Key Women's Fashion Styles for Winter Shorts 2011/12
Here is my review of the important fashion look in shorts for
Autumn 2011 and Winter 2012. The trend is for more gracious
looks and the freedom to select from so many styles to suit individual body shapes. Check
that the proportions of any shorts you select are correct for
your own body silhouette. Even if you have model legs fashion
hosiery adds a fashion conscious winter touch.
Heritage Looks - Winter Shorts By Ermanno
Winter shorts have become an alternative pants
dressing for winter. But shorts of 2011/2012 are worn with
greater elegance. For the majority of women these won't be the
cropped high figure hugging hot pants of the 1970s or the Louis
Vuitton version below left which basically are high leg briefs.
Most women will find a longer pair of winter shorts easier and
more comfortable to wear. Shorts from Rag & Bone are shown below
Shorts teamed almost always with thicker or
opaque winter weight hosiery capture the fashion moment of
seasonal temperature differences. The shorts of 2011/12 just as
often have turn ups as none, but few on the high street are high
Shorts & Jewel Colours.
utilise luxury materials in jewel colours or rich fabrics.
Shorts look less risquι when teamed with coloured pantyhose
tights, leggings or jeggings. For evening looks they adapt
well to fetish fashion looks with a simple legwear change to
sheer patterned tights.
Upper Right - ASOS patent Pink Shorts £55.
Middle & Lower Right - Miss Selfridge Suede Shorts.
Far Right - Littlewoods Ireland - Love Label PU Plum Placket
Shorts 42. Littlewoods Autumn Winter 2011 Fashion - Stockist
Number: 01 811 22 22.
Catwalk fashion shorts from shown beside
shorts in pink and plum tones from the high street. This season
think colour, think colour blocking, think leather and suede, think pinks,
think winter shorts and thicker winter tights.
For Autumn 2011 colours, note the vivid rich jewel colours of amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby
pink and ruby red, citrine, amber and orange garnet. Vibrant orange colour has
not had as much exposure since the
real 1970s - an orange moment is here again. Expect to see this
fashion colour in all areas of life from clothing to interiors.
Left - Hat £25, Shirt £45, Bag £45 - Warehouse Christmas
Centre - Tangerine Orange Shorts - Benetton Autumn 2011/2012.
Right - Littlewoods Ireland - Love Label Gold Suede Shorts 82.
Shorts Plus Tights - 2011/2012 Trend
As there are many pantyhose/tights available in
rich textured patterns this enables the wearer to self style any
number of fashionable options. Wearing thicker tights with short
pants also means women with less than perfect legs can rein in
and mould legs into better overall shape.
Left - Winter Tights - Patterned Leopard Spot Pantyhose - AW11
Marks & Spencer.
Centre Left - Fringe Shorts by Chloe AW11.
Centre Right - Moschino Cheap and Chic AW11 Catwalk Sequin
Above Left - Brown Tweed Shorts £45/59 Linea
Weekend, Chocolate Roll Neck Jumper £130/150 MaxMara Weekend,
Faux Fur Jacket £85/119 Vila - All House of Fraser Lady
Marmalade Collections. HOF Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Right - House of Fraser Biba - Chocolate Seam
Detail Shorts £65/78, Leopard Print Drawstring Tassel Bag
£295/336 Biba, Tights by Wolford.
House of Fraser Biba Stockist Number: 020 7003 4000.
Luxury Evening Shorts
For evening lace shorts, velvet shorts and jewel
colour options worn with sheer hosiery add grown up glamour for
the sartorially brave.
Above Left - TopShop AW2011 Campaign. Evening Black Shorts.
Right - House of Fraser - Modernist - Black Flannel Shorts
£75/90, Black Leather Top £120, Tan LA Leather Clutch
£95/108 Pied a Terre.
Left - Diana Embellished Shorts £40, Tamara
Velvet Detail Bodysuit £28, Onyx Pillbox Hat River Island Xmas
AW11. Stockist Number: 0208 991 4904.
Above Left - Warehouse Sequin Shorts £55.
Centre - Warehouse Christmas 2011 - Sequin Playsuit Shorts £90,
Bag £30, Belt £28. Warehouse Stockist Tel: 0845
Left - Lipsy Autumn Winter 2011 Clothing -
Ruffle Top and Lace Short Play.
Right - Black Fetish Corset Belt Topshop, Lipsy Lace Short £35/45. Lipsy
Autumn Winter 2011 Clothing. lipsy.co.uk or 0844 844 0088.
If you seek a pair of shorts as shown at Louis
Vuitton then look no further than Topshop who have these black
sequin briefs shown below in store for the Christmas AW11
Coloured evening lace shorts are available at
Asos and blue pailette sequin shorts are at Topshop for AW11.
Shorts For Daywear & Casual Wear
Shorts for the office need to be longer than
some that might be worn for casual wear. If in doubt wear other
attire you know Human Resources find acceptable business
clothing. If you are short you may find shorts that appear
longer on your frame than a taller friend's might seem.
Otherwise consider culottes like those below left as another
Above Left - La Redoute Belted Culottes £35,
Scarf £13, Tan Leather Jacket £179 Camel Undersweater £9,
Mini-satchel Bag £39.
La Redoute Stockist Number: 0844 842 2222.
Copyright of images courtesy of Prshots.com, Swarovski,
Marks & Spencer, Hobbs, House of Fraser, Primark, Oasis, Debenhams, River Island,
Monsoon Accessorize, ASOS,
Dunnes, Hobbs, Topshop, F&F Tesco, Warehouse, very.co.uk, A|wear, IFTF, Pilot, Great Plains,
La Redoute, Lipsy, M&Co.
Header Image - Rag and Bone Shorts - Courtesy
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