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Womenswear: 10 trends to know for Spring/Summer 2019

Need inspiration for your wardrobe? Here are some of the hottest trends from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Photo: Sacai

One of the most anticipated shows, if not the most anticipated one, for Spring/Summer 2019 has had to be Hedi Slimane’s high-profile debut for Celine (yes, that’s Celine without the accent). After a decade as creative director at the storied French house, Phoebe Philo vacated the position to make way for Slimane. Philophiles were up in arms when they saw the skinny silhouettes that Slimane sent down the runways, with many fashion insiders, including Diet Prada, accusing him of allegedly plagiarizing himself at Saint Laurent.

Drama aside, the clothes put out by the many designers are anything but boring. From sexy lace to striking prints, here are 10 trends you might want to incorporate into your wardrobe his season.  

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Polka dots

From left: Burberry, Erdem, Marc Jacobs

A perennial favourite with many designers, the polka dot never really went away. Instead, it’s reincarnated in various shades and sizes. Pick one that suits you because size matters after all.

Feathers & Fringe

From left: Oscar de la Renta, Loewe, Dries Van Noten

Forget boring and subtle. It’s time to go big or go home with feathers and fringes. Not for the faint-hearted, this trend is all about strutting down the hallways like a superstar: Stylish and impossibly glamorous.

Bicycle shorts

From left: Chanel, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli

Who’d have thought the bicycle shorts/tights trend would seep into the consciousness of the big fashion houses? This season, Chanel, Prada, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli are bringing this activewear back. It’s time to step up your style game.

Lace

From left: Burberry, Coach, Christian Dior

Possibly one of the sexiest trends this season, lace continues to rule the runways of Coach, Dior and Burberry, only this time, it’s reworked and updated to give out a more romantic vibe.

Boho

From left: Loewe, Coach, Oscar de la Renta

Another trend that has endured over the years, the boho theme makes for romantic dresses that’s suitable for both day and night.

Prints

From left: Valentino, 3.1Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten

Again, this is not for those who want to remain as a wallflower. Think floral, animal skin, stripes, checks and every print imaginable. Only this time, it’s all about wearing prints on prints, clashing artfully or unintentionally.

Tailoring

From left: Paul-Smith, Sacai, Giorgio-Armani

There’s no stopping girl power. Suits are tailored sharp yet feminine at the same time. The best part? It comes in a myriad of popping colours. Time to re energize your wardrobe.

Bows

From left: Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, Burberry

Beige

They are everywhere this season from Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu, Valentino to Erdem. Whether hanging off your neck oversized or as a delicate pussy bow, it’s a look that’s feminine and flirty at the same time.

From left: Burberry, Christian Dior, Tom Ford

Call it what you want: Beige, nude, sand. This is the shade you want in your wardrobe this season. The best part? It works well with most skin tones. Time to lighten up and stay neutral.

Boiler suit

From left: Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney

There’s a reason why the boiler suit is one of the ‘it’ items to own: It marries style and function perfectly. This season, this utilitarian-inspired trend is rendered in various hues, adorned with fringes and in billowing sleeves.

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