Shakira and Pink’s VMA Dress-Sexy Biker Chicks

Submitted by on Friday, 25 September 2009 | 4 Comments

LFI_VMARED100I have to say, Shakira and Pink handled wearing the same dress to the 2009 VMA’s a lot better than I would have done in this situation. This is every girl’s nightmare come true but luckily these ladies saw the funny side of it.

Though anyone would be in a good mood wearing this sexy Balmain dress, a stunning leather number covered in silver chains which perfectly captures the glamorous punky look that’s currently dominating this season.

balmaindressThe sexy, punky biker chick look is the hottest trend to wear at the moment and you can recreate the feel of the look by picking out pieces that are embellished with metal details like studs, chains, zips and rivets.   Here are some of my favourite finds:

Firstly, here is the actual chain-embellished Balmain dress, which you can find on for £9,435. Some other great dresses I’ve found include this stud-embellished See by Chloé dress, which is £330. This is a great dress; the fluid structure contrasts with the edginess of the of the metallic studs, which makes this very wearable both for casual and glamorous events. The Rare by The Saturdays collection  features some amazingly sexy dresses with attitude via  tough, stud details. My favourites are the Rochelle studded wrap dress, £59 and the Una studded boob tube dress, £69.

The best way to wear the sexy biker chick look is by balancing one or two key embellished items with something a bit more understated. These skirts and leggings make a powerful enough statement alone, so it is best to let the individual pieces stand out by wearing them with plain tops:

markuslupferskirtFirst up, here is a stud-embellished skirt by Markus Lupfer (£525), which I love because it’s so versatile; you can sex it up with a sheer top or smarten it up with a tucked-in blouse. I’m also loving this black eyelet detail miniskirt from Miss Selfridges (£40). These amazing studded leggings from Oasis are £45 and would instantly update your outfit.

Throwing on a studded leather jacket is the easiest way to toughen up absolutely any outfit, from a floaty dress to a casual skinny jeans and t-shirt combo. My favourites are this Balmain leather motorcycle jacket, £6,360 and this River Island black leather jacket, £150.

I’ve also found lots of accessories that can be worn to complement any of these outfits or just to stand out in their right. As with any trend, it’s important to not over-do it and to just let the details do the talking! However, if you wear any of these you can’t fail to look sexy, confident and just a little bit rebellious.

Suede studded belt by Roberto Cavalli, £640, Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster clutch £795, Roberto Cavalli eyelet-embellished scarf £910, Topshop peep studded gloves, £59.95, Topshop ABBY buckle stud peep boot (£90), Urban Outfitters studded window waist belt, £38, Whistles biker zip clutch, £150, Angie Gooderham Antique Resin Studded Cuff which is £74 from asos and comes in gold or silver, Marc Jacobs Wrath Studded leather bag £4,100 and, Jimmy Choo York leather motorcycle boots £695


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  • nicola

    Excellent article! studded stuff has really come back into fashion which gives me a good reason to dig out some of my old gothic belts! Well done

  • Rori

    Thanks Nicola!

  • Shakila

    Thanks for this info. didnt think studs/punk was back in fashion haven’t seen many people wearing it unless they like me but oooh was looking for a black leather jacket; that river island 1 is nice!

  • Derrick Weill

    Shakira is like an apple in the garden of eden…