Monday, 20 May 2013

SS13 Trend watch: Shapes for all shapes

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Bold graphic prints in jaw-dropping neons at Marc Jacobs, shoulder pads and slicked back 80s inspired hair at Lanvin and a kaleidoscope of colours to explore.

Monochromatic looks were seen across the board this season, as well as Lego inspired primary hues and colour pops of hot pink, green and blue. This season has delivered an exciting array of trends for us to play with – but whether you’re looking for petite, tall or plus sized fashion, remember to pick pieces in shapes that work for you.


Structure is the buzzword here. Boxy tailored jackets, swing coats and simple shift dresses in bold prints and contrast shades are the key to channelling the 60s vibe seen at Louis Vuitton and Moschino. Tailored pieces are a great way to create your ideal silhouette, keeping the focus on your best assets and hiding any problem areas. Are your legs your favourite feature? Show them off in a mini dress paired with woolly tights to beat off the lingering winter chill.

Sports Luxe

Sportswear dominated the catwalks this season – effortless and comfortable, what’s not to love? Key pieces include sweatshirts, jogging bottoms, oversized jackets and the much loved skater skirt – a super flattering shape on all figures. Joggers in a lustrous metallic finish paired with a loose fit T and a pair of statement trainers or heels would transition this trend perfectly from day to night. Clean lines and loose oversized cuts make this the most wearable look of SS13.

Masculine vs Feminine

One of the trickier trends to nail – tailored tuxes paired with sleek stilettos were seen at Dior contrasted with structured mini dresses cut in masculine silhouettes. Reveal your inner power woman and take the office by storm in a pair of dark, tapered trousers teamed with a clean, white blouse and simple patent heels to add a touch of femininity. Got a waistline Dita Von Teese would be proud of? Pick pieces that nip in at the waist - tailored looks are a great way of accenting your figures highlights.

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