It may have happened to you.. as it happens to us all. You purchase the perfect pieces and then don’t know ‘how’ to wear them. The root cause of this is the fact that you are unaware of the trending silhouettes. Once you have a clear understanding of the shapes of the season, you’ve won half the battle. We’ve got a rundown for you of the silhouettes of the season. Enjoy.
The Voluminous Puff Ball
This look certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you do love dramatic volumes then good for you. This season the puff ball is on trend. Usually seen in the evening, this look is worn to the knee with long boots or with similarly colored thick tights. This silhouette is all about drama, so either go big or go home.
The Poufy Sleeve
A statement shoulder is in for Fall. We aren’t really talking about the Eighties power shoulder though, it’s more of a dramatic, relatively romantic and feminine shoulder accent. If you do go with this look, make sure to cinch the waist. The drama pretty much starts and ends at the shoulder.
Fitted Top and Floaty Skirt
Simply put, tuck it in… For this silhouette the fashion world was fantasizing about a very girly look. Make sure your top body is accentuated, and well fitted to the waist. The lower part of the body needs to flow outwards, think A-line skirt or wide leg pants, as opposed to a dramatic, poufy skirt.
Asymmetrical Necklines and Hemlines
At this point it is safe to say that asymmetrical hemlines and necklines are timeless classics. They haven’t really gone out of style at all in the past 5 years or so. This season is no different. Play around with lopsided necklines and uneven hemlines. Perhaps what differentiates this look from past seasons is the fitted body and floaty skirt or bottom.
Whether you are wearing a cape with wide legged trousers or a winter coat with a floaty skirt the result is the same. A streamline look that gives the illusion of length, and a certain sophistication. Keep the eye focused on the vertical lengths. This is best achieved by avoiding belts or dramatic waistlines.
Knitted items of clothing, from tops to dresses are certainly on trend. To achieve the right silhouette you have two choices. You can either wear a fitted knit top with a floaty skirt, or you can wear a midi knitted dress. Both silhouettes work well.
The Dramatic Hourglass
This look has been experimented with often, initially at Balenciaga under the helm of Alexander Wang. Demna Gvasalia also gave it a shot… And of course the original hourglass was the creation of the Bar jacket by Christian Dior himself in the late Forties. This season the hourglass is dramatic, either with a stiff fabric or with a strong belted waist.