This season’s catwalks are alive with pops of bright, candy shades. From baby pinks and canary yellows, to bold blues and statement pastel hues, there’s certainly something to suit all.
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Brighten up the winter days with this hot hued sunflower number. Yellow is most definitely the colour of the season and many designers are challenging you to be bold with it!
Most believe bright colours to be fun and playful, yet when teamed with stockings and a suspender belt, they’re anything but. This demure, hot orange set is guaranteed to turn heads and boasts an alternative to the traditional black stockings.
The colour-blocking trend
The colour-blocking trend has been big for quite some time now, from strapless bras and sheer knickers to vibrant hued, lacy push-ups, this season, it’s all about summer brights. However, there are a few rules to follow when it comes to investing in hot hued lingerie. With colour popping shades, it’s important to keep things simple. Too much pattern and embellishment will only deter from the eye-catching shades. Choose simple designs with discreet prints. Regardless of your body shape, there’s a set to suit all.
For those who wish to adopt this season’s colourful lingerie trend, yet prefer to cover up; a lace babydoll number in a flirty red hue is a great option. A number of this season’s lingerie designers are choosing to create ready to wear underwear, and many of the new season styles were showcased at this year’s runway shows. Boudoir-inspired, lace embroidered tops and silk slips were extremely popular, whilst vampy corsetry and kitsch bra tops in numerous neon shades got the thumbs up.
A Rainbow of Hues
Handmade lingerie is also big this season, with many designers taking inspiration from sartorial subcultures, old Hollywood cinema and 70’s documentary photography. Classic shapes naturally flatter the female form, whilst being given a contemporary twist through the use of modern-day colour palettes and opulent fabric combinations. Other collections take inspiration from the world of ballet, in order to create a stage-worthy ensemble
A rainbow of bras has splurged onto the high street, just in time to brighten up the dark nights and winter days. Sunset oranges shades, naughty navy, electric blue, shocking pink and sunrise yellow are all big for 2013 and 2014 – the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.
If you like the idea of embracing this season’s colourful trend, yet feel colour-blocking hues are a little too brave, opting for a simple black bra with hints of neon yellow is a good way to add an injection of colour to your existing lingerie wardrobe – all without going overboard.
A Fresh Take On Fabrics
Aside from the many summery styles and hot hues to take to the catwalks this season, many designers are also choosing to use a variety of new fabrics and materials. From plastic and ribbon to leather and gold, there are arrays of quirky underwear styles to choose from. Eastern influences are also big this year and are especially popular with those who enjoy a combination of colour and print.
A New Outlook On luxury
Lingerie designers are now creating styles that will last. This may be a reflection of a new outlook on luxury. Purchasers are now looking for a great investment, as well as a lingerie set that looks and feels great. It appears that sexy lingerie fashions are maturing, and both quality construction and quality fabrics are the key to creating a number of must-have designs. However, despite this sleek maturity, there is still room for a certain element of playfulness. Both fun cuts and whimsical patterns are big for 2014, whilst a number of last season’s boy shorts have been updated to create a more feminine and elegant style. Flirty looks, despite being comfortable, won’t rob their wearer of seduction.
Both the fabrics and the cuts of this season’s designs are said to work with the wearer’s natural beauty. The styles themselves will pay attention to detail through focusing on quality stitching and good fabrics. The goal for many designers is to create a piece that enhances the wearer as opposed to an overly embellished lingerie set that distracts them.
Back To The Roots
Lingerie has gone back to its roots this season, with classic French designs on many fashionista’s minds. Instead of revisiting tried and tested ensembles, designers are looking to better the original cuts through a use of vivid colour. Cuts such as the babydoll and the full teddy are being given a modern twist in the shape of lavenders, dusty pinks and iridescent pearls, as opposed to simple black and white designs. Look to lace and sheer fabrics with ribbon embellishments in order to create a natural, yet feminine style.
Black With A Twist
Black is always popular in the world of lingerie and wearers enjoy sporting such a colour because it’s flattering, bold and sexy. However, this year’s black sets have been enhanced with an injection of colour in the shape of black lace accented with deep reds or delicate blues, bringing a sense of surprise, mystery and fantasy to a number of otherwise traditional lingerie looks. A black canvas allows for these subtle details to stand out, whilst still allowing black to be a lingerie staple. Alternatively, models are teaming vibrant sets with black stockings, bringing a new meaning to sexy.