Also called trim, piping is narrow and outlines the garment. It is a fun matchy-matchy detail that adds flare to a piece of clothing.
For Spring 2010 piping was visible on the runways of D&G, Dries Van Noten, Emporio Armani, Ferragamo, John Galiano, Moschino, Lanvin, and Dolce and Gabbana.
Implications - It is very reminiscent of 80s fashions, which include similar piping on the details of formal garments. Piping is a nice feature to fashionable frocks, adding a punch of color and a crisp outline to your outfit. Pick up piping and see how your ensembles come to life.