If you’ve had enough of Autumn/Winter androgyny and are ready to embrace feminine fashion, you’re in luck.
Inspired by the 1950’s era, the tantalising theme of ladylike luxe reigned supreme across the Spring/Summer 2019 catwalks.
Whether you choose to embrace this trend head-to-toe or nod to it through key accents, one thing’s for sure: minimalists need not apply here.
Read on to find out how to wear ladylike luxe to stay ahead of the style pack this Spring/Summer 2019.
Consider Soft Shapes and Fabrics
Gone are the days of harsh angles and rugged fabrics of seasons past because this spring/summer 2019 is all about delicate beauty. From taffeta and chiffon to lace, silk and satin, any material that looks and feels pretty is a big yes on the style-sphere.
Ideal for a smart or special occasion, just wearing one of these sophisticated yet playful pieces puts a touch of va-va-voom on your outfit.
Supersize Your Silhouette
Sure, we’re in 2019 now, but do you recall 1950s-style puff skirts and dresses? Well, they’re making a capricious comeback.
When it comes to silhouettes for Spring/Summer 2019, think: bigger is better. This takes inspiration from the Valentino fashion runway show, where the models wore exaggerated gowns that looked like they belonged on the cast of Grease.
Whether you supersize your sleeves, waistline or shoulder hems, it’s all about hiding your true shape to radiate retro elegance – and looking fabulous in the process.
Finish Off with a Chic Bow
Some people like to adorn their chic aesthetic with diamonds or perfume.
However, at the spring/summer 2019 shows, it was all about the bow as a standout decorative piece.
You have two choices here.
The first is to include an oversized bow as a motif on your top, skirt or dress a la Celine, Roksanda and Erdem. The second? Attach a bow in your hair in the form of a headband or cool clip following the lead of Emilia Wickstead.
You could even find a Mary Jane-style shoe boasting a bow if you wanted to put your own unique twist on this enchanting ensemble.
Either way, don’t be afraid of a little bow-wow this season.
Spring/Summer 2019 Ladylike Luxe to Last All Season
It goes without saying that the Spring/Summer 2019 fashion forecast brings with it a whole host of new trends for us to experiment and have fun with.
That said, one of our favourites (without a doubt) has to be this 1950s-inspired ladylike luxe.
Perhaps it’s because we’re big fans of old-school romance. Maybe it’s because we’re fascinated with 1950’s fashion. Or it might be because we’ve always wanted to step inside the world of Grease.
Regardless, we know we’ll be wearing this wonderfully womanly trend all season long. WBU?
Are you a fan of 1950s ladylike luxe? What do you think to my take on the trend? Let me know in the comments!
Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded Trendy Tourist. Since 2017, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.