Trench Coats For Women

Regardless of the many fashion trends there are certain clothing pieces that will never go out of style. They resist the trends and changes that occur from season to season. Some examples are the black dress, white shirt, jeans (no matter the cut or color) and the trench coat, which may seem very retro, but is actually quite modern.

Where does the trench come from?

Trench is the successor of the uniform worn by British soldiers during World War I, created by Thomas Burberry. The coat was waterproof and had gabardine in its composition.

The design was then modified to include epaulettes, belt and metal rings, this version being called trench. Trench raincoats continued to stay in fashion after 40 years, becoming popular in movies and among people.

You can wear it going to work in the cool mornings, to look more businesslike, or to the meetings with your friends. The trench is a strong off-season clothing piece which should not be absent in your wardrobe.

Which one to choose?

For the spring season, the trench coat, one of the trends introduced by designers, has a military look, but is very comfortable, yet feminine. Equally remarkable is the dominant color – more shades of beige, cream, coral, very close to natural skin ton.

As a novelty, the colored coats will surely make you stand out in a crowd, especially if you properly accessorize them: a funny brooch, colored beads (yes, even over a trench coat), and scarves that match your lipstick.

Modern and Beautifully Designed Tops For Women

Whether you want to look playful, classy, trendy, smart or sexy, there is one outfit that can create a world of difference and it is the women’s tops. These are the fashionable clothes that come in a plethora of styles and designs, so that there are many options for women to choose from. The tops for women may vary greatly in style depending on the type of material used and the design applied. Based on these factors, the tops may either be used for casual or formal occasions.

For example, if the tops are made of cotton fabric then they are simple and elegant, perfect for office wear. They are comfortable to wear and they go well with the ambience of the office. On the other hand if the tops are made of silk or velvet material, they have a particular sheen to them that make them look very fashionable. You can wear the silk or velvety tops to the nightclub or when you are planning a night out with your friends.

The women’s tops are very fashionable, and these trendy tops look absolutely stunning when they are paired with jeans, skirts, capris, trousers, or cargo.

Just like choosing the right material for the occasion is important, selecting the right design and style is also very essential. With the spring and summer season approaching, you may want to try the lighter designs that allow enough ventilation of air. In the winter season, you may want to wear tops with long sleeves and collars to protect you from the cold winds.

The size also matters and it plays an important role in determining whether or not the top will look good on you. Choose the dress depending on your actual size, and bear in mind that there are some clothes that make you look heavier than you actually are, and there are some that make you look thinner than what you are. So, make sure that the dress you choice are designed perfectly to hide your body flaws and accentuate your assets.

For this spring, you may choose the tops that come in floral patterns with beautiful laces that adorn the attire and give a feminine touch to it. The laces also give a romantic feel to the tops and make them more proactive. If you would like to sport a retro-inspired fashion then pair a bright floral or lacy top with swing coats, pencil skirts, cloche hats, and A-line dresses to recreate the 20s or 50s era. You may pair a colorful top with a trendy spring bag to complete your look.

The tops with sober designs and decent necklines can be worn for the formal occasions such as the business or corporate meets. They make you look like a real professional. If you are going for a date and you want to look hot, try a low cut stylish top in stunning colors. These dressy and elegant tops can be the perfect choice for night out with friends, baby showers, weddings, churches, and evening parties.

The Developing Market of Vintage Clothing For Men

Any style-conscience male would be foolish to wear last year’s fashions when a whole new look is taking over. Freshen up your wardrobe with the latest designs and stay in touch with the modern male. Well it all sounds quite plausible but men are different to women and marketing by-lines plus convincing lifestyle imagery has to work much harder to extract the male pound from the wallet.

