My thoughts and observations on the autumn 2009 fashions

Posted on November 10, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

The Autumn 2009 Range

There is a theory that fashion tends to reflect the current economic situation, so when times are good, skirt hemlines are shorter and when economic times are bad, skirts become longer. It seems simple enough and possibly even plausible! Of course, every theory has its detractors so with the recession taking hold and unemployment reaching an all-time high, this autumn’s trends were always going to be the ‘one to watch’ for fashionistas and economists alike. Funnily enough, skirt length doesn’t appear to have featured this season, the structure and texture of skirts is actually what is important this season.

This autumn, there appears to be four major themes running through the fashion houses:

Shoulder Pads

We’ve seen them on the fashion elite, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss and they’ve filtered down from the catwalk and into the high street. It is easy to be vulgar and apply every trend to your outfit but try to hold back! True style comes from not about jumping on every seasons fashion bandwagon, you need to add your own personal touch otherwise you go from stylish to a fashion horror.


Textures are extremely important this season and this has been injected into Max Studio – a luxury high street brand. The the feel of a material is paramount to designers and consumers alike and this is where texture comes into play this season. If you love the feel of a material against your skin, you’re going to love wearing your purchase. Take a look at this embroidered lace top by Max Studio.  The detail is exquisite yet bang on trend.

Cinched waists

Feminine shape is still big news this season. Whilst the cinched in waist is still a feature this season, it is not as harsh as previous seasons. The androgynous look is firmly back so to avoid being overly masculine, make a feature of lovely feminine waists.


This season, being stylish is all about having an impact! Berry colours (and purple in particular) are THE colours of Autumn 2009. Stand out from the crowd with large pieces of jewellery, quirky shoes or structured overcoats. Many shops, particularly cheaper shops like Primark have jumped onto sequinned items with a surprising vigour and this is an easy way of updating the investment pieces in your wardrobe like black trousers.

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