Every November, my girlfriend invites me to the Saks Fifth Avenue/Nutcracker Market Fashion Show and Lunch. I love it so! Everything they wear is well out of my budget, but you can easily spy trends for fashion and particularly for those holiday events creeping ever so close! In today’s Fashion Friday, we’ll explore the trends from the Nutcracker Market fashion show and you’ll be ready to shop holiday runway trends on Black Friday!
This year, our table universally agreed most of the trends were lovely (unlike last year). There were classic lines and beautiful feminine touches that made the runway pop. Here are a few of the top features we picked out:
1. Classic reds and greens for the holidays. The evening gowns they featured were in rich emeralds and ruby reds. Now I’ll admit I’m a sucker for classics around the holidays but everyone agreed these pieces were stunners.
2. Another featured set of “it colors” were midnight blues and blacks. Again, a return to classic instead of shock wear (which isn’t only beautiful but more flattering).
3. The final color featured was bubble gum pink. While most at our table like the styles featured, we did not care for this color trend AT ALL. Not only do most folks not look great in this color, it feels a little too much like Barbie for my taste.
4. When it comes to cut and style, there were two features. The first trend was femininity. Lots of lace, sequins, flowing skirts, tulle, and even pretty details on the high heels. The second trend was classic lines. Column dresses. Full skirts. Trousers. Gorgeous and timeless.
5. In keeping with number 4’s femininity, we saw a definite trend toward embellishments and pattern. Think floral dresses, for winter, faux fur (and real fur, not my thing), and patterns or flowers/bows/etc down to the top of your shoes.
6. One trend the table really noticed was black pantyhose. Now I know we’ve had the general pantyhose discussion here before, but I have to admit I like the trend of black stockings for the holidays. I think it makes the whole outfit feel “fancier!”
The good news is the winter/holiday trends are beautiful. So wear your femininity with pride if you’re girly like I am, or opt for clean lines and sophisticated color palettes if you like to feel super modern.