images are good as a fashion history record of real clothes worn by real
women in 2005.
I have browsed through the NEXT UK press catalogue and collected some images
for you which are an everyday version of some of the trends this autumn as
we run up toward Christmas. All of the goods are available until late
December 2005. When the NEXT sale starts NEXT always reduces all items
by at least 50% so there are always long queues on the first sale day.
NEXT Fashions for your Wardrobe
NEXT Green Pointelle Cardigan £34.99. XS - XL. 944-984-X36. worn with
Blue/Black Skinny Leg Jeans £32.99, 98% cotton 2% elastane. Petite 6 - 16,
Regular 6R - 20R, Long 8L - 20L, Extra Long 8XL - 18XL.
943-955-X36. Brown Toe Loop Buckle Long Boots £74.99.
NEXT Long Cardigan £39.99, 951-319-X36. XS - XL.
Knitwear is interesting everywhere this year and these styles from
typical of knits seen in lots of shops.
Middle left -NEXT
Long Sleeveless Shrug 947-947-X36 £16.99, S -
L. Scoop Neck Top 956-784-X36, £12.99, 6 -
Near left -
NEXT Red Tassel Knitted Jacket £39.99,100% lambs wool. S - XL. 950-100-X36
Moleskin Trousers £36.99, 98% cotton 2% Lycra®. 6R - 20Reg, Long 8L -
20L,Extra Long 8XL - 18XL, 947-527-X36.
Strong trends in knitwear this fall winter include the elongated and often
asymmetrically styled cardigan. This is always a useful garment in the UK
climate as shopping in winter in centrally heated stores can be a stifling
experience when the stores are crowded. When shoppers travel into town
by car they are often totally inside a mall or store and don't always need a
full coat. This is where the long cardigan with scarf tails or cable knit to knee
coat comes into play.
On a warm early autumn day a ribbed cropped
shrug knit, gilet or sweater may be enough. For colder days add some headwear
and a fun folkloric fashion scarf. Folkloric and Inca
inspiration is seen in scarves either with crafted bobbles - bobbles were
thought delightful at Burberry by the show models or with Bulgarian style
Above left we we have homage to folkloric fair isle and floral embroidery as
techniques. NEXT Fairisle Pattern Stripe Sweater in 100% lambswool is
£24.99. Sizes 8 - 20, 943-057-X36. Moleskin Trousers £36.99, 6R - 20Reg, 8L
- 20L, Extra Long 8XL - 18XL, 948-017-X36. Above centre -
Peruvian scarf set. £16.99. 955015.
Above far right -
Wool Wrap with Embroidery, £28.99. 976763.
Knits or easy jersey tops can be teamed with skirts and these skirts below follow the lines of
the fuller from hipline slouch styles seen much more this summer. Intense
folkloric embellishment, tie dye or beading which can be worn day or evening
all add to the season's look.
Far left -
NEXT Three Quarter Length Sleeve V-Neck Tops
Three Pack With woven trim detail, £24.99. 100% cotton. Sizes 6
- 22. 941-822-X36. Embroidered Mid Length Skirt £39.99,
98% cotton. Petite 6 - 16, 6 - 20 Reg, 949-795-X36. Black
Belt £24.99. Black Wedge Boots £69.99.
Centre left -
NEXT White bib front short sleeve top 6-22,
937978, £12.99. Embroidered skirt 6-22, £44.99, 939816.
Petite through 8-22 Long. 955006 Black brogue round toe long
boots £89.99. 953766 Black wide leather stud punched belt
Centre right -
NEXT Crochet Wrap Top 100% cotton. Crochet trim
100% nylon. Sizes 6 - 22. 941-055-X36. £17.99. Blue Print
Skirt 100% cotton. 6 - 20, 977-720-X36. £34.99. Conker
Crêpe Stack Boots £74.99.
Far right -
NEXT Brown Ruched V-Neck Top 79% viscose 21%
nylon. 6 - 22. 942-848-X36 £26.99. Chocolate Printed
Skirt 100% silk. Lining 100% polyester. Dry clean. 6 - 20.
950-492-X36 £39.99. Shoes £44.99
As an alternative to skirts, you can opt for trouser combinations from
skinny jeans to the still popular and very leg flattering bootcut trouser
lines which flatter the leg and the way footwear appears beneath. For those
who find skinny jeans a nightmare be assured there are still plenty of
alternative styles around including straight legged trousers as opposed to
drainpipe styles as well as cropped trouser versions.
For work lots of combos here will work well for you, from the tailored sharp
suit to the waistcoat teamed with cropped pants or any variety of skirts.
You will know what is acceptable at your place of work.
NEXT CITY SLICKERs
Whether it's a tweed or check version for the
office or a bare halter neck number in black for going out in
the evening there's no doubt that the waistcoat is back!
NEXT When you need a cover up, but it's not
quite cold enough for a jacket then a waistcoat is the ideal
choice for work. This black and white tweed effect waistcoat on
the left from NEXT is a classic in the making. Wear with a
crisp white shirt, black jacquard tie and black slouch trousers
for a look that's the business - smart, versatile and slick!
