We saw them on Entertainment Tonight Canada, the fashion guru critiquing a recent award show wearing over-the-knee transparent plastic boots. Yes, wow. Clear transparent plastic clothing is hot this Spring and the trend is underway, or should we say on the runways, for 2019.
Curves and silhouettes are accentuated with ruching; the ultra feminine, soft pretty ‘gathering’ technique done along seams of dresses, pants, blouses, sweaters, and even jackets. With the soft ice cream colours of Spring fashions, a little ruching goes a long way to look fabulous on most every body type.
The Asymmetrical line of design continues to flash hot, hot, hot this year with cross lines showing on necklines to hemlines, flattering on body wraps and halter tops to long thigh-high slits on pants, skirts, from mini, midi and long, to an Asymmetrical bottom finishes including with formal dresses and jumpsuits.
Colour us Spring any time. It’s so refreshing after an icy winter and our big star colour this season is Lavender. Who doesn’t look great in a little or a lot of lavender? Next to it, paired discreetly, comes “Millennial Pink”, no doubt named for the fashionista age group and celebrity watchers, as an adjacent shade paired with super popularity in knits, suiting and whimsical dressing with lots of feminine florals, many with appliqués and feathers.
For men, thank you thank you, tailoring is back, big time. A suit or two is a must and a great combo of a double-breasted blazer and pleated or flat long slim slacks look divine. The ‘ultra-short’ is super popular for Spring-Summer 2019 so good-bye to khakis and trunks, hello to great looking pleated shorts in unexpected and exciting fabrics. From baby blue, which is super fine on pretty well every guy, to sage green and stone, our men’s fashion palate is natural with a dash of extraordinary. And look to see that fabric patterns have gone crazy for guys including fabulous shirts that are long, short, wrapped or belted. Men can pull out all the stops in 2019 and have fun with expressing their individual style with tons of choices for Spring & Summer. Looking good fellas.