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6 Fashion Trends to Try in 2018

It’s 2018 and that means it’s time to welcome to the rich, vibrant and creative fashion collections of the year. Since it’s the new year it’s good to start early and keep yourself up-to-date with the fashion trends you will come across in 2018.

 

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Of course, as we progress through the year we’ll see changes in the fashion trends, but that does not mean that there won’t be go-to staples that will be the highlight of the year. So here are 6 fashion trends you should try this year.

  1. Art-infused clothing

It seems like in 2018 we’ll be seeing a lot of colour in outfits and a lot of respect to artwork. Imagine wearing clothes with great art printed on them. This brings out the amazing colour and vibrance that we will see in 2018.

Big fashion designers like Versace and Prada have already introduced this kind of outfits in their collections and we should expect more to flood the runway and boutique this year.

 

  1. Fringes fringes fringes

We have witnessed quite a number of fringed clothing and accessories in 2017 and it’s not going to stop in 2018. From bags to tops and dresses, fringes will be everywhere in 2018. It will be one of the show stoppers this year. It makes outfits look fun and playful and adds a lot of movement to the pieces.

 

  1. Denims rule

I think denim pieces can never go out of fashion no matter what. They are here to stay every year. However, we will see a lot of new twists of creativity in denim outfits this year.

There has been a trend of dark coloured denims showing up on the runway. This is really different from the light coloured denim that we are used to. There will also be mix of two-tone denim to add a lot of variation to the denim collections that will be released this year.

 

  1. Signs of plastic

Without a doubt there will a lot of modern perspectives to the fashion collections this year. One of the things we will see a lot in 2018 is plastic outfits. Starting mainly with outerwear like jackets and then with footwear like boots. These pieces are mainly see-through which adds a new dimension to fashion. It’s certainly going to be attractive and eye-catching.

 

 

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  1. Pajama-inspired numbers

Obviously, just like every year we will see something out of the ordinary pop up in the fashion line. And this year we have the pajama-inspired outfits. We all love the comfort of being in our pajamas and with this in mind there will be beautiful and trendy silk pieces with the close resemblance of pajamas.

 

  1. Florals from the 60s

Almost every year we see flowers show up on outfits and this year will not be any different. Floral patterns will be part of a lot of outfits this year, but this time the floral designs will be from the 60s. They promise to be bold and fresh just like the new year.

 

What are your thoughts on these fashion trends? Are you excited about any in particular?

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Fashion, Fads and Fantasies

I had the pleasure of reading Fashion, Fads and Fantasies by the late Lorraine Geiger the other day, and I found it so inspiring. This interesting fashion book  is an array of fashion sketches from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, as observed on the streets by Lorraine Geiger’s keen eye, and recorded in detail in her pocket sketchbook.

 

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I found Fashion, Fads and Fantasies very interested. Fashion is like the air I breathe, so this is an amazing resource for me. I have always been eager to discover the fashion era before my time. So this book was what I needed to have a feel of the fashion era of 3 decades, through the eyes and sketches of Lorraine Geiger.

 

Here is how fashion looked like each decade.

 

The 70s

The economy, cultural and environmental issues changed the way people dressed in the 70s. There was a lot going on in the 70s. There was the energy crisis, economic recession, civil rights for minorities, women and gay issues, environmental concerns, the anti-war movement, terrorism and the introduction of new technologies. All these had a major impact in the fashion industry and what clothes people wore.

For example, the women’s movement promoted a more masculine look for women. So there were more women wearing pant suits, padded shoulders, and tailored coats.

A rise in unemployment and homelessness insulted in a rise in the thrift shop culture and streetwear fashion.

 

 

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From Lorraine Geiger’s sketches in the book, I can see fur, hats/scarves were a thing in the 70s. Flayed jeans and Denim was also trendy back then. I am not a fan of the 70s fashion at all. It’s a little too full on for me but I bet it worked perfectly for the era.

 

The 80s

The issues of the 70’s and its fashion trends continued into the 80s. Having said that, the decade also had its own issues with the rapid technological advances.

