The many shades of purple
The wrong shade of purple can be draining but the right tone of purplely goodness can be sumptuously rich and warming on those chilly days and nights to come.
1940s fur trimmed royal purple rayon gown
1940s berry purple studded rayon dress
1960s lilac lace tunic dress
1950s mulberry velvet cocktail dress
Opulent details were seen everywhere on the catwalk and I for one am delighted, I'm a magpie who definitely believes more is more!!! For a more subtle look add a touch of bling with some key jewellery pieces.
Oscar De La Renta
1950s Baroque style green and rhinestone brooch
Ice Blues and Beads
Beautiful for winter, team icy blue with whites and greys to give a startling, cool & crisp look.
Oscar De la Renta
1960s duck egg blue beaded jacket worn over 1930s white satin wedding gown
Eye Popping Opticals
Personally I'm thinking that this trend which was echoed mostly in a full suit is a little unwearable but if you wear the prints on a little dress you can have all of the drama without all the crazy!
1960s orange and yellow geometric print shift dress
1960s pink, orange and yellow optical print dress
Hot and Sultry Reds
Ah, one of my favourite trends which loves to stalk the runways in a striking vision of hotness!
1950s fiery red wool wiggle dress
1950s large rhinestone brooch
A Touch of Noir
As long as Anna Wintour has anything to say about it black will always be in! Of course, we are thankful, who doesn't have a 'go-to' black number in their wardrobe. Don't be afraid to update though with a full skirt, lace, or 1940s silhouette.
Dolce and Gabanna
1940s black taffeta structured pencil dress
1950s ruffled hem Suzy Perette prom dress
Jet black beaded drop waist gown
I love looking at what the catwalk shows have to offer but you can get completely lost in them though as their are hundreds of shows from designers showcasing Ready to Wear, Couture and Resort collections. Some of my favourites were Zac Posen, Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta. Here are a few more of my favourites. Don't they just scream 1940s and 50s!
Christian Dior (mmmm yummy!)
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta