This list of women's fashion trends for fall 2010 / winter
2011 will help you when you are shopping for your winter
wardrobe. Each of these latest clothes looks is
examined in more detail lower down on this page.
Top Ten Fashion
Trends for Autumn 2010 Winter 2011
Left to Right Above - Camel Coats - Jaeger, Hobbs and Minuet
Left - Embrace the Jaeger understated quality and new minimalism
with this wool and angora swing coat. Fitted at mid-length and
tie belt. Jaeger Panelled Swing Coat - £350. Jaeger London
Collection Product Code:580061Y. Due October.
Hobbs Model in Iden Coat, £349/€400. Lara Roll Neck, £55/€63.
Camel Trousers, £159/€185. All Hobbs Autumn Winter 2010 -
Stockist Number: 0845 313 3130 or
Minuet Petite - CamelCoat £159 €215 Trousers £80/€115. Minuet
Petite Autumn Winter 201. Minuet Petite Stockist Number: 01582
TOP TREND 1 - NEW MINIMALISM - EXPENSIVE LOOKING NEUTRALS - CAMEL COATS
- The 2011 trend is for 'Statement Coats' in beautiful quality
materials such as camel cashmere mixtures or soft neutrals -
tobacco, taupe, grey, navy, oyster, white and black. Invest
in clothes that are wearable time and again. These coats shown
below are all from matchesfashion.com coat range. As you can see,
they move from tobacco, dark camel, golden camel to creamy
oyster giving a tone and length to suit everyone. The
coats above are from Jaeger, Hobbs and Alexon AW10 and all
masters at high street quality tailoring. The coats below are
from Matchesfashion.com and the variations in price are due to
the fibre content, with cashmere attracting a premium price.
Top Left - Sportmax Camel Double Breasted
Coat - £598.
Top Right -Maxmara Single Breasted Coat - £538.
Bottom Left - Maxmara Double Breasted Coat - £608.
Bottom Centre - Maxmara Cashmere City Coat - £1,048.
Bottom Left - Maxmara Wool-mix Coat - £568.
All the above coats are available from
TOP TREND 2 -
SHEARLING EVERYTHING - AVIATOR JACKETS TO
FOOTWEAR - These investment
materials or skins feature leather and suede, the best are the ULTRA
soft Toscana and Shearling coats, however they come with a hefty price tag.
Shearling or leather aviator jackets - Burberry favoured Amy
Johnson and Amelia Earhart styling as shown below in their
Autumn 2010 Ad Campaign. Pringle opted for a
luxurious longhaired style. One-step on from this is the
briefer gilet waistcoat with snow tip Toscana fur.
Alternatively, you opt for the full
length, but much more expensive, all natural rustic lambskin
TOP TREND 3 -
MAD MEN RETRO WOMANLY DRESSES/SKIRTS - EARLY RETRO SIXTIES
NIPPED IN HOUR GLASS WAISTLINES - Think Mad Men dresses, womanly suits,
and coats finished off with a belt. This fashion look
features all types of materials from
brocade, lace, Venetian polished wools, cashmere wool velour,
velvet, lace and leather. Marc
Jacobs, Creative Director for Louis Vuitton captured the essence
of this trend perfectly and shown extensively in the Louis
Vuitton Autumn 2010 Ad Campaign below.
Autumn 2010/ Winter 2011 Image Above - Courtesy Louis Vuitton.
TOP TREND 4 - NOMADIC TRAVELLER - Nomadic layered
looks, that use knitwear, furs, blouses, scarves and leather to
create a look which is sometimes dishevelled but is always very wearable and easy to
pull together for those with a Boho leaning.
embraces the - KNITWEAR COATIGAN - Knee length cardigan coats
called coatigans. Nordic snowflake/fair isle patterns. Cable
knits, uneven draping cardigans and ponchos. Long tunic
style knitwear for cosy layering, belting. Lagenlook/Layering
of wispy mohair or cashgora knits, chunky cables. Isabel Marant showed
gossamer light knitted furs creating pieces that fit in with
several trends. There are also knit berets, bobbles,
oversized scarves, cowls/snoods.
Far Right - Wallis AW10 Campaign - Asymmetric zip long line
cardigan £45, biker jegging £38 - Wallis Stockist Number:
Centre Right - Image courtesy IFTF from the D&G AW10 Catwalk
TOP TREND 5 -
ANIMAL PRINTS - LEOPARD LOOK MATERIALS-
In the Autumn of 2010 you will see natural leopard colours and monotone mixes of this ever popular
animal print. Boxy, three quarter chubby and fitted fur jackets
act as cover ups that the world cannot miss. Less obvious
options include print sweaters,
dresses, tights, bags. Incidentally, footwear and even jewellery
are exploiting the leopard print fashion trend.
Leopard animal prints
are key pieces, thus you could choose a luxe coat instead of (or
in addition to!) a
camel coat. Leopard print is used for clutch bags and the
animal attraction goes even further with pony skin leopard spot
trainers. I have found in real life a leopard print bag is one
of the most versatile bags of all to own. It almost always
blends in with everything.
Above Left - Adrienne Landau Leopard Print Fur Design.
Above Right - New Look Leopard print coat £45/€59. Black corset
belt £8/€10 Womenswear at
www.newlook.com - Stockist Number:0500 454 094.
TOP TREND 6 - LACE LOOKS -
Here are dresses, diaphanous lace sleeves, bodice yokes, see through sheer areas, lace
tights, evening bags even shoe fronts all in lace. This lace
fashion trend travels through expensive lace ladylike cocktail
dresses to glam gothic dishevelled grunge looks.
