Dresses are still a key fashion trend this spring and summer.
There seem to be a few more choices in skirt styles.
Pants are still mainly skinny-legged.
The key spring fashion trend colors are grey and silver. Pair these with either light, clear, spring fashion neutrals, or muted pastels or inject some color with scarlet, orange or bright blue.
Patterns include florals and computer generated prints. There are still some animal-inspired prints around, but this trend is in decline.
Spring fashion trends in design details include texture. This can be either within the fabric itself or added to fluid fabrics through draping and ruching. Fabric folds are another design detail trend. Remember texture adds volume, so take care where this falls on your body -- use the volume to balance your shape to the hourglass shape.
Studs and metallic details are also spring and summer fashion trends. And sequins and beading.
Statement jewellery is still on-trend, especially necklaces and stacked bangles and bracelets.
Dress styles and colors are still very varied, meaning you should be able to find 1 or 2 styles that work for you. In particular, look for trench-style dresses, shirt dresses and shift dresses -- these styles work for a range of body shapes. If you have an hourglass shape you will find 50s inspired shapes to flatter your curves.
Other style options include strapless and 1-shoulder styles.
The main dress lengths are still around knee length or above, with the trend being for rising hem lengths! However, don't follow this fashion if it doesn't suit your shape, or your legs aren't up to it!
I'm still mainly seeing skinny-legged pants. And with the new spring fashion collections there are also capris, cut-offs and shorts.
Shorts are mainly very short and cuffed.
There are also some fuller straight styles around in floaty, draping fabrics. These are great for evening wear and will suit most body shapes.
For work the main skirt silhouette is still the pencil skirt. Choose a straight or subtle A-line if you have large thighs, or a triangle body shape.
Casual skirt styles include A-line and puffed styles -- these are particularly good if your horizontal body shape is inverted triangle.
Key spring fashion trends include jackets. Styles vary greatly and include leather jackets, Chanel-inspired jackets, boyfriend-style blazers, trench coat inspired jackets, classic suit jackets and feminine, peplum-style jackets.Tailoring varies from structured to softly structure to un-structured.
The usual spring and summer fashion trend of the classic, white shirt is back. As well as classic, convertable-style shirts in fashion colors and prints.
Balance a triangle or rectangle body shape by adding a top with ruffles, folds, pleats, lace or drapes. However, choose minimal volume if you have a large bust.
Other top styles
include summer tanks and sailor-style stripes. If horizontal stripes
are close together they will have a slimmining effect. If they are
further apart they will make you appear wider.
The continuing trend of many variations in styles means you can create a look to suit your personality and still remain contemporary. These are some of the main "style stories" that I've noticed, but feel free to mix them up within an outfit...
These include linen, cotton and silk as well as softer fabrics, such as jersey. There are also transparent sheer fabrics with beading details.
Fashion colors this season include...
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