Women Trends A/W2017
The women trends A/W 2017 are staying in tune with what we’ve seen in the last 3 or 4 winter seasons. Do the fashion world suddenly wake up to the idea that our consuming society is not good for the environment? I don’t think so Valentino! One can dream…
Anyway, the chunky knit and midi skirt is still a big trend so if you have those in your wardrobe, time to get them out!
Velvet is now taking a turn by being more dressy than last year so ideal for winter wedding dresses or Christmas parties (OMG I said the word Christmas in September ouch!!)
Faux fur, feathers, frills are bigger than ever but not only as part of garments but in your accessories too!
For the last few seasons, the 60’s and 70’s have made a “come back”. This Season you can go wild with the 70’s! The shops have lots of florals, frills, psychedelic patterns, Plaid, Corduroy, retro hats, over the knee boots, faux fur, fringes on handbags, earrings without forgetting the colours such as chocolate brown, orange, purple, mustard yellow or should I say Lemon curry as in the official Pantone colour chart…
Still one colour that seems predominant this A/W Season is RED. You can be dramatic and bold and wear it from head to toe if you dare or on a more subtle way, by wearing one red garment, scarf or a handbag. Just remember one crucial thing, choose the right tone for your natural colouring so you look radiant. Red is “scientifically proven” colour so if you want to feel more empowered, try wearing a red shirt, top or jacket and notice how people react towards you but also how it makes you FEEL.
While we are on the “female power” subject, the slogan t-shirts with great messages to the world, are still very present, maybe not as big as the one that made the headlines last year. Do you remember Dior’s T-shirt “we should all be feminists”?
Another colour that you may have notice in the shops is SILVER as well as Grey Prince of Wales Jackets and SUITS so time to sparkle and shine. However if your natural colouring is warm then avoid any silver around your face area, so start maybe with some boots or a skirt/trousers…(Have you seen the Chanel boots?)
Coming back to the Suits as they are becoming very fashionable able, forgotten for the last 10 years, they’re now the investment piece you need if you have a use for it for your job. There are a lot of Prince of Wales ones but you can also find a big variety of them, looking trendy with great details like fancy cuts and buttons…Choose a classic cut and a versatile colour that you can wear through various seasons with the right accessories. A great suit would last you a long time, just ensure you take good care of it ( dry cleaner, special anti-moth bags…)
One trend that I find interesting is the Victorian Collar tops/shirts as they bring a “je ne sais quoi” to an outfit so I think I’m definitely going to try that new trend.
The wide belts are big this season from the catwalks to the high street however you may want to decide carefully if it’s right for your body shape. For example, if you don’t have a defined waist, it may just attract the attention to a “not so flattering” part of your body. I know personally this won’t work for me. As an alternative, you can try a belted coat as this maybe more discreet.
I hope you enjoyed my favourite trends this Season. Please do let me know what has caught your eyes in the shops, what you love this Season and feel free to ask me for Style tips you would like me to cover!
Catch up soon,