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How to Dress for London Fashion Week

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I love watching fashion shows. The designers work so hard to create amazing outfits. It’s such an honour to attend fashion shows and have the opportunity to view their creations firsthand. I have attended quite a few in my lifetime but I am yet to attend any in London. I got a few invites this year but it just didn’t work out for me to attend, but I am hoping to attend some next year.
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the London Fashion Week going on at the moment, and all gorgeous and creative designs, what’s the most appropriate outfit to wear I hear you ask? This can be really tricky as you want to look great, stand out but at the same time stay within the theme of the fashion show. You also want your outfit to be practical. I know I would want to dress up in a stylish but functional outfit.
Interestingly, there are different views on how you should dress for fashion week, if you are lucky enough to get an invite. Some are of the opinion that it is best to wear an outfit created by the designer especially if they invited you to the show. The idea is to lend support and solidarity to the designer who invited you. Some say it’s best to dress in a way that does not overshadow the outfits that will be on display in the fashion show. So it all depends on how you see it.

Fashion week is all about the outfits that will be showcased and they should take the center stage and not your dressing. But it would make sense to stand out. I think it’s so much better to stay true to your personal brand. It’s so much easier to be yourself. Everyone has their own unique style and it’s a shame to keep it hidden.

 

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There’s really no right or wrong answer when it comes to dressing for fashion week, so long as it is stylish and practical, you can never go wrong. With all this in mind, I thought I’d put together a little guide that will help you decide on the type of clothes you should wear for fashion week.
Stick with comfort
When it comes to styling, comfort is key. A typical fashion show hardly ends at the runway. There are also other activities that take place before and after the show. So, it is wise to wear comfortable clothing. Uncomfortable clothing ruins your confidence. Starting from shoes, although it’s important to appear chic, wear shoes that give you some foot room and those that you are able to walk in freely. Stay away from tight clothing or any piece of clothing that will cause discomfort for long hours. The golden rule when it comes to dressing for comfort is “less is more”. So, don’t overdo the accessories.
Stay casual chic
When in doubt, casual’s got your back. Casual gives you the air of someone who is confident, laid back and sociable. Black is my preferred colour for press events, so a black piece would be an ideal piece for me to wear to London Fashion Week. Styling this with a pair of jeans – preferably skinny jeans would be spot on.  You could also go for some colour if that is more right up your street. Some colour could make you attractive and alluring.
Bold with an edge
This may seem like a complete opposite to the casual vibe, but it doesn’t hurt to be daring yet stylish in fashion week. This powerful look will definitely make you stand out if that is the look you are going for. This look is characterized by clothing that make bold statements like a leather jacket over a simple t-shirt and black jeans. This will give you a confident edginess. Finish this off with a pair of motorcycle boots or a pair of stilettos.

What would you wear to London Fashion Week?

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44 responses

  1. I think what to wear should definitely be about comfort and practicality. Sometimes I see some of the ‘costumes’ in a fashion show (I only ever watch it on tv) I wonder where they would wear these outfits to! Thanks for your take and tips though. Have a great week.

  2. It would have to be bold and colourful for me, with comfort ofcourse. I do comfort with these. I love your outfit. Its so right for you

  3. I always dress for comfort too, I can’t stand being uncomfortable. I’d love to go to Fashion week sometime, it always sounds so much fun! I love your outfit a lot. xx

  4. Some great tips here. Personally I wouldn’t dare be anywhere near London during the fashion week, I would stick out like a sore thumb! Love your outfits though

  5. Ahh LFW. I will enjoy reading posts relating to this, just as I do every year. I wish i could carry something ‘edgey’ off. You look fab and your tips are great!

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