messy braid on SS14 runway

Giles runway Spring / Summer 2014

The trend for braids this season is certainly not neat and girly, but very much roughed up and a little bit dishevelled with lots of texture.

Braids in one form or another have been around for a couple of seasons now. But whereas last year they went back to basics, with beautiful simplicity, when the models came down the catwalks for the Spring / Summer 2014 collections back in the autumn, there was a definite shift in the way braids were being worn. Braids have come of age this year and are showing their edgier side.

side swept single braid

Or for an edgy, urban look, opt for a single braid swept to one side with loose waves.

braided crown

Even braided crowns, often so pristine, are being worn rougher this season. It gives them a more relaxed air and less like a little girl.

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