How ’50 Shades of Grey’ is influencing fashion & style.

Designers have always looked to Pop culture for inspiration and it seems a few like Tom Ford, Nina Ricci and Alexander McQueen have been inspired by erotic fiction book 50 Shades of Grey.


I predict one of the key trends to look out for in 2013 is bondage inspired fashion, think leather, cut out details, bustiers, tassels, harness belts, sexy high splits, latex and women (and their partners) are rediscovering really sexy lingerie, sleepwear, suspenders and all things super duper sexy.Retailers like Honey Birdette are experiencing incredible sales results.


Even leggings, tights and stockings are getting sexier. Just like these from Wolford.

Anne Hathaway recently wore these Tom Ford bondage inspired booties to the premiere of Les Miserables. Maybe the fact she didn’t wear any underwear with this dress is related to the bondage/ kinky theme? (who doesn’t love a conspiracy theory?)

JLo looks amazing in this bondage inspired dress.


Iman also rocked some bondage inspired threads


and so has Fergie…



Herve Leger spring /summer 2013 included quite a few dresses with leather details and cut outs

These Christian Louboutain’s certainly have a bondage feel.

Sexy thigh high boots at Rodarte

and more from…. Brian Lichtenberg, Herve Leger, Ralph Rucci…

Even jewellery is seeing the trend – Handcuff bracelets

So ladies, if you need to spice up your wardrobe then maybe its time to channel a little Fifty Shades of Gray. Just remember to keep it classy – just like JLo & Fergie.

Happy Styling