We would never tell a woman not to emphasize her curves, but every now and again we need a break from bodycon styles. Right? That's why we're celebrating the resurgence of the relaxed silhouette this season. It's effortless, comfortable and according to these runway looks, works for any occasion.
Maroon is so hot for fall. Love this long oversize sweater paired with a printed pant and navy open cardigan. Slouchy hat, optional. Absolutely put a dark solid over your printed trousers to emphasize their decorative quality.
This look has high-low and vintage written all over it. If you look, you can probably find a lace dress at one of your favorite little resale shops. A boxy pea coat on top keeps it casual and cool, all the way downtown.
Gareth Pugh loves to delight us with avant garde style. His version of winter white plays with proportion and shape by using bell sleeves and bottoms. You can be shapely, without feeling overexposed.
This knit chocolate sweater dress and cardi combination is so chic. And it gives us an important styling tip. Break up monochromatic color with a crossbody bag; it also helps to give slight definition. One of my personal tricks.
Mary Katrantzou is the queen of prints. If you're going to go for a simple turtleneck midi sheath dress, let it have something to say in the way of a show-stopping print.
Mulberry wowed us with this floral combination; using a similar motif, but with different shades is a winning way to pair prints. The bag and gloves give it an upscale vibe that it would otherwise lack.
Rag & Bone
How simple, how cool is this A-line frock? Layering was another huge fall trend. If you've got a little dress like this that you're used to wearing in the summer, throw on some tights and a sweater underneath.
This is how a loose, long dress is done. Notice that an exposed shoulder and arm allows it to feel sexy. The inclusion of a side slit provides optimum movement and a chance to show your gams.
Here we have evidence that mixing textures, lines and shape precludes the need for bold color or print. Keep the hue simple and the garments interesting.
Let this look remind you that one doesn't need to go loose from head-to-toe. Feel free to go for a cool vest like this on top, followed by a skirt that really brings it home with eye popping style.