Designers, it seems, are still embracing lady like looks. And we are moving away form the micro mini - thank god!
NY fashion week is all over and the result are in: Lots of sheer fabric underlays, lace and chiffon. lots of White, a bit of grey and plenty of colours like Fushia, Purples and Orange is huge.
I'm loving the corseted bodices and flowy 1950's style summer frocks and pretty prom dresses (Betsey Johnson) that keep making an appearance each spring. These styles are faultless and suit most body shapes - in fact they even flatter a larger shape because they give good waist while hiding hips and bums.
Also on show (but not too overwhelming - thank god) were the neons and flash trash of the Eighties. But a little more sophicated this time round with the likes of Alexandre Herchcovitch sending some amazing brightly coloured frocks down the runway.
Michael Kors returned to the eghties also. Showing off tutu's, leggings and off the shoulder sweaters a' la Flashdance.
There was still plenty of embellished pieces and metallics as well which is wonderful news as I love anything that sparkles!
Overall, though the majority of designers seem to stick with a retro theme with inspiration as far back as the 1920's (hooray!) with flowing flapper inspired frocks, right through the 1970's where the maxi shone so brightly.
A number of bloggers have complained about how boring everything appeared to be but I disagree. From what I can see there is plenty to get excited about particularly the fact that the babydoll seems to be all but dead for now - thank heavens!