The top 5 Christmas fashion trends
Keeping up appearances is always harder when the temperatures drop to below freezing! But as the recent offerings from European fashion houses have shown for the Winter/ Christmas 2015 season, there are plenty of great new looks along with updated versions of your favourite staples to help you look great this season. Keeping stylish does not mean that you cannot also stay warm, at least not always! The top fashion tip to stay warm and at the same time show off your trim figure, has to be the clever use of layers. If yo use layers effectively, you can still wear thin, stylish coats and even short skirts, creating warmth and even a more interesting look using thick tights, under shirts, and long tops.
Big belts are in again for this Christmas/Winter season to accentuate the waist, though the designers seem to have gone for smaller dimensions this season to draw the eye to the waist and to build classic hourglass shapes or create a dramatic colour contrast. Capes seem to a fashion trend that will not go away, back on the catwalk in a big way for this Winter season, they are a classy outerwear with plenty of user-friendly options available. Not everyone can pull them off, but if you can, capes are great winter statements alternative to coats, perfect for Christmas as long as the weather is mild enough to wear them.
Lingerie as outerwear is not a new concept in fashion, but it was highly desirable this season amongst the top designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Rodarte, Maison Margiela, Givenchy, Rochas, Oscar de la Renta and Narciso Rodriguez. The combination of casual clothing and tailoring have created a brand new fashion star, Athleisure wear! Top brands such as Paco Rabanne, Cedric Charlier, Public School and Carven have all made strong arguments for this niche, so expect this to be popular for Christmas and to explode in the new year as all the fashion houses get on board.
Pleats are a familiar trend and have appeared in many guises over the years. For this season, pleated skirts, pants and tops have made the style stand out on runways with collections from Balmain, Kenzo, Guy Laroche, Marco de Vincenzo, Dior, Loewe,Suno and Marc By Marc Jacobs.
Patchwork was a big hit in the spring/summer 2015 season, and for Winter 2015 was once again was a favorite amongst designers including Etro, Ashish, Maiyet, Moschino, Roland Mouret, Saint-Laurent, Etro and Acne Studios. Ribbed Knitwear was everywhere at the fashion shows for Winter 2015 and is, or at least should be, a wardrobe staple with so many great knits to choose from.
Statement Shoes are the inventive footwear for die-hard fashionistas this season. This time the look included furry boots, sandals with pink pompoms and sexy knee high black lace-up boots.
Home shopping catalogues such as Littlewoods and Very are great places to start shopping for your new Winter outfit. Check out CataloguesUK for more information and a more extensive list of the most popular fashion catalogues.