Fashion-trends are cyclic in nature, the history of women’s fashion has witnessed many trends coming in and fading away eventually. But there are some trends which not only survived beyond a certain time frame but reinvented themselves thereby becoming immortal.
These classics are not mere designs but visions drafted with utmost purity and clarity in terms of design processes.
Little black dresses
The little black dress is a semi-formal evening wear outfit with simple cuts and short length originally made popular in the 1920s by veteran designer called Coco-Chanel.
Projected by Chanel to be a long-lasting, versatile, affordable, and accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color.
Through this paper we would be discussing the power of this sensuous outfit after all it doesnt happens everyday in the fashion world where a designs continued ubiquity is such that many refer to it by the abbreviation LBD.
Wearing the color black and mourning used to be occasions going hand in hand, black a neutral among other colors was always offered a step treatment, a subject of detest, something which everyone would like to avoid coming across.
With painters painting black as evil, authors writing about the negativity associated with, it was nothing more then a symbol of fatality and casualty. For example the painting called Portrait of Madame X, by John Singer Sargent.
First the world war-1 and next the deadly Spanish flu knocking the doors, many lifes were lost in Europe, as a result women appearing in black in public became a common site. To add to that since during the Victorian and the Edwardian ages, a widow was expected to wear several stages of mourning dress for at least two years.
Deep or full mourning would require them to conceal themselves in complete black clothing with no decoration being encouraged at all for the first year. Even the fabric chosen used to be coarser and of most inferior quality possible. During the next year however they could afford wearing silk in black.
According to Vogue and their little trends guide (with Topshop) as well as numerous catwalk shows, colour-blocking is a big trend this season. For Spring 2009 they favour blushing pink beiges, neutrals, creamy whites, and tones of slate blue. Such softer dusty tones are easy tints to mix and match with existing black, navy or other neutrals, the result is a new more ladylike wardrobe.
Colour blocking with strong brights of hot pink orange, tangerine and lime are popular. There are also other brights such as Yves klein blue, Santorini blue, yellow lemon, lime, aqua jade tones, bright perinkle and magenta. This garment can be worn alone or block together with enthusiasm of the designers.
Depending on your natural colouring, you’ll get away with different colors to a different degree of success. There are a few little tricks that will make wearing clashing bright colours available for all.Those women with light and soft looks will be overpowered by wearing bright colors but best in muted. But can actually use a shoes, polo ralph lauren and designer handbags in Turquoise or Blush Pink to add an element of the bright trend. It is better to keep away bright items from your face if wearing bright color is not enough for you. Try coloured ralph lauren jeans or skirt then match it with a top softer and two tones lighter in the same colour.
Fashion trends come and go every year but this doesn’t mean that you have to take it to the extreme exactly to waht you see on runways, magazines and in the shop displays. Mix and match both soft and bold colours in the latest silhouttes to add zest to your existing wardword, keeps you up to date without having to spend a fortune or change your look completely.