Gosh, hasn’t it got dark early?! Winter may happen the same every year, but when the clocks go back the darkness somehow comes as an annual shock! So let’s find a bit of brightness amongst the dark weather and think about our Winter wardrobes! The great thing about Winter is that by adding a couple of key staples, such as boots and a coat, you can set your existing Autumn wardrobe off with a wintery edge.
Fashion’s recent inclination to 90’s grunge continues with this Winter’s motorcycle boot footwear trend. The chunkier and more buckles the better. These boots are great for this season’s utilitarian style or can add attitude to a flirty and floaty look. This is a flexible trend – you can skim the ankles or go right up to the knee. So you can choose whichever style will complement your look. They’re also super warm and practical for whatever freezing temperatures that the season can throw at us!
Capes & Super Long Coats
Another Winter 2019 trend that offers a bit of a practical edge. Floor skimming coats and tailored capes add a dramatic accent to your Winter look while helping you to keep snug as the temperatures plummet! Far from being a hiding place, though, these structured coats and capes highlight your silhouette, so your efforts to build a striking line through your shapewear won’t be lost! Look for belted wool coats and button finished wool capes for the ultimate in elegance.
From evening wear to day wear, Winter is a classic season for dresses.
Party season will be full of tulle. From skirts to dresses, this romantic and flirty fabric will bring a whimsical look to a season which has been otherwise preoccupied with the utilitarian. As it is a sheer fabric, tulle garments are structured in layers. In this way, garments respond extremely well to a secure foundation layer of shapewear.
For daytimes and even day to evening, long sleeve dresses are a great look for Winter 2019. So whether you prefer a floaty sheer sleeve or a more tailored style, a long sleeved dress is the perfect garment to wear your choice of print this season.
If whimsical tulle is really not your thing, look towards collars to remain on trend this Winter. Exaggerated points on ‘Elvis style’ collars will be found on shirts, jackets and coats. As these pointy collars work to great effect worn to contrast over a sweater, layering is key to the look. So to fall on the edgy and dramatic side of preppy, make sure you get this detail right.
With prints continuing to be on trend, and an inclination to drift towards neutrals come Winter, don’t forget the power of statement colours. For plus size wardrobes, pistachio green and cloudy blue create a fabulously frosty edge while continuing the pastel vibe that has been strong this year. Pair these colours with neutrals to brighten up your season and increase your confidence!
Far from those twee twin sets of old, pairing a matching skirt or trousers and tank or blouse is a great way to achieve the tailored look that’s so on trend. It’s the ultimate in flexibility, since you can team the pieces with other garments too. Separates are a great way to achieve that cinched in waist look. So concentrate your compression on your waist and hip silhouette. This foundation is a great base for a tailored matching set.
As our hours of daylight dwindle, don’t fall into the trap of hibernating in a huge jumper for the next few months. We don’t deny that there will be sub zero snow days where this is will be absolutely necessary. But allow your Winter wardrobe to enjoy a flash of colour and a dash of drama. With your secure shapewear foundation, these Winter 2019 looks are there to be enjoyed!