Spring Summer 2013 looks have already been revealed by some of the major high street brands; and the catwalks are all full of the new seasonal looks too. Hence, what do the next few months have in store for womens clothing UK?
Prints are back in fashion, with stripes and patterns both making early appearances. The design cues for the patterns being used again come from some pretty distinct previous periods of fashion history; and not all, it has to be said, from periods of fashion history that have anything to do with clothes! If you see women wearing dresses that look like a Chesterfield sofa over the next few months, it’s because the fashion for Regency patterns has reached new heights. Maxi dresses and evening dresses tastefully made in the familiar green, white and gold stripes of the period are already making heads turn at the catwalk events.
There are plenty of design cues in the upcoming women’s clothing UK ranges that can be traced back through the fashions and trends of the last few years. A common theme still binds all women clothing together, whether it’s prom queen chic or classic shabby; and that theme is retro.
There are distinctive periods at work here. Victoriana and Edwardian looks are both popular and have been so for a couple of years now. They may be worn entirely with clothing of their own type; or mixed and matched to create younger and funkier combination outfits which would be well-suited to a prom night or other celebration.
In fact, it is interesting to look at the prom night and at American fashion in general to see how womens clothing UK has changed over the last few years. Gone are faux-wedding dresses or outfits designed to make the wearer look like a miniature adult. Back are the crazy style combinations last seen in the early 1980s, when The Breakfast Club made its mark on an impressionable youth. From Beat poet to vampire queen, there are a number of specifically movie styled clothing items taking their places on the shelves of popular high streets stores this year. This allows the style conscious to represent their personality rather than their simple dedication to fashion, through their clothes.
Some of the women’s clothing UK shortly to be released into high street stores has specific purpose, of course; for example, daily-wear or formal evening-wear. Here, it’s often been the case that there is little or no crossover between the outfits of the day and that of the night. No one, not since the 80s anyway, has been rocking the little black cocktail dress at work.
That’s right! The 80s rear their multi-coloured head again; this time with respect to womens clothing UK that performs more than one distinct role. Whilst some prom dresses are clearly prom dresses and nothing else, there are also ranges of formal dresses that can transform well into work clothing with the simple addition of a cardigan and a change of shoes; and conversely, ranges of daily-wear that can serve quite well at an evening function if a wrap and some jewellery are added.
plus size womens clothes for Spring Summer 2013 is shaping up to be a versatile affair, reminiscent of classic clothing periods.