Are you thinking about the next gala event? Perhaps you are planning an anniversary cruise and need to add some glitz and glamour to your wardrobe? By looking at the latest styles and trends we can begin to help you assemble that killer ensemble! Going into spring you’re going to want to get into the mind-set of flowing dresses and silky fabric combinations to finish off an outfit. This article looks at some of the hottest items and garments in nightwear and cruise wear as 2016 gets underway.
One thing is for sure: bold colours and vivid patterns are IN. From vibrant floral patterns to thick boldly coloured stripes and tie-dye inspired patterns, your dress will need to grab the attention in quite an aggressive manner if you are to stand out in 2016. Figure hugging knee length (or a little higher) numbers are set to steal the limelight on cruises and in luxury restaurants, bars and nightclubs the world over, so now is the time to stick to that new year’s resolution and use the gym membership for more than a coffee and a chat!
Classic double-layered white shirts or blouses, meanwhile, will be worn with vigour and coupled with some black and white patterned trousers this outfit will grace board rooms and cocktail parties aplenty!
For a more casual cruise wear option which will not only hide a multitude of Christmas excesses in the midriff area but also keep you cool on deck, the casual linen shirt in greys, whites, beiges and pinks with a pair of complementary linen trousers will be the envy of many a passenger. Another great cruise wear outfit for up on deck involves a pair of white diamante trimmed crop trousers in stretchy, soft touch fabric. Look out for a pair with a cut out ladder style pattern at the bottom for extra va va voom and combine them with a textured cotton top and a pair of eye-catching gold sandals. An added bonus for this type of crop trouser is that it doesn’t need ironing. Time for an extra pre-dinner cocktail then!
What’s a luxury outfit without a clutch bag to match? Whether it’s for a wedding, cruise or night out on the town, navy, black or silver coloured diamante satin clutch bags are set to steal the show and will complement most of the fashionable styles and colours that you’ll pick up on heading into spring this year. Show me a woman of fashion that doesn’t like a shoe and I’ll show you a liar! 2016 is set to be a big year for open toed heels with sling back straps and diamante mesh detail. Look out for silvers, pewters and blacks to match your clutch and outfits. For greater comfort and a posh casual look you can follow in the footsteps (sorry) of the likes of Victoria Beckham and plump for a flat mule. Also Tamaris boots look set to continue to be popular. Yep, the comfortable shoe is still all the rage.
For the poshest and most glamorous ballroom events you may wish to consider full length silhouette dresses that are a new twist on ‘off the shoulder’ – this flowing, elegant pattern has been spotted at many of the launches of major designers. We are also noticing a real Spanish flavour in the event dress market. Deep, sensual Flamenco reds with a smidge of black are gracing flowing, Latin dresses and can look AMAZING. Finally, for the intrepid among you, the revival of the white Oxford shirt can be taken as far as some of the designers have taken it, pushing it into off-kilter territory with a variety of quirky twists.