It’s autumn and the weather is turning colder. But, at Lipstick Boutique, fashion is getting hotter. This season is all about ultra-feminine style. Dresses that hug the body in all the right places in a subtle, classy way are very on trend, as are details such as bold floral prints, lace accents. While the above- knee dress length will never go out of style, this season we are seeing a longer length that lends a touch of elegance and sophistication to everyday clothes. This gorgeous piece from Jess Wright Dresses is the perfect example. Just add a dramatic necklace or sparkly cardi to this dress, and you can make a seamless transition from office to dinner to club.Another big trend for fall 2014 is lace. We are not talking about your gran’s stiff, chalky-colored lace either. Today’s lace is a bold and modern choice. It comes in vibrant, sophisticated jewel-tones such as royal blue, magenta and coral and can encompass a whole dress, or a small, but standout, detail. For work, wear a lace dress with a smart jacket and flats; for nighttime, switch to a silk wrap and killer heels. This stunning frock from Amy Child Dresses hits the mark on the lace trend (notice also the below-the –knee length!)
For you: Feminine floral for all occasions.
Floral patterns are all the rage this fall, bright and bold are most on-trend. Allover floral is perfectly acceptable but a striking floral combined with black will really get you noticed. To keep the floral trend from becoming too twee, the silhouette must be the perfect balance of sexy and sophisticated, just like the gorgeous dress below. One very important thing to remember when you are wearing a dress with either a standout print or dramatic lace is to keep your accessories to a minimum. Delicate earrings and one statement bangle, for example, are enough to finish your look without being overwhelming.
Whatever trend you chose to follow this fall, remember to dress in a way that makes YOU happy. Trends are suggestions, not rules. Always take into consideration what you like and what you feel comfortable wearing. While styles and trends are important considerations, nothing beats a good overall fit when choosing a dress. And remember, wearing a big smile and walking with your head held high is ALWAYS in fashion.