Since summer is well underway, here are some Fall/Winter dress trends to look out for as the weather gets cooler…
Despite the temperature dropping in the Fall months, it looks like the short skirted 60s styles are going to be the look of the season. Baby Dolls, exaggerated a-lines, shifts, sheaths and minidresses have all been reimagined for the 21st century and are ready to make their fashion mark on the new millennium. Pair them with opaque tights and patent boots or Mary-Janes to stay looking hot all throughout the cold winter days.
DSquared2, Saint Laurent, Valentino
FULL BODY KNITS
Knits from head to toe were a huge trend on the Fall runways, and the sweater dress is a perfect way to channel this look. Opt for soft, luxurious wools fibres in neutral colours and slinky shapes with exaggerated features to best mimic the catwalk styles.
Michael Kors, Lanvin, Salvatore Ferragamo
Winter is normally a time to change your wardrobe colour scheme from bright and summery to cool, jewel tones more suited to the change in the weather; but not this year. Designers have packed the runways with bright happy colours that will chase away the winter blues. From all over neon to bright, bright pops to enhance the design, the level of brightness is varied, but no less welcome in the season of short days and long, cold nights.
Dior, Thakoon, Emanuel Ungaro
Another trend that seems to ignore the fact that the weather is actually getting colder, sheer evening wear was a particularly favoured look for many designers. Long, flowing gowns in floaty chiffons or elegant lace, encrusted with beading, jewels and embroidery, acknowledged the change in season through colour with deep blues, blacks and browns making regular appearances.
Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Roberto Cavalli
Leather is continuing its reign as ‘the’ textile to wear, as designers across the globe continue to use it in their collections. Reimagined to fit into the new Fall looks, leather in 2014 comes in all colours and all shapes – from chic mini dresses to sophisticated sheaths or something a little more edgy.
Chanel, Gucci, Vivienne Tam
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