AW Trends – Feminine Silhouette

Return to 50’s Finesse

Photo from Vogue Australia, Sep 2010

Between ‘Mad Men’, Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada, a return to 1950’s waist clinching curves lay ahead for Autumn / Winter 2010. Full skirts, belted waists and luscious lace will add unforgettable polish, charm and glamour to your style. 1950’s silhouettes embellished with modern textures and patterns instantly freshen and revitalise this trend for now.

The inspiration
‘A Fine Romance’ editorial featuring Aussie model, Catherine McNeil, for the September issue of Vogue Australia is the perfect love letter to this trend. Reminiscent of a beautiful 1950’s belle, the hair, make-up, styling, scenery and the clothes are quite simply put… perfect! Featuring pieces from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermès along with lust worthy lady-like bags, gorgeous pumps, brooches and elbow length gloves only adding to its splendour!

Embrace your curves…
Nipped in waists and gloriously heaving bosoms means this season is all about female curves. New proportions embrace femininity and look sophisticatedly sexy, without exposing too much skin. Think refined sexiness…

Bardot-esque curves were the order of the day at Louis Vuitton where models walked to the theme music from the 1950’s film ‘And God Created Woman’ – also the name of the collection. The halterneck and strapless bustier shapes seen at Louis Vuitton, will be flattering on women of all shapes and ages.
Go below the knee…
1950’s Full Skirts
Calf-length, full skirts triumphed at Prada, Dries Van Noten, Fendi and Luisa Beccaria. This ultra-feminine silhouette accentuates and flatters female curves. Gorgeous clinched in wasp waists with swing skirts do beautiful things for all body shapes.

Pencil Skirts
Pencil Skirts equal va va zoom! Slick, smart Pencil Skirts are just as womanly as the full skirt with a like extra sexiness thrown in. Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Dolce & Gabbana and Giles were just a few of the designers to create perfect Pencil Skirts! This style is flattering on all body types, especially curvaceous vixens as the slightly tapered bottom shows off the curve.

Add accessories…
Elbow length leather gloves, thin belts and stockings will add the finishing flares of charm to your look.

Are you loving or loathing the 50’s trend? Will your hemlines be getting a little longer in favour of elegance and demure sophistication? Love to hear from you…x

Photos from Vogue Australia, Sep 2010

3 responses to “AW Trends – Feminine Silhouette

  1. Enjoyed this post. I love the romantic looks. Feminine dresses in soft patterns make me want to feel sexy and wear something out of the ordinary. Ofcourse I can’t help but notice the chunky black heels with a bowtie. A great fall staple.

  2. This was a GREAT post to read.
    I personally love the 50s look; I think every female looks at a 50s woman and marvels at her beauty and style. I’ll be going for these trends but adding a bit of edge to it, personally, haha :)

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