Colour, Style Print is everywhere this season. Big and bold, bright and cheerful, ditsy and muted, there's something for everyone. But where to start? Let us guide you through the pattern minefield with our handy tips below.
What else can be more ideal to show your femininity and romantic side than floral prints? Floral prints are never fading out of fashion every season. They can be difficult to pull off though.First, the choice of colour matters for you to present different mood. Then It’s really all about scale. Petites may want to avoid the huge prints as they can overwhelm a small frame. However, larger figures will pull these off a treat.
Polka Dots and Spots
Remember the iconic brown and cream dress from Pretty Woman? Well, this classic print is concise and timeless! It is a less ambitious option and can be perfect to go with bikinis, swimsuits, skirts and tops. A very feminine print that some would say is timeless, so check the back of your wardrobes before you go out and buy new. Spots are very flattering on curvy figures.
Geometric patterns are ideal for hiding the not-so-perfect bits of our body - they are the masters of disguise. Straight body shapes such as rectangles will love this design as it complements their angular body shape but hides the mum-tum. Choose your colours carefully and you will have a winner in your wardrobe for years to come. Those with a strong look such as Clears, Cools & Deeps will look fabulous in contrasting colours whilst Softs, Warms and Lights will be far more at home in tonal shades.
Animal prints are still relevant. The most popular one is leopard print, which has long been a classic on a par with plaid. If leopard seems too provocative, then pay attention to snakeskin pattern and zebra print. The fuzzy patterns and muted colours make them great choice for Softs. Choose a base colour that complements your skin tone, it doesn’t have to be the usual grey/green/brown offering.
Image: Dolce & Gabbana
There’s a new pattern on the block rising since the recent seasons- say hello to the scarf print. Not for the faint hearted if worn all over but great for Creatives who will be more than happy to mix with strong colours, textures and other prints. If you fancy print clashing, make sure there’s some sort of cohesion such as a common colour that ties the pieces together or similar sized prints. If that’s a step too far, you could tie a scarf print twilly around the handles of your handbag or even your wrist for a very chic look.
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