spanking new ideas, new colors, and even new appendages to point out off.
While flashing a touch leg or décolletage has long been the go-to for adding extra oomph to an outfit, we’ve invented many other trends to spotlight our greatest bits over the years.
From side-boobs to under-butts, the body may be a playground when it involves fashion, and we’ve once more found a “new” part of it deserves having a flash within the limelight: the ilium.
The ilium is that the largest and uppermost part of the hip bone, forming a part of the pelvis. From here on, it shall be referred to as fashion’s latest provocateur.
What exactly is its allure? Perhaps it’s that the hip area has always been one that tends to gets covered, not only in garments but undergarments too.
Regardless, “selvage” has become the new cleavage, so to talk — just ask a number of the celebs who recently attended the SA Style Awards.
They include rapper Nadia Nakai, who showed off her ilium during a white dinner dress with an enormous shoulder-to-toe slit — a glance that earned her a spot on our best-dressed list.
An extreme slit was also the way former Miss SA Claudia Henkel chose to flash her selvage at the event. Note how the slit in her gown lengthens her silhouette, making her appear taller and her legs look endless.
Of course, not every ilium-baring outfit is going to be a hit.
Case in point? Fashion stylist to the celebs, Phupho Gumede, who flaunted his ilium during a denim jumpsuit with extra-large cut-outs at the hips.
While I applaud Gumede for taking a risk and love the sass of this outfit, it, unfortunately, highlights a standard design flaw: drawing attention to the most important part of the body can cause you to appear bulkier than you actually are.
That said, showing off one’s page doesn’t necessarily need to entail wearing garments with huge cut-outs or slits. It is often as simple as wearing low-slung jeans and a crop top.
In fact, the ilium has long been staring us within the face, because of the high-cut legs of the swimsuits first made famous by Baywatch babes within the ’90s, and still beloved by Instagram babes today.
Whether the selvage trend transcends the beach and red carpet to become a neighborhood of people’s everyday wardrobes is up to the masses.
I, for one, am going to be keeping my ilium my best-kept secret, hidden out of sight.