Ah the Fall trends have hit the catwalk and in a matter of weeks we shall all be clamouring once again for the in style looks in our high street stores. Style.com has summarised all the looks into 7 big trends.
Fifties Something - figure hugging knee length skirts paired with boned corsets and stunning 50's house wife dresses with full skirts (ah I have died and gone to heaven!!) all with a slight modern twist. (thank god for vintage inspiration!)
Fur Real - Faux fur trimmed bags and hats and many faux fur coats wandered down the runway this year, in an array of natural colours. I hope you didn't get rid of last years fur coats as their coming back. At least we will be nice and warm this winter.
Hue New - Head to tow tones of the same colour? Usually a faux pas but now a new trend. This only used to work for black, white and possible grey. But the fall catwalk saw every colour imaginable take over whole outfits. (this could be done very badly! Beware!)
Man Up - Masculine inspired suits and outerwear. Stunning tailoring and strong fabrics made a big hit this year. I'm really glad as tailoring looks so great on almost everyone. I adore a well made suit and think good tailoring is very slimming.
The Gold Economy - Think decadent, shiny and just a little OTT. This season saw heavy gold embroidery, gold lame frocks, metallic foil printing and shiny brocade. (I am worrying already that this might filter down to horrid cheap shiny leggings (again!) instead of the beautiful expensive fabrics the designers have used)
The Long View - Floor length, floor length, floor length need I say more. Actually anything on the knee or lower will be good (yay!!). Oh plus flats, no more sky high heels (their just not practical in the snow and ice!)
Under Wraps - Heavy multiple layering in a mishmash of textures, fabrics and patterns. Well we may look like homeless bums but at least we'll be warm eh?
Ok so having given you the low down on the trend I shall show case some of the nicer looks over the next few days. Sadly I think that many of the actual looks are bloody awful! The ideas and the trends are all good, but the looks produced by the designers are not all that great. Hopefully though that means they will filter down, simplify and look much nicer by the time they get to the high street (or ladies if your clever you will be on the look out for these item now, possibly vintage ones!)
Today I shall bring you some of the best 50's glamour looks. Definitely my favourite trend and something I feel I probably already follow. I adore 50's style knee length full skirts and dresses as all my regular readers well know. (actually Jon bought me a stunning 50's style dress this week for my interview, I will show you it soon! Oh and explain that interview comment!)
Francesco Scognamiglio (not so keen on the grey wool, but the style is cute!)
So thats some of the best 50's style outfits. Prada had lots of nice dresses and coats but they let themselves down by pairing them with awful thick Nora Batty style socks and tights! Yuck! And had some weird patterned fabrics and gave some of the dresses strange midriff cutouts! But anyway as I was saying they also had some really cute items.
Back to my 30 for 30 as soon as possible I promise!