Above Left - Alexander McQueen - Black Lace Dress - £2,865.
Centre - Dolce & Gabbana - Black Lace Dress - £1,370.
Right - Day Birger et Mikkelsen - Long Sleeve Black Lace Dress -
TOP TREND 7 - BLOUSES - The
Autumn 2010 trend is for luxury satins, fulsome
sleeves and bows, fitted or full bodies. The fabrics are
interesting ranging from lace to
gold lamé, brocade and soft velvets in inky
indigoes/purples/black. The garments often make a
statement with volume sleeves and inspiring collars, you may
also see velvet devore burnout contrast fabrics.
TOP TREND 8 - TROUSERS -
THREE STYLES OF PANTS
Peg Top Trousers - To keep your legs warm in the
Winter of 2011 choose narrow slim high waistline paper bag
peg top trousers. Peg trousers cropped above the ankle at Wang
emphasises this leaner look, as did the skinny cargo pants at JBRAND;
look out for them at Jaeger.
Above Left - Celine Fashion. Centre Left - Hobbs
- Hobbs - Navy Augustine Coat, £239/€275. Navy Augustine
Trousers, £149/€170. Delancy Court Shoe, £139/€160. Hobbs Autumn
Winter 2010. Centre Right - Warehouse Autumn Winter 10 - Camel
Coat £100/€130, cardigan £40/€52, Trousers £50/€65 - Warehouse
Stockist Number: 0845 122 2251. Far Right - Wallis AW10 Grey
polo neck £18, Grey pants £40 Wallis Stockist Tel: 08451214520
Cigarette Pants - These suit clean cut simple minimalist
looks. When cut at the ankle have modern touch. Wide Flared Leg Pants - Trousers return with fluid flare at
Chloe. Chloe fluid flares help lengthen the leg and have a
classic expensive mad Men twist when teamed with a high polo
roll neck sweater and pearls.
TOP TREND 9 -
MILITARY OUTERWEAR - CAPES, JACKETS/COATS -
Military capes are a rising utility trend which combines military
waistcoats with coats and jackets.
The cape is a slow burning trend that is gaining momentum as a
must-have for any new winter wardrobe. Look out for
military be-ribboned bags to match your outfit.
Above Left - Sainsbury's Tu Clothing - Camel
Cape £45 - Stockist Number: 0800 636 262.
Centre - Burberry Coat - Available at Burberry.com -
Military Doeskin Great Coat Shearling Panel - £1,895. Double
breasted military doeskin great coat with raglan sleeves and
epaulettes on shoulders. The coat is fitted at the waist and has
a curly Shearling panel in contrast colour on the skirt. Large
brass buttons in a vintage finish engraved with the Burberry
Prorsum inscription. Image Courtesy IFTF.
Far Right - Lisa Snowden Wears Marks & Spencer Coat £99,
Trousers £18, Gloves £29.50, Hat £15, Boot £85.
TOP TREND 10 - TRADITIONAL PREPPY TWEEDS
- This look
embraces retro TAILORED EQUESTRIAN CHIC. There is a wide
range for choice from fine
ladylike suits in classic British wools and speckled tweeds.
For accessories there are
authentic riding boots, argyle sweaters, leather patched
sleeves, leather covered buttons and bindings. Traditional Preppy
Key Fashion Styles for 2010 Fall and
Here are ten more important fashion styles for 2010. Each of these
women's dress styles is
explained more fully on another page just follow the links
Quality materials and textures combine to make the
mood of autumn 2010 fashion trends. Several
key looks are based entirely on the material of a piece - Shearling, camel wools,
lace, patterned Nordic or cable knitwear.
There are many
individual coat trends for the winter of 2011, but these can be
divided into two key looks of 'womanly minimal chic' and
'nomadic free spirit'. The colours can be subtle or
strong with dusty dulled-down neutral shades being particularly
popular. Camel is a top autumn colour, but there are also bright
vivid hues especially RED, ORANGE and PURPLE.
The overall look of the camel trend has a high profile this
If you are thinking already 'not for me' take note this camel does encompass the concept of
expensive neutrals, in particular, the taupe beige fashion colour family through to
creamy oyster. It's perfect for luxe Mad Men fashion homage, and even better, it can also take in the Shearling
aviator jacket and gilet.
Above Left - Catwalk trends -
Caroline Herrera's camel coat and right gilet from Roland.
Far Right - High street fashion from Primark - Belted aviator
£25, Harem pants £11, chunky knit snood £4 ALL due in store end
September, knee high sock £2 and Military peep toe ankle boot
£15, both in store now. Primark Womenswear Winter 2010. Primark
Stockist Number: 0118 9606 300.
These looks leave us with lots of room to play with fashion's
must-haves and gotta-get
fads, whilst keeping the underlying foundation an investment trend.
Accordingly the two
trends for autumn big ticket daywear are the neutral coat or
piece. They are both at the core of this fashion season of
The season's key
casual jacket is the rugged aviator which replaces the biker of
recent years, and combined with lambskin offers a cocooning
nonchalant alternative. This fur-lined Aviator jacket fashion trend is
nestling under names such as Biggles Jacket, Amelia Earhart Jacket,
Amy Johnson Jacket, Flying Jacket and The Aviatrix. Really
it's just the
outdoor windcheater biker jacket
which everyone loves, but updated with fur lining/trim and extra
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Right - Convertible Aviator Jacket - Hobbs AW10. This jacket
unzips the hip yoke section to give a short crop version. This
is high street value at its best. Limited Edition Corby
Shearling Jacket, £999/€1150 Hobbs Autumn Winter 2010 Clothing -
Hobbs Stockist Number: 0845 313 3130 /
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