Left - Monsoon AW11 - Teal Maxi Border Print Dress.
Right - ASOS Teal Two Tone 70s Midi Skirt.
70s Midi skirts are slightly shorter than 50s
calf length skirts. Whilst maxi dresses should rest on the ankle
and be easy to move in as they are intended for everyday wear as
well as evening wear.
13-3805 Orchid Hush.
Hush, a unique tone of grey with complex orchid undertones,
blends well with any other colour in the palette. Quarry, a
reliable medium grey, remains a practical, dependable staple.
Colours fade into each other to create a blue palette far
removed from Royal and cobalt blue.
Faux fur is used extensively with whole garments and fur trim
collars, tippets and bag flaps all getting the fur or skin
treatments. Rich texture is easiest to do if you select fur
collars and jackets of fur.
Left - Gucci AW11 Fur Jacket, Teal Blue Fedora Hat.
Right - Ungaro Teal Blue Fur Jacket.
Chubby shorter fur coats are always winter warmer
seasonal must-haves - Karan knows this and showed chubby coats
at DKNY. Rich jewel tone coloured Maribou feathers add exotic texture
to hems, cuffs and necklines.
Left - Christian Dior - Teal Fashion.
Right - Burberry Teal Catwalk Outfit.
Left - Gucci AW 11. Right - Doo-Ri Aw11.
Left - Teal Blue Fur Coat Louis Vuitton AW11.
Right - Gucci AW11 - Teal Fur Throw.
Left - Sequin Top £199 - Viyella AW11 - Viyella.co.uk.
Right - Marks & Spencer Draped Teal Shift Dress.
Left - Monsoon Dark Blue Teal Cropped Shrug.
Right - Pilot Teal Velvet Shoes
Left - Wallis Teal Velvet 60s A-Line Shift Dress.
Beautiful Teal Satin Blouse - Ted Baker AW11.
This Ted baker teal
wrap blouse is really beautiful and the handle is
exceptional. The classic shape comes in and out of fashion. It
is equally desirable in the cream version - I know I should have
bought it when I saw it...
"Less is more" is the motto for this Vera Mont sheath
dress. It is ideal for both daytime and evening wear. The rich
petrol colour is totally fashionable.
Left - Vera Mont AW11 Evening Dresses - UK ₤225/IRL €240.
Right - Vera Mont 100% Polyester Strapless Teal Blue Evening Gown UK ₤335/IRL €360.
Vera Mont Autumn Winter 2011 Stockist Number: 020 7411 0322.
This fantastic evening dress above, turns its wearer into the Queen of
the Night. The plain-coloured fabric decorations that refine the
gentle transition to the Empire style are an absolute highlight.
The centre of attention for autumn 2011 has been on jewel colours.
This major development
carrying on from
spring brights and colour-blocks. These mass market
garments above, and the way they have been styled are good
illustrations of achieving hot on trend looks by wearing
contrasting legwear or hosiery. Coloured jeans, chinos or tights
inject vibrant pops of colour at low cost.
Pantyhose comes in every hue imaginable this
winter. These colourful blue, red and green tights are a bargain.
These opaque tights are a winter
wardrobe must-have investment from T.K.Maxx. Put the 'it' factor
into your image planning this winter with some superior legwear.
Teal can merge toward sea greens and the colour
makes it excellent for colour blocking with harmonious or
Above Catwalk Fashion AW11 - Left Gucci and Right - Versace.
Teal & Textures
Knitwear is chunky this year. While there are still finer knits to
be bought, many have fine rib textures like this teal
sweater from Louis Vuitton. Tweed is another popular texture and
found in coats, capes and bags.
Left - Louis Vuitton Teal Rib Knit With Striped Skirt.
Right - Teal and Rich Blue Tweed Coat - Dries Van Noten AW11.
The fine pleating trend has continued on from Spring 2011 and
now all types of skirt styles and dresses utilize fine to 2 cm
knife pleats. Ruffled and
pleat dresses make
elegant evening wear that mostly travels and sits well for Christmas
cocktail and dinner
Left - Love Label Dress - Very.co.uk AW11.
Right - Miss Selfridge AW11 - Pale Teal Pleated Skirt.
This winter cloche hats are vying for attention with floppy 70s
hats. Out and about in the rain the floppy wide brimmed hat
offers lots of head-cover. But for sharp cold brisk days a fur or
felt hat that fits well will keep your head toasty warm and
Left - Cloche Hat £14/€19 - NEXT Hoxton Girls - Stockist
Number: 0844 844 8000.
