Here, we bring you the top women’s trends which will certainly be making a mighty impact upon our wardrobes over the coming few months.
The Floor-Duster Coat
The statement coat trend of last season pushes forth into the coming season, but this time around, the hemlines of most of the outerwear are tumbling almost fully to the floor at Chanel, Dries Van Noten, and Calvin Klein. Unless you are at least six feet in height, and that’s in stockinged feet, then to pull of this look is going to take some towering heels.
The Fur Touch
The huge furs that hit the streets last winter have been greatly cut down in size, and now, we see smaller pieces of fox, mink, and Mongolian lamb fur being collaged onto evening dresses at ProenzaSchouler and double-breasted coats at Prada.
If it’s the elegance of black lace or the high-neck ruffled collar, the Victorian fashion look is most appealing all over again. The energy of the era is now showing in a particularly modern way, and designers like Riccardo Tisci with his new collection for Givenchy really has cottoned onto the style.
Valentino’s lacy floor-sweeping look and Altuzarra’s slit dresses are also incredibly forward-thinking, whilst still having the idiosyncrasy of the Victorian appeal.
The Slip Dress
This ‘90s favorite has been reimagined in so many unique and unexpected ways for the coming season. The slip has gently been reconstructed at Céline, with paneling in contrasting colors. While dresses gained an uber sexy double slit at Prabal Gurung.
The traditional lace-trimmed piece when worn under an anorak and over pants, provides a smart look of femininity to the winter demeanor.
The unabashedly glitz cocktail dress at Rodarte and Jonathan Anderson’s J.W. Anderson collection made it appear that the good times of the ‘80s are well and truly on their way back. Then there’s the brash and bold Memphis colors which are also resurfacing. Louis Vuitton opted for the mutton sleeve to bring the eighties redux scene home once again.
Ugly Christmas Sweater
And finally, to wrap up this in-brief encounter with the world of woman’s fashion for the coming fall, we just had to include the crème-de-la-crème, the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the Ugly Christmas Sweater.
Yes, it’s back, and it’s back with unadulterated bravado, entirely uncorrupted, immaculate as ever. To go without one of these sweaters would not merely being doing yourself a disservice, but, rather, it would be verging on criminal.
And while you’re at it, get some more for the family – the kids, the wife, the husband, the boyfriend, girlfriend, cousins, aunts, uncles. Even the grandma and grandpa.