The latest fashion trends have been a return of the more romantic time of the Victorian era. There has been a resurgence of all things Victorian with the designs of Dior, Sass and Bide, Ann Deulemeester. and others who have re-imagined and re-created the looks that regard the time of draped furniture, and when long was lovely.
The Victorian look has been emphasized with the look of leg-o-mutton sleeves, wide-legged pants, sheer fabrics, and the overall fashion look: lace. Dark heavy tapestrys, brocades, and the essential velvet are the fabrics of this trend and luxe is not spared in the least. What is the most attractive about the Victorian look is the tailored classic styling that is so feminine, and works well for daytime and evening looks. The Victorian fashion era might be popular with the Gothic set, but the trends are fast becoming the new collectible classic pieces that can be enjoyed year after year.
What to buy? A lace blouse in white, cream, or black. A velvet jacket with buttons down the front, and if it is equestrian influenced, even more so. A blouse or jacket with leg-o-mutton sleeves. And finally, a pair of leather “granny-styled” lace-up boots in black or dark brown will completely the look, completely.