You see, men have changed, they dress differently and more independently to their parents and grandparents. You only have to look back at the black and white photos from 50 years ago to see that male fashion was very formalised, both at work and during leisure time. Virtually every man, regardless of class and working role, dressed smartly. Of course city bankers and lawyers would wear much finer tailoring and hats compared to the blue-collar workers in the industrial centres, but most men would wear a collar and tie, a jacket of some form and a hat. Just look at the photographs of the huge crowds that flocked to football matches and stood out on the terraces in all weathers, wearing exactly the same garments they would wear to work on Monday.

Men looked smart than they do now, but they also looked very similar to each other. There was very little scope to look different and, due to financial constraints, very little opportunity to keep an expansive wardrobe. Things had to last in those days, so hardy fabrics were selected and garments were kept going with careful repairs and additions like leather patches on elbows and cuffs. Clothes are not built the same way today in our disposable society, if your socks develop a hole in the toe they are more likely to find themselves in the bin rather than in the hands of a skilled darner for repair. Clothes are cheaper and more throw-away, but the hard-wearing approach of these vintage items, means that many still survive today, some in remarkably good condition.

Hats, as mentioned above, were also very common. Flat caps, bowlers, Trilbys and derivatives on those forms were owned by ever man and boy throughout the country. They had to function as heat retainers, rain coves as well as contributing to the formal styling of the male look and again, such was their construction, that many retro clothing shops will offer a wide selection to choose from.

Formal male dressing may be about to make a return in a new form but you don’t need to buy new to sample it. There are pockets of past decades where the vintage men’s fashions of the time survive, still look good and more importantly, offer an affordable route away from the casual norm. From the plain grey and brown designs of the fifties and sixties to the more colourful and slightly unusual styles of the seventies, there is something for every man.

Leather and Suede Jackets For Women

A wide range of designs has helped the leather jacket remain more popular than most other garments and will probably go on finding a market whatever direction new styles go in. And for any girls who aren’t to enamoured by leather, then suede offers an alternative, being leather’s slightly softer option bringing a sensuality to the material while maintaining the same hardwearing virtues.

Although many leather jackets you see around are either black in colour, or perhaps brown for suede versions, there really are no limits I the colour schemes available. Blues, reds, greens, even whites are favoured by some brave ladies. Plain colours are not the only option either as many people are happy to adorn a simple black leather jackets with badges and patches to help mark their personal identity.

Of course, when looking back through the development of any fashion item, you’ll also come across some shockers in the history of leather jackets. Designers have frequently accentuated leather’s flashy lustre for all the wrong reasons, and the Eighties was no exception noticeably in the leather department. The jackets of this period were often shapeless and rarely looked good on anyone, with loose, lines tapering in at the thighs for a egg-shaped silhouette that some found attractive. Masses of unadorned leather would fall loosely off the shoulders and flutter in the wind, something that most fabrics could never achieve.

Leather and suede jackets for women look most attractive when they are either delicately sized or accessorised with details, or are a blend of both. And folds and pleats just look too skin-like in leather to have any real claim to favour. Visit any good a vintage clothing store, you’ll find all of these examples but will quickly be able to decide which will look good on you and which ones should be exported to Lower Bavaria and converted into traditional short trouser wear for the locals.

One look that remains timelessly popular is the not-quite biker or flying jacket. With styling notes to the rugged origins of the leather jacket (perhaps plenty of useful pockets or neck-warming sheepskin collar lining), the better designed ones keep the look plain and practical without attempting anything unusual. If their hem sits above the waist, then they’ll be perfect for wearing with jeans, but some of the most lady-like leather or suede jackets are the thigh-length designs, so long as they are conceived with a narrow (often belted) waist and a very slightly flared lower half.

But perhaps you don’t need to have any feminine attributes in your leather jacket and decide that you’ll look just great in a simple, traditional plain jacket, one that’s always been popular due to the fact that there is nothing to dislike about it. If this sounds like you, your choices will be endless. Accessorise away, roughen it up a little and allow to grow old in its own way and you’ll shout to the world that you’re not afraid of a high profile.