Trend Watch: The New Romantic

| 80’s new romantic fashion; It’s making a fashion comeback and we’re in-love with it.

Throughout New York Fashion Week one trend certainly dominated runways, New Romanticism. Designers were incorporating fluffy frills, adding feminine florals and creating volume with tulle and lace. Now all over the high street we see brands embracing ruffles, bows and scalloped edges. Here’s how to inject some rom (without the com) into your wardrobe and personal style if you love to dress up, or dress down.


Tie in with the huge Pink trend and dress head-to-toe in rose colours. Although overwhelming at first, there is a shade of pink out there to suit every skin tone, and colour-blocking without a break like this is a sure-fire way to make maximum impact, whether its on the catwalk or the sidewalk.


Romanticism doesn’t have to mean loud, proud floral prints. Stick to cool, neutral palettes and soft, lightweight fabrics to create a simple silhouette with a romantic drape and texture. We love House of Sunny’s retro co-ords and pant suits, with simple attention to detail and clever accessories to bring it up a notch.


The bigger your collar, the more bows on your dress, and the lacier and fluffier your textures, the better. Channel a mixture of gothic Victorian style and 1970’s supermodel with OTT blouses and intricate embellished and embroidered detailing. Check out Sheri’s report on Viktor and Rolf’s up cycled couture for more New Romantic fashion inspiration:

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Even if you rarely stray from the classic jeans, t-shirt and sneakers combo, the new romantic trend can still be incorporated into your favourite casual look. From frills at the cuffs of jeans and jumpers to baby pink kicks and lace throw-on shirts, there are easy-to-wear ladylike products available at every level of the market that look and feel good. Check out LN-CC for subtle ruffles and dreamy pastels, and head to MSGM for feminine frills contrasting with boyish silhouettes.

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