Flowers adorn even the most beautiful wintry dresses, but this time the shades are dark and dusky to match the colours of the season. Think flowers are on vogue just in spring? Think again. Many fall winter collections have patterns, embroideries and details that recall those elements of nature in different shapes. My pick of the best, displayed below, are dresses from the Etro and Giorgio Armani collection which show off those romantic details. Flowers became also huge details on accessories like the Valentino bag on the left and the Valentino shoes. Get the flower mood with some highly embellished item!
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A cocktail dress is a must have for a woman’s wardrobe and this season there are many delightful proposes that can complete your closet with a new item from the latest collections. Designers have created fantastic dresses following the ultimate trends, here there are our picks.1. John Galliano dress – this stunning beaded dress is finely embroidered for a very elegant look.
2. Emilio Pucci dress – The iconic Pucci’s prints are really classy and, in this dress, decorate the top while the black skirt has a pencil cut.
3. Valentino dress – A cocktail dress par excellence, that comes in a soft pink shade and ruffles all over the model.
4. D&G dress – a ruched mini-dress with sheer sleeves made of chiffon that follows the trend of the ruched shirt.
5. Alberta Ferretti dress – Entirely made of silk embraces the shape with its soft cut.
Ruched mini-dresses and shirtdresses are now the central pieces of the new Valentino spring/summer 2011 collection presented at the Paris Fashion Week. The designers, Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, offer very delicate styles that are perfect for the young woman. A subtle femininity comes from those creations adorned with ruffles, ruches and embroideries. While sheer fabrics and lace are the materials that give a special allure to the short and long dresses. The dominating colours of the Valentino’s summer are white, beige, black, peach and, of course, red. While some vivid colours on accessories create contrasts with the dusky colours of dresses. The final creations of the show are very chic long gowns, perhaps we will see them on the red carpet.
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Another trend for the winter season, which dominated the Paris and New York fashion weeks, is minimalism. Dresses and, first of all coats, are all made with precise cuts in plain colours using a lot of beige, grey and black. Coats, from 2010 fall/winter collections, come out without collars in an unexpected range of different variations which shows off a kind of sophistication that will be the first rule of winter outfits. Embellishments are all set apart in this styles except drapes and some curls of the fabric. Those creations are designed above all to be simple giving a very elegant touch which is always appreciated.
Here it is another trend that will help you when you are shopping for winter clothing. From the current suggestions coming from the latest fashion shows a fur waistcoat seems to be a must have for the 2010/11 winter. Almost every label has proposed at least one of those items in its collection, offering a huge choice from faux fur to coloured or using it just as a detail. Anyway, furs obviously bring winter to mind and it is the right option when we are looking for a perfect winter outfit. It can be combined with short dresses for a casual urban outfit or with long skirts as seen in the Fendi fashion show.
If you are looking for fur items from luxury labels just have a look to Giglio.com which offers a huge range of different articles.
Nude colours imitate the skin shade playing with it and making a pure and delicate effect on outfits. Embroideries, sheer fabrics or soft fabrics are mostly used to match this look and create that sensation of femininity. Nude look is not necessarily about wearing sheer clothing that reveal the body, the idea is to suggest it keeping to feel at ease. Many designers have used the nude palette, which is from beige to soft pink, in their collections creating very elegant styles. The fall/winter 2010 Alberta Ferretti collection is based on delicate and feminine style and those shades are largely employed. The Valentino fall/winter 2010 collection has also different outfits made by soft sheer fabrics combined with nude colours. Keep up to date with this trend, take your inspirations!
One of the most popular trend of the upcoming season, presented in many fashion shows as main feature of a number of different collections, is lace. It has been used to create flair details on dresses, skirts and shirts, and has been also employed to make fully lacy pieces of clothing that are completely in step with this trend.
The idea of delicacy and femininity matched with a sense of vintage coming through those items, are the aim of this style. Those sensations express in a way the intentions of designers for fall winter 2010/11 collections, create a look for a woman who wants to feel feminine and sexy in the same time.
The Dolce & Gabbana fall/winter 2010 collection has a lot of lace details, like lingerie borders coming out from skirts or blazers or entire romantic dresses all made by lace and soft fabrics.
Lace is also used by the Valentino fashion house and Emilio Pucci as well to add a romantic touch to their creations. It’s definitely a trend to be followed to enrich your wardrobe for the next season!
Since it was created in 1920 designed by Coco Chanel, the little black dress became a classic of fashion and a must have piece of clothing in every woman wardrobe. The idea was to create a simple and versatile dress wearable during the day with a blazer, and in the evening with appropriate accessories, like pearl jewels as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The LBD (as fashion conscious use to refer to it) is most appreciated when is simple because will never go out of fashion with the passing of time. Anyway, over the years, the model has changed following the current trends and, for the upcoming season, designers are proposing it with sheer fabric details. The model remains a sweetheart cocktail dress but uses sheer detail helping to create a sexy illusion to low-cut styles. Every designer offers at least one dress like this, in their fall/winter 2010 collections, like Alberta Ferretti, Costume National and Emilio Pucci.
Those decorations and the sheer neckline make these new versions, of the little black dress, very elegant and sophisticated. Sometimes sheer fabric is replaced by lace like in this model from Valentino, or is enriched by stones for a more glamorous effect.
Seen on Megan Fox and Halle Berry this kind of style seems to be the best choice to look sexy and elegant in the same time.
Anne Hathaway is currently one of the most desirable women in the world. She has been compared to Julia Roberts and Audrey Hepburn, and was named by People magazine one of the breakthrough stars of 2001. With her roles in Disney movies and in The Devil Wears Prada the actress got her first success, and since that her fame was constantly growing. Her style is fully based on elegance and sophistication as she used to wear creations from the most famous designers in the world, like Valentino and Marc Jacobs.
You can easily emulate her style dressing vivid colours on plain dresses with simple cuts and creating strong contrast between them and accessories. Therefore nude look is another trend seen on the red carpet on actresses and on Anne Hathaway as well. A beige or soft pink dress, in the same colour of the skin, maybe made by lace (which is on vogue this season) expresses that idea of sophistication and delicacy that differentiates her style.
Today let’s have a look to the brand new coats from the latest fall winter 2010/11 collections. For the next season the main trend will be the use of dark and vivid colours skilfully combined together, as seen from the outfits proposed in the latest shows. Anyway a black or grey coat with a classic cut will be a key piece suitable to follow this latest trend and can be also a timeless item for your closet. Classical items will never go out of fashion, and it worth to choose an high quality one that can be worn several times over the years. Key pieces for cold winters are displayed below from very well known fashion houses like Emilio Pucci, Fay, Valentino and Versace. Those brands are able to guarantee a classy elegance with creations that express style and luxury.