Conservative dressing made a comeback in the 80s. Oversized coats were also in vogue. Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, were the fashion leaders in this era. Punk fashion was also big in London back in the 80s.

Carton characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a huge comeback in the fashion industry in 1985.

I like the fashion trends of the 80s. As an 80s child, I was happy to see my decade was very stylish.

The 90s

In the 90s, there were issues of environmentalism, materialism, and anti-globalization. These issues led to the creation of individual fashion/personal style, with technology being a massive influence.

There was a lot of skin on show with bustier cropped tops. Showing off cleavage was in vogue, and underwear was worn as outerwear.

The platform chunky footwear were also trendy in the 90s. I remember having a couple of them. Looking back, I wonder how I managed to walk around in those things. They were so heavy. I can’t imagine having any of them on now. Comfort over trend here, thank you!

The 90s fashion is still fresh in mind, so I could relate with this section in in Fashion, Fads and Fantasies a lot. It was definitely a decade to remember.

Have you read Fashion, Fads and Fantasies? What do you think of the book? I think it is a great resource for fashion lovers. You can grab the book here.

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5 Typical Style Mistakes of Plus-Size Girls

It’s possible to be stylish no matter what your size is. Trendy plus-size women keep proving it constantly. There are no bad bodies, there are poorly chosen clothes. Curvy women are awesome, but not all of them can pick the right clothes to emphasize their strong points and hide what they want to hide. Plus-size women have their special charm that makes them splendid. DatingBrides is a living proof. In order not to lose this charm, it’s necessary to listen to expert advice and avoid common style mistakes. So, here is what curvy girls do wrong.

 

Thinking that only oversize dresses suit them

Indeed, shapeless dresses only make you appear even larger. Once you put on a baggy tunic, you add an extra size to your figure. It’s sad but true. The thing is that shapeless clothes such as lightweight blouses and dresses add looseness to your look. Unfortunately, curvy girls have to be more careful with their outfits. Try to choose those clothes that will expose thin parts of your body. For example, wear a long-sleeved shirt that will emphasize the delicate wrist and put an elegant bracelet on it.

 

Ignoring the correcting underwear

There is nothing shameful in wearing slimming pants or high-waist shorts on a daily basis. Wearing it on a special occasion is even a must. It smoothes the curves, makes your silhouette more graceful and boosts your confidence.

 

 

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Thinking they look slenderer in black

Fashion experts advise you to get rid of this popular stereotype. Black really works if the shape and texture are properly chosen. Buying only black and brown clothes hoping that will make you appear S-size is a bizarre idea, indeed. Choose new look style dresses (often worn by Adele) to accentuate your feminine figure.

 

Hoping for the belt to do a miracle

You must have read somewhere or heard that to get an hourglass figure, you should bind the thinnest part of your waist with a belt. But if the waist is not that thin, this effect will be hardly achieved. Choose in favor of straight dresses and high heels. It will look much more attractive, and, in addition, you will not have any problems with breathing.

 

Not paying attention to makeup and hairstyle

Neglecting the state of skin and hair, any girl, no matter whether she is slim or plus-size, consciously spoils her image. The wrong makeup and poor or no hairstyle make a girl look sloppy. This opinion is connected with the stereotype about plus-size women according to which they just gave up on themselves. Very often, plumpness is associated with greasy hair and frumpy clothes. But you should do your best to prove this stereotype wrong.

 

Fashion Tips for Curvy Girls

Keep it simple. When you go to a shopping mall to buy some new clothes, make minimalism your friend. Choosing shoes, the best option is the pointed ones. The optimal height of the heels should be 5-7 cm. It will visually stretch your silhouette and make your legs even more beautiful.

 

Choose the right length. Knee length dresses and skirts are perfect for plus-size girls. The best length for blouses, shirts, and tops is about 5 cm from the broadest hip line.

 

Choose the right prints. The right choice will be small prints or vertical stripes. The vertical edging and a row of buttons have a similar slimming effect. Avoid big asymmetrical prints that visually add an extra size.

 

Do you have any style tips to share? Please do so in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

 

 

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