The mood is decidedly creative and feminine
for Fall 2005, with everything from big skirts to shiny gold
metallic being shown on the runway.
From a continued interest in boho chic
(embroideries, layers, chunky jewelery) to the new
proportion (slim or cropped top with a full skirt), there
are still plenty of pretty and wearable clothes to keep you
interested this season.
Monique Lhuillier's intricate, but still
streamlined coat (above) is a great example of how fur and
luxe details can work together for modern elegance.
Coats have become increasingly important
in recent years as stand-alone fashion statements.
This fall look for rich details, belts,
intricate detailing and fur trims to complete your topper.
The coat, above from Cynthia Steffe, shows
a great twist on an everyday tweed coat.
Carrying over from Spring, the big (also
called full or circle) skirt takes fashion in a new
direction with a renewed interest in a full-on-bottom
big skirts, like the one above from Richard Chai, used more
restraint and slim lines through the hips which should make
them ultimately more wearable than the fuller styles.
Wide-legged pants with beautiful drape
were shown as a great (and practical) alternative to the big
Paired with everything from dusters to
vests to silky blouses, these fuller, fluid pants are a
great item that you'll want for fall.
Wide pants -- like those shown from David
Rodriguez above -- require waist definition and a cropped or
slim top to keep from looking sloppy.
The perfect topper for fuller bottoms --
skirts or pants -- is the decorative cropped jacket.
Portrait collars and a boxy cut give great
structure and line to the cropped topper.
The lush color of Tracy Reese's cropped
jacket, above, make it a natural for everything from
eveningwear to weekend.