With the warmer weather finally here, its time to strip off those layers and update our wardrobes with the top trends from the spring summer 2019 catwalks. Here’s your guide to the best looks, colours and silhouettes that you won’t want to miss from the New York, Milan, Paris and London fashion weeks. Your round-up of the best looks to take you through 2019.
Tie-Dye goes glam
The biggest news from the spring summer 2019 catwalks, is that tie-dye is back. Yes, it really is, except this time it’s all grown -up. Polished and preened, tie-dye hit the runways dressed to impress. From Dior to Proenza Schouler, tie-dye was glam, glossy, tailored and feminine.
The grown-up surfer vibe was everywhere, from wetsuit-inspired, airtight playsuits at Calvin Klein, to luxe fabrics and form-fitting swimsuits under tailored separates at Hermes. The 2019 surfer-girl definitely shops uptown.
Shorts get waisted
Shorts paired with nipped in waists from tailored shirts, blazers and belts, are hot. If you dare, sleek, smooth, shiny cycling shorts are the style of choice. Much blame, one feels, can be laid at the feet of Kim K who has continued to be snapped in them throughout our long winter months.
Prada, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli and MSGM all gave us gorgeous silhouettes with their preppy, waisted combos. Go for black, florals or patterned cycling shorts. If the hourglass silhouette is not your style, take inspiration from Anna Evers homage to Chanel circa 1991, and go for an oversized boucle jacket instead.
Not feeling brave enough for cycling shorts? Go for sloughy bermudas in sage – this year’s hottest green hue. Or tailored satin knee-length shorts, courtesy of Prada.
From lace to pleats, tulle, sequins, ruffles and fringes, trimmings are in and upgraded for 2019.
Fine swishing fringing and feathers are everywhere. From Valentino to Loewe, Quinn and MSGM, long, delicate, shimmering fringes and feathers, draped, shimmered and swayed down the catwalks.
Lace gets some attention this year, as it gets a fun, flirty makeover. From Victoria Beckham to Erdem and Christopher Kane, lace had a fresh, lease of life with youthful slashes of white and black lace adding a softer edge to tough tailoring.
Bows and puff sleeves are back and in-your-face. Super-sized and on the shoulders, puffs and bows are the way to work your upper arm. Exposed shoulders, necks and chests were given a royal seal at Emilia Wickstead, Erdem and Richard Quinn with big, primped and prissy bows, standing to attention, in taffeta and silk.
An instant power-dressing update, if you’re feeling the least bit regal.
Summer always means something folksy will show up on the runway, this year, the trend was delicate and handmade. Think fine crochet, delicate fisherman’s weave and light macrame. Mix with dreamy patchwork and floaty fringing for the ultimate 2019 reworking.
Practically perfect hats
Hats were good enough for Mary Poppins – practically perfect in every way. Taking inspiration from our favourite nanny and recently refreshed Victoria, by the way of ITVs current hit, hats are no-nonsense, ladylike, elegance.
From veils, to boaters, super sun hats and over-size bucket hats, heads are covered and shoulders are protected. Rocha, Rodarte and Erdem had hats with sense, sensibility and plenty of tulle. Worn low, Max Mara’s over-sized summery sun hats offered more coverage than one could imagine possible on a hot, sunny day.
For an easy-wear take on this summer’s trending hats, check out Armani’s embellished baseball caps or Anna Sui’s velvet bucket hat.
Whites get sweet
We’ve had it in our chocolate, lattes and now its replacing our summer whites. Yes, its time to swap your summer whites for sweet caramel hues that are good enough to eat. Think classic Burberry trench coat caramel, or light and airy oatmeal for a lighter take on the trend. From Max Mara to Balmain, warm beigey-caramel hues were everywhere.
Nothing is too bright this season. For most of us, that probably means juicy, bright, zingy greens, yellows, pinks and oranges. For those who have the courage, neon hues will guarantee plenty of summer fun. Dressed up in tailored separates, suits and capes, this is an easy way to update your wardrobe.
For something a little more subtle, go for cheery marigold, an orangey-yellow hue that was all over the catwalk, from Carolina Herrera to Oscar De La Renta.
With all that colour, there is no need to worry about what to wear underneath bright, tailored suits…. nothing, of course, what else in your wardrobe goes with summer neon? If you’re feeling confident, colour-block your brights, like those seen at Prabal Gurung. So clashing colours won’t be something that you’ll need to worry this year – indeed, the more eye-popping, the better.
Prints too, have reached dizzying heights. Huge sprays of florals and dazzling prints are in vogue. Mix and match the most contrasting prints, like those at Versace and Dolce and Gabbana. Alternatively, seek something a little more tame in leopard prints turned up to the max, in summery brights or bold designs. Don’t hold back- the more clashing, the better.
Your top spring summer 2019 fashion trends to look out for this year, big, bold and seriously fruity!