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Style trends for 2019

Colin Stewart

Well here we are already at the end of January 2019 and looking ahead now to spring trends to refresh our wardrobes for the warmer weather ahead.

According to the fashion editors at the glossy magazines, who all follow the annual Fashion Weeks like hawks, we’re all set to be seeing – if not actually wearing – one or more of the following trends this spring & summer:  overisized hats, sensible shorts, fancy flats, fringing and neon brights. Puffed sleeves and shoulders are here to stay and as for details, look out for plenty of sequins, pleats, ruched dresses, bows, feathers and ruffles.


Some of the styles we’ll be seeing in 2019 - from l to r - bows at Valentino, puffed sleeves at Rodarte and utility wear at Fendi

Some of the styles we’ll be seeing in 2019 - from l to r - bows at Valentino, puffed sleeves at Rodarte and utility wear at Fendi

In terms of overall looks, tie-dye is a strong trend on this season’s catwalks, featured in collections from Dior, Prada and Stella McCartney. The functionality of the utility look, which includes boiler suits, combat pants and overalls, makes it a regular fashion favourite and it’s on the runway again this year in collections by Fendi, Dries Van Noten, Isabel Marant, Balmain, Givenchy and Hermès. 

Tie-dye has been all over the catwalks this season - l to r - including at Stella McCartney, Prabal Gurung and R13

Tie-dye has been all over the catwalks this season - l to r - including at Stella McCartney, Prabal Gurung and R13

Tuxedos are also perennial favourites as chic alternatives to evening dresses and some elegant creations have been gracing the shows of Celine, Giambattista Valli and Givenchy.  

Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019 is ‘Living Coral’, aka PANTONE 16-1546, described as ‘an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge’.

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Despite looking too pink for some tastes, coral is actually a very versatile colour. If clashing is your thing then team it with fuschia pink or purple. But the colour itself is subtle enough to wear head to toe, mixing pastels with stronger tones. Or it makes a stunning accent with a handbag, scarf or even lip colour.

Whether you favour bold colour blocking or head-to-toe tonal dressing, there is a look out there to suit everyone for the spring. Often, the more pressing question for us tall ladies is: how do I find (insert garment here) to fit my height/proportions/leg length?!

Well, fear not. We have teamed up with styling expert, Johanna Bolhoven, from Rag Trade Productions to bring you an essential list of tall styling tips. Johanna gives her views on what high street shapes and lengths can be adapted for the taller frame. Download her style tips here and if you have any of your own to add, drop us a line on info@allta.co.uk.

So, now we know what’s coming, it’s time to get out there on the high street and put Johanna’s tips into practice to see if we can find it to fit! Happy shopping!