Autumn Winter Fashion Trends 2009
One of the biggest trends at the moment is
investment dressing. That is, buys that will work beyond a
season and give you great value (cost per wear) within your budget.
This is hardly surprising in the current economic climate.
Autumn Winter Fashion Main Style Elements
Of course many of the style elements and themes of
the last northern
hemisphere's autumn / winter season are relevant to us here
in the southern hemisphere.
The sculptural elements are still present, but
maybe not making such a strong statement. Look
for embelishments such as ruffles, bows at the neck
at other neckline details.
Dresses are still everywhere, in a variety of
styles. Lengths are around knee length.
Skirt shapes for work are pencil and straight.
And around knee length or higher.
Pants are straight or tapered. Straight pants are
anywhere from skinny to wide, so pick the widths that balance and
flatter your shape. Some of the tapered pants have pleats, darts or
gathers around the waist. And some styles are cropped (aka peg-leg) --
this style won't suit many people, mainly tall inverted triangle types.
Waistcoats in fabric or knit.
Knits are either fine and long or chunky -- chunky
short, dropped sleeved cardigans are still around
- Ballet flat
- Pointy toes
- Stilleto heels or tapered stack heels
- Sling backs
- Peep toes
- Shoe boots -- unless you're tall and have a
balanced body or long legs these are best worn covered by pant or skirt
or dress hemlines.
Main Style Themes for Autumn Winter
Style themes are best worn as a style element
rather than head to toe them (unless you really want to make a
Military -- look for military styling elements
such as brass-looking buttons, buckles, epaulettes and double-breasted
jackets and coats
Minimalism -- clean lines, little or no
layering and neutral colours
Glam rock -- shiny metal elements
Folk/bohemian/hippy -- shaggy waist coats
(what fun, I've got mine already!), floaty tops, longer skirts
Main Fabric Trends for Autumn Winter Fashion
All the usual warmer autumn winter fashion fabrics plus...
Tartan and checks for
skirts, dresses and coats – determine if the overall color works for
your coloring and whether the level of contrast within the tartan and
against your skin works for your flow seasonal color.
Fashion Colour Trends
colours this season include...
Black -- this is really
only good if your primary season is winter. If this is not
your primary season and you insist on wearing black keep it away from
your face or dilute the effect by adding other colours in your flow
season. This can be achieved with a scarf or necklace or
other colours in your top or a jacket in your colour range over a
lover, black top.
Grey -- there are many
shades of grey to choose from, so you should find one in your colour
Purple and plum -- hues
cool to neutral and values from light to medium. Intensities range from
bright to muted. This colour is everywhere! And with the variety around
you should find one in your colour range
Blue -- electric blues are
best if your primary color season is winter, choose a slightly more
subdued hue if you are a summer and a warmer, greener blue such as
turquoise if you are a spring or autumn
- Winter white and stone
-- and other light neutrals
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