While 2018 was dominated by Athleisure – the clothes that blurred the lines between your gym look and your everyday wear, 2019 is giving a spin to the Victorian Era that spoke of elegance and volume.
Times when tulle, ruffles, balloon sleeves, satin, sunray pleats, bubble skirts were everyday wear.
Have I lost you there?
Don’t you worry, I’m not asking you to pack yourself in a confining corset – hell no!
But that doesn’t mean we can’t take the attractive designs from the past and give them a modern twist.
Fashion Forecast 2019: Wonky Couture
In collaboration with Papillon Styles I’m presenting to you – Wonky couture.
Imagine, Alice in the Wonderland come to life – but in 2019.
So you bet that the trends I’m listing below are something you can wear anywhere – and maybe you could be invited to Mad Hatter’s tea party! Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Trend #1: Balloon Sleeves
Feminine is everything I can think about when I see balloon sleeves.
There are a variety of balloon sleeves available today, long and short, over-sized or mini, whatever you like, you will get!
The shrug you see me wearing here gives the illusion of a balloon sleeve. I love that it’s still a very delicate looking design, paying homage to the voluptuous balloon sleeves designs of the ’70s.
Trend #2: Corset Design
What used to be a restricting undergarment, has now revolutionized the fashion industry by becoming a statement-making attire.
From laced-up romantic styles to velvet that screams royalty, it’s the ultimate outerwear item this year.
What I also love about it is the versatility.
You can wear corset tops with pants, or wear it over a dress. It’s a great way to show off those curves darlings.
Trend #3: Luxurious Texture
Velvet has the most gorgeous luxe texture.
Your fears of having a velvet piece look outdated or too fancy will be curbed when you see the perfect ways designers today are using this fabric.
Mixing velvet with different textures and styles can instantly take your look to a whole new level.
In my current look, you see me pairing the velvet top with an ash gray pant – the pant is muted – the top isn’t.
A perfect example of the phrase opposites attract.
What do you think about these age-old patterns and fabrics that are making a comeback in 2019?
Which of these trends will you be trying out?
Tell me all in the comments below darlings!