Fashion is meant to be fun and inspiring, and this season’s fall trend forecast is just that. From bold and bright statement furs to off-the-shoulder fitted frocks, each and every woman can make her own fashion voice heard. Check out our top five wearable trends for fall, along with tips on how to make every one work for you!
1 – Statement Fur
Designers: Michael Kors, Versace, Rochas
Universally, fur—both real and faux—commanded an impressive and strong presence on this season’s runways. Designers decided that the days of traditional and dated fur pieces should be a thing of the past. The “new” fur featured bright colors and graphic prints—a great way to go bold!
TIP: Pair your fur with a sexy dress and sky-high heels when you’re feeling glamorous, or opt for skinny jeans and flats for a chic weekend casual look.
2 – Ruffles
Designers: Christian Siriano, Giambattista Valli, Gucci
The return of the ultimate feminine lady is back, and she is here to stay! Ruffles and frills were at an all-time high this season. From sheer tiers to structured frills, everywhere you looked there was sure to be a cascade of dramatic elegance in dresses, tops, coats, and skirts.
TIP: If you are a beginner to risky fashion choices, try this trend in small proportions. Choose a ruffled hemline on a skirt or a blouse with a sweet and delicate ruffled neckline. Regardless of your ruffle dosage, this trend is sure to make you feel a bit more feminine and dainty.
3 – Velvet
Designers: Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren, Roland Mouret
Viva la velvet! To say it’ll be a season full of creamy velvets would be an understatement. Designers fell head over hills in love with this rich, luxe material. From long, elegant evening gowns by Ralph Lauren to rock ‘n roll, over-the-top, embellished velvet pieces by Anna Sui, velvet rocked the runways. This trend is hardly a new idea but the update in color and usage was a great twist on a classic.
TIP: Velvet can be hard to get right, but don’t be afraid to give it a go! For a super-wearable, flattering, and fashionable look, add a low-pile velvet piece to your closet. Stay away from anything that is too chunky or thick, as no lady wants to add bulk to her physique. If you still aren’t sold on this trend, opt for an accessory. Add a killer velvet knee-length boot or velvet pump for an updated and fashionable shoe moment.
4 – The Cape
Designers: Missoni, Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam
Move over, plaid ponchos! The cape is back and the runways showed many variations that were both retro and chic! From micro caplets that just cover the shoulder to dramatic and colorful capes by Missoni, the cape is the new jacket!
TIP: This trend is perfect for all shapes and sizes. Go for a mid-length piece in a basic color like navy or black with soft shoulders. This trend is perfect for those chilly but not-too-cold fall days. For a sleeker look, pair your cape with something fitted on the bottom.
5 – Off The Shoulder
Designers: Milly, Dior, La Petite Robe
Forget about legs! How are your shoulders shaping up? There was no shortage of bare shoulders this seasons. Designers such as Dior, La Petite Robe, and Milly — just to name a few — displayed that the off-the-shoulder (OTS, for short) look is indeed back for another season. This season we are seeing a broader range of offerings, from luxe and comfy dresses to show-stopping blouses.
TIP: The shoulder is an overlooked yet beautiful part of the body that’s worthy of accentuation by all body types. Try updating your closet by adding an OTS white crisp blouse or OTS little black dress! Go for a fitted shape and skip the necklace. There is something so beautiful and sweet about the simplicity of this forever trend. Less is more, and bare is back!
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