- Lifestyle & Sports
- 24 Sep 14
This autumn, we’re coming over all romantic with the latest fairytale fashion trend. Time to cast a spell over your wardrobe.
From the twinkling tones of ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ to the wintery snow that floated down upon the catwalks, this season’s fashion shows were determined to whisk us back to a world of romance, enchantment and unabashed “girlhood”. Get ready folks, the fashion fairytale has returned.
Dolce and Gabbana played with a fairytale motif with their Autumn/Winter collection. The presentation featured Cinderella’s glass slipper, Red Riding Hood’s cape, Snow White lost in the forest – and the fur of the White Witch in Narnia.
Naïve applique details of woodland creatures, owls, swans and flowers all added an air of innocence. Update these by looking for short, classically cut capes for the little girl lost in the woods and fur stoles, hats and muffs for that frosty trip through the wardrobe.
Silhouettes, flowing midi skirts, A-line dresses and swing coats embody the girlishness of the trend, evoking a carefree femininity. Chiffon dresses, tulle and puffed sleeves also wonderfully capture the sensibility.
Intricate jewels add a ‘princess’ feel – for example, why not try delicate clusters of gold and amethyst? Look for accessories that lie between costume and couture. Headdresses make for a modern, fashion-forward take on the tiara; embellished Alice headbands not only arouse memories of that glorious trip down the rabbit-hole, but the innocence of young women on the verge of growing up.
Though Cinderella may have had a glass slipper, for most of us transparent footwear frankly isn’t too practical – still, Perspex makes for a futuristic fairytale substitute. Classic stilettos can be updated with a Perspex heel. Lace, metallics and glitter similarly combine to create a look worthy of a modern princess.
Finally, classic romance can be found in deep luxurious floral prints, love-struck pink, and regal-themed accessories such as crown-adorned rings and jewellery. When it comes to this trend, we think it’s true love.