New Trend Pattern: Victorian Chic
Victorian Trend Pattern TITLE Victorian Trend Pattern RUNWAY 1 left: John Galliano (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images); middle: Chanel (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images); right: Genny (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)
That fashion contrasts add variety, is nothing new. This trend underlines the cliché in a most beautiful way: Sheer and opaque fabrics intermingle as panels of the same blouses and tops. Ruffles and special details of the styles have a particular Victorian middle-age spirit that perfectly embodies and plays with the convergence of strong and feminine – stunning contrasts rolled into one.
This is achieved either with a direct combination of a masculine shirting and an organza (Genny), or with panels cut away in multiple layers so that coverage is subtly given (Chanel, John Galliano). To keep the look as it is presented on the runway, combine the pieces with extra-feminine skirts. Fashionistas might also choose to style it with edgy leather trousers or jeans in distressed denim for a third element of contrast.
Victorian Trend Pattern TECHNICAL
Showcase beautiful skin in this organza shoulder style with raglan sleeves, gathered sleeve cuffs and a narrow standing collar. The lower bodice panel can be adjusted to your style preference with a coordinating petersham belt to draw it close. Create the trend for yourself with "this lovely victorian blouse! Even though this blouse delivers high on the style, it can be styled many different ways - here are some of our favorite ways to wear this blouse:
Victorian Trend Pattern NOTEWORTHY NEUTRAL
You don't get more neutral than black and white, and here we love it paired with "these sleek trousers" and a pair of matching fashion sneakers.
Victorian Trend Pattern DAYTIME DAZZLE
Sometimes you just want to dazzle up your daytime look, and this blouse look fabulous with jeans too - especially "these ones with flounces". Then use your accessories and shoes to bring a little light into the look!
Victorian Trend Pattern EVENING ELEGANCE
If you are wearing this blouse in the evening, why not have some fun with it and add in some color with a "skirt like this one" as well as the shoes. You can then top it off with a trending pair of tassel earrings - and a pulled back hair look with really highlight them along with the striking neckline of the blouse.