As Seen on the Runways

 

405New York, Paris and Milan fashion weeks have given us a peek into what designers want us to wear in  spring of 2017.  Fortunately, we don’t have to wait until spring to update our fall/winter wardrobes.  Stores already have some of the future trends for you to buy this fall.  This week we have chosen some of these new trends that you may want to add to your fall/winter wardrobe .

As usual, the runways were filled with designs that push the limit.

Gucci lead other labels as the trendsetter. This bold style by Gucci reminds me of playing dress-up as a little girl.  For a little girl of 4 or 5, more is always better!  Need I mention the sunglasses? This pink plaid jacket could be a nice wardrobe addition but will be best on the lady with enough presence and scale to carry the large scale of the plaid and the jacket collar.  Plaid is always sporty – the larger the plaid, the more sporty while a small plaid is more refined. A blouse collar is best when it mirrors the shape of the jacket collar.   Otherwise, the lines conflict with each other.

Wide-legged, high waisted trousers.
Wide-legged, high waisted trousers.

Trousers with a high waist and wide legs are in stores now. It gives a refreshing break from the skinny jeans and will be excellent for a triangle build. Cropped pants and wide legs will not be as flattering if you do not have long legs. Straight trousers will give you a visually longer leg line.

Do you remember the exaggerated shoulders from the ‘80’s? They’re back!  Just look at the Gucci plaid jacket.

Have some fun with a jumpsuit.
Have some fun with a jumpsuit.

Stores are presenting a wide selection of jumpsuits for fall. You will have many choices for evening but there are some very attractive styles for daytime. Jumpsuits are quick and easy but fit can be tricky. Not only do you have the usual challenges with fitting through the hips, rise, and waist but you also need to consider fit through the back and bust as well as not being long or short waisted. Some alterations can be done but they might get costly.

Check out the stores for your favorite new trend to update your wardrobe.  Be sure to choose the one that looks fabulous on you!

Images from Saks.

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