Right - Primark AW11 - Teal Fur Cloche Hat.
Left - EAST Long Teal Suede Bow Gloves, £26.
Right - Oasis AW11 - Teal Cowl Neckwear Accessory.
Shoulder Bags Are Back
Left - River Island AW11 - Teal Handbag.
Right - Miss Selfridge - Teal Shoulder Purse Bag.
River Island AW11 - Flat Teal Ballerina Pump Shoe.
For the edgiest look this
season mix and contrast bold colours will bring the zest of
living colours into your world. Colour-block new with old pieces
to create fashion buzz that will take you into spring 2012.
Beaded Clutch Bag
Some colour combinations such as teal look wonderful with
purple. This pretty beaded clutch bag is from Marks &
This is the not just the year of the revival of the blouse but
now the season of the cocktail blouse. Teal blouses from pussy
bow styles to drop waist blouson tops make colour blocking so
simple to achieve.
Right - Teal Blue High Neck Blouse £28/€37 NEXT - Hoxton Girls.
Stockist Number: 0844 844 8000.
Centre - Oasis Teal Tuck Pleated Blouse.
Right - Matalan Teal Retro Prim Blouse.
Left - Light Teal Blue Fan Printed Satin Blouse.
Right - Wallis AW11 - Teal Blouson Dropped Waist Style Teal
Left - Blue Snakeskin Fabric Pussy Bow Bloused Sleeved Dresses.
Right - Blue Animal Fabric Pussy Bow Bloused Sleeved Dresses.
Both Debenhams AW11.
The prints on these dresses create a different impact in bold
jewel colours. It is simply amazing how versatile animal print
can be - just look at teal shoes below - even they get this colourful snakeskin treatment.
Left - Oasis AW11 - Sea Green/Teal Animal Print Shift Dress.
Right - Schuh Prince Bow Court Leopard £68/€85.
Blue will be a strong colour for some time and
you may select from royal blue to teal blue. Anything blue you
buy now will blend will with next spring's iced blues.
Latest Colour Trend Recap For Late 2011
Intense Jewel Colours - Lapis, Aquamarine, Sapphire,
Turquoise, Ruby Red, Amethyst,
Emerald, Malachite, Garnet, Amber, Carnelian and
Citrine add a rich zing of colour. Kingfisher blues, jade and raspberry reds
vie with orange brights and rusty carnelian tones. In red
hues think lipstick red, ruby red, geranium and
hot fuchsia pink.
Colour Mixing - Mondrian Block Colour Mixing - Subtle
Block Mixed Neutrals. Arctic Whites. Greens, blues and orange are
the new 'it' colours to enliven your clothes rail.
Conclusion of Key Fashion Colour Trends Autumn 2011 Winter 2012
Copyright of images courtesy of Prshots.com,
IFTF, BHS, Pantone, Swarovski, A|wear, ASOS, Accessorize
Monsoon, Matalan, Marks & Spencer, Mulberry, House of Fraser, Oasis, Debenhams, Next, very.co.uk, French Connection,
Isme, Phase Eight, Miss Selfridge, T K Maxx,
House of Fraser/Mary Portas, Elegance,
Hush Puppies, Schuh, Kaliko, East, Louis Vuitton,
Bonmarché, Dorothy Perkins, F&F Tesco,
Pilot, Oli, People Tree, Primark, Penneys, Ted Baker, Wallis, Simply Be, Fifty
Plus, Apricot, Dunnes, Great Plains, Fiorelli, River Island,
Topshop, Sainsbury's Tu, Viyella, Vera Mont.
Fashion-Era.com looks at women's costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values. Homelife and politics also
contribute to lifestyle trends, which in turn influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.
Fashion-Era.com can take no responsibility for any information on the site which may cause you error, loss or costs incurred from use of the information and links either directly or
indirectly. This site is owned, designed, written and developed by author: Pauline Thomas and Guy Thomas. This site is designed to be viewed in 1024 X 768 or higher.
Before you write to me for costume/fashion help or information please, please consult the extensive sitemap which lists all our pages. If you still cannot find the answer after searching the site, then before you email me, please consider if you are prepared to make a donation to the website.
Donations Reader's donations help this site flourish, in particular donations encourage me to write more articles on fashion history as well as current trends. PayPal
allows anyone with a credit card to donate easily and securely. You may donate any sum you feel appropriate.