This is the final part in my series of 3 Style posts offering up to the minuite Style advice on colour, pattern and shape.With the tribal, cowgirl and the very femine all set to be strong trends for 2010, it really is no surprise and some may say a bit of relief given the starkness of the utillity trend that ruffles and draping have a huge impact on clothing this spring /summer 2010!
Texture reigns supreme and adds volume, movement and real style Kudos!Here's some inspiration. Which will be followed by my hot tips on working this trend. p.s give yourself a head start and get in on the texture trend by entering the Topshop scarf giveaway details top right of my sidebar!
Keeping things sheer, means that even the tiniest ladies can wear this trend, loving the vertical take on the ruffle, so flattering.
Whoa fabulous, but shimmer and supersized ruffles on us mere mortals? I think not!
Anne Hathaway, wears the trend beautifully, need to look extra glam? Look to your ruffles, love the juxta postioning between the cutway edge and the waterfall of ruffles sooo elegant and very flattering to the legs.
Fringing in hot colours adds real decadence as well as keying into both tribal and cowgirl trends, so double the value for money!
Swirly rosette ruffles, brides rejoice it's your season, to be over the top romantic!
The tribal look has influenced texturised hot colours, which can be a little hard to pull off unless you are very tall!
I adore this ruffles and stripes top drama pared down
And this mushroom satin shift top, looks sooo elegant with its collar of ruffles and pintuck centre
Kimono draping, can be very flattering for women wanting to soften angular lines on their body, great for evening and special occasion wear. Look at her fairy tale boots, she must have flown here specially!
Some times simple is best, let the fabric do the talking designer style
Grey is so under rated!
Hot Tips For Wearing Texture This s/s
1. Understand your frame, do you have strong angle i.e, hip bones that need softening then go for draping/ruffles in your skirt. Sporty builds steer clear of rigid ruffles and look for fluid items that move and create curve.
2.Don't mix pattern and texture neutrals tones work best, or sheer colours, mix materials of the same weight, to prevent you looking like your about to attend a wedding! Let shoes and makeup add a pop of colour.
3. Don't wear ruffles from head to foot, it will take away from your height and make you look to try hard.
4.Wear hot textures in small amounts, for a playful addition to your wardrobe.
5. Unlike the trend for mixing pattern which looks fabulous don't make the mistake of mixing textures it looks to try hard and you can end up looking more of a clown than a diva!
6.Have fun, with the trend, there will be a piece to suit every bodyshape, you just need to hunt it down.
Up Next Your Personal Style Dilemmas/questions in These 3 Areas Answered, Watch Out For It, We Are Gonna Have Fun!
Madame, these ruched sleeves, elevate your look and balance your body, tres bon!