Anyone else still reeling over Dua Lipa’s butterfly dress at the Grammys?
You know THE dress that we’re talking about. You know, the glitzy stunner that sent the Pinterest girls into a frenzy a few weeks ago. Dua Lipa’s jewel-encrusted butterfly dress by Versace is definitely one of the best red carpet moments in recent fashion history. However, it isn’t the first time we’ve seen it.
Created in the early aughts by French designer Emanuel Ungaro, the butterfly top was originally part of his spring/summer 2000 collection and it’s been worn for decades by icons like Mariah Carey, Salma Hayek, Christina Aguilera, Saweetie, and now, Dua Lipa. In case you can’t afford Versace yet, here are some local brands we’ve spotted that also have their own version of the iconic butterfly top.
the iconic butterfly top from emanuel ungaro S/S 2000 pic.twitter.com/xXIY0rAEdu— 𝔅 (@diordoIl) December 27, 2018
One of the early local brands to come out with a butterfly top just like Ungaro’s from the Y2K era, Wear Amavi released their lace tops with rhinestones last year in white, black and rust and slowly gained a cult following. Time to whip these out and have a hot girl summer!
Aside from their airbrushed tees, WCKD.CO also customizes butterfly tops in knit, velvet tracksuits, and rhinestone joggers just like the ones you’ve seen on Total Girl and Baby Phat ads back then but couldn’t afford. This is a sign to relive your Y2K teenage dreams.
The knitwear trend is still going strong and Gantsilyo by Jes’ works prove it. Their ‘mariposa’ (Spanish for butterfly) top has been selling out fast and comes in different colors. Talk about keeping yourself warm the Paris Hilton way!
If showing skin isn’t really your jam, then Pro.ject PH’s lace-up tops are your starting point. They also have re-worked bikinis, corsets, and even pants in either patchwork or katsa fabric.
Okay, here’s an alternative silhouette in case you’re not ready to bare it all in the butterfly top. Opt for haltered necklines just like Shop Stunnr’s, pile on the body chains, slip into your low-rise jeans, and yes, bust out the bejeweled flip phone!