Sunday, January 1, 2012

winter Dresses Fashion 2011 2012

We’ve had lots of fun scouring the AW catwalks and trend projections this month, and this next season is
bursting with gorgeous ideas that are really fun to create. As always, we take a look at our favourite
trends and give you some hints on how to create these looks the vintage clothing way…

Clash Prints

One of our favourites, this trend is set to run and run, opening a whole new chapter for the way we dress.
Love that polka dot vintage top but want to wear your leopard print leggings? Got a gorgeous snakeskin vintage
dress but fancy slipping on your new rose print heels? Well with Print Clash, there are no rules! The brighter
and bolder the better, mixing florals, spots, animal prints, stripes and more! What combination will you come
up with?

Forties Glam

One trend we’re relishing this winter is the glorious forties. This super luxe look is all about drape, cut and
showing off those curves. Classic 1940s vintage dresses are fitted at the top, often with buttons, and with
gorgeous flattering mid length skirts, and bias cut evening gowns are even more glamorous. Also think
accessories, feathers or flowers in the hair, fur capes and stoles, headscarves and gorgeous vintage shoes.
Make every day a tea dance day this season!

Jewel Tones

This adds a gorgeous twist to the usual Christmas party frock, as well as adding some welcomed glamour to daytime
dressing. Think jewel-toned colours like amber, emerald, ruby red, amethyst, sapphire and teal. For the office,
team jewel tone vintage silk blouses with neat black pencil skirts. For date night go for jeans and a cute
vintage jacket with some gorgeous jewel bright shoes. And of course you simply have to seek out a sexy jewel
tone vintage dress for the Christmas party – whether it’s a 70s chiffon maxi, a 60s micro mini, 80s clingy
cocktail or a 50s wiggle dress.

Guilded Goth

It’s dramatic. It’s black. It means business. This new sexy gothic look is bound to hang around for some time.
Think heavy lace and brocade in black, with gold or shimmer edging and detail. Large shoulders, corset tops,
skinny trousers and ghostly silhouettes. This look is more temptress vampire than bride of Dracula so be
careful not to overdo it! Dig out some of your old black pieces and mix up with some vintage lace and frills –
experimentation is key!

Sixties Mod

Grab your scooter, this stunning Twiggy-esque look is all about the simple lines of the mod styles. Forget
flower power, delve into 60s vintage on trend by picking plain or block colours, with the iconic a-line shape
and features like dagger collars and chunky buttons. Keep dresses super short or knee length and wear with
boots or tights. Invest in a 60s vintage coat or vintage cape for full on chic. A pixie crop or beehive
finishes the look perfectly!

Polka Dots

The cutesy spots have returned with a bang and whether you’re rockabilly or glam rock, there’s always room for
some polka dots in your wardrobe! A vintage tea dress is the perfect basis for an outfit but keep your eyes
peeled for vintage spotty separates like silk scarves, clutch bags, stretch belts, polka dot stockings and of
course spotted lace panels on gorgeous vintage frocks.

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