NEXT Black and white tweed effect waistcoat
6-22, £34.99, 940718 White stretch shirt, 6-22
£14.99. 939675. Available in petite sizes. 937549 Black slouch
trousers 6-20R, £32.99. Available in petite through 8-20L &
8-18XL 971426. Black jacquard tie £ 4.99.
NEXT Red Tweed Jacket 60% wool 32% viscose 8%
Red lining 51% acetate 49% viscose. Black lining 51%
viscose 49% acetate. Dry clean. Petite 6 - 16, Regular 6R
- 22R, Longer Sleeve 8L - 22L. 941-911-X36. £69.99. Skinny Roll
Neck Sweater Petite 6 - 16, Regular 6 - 22, 952-150-X36. £16.99
Skinny Roll Neck Sweater £16.99, 952-150-X36.
Black £32.99 Cropped Trousers, 6 - 20 952-836-X36.
NEXT Neutral Checked Belted Wool Blend Jacket
937-814-X36, £69.99. 6 - 22. Blue/Black Skinny Leg Jeans
943-955-X36, £32.99. 98% cotton 2% elastane. Petite 6 - 16,
Regular 6R - 20R, Long 8L - 20L, to 8XL - 18XL
A good winter coat should last 2 to 3 seasons.
Cheaper coats may only last one season and more expensive coats may last up
to 5 seasons dependant on frequency of wear. For this reason it's important
to choose a coat with classic elements when planning your wardrobe if like
most people you need to consider a budget.
With coats opt for an uncluttered, unfussy shape that follows the general
fashion lines of the season and in this season's colour. Extreme
styles soon look dated.
NEXT Mink Faux Fur Jacket £69.99.
967-041-X36 70% acrylic 30% polyamide. Backing 100%
polyester. 8 - 20.
Evening Looks at NEXT
Many women despise the top of their arms so this is where a lace sleeve can
be feminine and attractive whilst covering up imperfect arms for whatever
reason. Tops with three quarter sleeves also give the wearer an
opportunity to show arms decorated with bracelets without feeling bare or
cold. Likewise a
velvet jacket is opulent and yet can be a comfort
blanket for those who don't wish to be too exposed. The square neckline has
a newness to it as we become bored with plunging necklines. If you
still want to retain a bare effect opt for an almost there small shrug like
the sequin version below or for standing around outside on chilly nights the faux fur jacket
above might be more useful.
Far right -
NEXT Mandarin Collar Tops Three Pack.
£21.99. Pack consists of one each of Black, White and Pale
Blue. 6 - 22. 950-267-X36, Black Velvet Trousers
£44.99, 100% cotton. Dry clean. 6R - 20R, 8L - 20L, 8XL -
18XL. 959-294-X36, Black Velvet Clutch Bag,
Near right -
NEXT Midnight Blue Sequin Tie Front
Cardigan, £34.99. 970-309-X36 100%
viscose. XS - XL.
Satin Trim Vest £9.99, 943-226-X36, 93% viscose 7% elastane. 6 - 22.
NEXT Pale Purple Crinkle Velour Camisole
932-074-X36, £16.99 With sequin trim. 100% polyester. Sizes
6 - 22.
NEXT Black Velvet Top with mock button
fastening. 961-578-X36, £34.99. 6 -22. Black Velvet
Skirt/pleated georgette hem. £39.99. Both 100% cotton.
Lining 100% polyester. Dry clean both. Petite 6 - 16.
Regular 8 - 22. 948-984-X36. Black Beaded Sequin Pouch
Bag 966-077-X36 £19.99.
So you've read all the fashion reports you can find across the internet and
devoured every fashion magazine and newspaper article going and you are
still wondering how you will literally make the new looks fit your looks.
These examples above might be just what you seek. Very much a middle road
and you'll probably be able to wear the items next year too. Could it be then that
is the reason that
www.next.co.uk and NEXT shops throughout
the UK are so popular with the masses is that they are tuned in to Ms
Sizing at NEXT
NEXT spans a large size range catering for petite figures to tall figures as
well as regular and fuller sizes. Some styles have shorter or longer
sleeve, trouser or skirt lengths. The sizes range from UK sizes 8 to 22
(which are about 2 sizes smaller than American sizing) all dependant on
product item, but larger women may find they can be fashionably
NEXT produces clothing which pays homage to fashion changes, but which still
has a classic edge that makes it very wearable. They have done a home
delivery service for 20 years and so they understand the needs of speedy
delivery and return of goods by demanding customers, with very busy lives.
But as always, if you really fancy an item either in store, online or
casually browsing the NEXT catalogue at home, then shop for it well before a
great item gets sold out.
All the images on this page are courtesy of NEXT and all images here enlarge
- in some cases you will be able to see a fuller enlargement at the next
Available from NEXT stores nationwide (Call NEXT customer
services on 08702 435 435) NEXT Directory on 0845 600 7000 and online @
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