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Fall/Winter 16/17 Preview: Classic and Feminine Details

For Fall/Winter 16/17, we were inspired by classic styles -- capelet, coat, button-down shirt and flared skirt -- and added feminine details to make them special for the new season.

 

Flounces

We love flounces because they are fun and add just the right amount of movement to a garment. For this season, we added a small flounce to our Color-Blocked Capelet -- a classic style that can dress up an outfit in an instant. 

 

Color-Blocked Capelet: The flounce at the collar isn't overwhelming (perfect for petite frames!) and adds just the right amount of interest to the face and neckline. 

 

Flares

While we are big fans of tailored pencil skirts, sometimes a bit of swing created from flares is a vibrant way to cheer up a work day. Our High-Low Swing Skirt was designed with this in mind -- serious enough for work but perfect for some mid-day twirling!

 

High-Low Swing Skirt: The fitted yoke that extends from waist to high hip (where your hip bone is located) ensures a flattering fit. The skirt gets its movement from the all-around flares and the wide hem band on the inside hem of the skirt, which gives the hem weight and enough body to provide serious twirl.

 

Pleats and Gathers

We took a basic button-down shirt and made it more feminine with a fitted shape, a stand-up pleated collar and gathered sleeves. It has a bit of an Elizabethan feel, which seems right in line with the romantic looks of the season.

 

Pleat-Collar Shirt: We love how the collar serves to frame the face -- it almost looks like a flower!

 

Pleat-Collar Shirt: The gathered sleeves aren't as full as true Bishop Sleeves, but there's enough gathering to give it a beautiful shape at the wrist.  

 

Shawl Collars

We think that shawl collars are one of the most feminine collar types out there. They are rounded in shape and their soft, curved lines elongate and enhance the neckline. Our Shawl-Collar Swing Coat features a wide version of this collar (wide but still flattering for petite frames).

 

Shawl-Collar Swing Coat: This knee-length coat can be worn without the tie belt for a loose and swingy feel. When belted, the waist shaping creates a beautiful feminine silhouette. 

 

We're excited for the FW16 season!

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