Winter 2016 Article

1 CommentTuesday, 22 November 2016  |  Niki

Wow its getting cold! Good job the fashion this winter revolves around statement jumpers and knitted jackets! If you haven’t already, then now is the time to get yourself a must have pom pom hat and colourful scarf ready to team with your new winter purchases and above all keep you warm and cosy!

This autumn has seen the return of the Coatigan – a mix between a coat and cardigan which is often knitted. A versatile piece, this is often easier to wear than a bulky coat especially if you are out shopping or getting in and out of the car. 

autumn coatigan

I just love this high neck grey coatigan that is super warm yet stylish at the same time. Great for wearing right through winter until spring.

A big trend this year has been slogan and statement jumpers. We have seen slogans for t-shirts, bag and jumpers but if you’re not into wearing a slogan top then choose a statement jumper.  This year the statement jumpers have featured lots of prints but I really like this pom pom sweater as its quirky and detachable making it great for different occasions.

icecream pom pom jumper

In terms of knitwear this season, the long cardigan has dominated the fashion. It really doesn’t matter on your height as long as the cardigan isn’t too bulky then all shapes and sizes can wear them.

belted grey cardigan

This belted grey cardigan is a lovely soft knit and looks great team with black skinny jeans.

So far lurex and shimmer have been a popular trend, making it not just for Christmas! We have seen lots of shimmer in knitwear and bomber jackets to dresses. Depending on your love for sparkle, I like more muted colours that blend together.  

black lurex swing dress

This black lurex swing dress is the right balance of sparkle and glamour. A great style for wearing at night with heels or teamed with opaque tights and boots.

Festive Fashion
Now is the time to sort your Christmas outfit. Do not leave it to the last minute as deliveries will slow during the end of November so your size may be sold out. Here are my picks.

black plunge neck dress

Plunge neck dresses are big news. Depending on how well your bust can cope, then this style is simply stunning. Often these dresses are fitted so can hold you in place but if you want the wow factor, this is the style for you.

Lace is a classic and will never date. If you are worried about lumps and bumps then a lace dress can provide a flattering overlay and hide any unwanted curves.

jessica wright plunge dress

This Jessica Wright lace dress is a lovely fit that has a cap sleeve which is great for providing some coverage to the arms.

If you are looking for something for Christmas day, why not try a pretty blouse. This way you can eat as much as you like and have the room for it!

white pussy bow blouse

I love this winter white pussy bow blouse as its feminine and easy to wear. Team with trousers or jeans for a smart / casual look.

Pencil skirts are another classic that suit most figures. Opt for a super stretchy one and this could be a great choice over the festive season.

printed stretch skirt

This printed stretch skirt is colourful and christmassy and teamed with a black blouse can look smart too. Wear your skirt with either heels or a pair of ankle boots.

Question and Answer
I have a couple of meals out over the next few weeks and I don’t want to be too dressed up, what can you suggest?

Firstly you want to be comfortable when eating out, as you do not want to be in a style that is restricting! I would opt for a shift dress that will skim over your figure, that way if you do end up over indulging it will not show! This pretty rose trim shift dress is great for day or night depending on how you style it, team with a little cropped jacket or mac and you are ready for your night out.

q and a dress

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