See how the pattern flows onto coats, and how colours are bright and statement
Silhouette - Oversize Volume - Cocoon Coats, Billowing
Pants, Drop Shoulder Chunky Banana and Pillow Sleeves,
Blousy/Bouffant Skirts - all are part of the latest focus on
Wear this look by contrasting pieces which are super slim
line and which emphasise the volume differences. The cocoon coat
is the season's hottest shape. Max Mara do this silhouette so
well, but if not your style try a simple puffa jacket.
Above - Catwalk Coats AW12/13.
Prada opted for bright clear colours for coats such as these
from her AW12/13 Collections.
The high street responded with these coats.
Left - Cobalt Blue Oversized Coat £235/€299 Pied a Terre, Grey
‘Reve’ Knit Jumper £150 Twenty8Twelve, Grey ‘Kenora’ Skirt
£55/€72 Label Lab - All at House of Fraser.
Right - Loose Lavender Coat By Simply Be.
Volume is easy and simple, often little more than a tube shape
teamed with a large collar.
Oversized Volume Cowl Collar Coats By Mint Velvet - AW12/13.
Coats at - Louis Vuitton AW12/13.
The large lapels shown in these coats above were
especially popular in the 1970s.
This look along with oversized buttons and buttonholes is long
due for a real mass revival. This Louis Vuitton catwalk piece
has translated so well at high street level.
Regardless of the many alternatives, baroque splendour is in
every shop and it is up to you how you work this look, one so
perfect for the party season Autumn/Winter 2012/13.
Catwalk Capes 2013
Volume on the catwalk was illustrated too by capes and ponchos
often styled with fur and knitted cowl collars.
Left - Cape with Cowl neckline knitwear by Biagiotti.
Right - Black and White Blanket Check Poncho Cape By Kors.
Left - Floral Boots & Cape Cloak By Dolce & Gabbana.
Centre - Dolce & Gabbana Capelet with Emphasised Waistline.
Right - Biagiotti Loose Cape Coat and Peplum Dress.
In contrast to volume there is emphasis on the cinched waistline
as shown in the waisted peplum red dress below by Biagiotti.
Right - Red Cowl Neckline Peplum Dress.
Centre - Figure Hugging Blue Dress By Chadwick.
Right - Creamy Peplum Dress By Chadwick.
Silhouette - The Lady Dress & Winter Waistlines.
The lady dress continues to be popular and is a mainstay of
a woman's wardrobe especially dresses with inner secret
support and figure whittling contrast colour princess seam
Winter's waistline is curved with a peplum, refined seaming, or
softly cinched with a beautiful belt skinny slim or
supersized. Or perhaps a fashion designer highlights this area
with an extra deep
Obi style cummerbund. Bows and buttons replace traditional
Left - Ladylike Grey Tweed Fitted Waist Skirt Suit By Kors
Centre - Waist Cinching Fendi Green Belt.
Right - Biagiotti Skinny Belt.
Minimalist - Frill free, simple plain, spare, but well
cut pieces - especially coats (Balenciaga, Celine) jackets
and trousers all in neutral, subtle, expensive tones that
flow from season to season. Look for pastel pink nude coats,
milky coffee, severe pinstripes, sleek silhouettes and dusted colours.
The lines are spare and the fabric makes the statement. Note how
simple shapes also take on brighter colours whilst remaining
minimal in line. Tailored Crombie coats make this classic look a
safe reliable winning wearable trend year after year.
Left - Alberta Ferretti Minimalist Black Suit.
Right - Streamlined Coat by Warehouse.
Women need trousers in their lives as much as they need dresses.
Each piece suits a particluar mood and never more so than when
several pant leg styles are on offer.
Silhouette - Tomboy Trouser Suits Are Back.
Trousers come in 3 shapes of leg line. Select from shorter
cropped cigarette trousers that can be layered under skirts
(as seen at Prada), or just easily worn under tunics and dresses.
Left - Dolce & Gabbana Narrow Slim Cropped Pants & Jacket.
Centre - Dolce & Gabbana Ankle Cropped Pants & Tweed Jacket.
Right - Louis Vuitton Pink Wide Collared Jacket and Trousers,
Trouser Suit Fashions From Prada AW12/13.
Alternatively choose kiss the floor
super wide billow pants and bright coloured or textured
trousers where colour or texture is the main event. All
these trousers use luxury fabrics however boyish the cut.
Satin, velvet, brocade and leather challenge digital lace
printed and floral fabrics used in trousers.
Conclusion of Fashion Silhouettes for Winter 2013
Look out for Cocoon Coats, Billowing
Pants, Drop Shoulder Chunky Banana and Pillow Sleeves,
Blousy/Bouffant Skirts because the all are part of the
interesting trend to oversized volume in women's clothes.
You can master this look by contrasting pieces which are super slim
line, and emphasise the volume differences. Actually, it's the cocoon coat
which is the season's hottest shape.
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Terre, Mint Velvet, Warehouse, Kaliko, Yumi, Marks & Spencer,
Hobbs, House of Fraser, Oasis, Debenhams, Next, very.co.uk,
Miss Selfridge, East,
Pilot, Ted Baker, Simply Be, River Island. Header Image -
Louise Vuitton Pink Coat and Hat.
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