Fun Fall Frocks

Now that fall is underway, it‚Äôs time to explore the fashions trending for the autumn season. While most of the fashions featured this fall will be bold concoctions that incorporate diverse prints, patterns, and fabrics, as well as dainty dresses and frilly frocks. Expect to see these pieces paired with other autumn favorites like over-sized cardigans and jackets in a variety of shapes and silhouettes. Even with the retreading of a few of last season’s staples, most of the fall‚Äôs designs include fresh, modern, and unconventional looks.

From bright colours to hip patterns, funky, jungle prints in leopard, zebra, and giraffe, tribal-inspired designs, and florals, a number of clothing items will incorporate these unique patterns, prints, and colours. Although feminine prints and other girlish patterns, as well as soft shades of pastel, will be back again for another season, fashion forecasters predict that garments, jewelry, and other accessories will get a tribal/jungle makeover, including frocks. Whether you rock a colourful gown or a dress bearing last season’s floral prints or provocative tribal patterns and details, charming frocks in a variety of styles will be a major hit with fashion’s elite. Mix in the season’s other clothing and accessories styles, and you’ll be set for the fall.

Pretty Prints and Playful Patterns

In addition to oversized jumpers, jackets, and coats, 2013’s fall fashions are all about spunky patterns, prints, and colours. Although you’ll probably find most of these designs used on garments like tights, Harem pants, shorts, and even tailored trousers and light-weight blouses, not all of these items are flattering on everyone. However, fashion houses have made simple items like dresses and gowns in some of the season’s most coveted prints, patterns, and colours. Try a frock in a funky jungle print or piece infused with tribal detailing to add pieces that pop to your autumn wardrobe. In addition to exotic patterns and feminine prints, fall’s fashions also center on the colonial period in African history by using materials in a multitude of shades of khaki and incorporating colors like jungle greens. Structured, A-line frocks in solid, dark hues or natural, subdued shades work perfectly with this trend. Add audacious accessories like edgy wrist cuffs from Shopbop or a sophisticated scarf or make your dress the focal point of your outfit and forgo jewelry all together. Put together clashing fashions from this fall season like a coquettish dress and a sleek leather bomber. Spice up your cool look with a dash of color—include a knit cap in a brilliant colour or go for a new look by ditching the glasses. Leaving room to experiment and show off new eye makeup trends, which can really enhance your look Acuvue offers a ton of resources on making the switch. They even have a free offer voucher you can print before visiting your optician.

Chic Colors

While prints and patterns are adorning some of this season’s most outrageous trends, soft pastels and other mellow hues are being used by designers in everything from silk mix jackets to trousers. During London’s Fashion Week, we saw a lot of conservatively constructed dresses in black—a contrast to the whimsical gowns in hues of pink, blush, mint, lilac and white that were being showcased on the catwalks of various shows—however, fascinating colours will also be used on a range of different dress styles. While black looks good on just about everyone, there are many colours that flatter the curvaceous figure. Go for frocks with flowing shirts and billowy, loose-fitting tops; again, be sure to blend in contrasting accessories.


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine