Age is only a number, so who says you can’t follow the latest trends? Jumpsuits are a versatile must-have, especially if you’re looking for an alternative to a dress – take a leaf out of Jane Fonda’s style book and try a sleeved design with a cinched belt.
And if you think leopard print is too Bet Lynch, think again. Our own Prime Minister Theresa May loves to inject a bit of animal print into her own wardrobe, with her signature kitten heels.
If you’re worried the latest clothing crazes will have you looking like mutton dressed as lamb, take inspiration from these rather stylish celebrities, who are all over 60.
The jumpsuit like Jane Fonda
Choose a tailored style, with wide legs and sleeves, for the ultimate figure flatterer at any age. Steer clear of clingy jersey fabrics.
Polka dots like Jerry Hall
A timeless trend we can all jump on board with. Give your dotty blouse a modern update by teaming with a double-breasted jacket or a white blazer.
The box bag like Helen Mirren
Box bags are certainly having a moment. They’re perfect for a fancy night out, so swap your clutch for this cute design.
The striped trouser like Meryl Streep
A bold trouser isn’t for the faint-hearted, but vertical stripes can be surprisingly flattering, helping to elongate your legs. Keep things classic, like Meryl, and pair with a white or black top.
The printed midi dress like Susan Sarandon
A versatile piece for any wardrobe, the printed dress will take you around the clock. We love how Susan gives hers a laid-back twist with sporty flats.
The kimono like Sharon Osbourne
The perfect combination of comfortable and chic, a long-line kimono is the ideal cover-up for the end of summer and into autumn.
Leopard print like Theresa May
If you find animal print a little scary, then take your lead from the Prime Minister and step out in a pair of printed heels. They’ll instantly jazz up your navy or black separates.
AS David Jones sent the latest designer looks for spring and summer down the catwalk last night, Sydney’s A-list have revealed what will be hot in their closet once the weather warms up.
Top Aussie models Bridget Malcolm, Shanina Shaik, Jessica Gomes and Jesinta Franklin led a catwalk parade featuring a flurry of ’80s silhouettes, bright tropical prints, Victoriana inspired-lace, high necklines, soft pinks and bold reds.
And while the trends were all warmly received, some of Sydney’s most famous faces talked about the new styles they were keen to champion — although some admitted they might not embrace all the key looks of the new season.
Today host Sylvia Jeffreys said she would not dare don some of the sky-high heels she saw walking the runway — and usually ditches the heels in summer.
“As a faithful ugg boot wearer, I’m embracing the return of the flats,” Jeffreys told The Daily Telegraph. “I’m tall. I have 11.5-size feet so I love a flat.”
Shoe designer Terry Biviano hopes to experiment with more colour this summer and has her eye on some of the one-piece swimsuits paraded last night.
Jesinta Franklin and Jessica Gomes walk the DJs rehearsal runway
Jesinta and Jess walk the DJs runway
“I’m definitely done with black but it’s always in fashion, which is hard,” she said.
“I like a bikini but one-pieces are in. I should be wearing a one-piece after having children, I’m glad they’re having a moment.”
Actor Teresa Palmer is also hoping to branch out into some of the bold fruity patterns she saw last night.
“My go-to is black or white so this summer I’m going to put in some colour, some peaches and lemon,” she said. “I need to be more comfortable in colour.”
While the men on the catwalk showcased bold tropical prints and bright colours, Bachelor Matty J said he’s prefers to stick with what he knows.
“I’m very traditional and even in terms of colour schemes,” he said. “I’m going to wear blacks, white greys and that’s it.”
Former Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes said a recent European summer holiday had made him rethink wearing budgie smugglers.
“I definitely won’t be rocking speedos in summer,” he said. “I wear short boardies, something comfortable.”
The parade which showcased 230 looks from 40 brands was the last to be held in the iconic On Seven room on level seven of the brand’s flagship Elizabeth St store, before the store undergoes a $200 million refurbishment.
More than 330 A-list fashion and celebrity guests attended the launch.
As a writer who has covered the fashion beat for almost five years, I never thought the day would come when I would put together a shopping guide for guys to buy a romper. But alas, here we are.
In case you’ve been avoiding all forms of news and social media this week (in which case, bravo, it was a good week for this type of detox), the bro romper became a point of public interest thanks to the wildly successful Kickstarter for RompHim. The Chicago-based company created a one-piece with the male physique in mind, thoughtfully including adjustable waist tabs, a lot of pockets and a zippered fly. Currently, the page has raised over $230k, which far succeeds the company’s original goal of $10k. So expect to see rompers out and about (especially in hipster locales like Brooklyn) in the near future.
However, if you applauded RompHim for being the first brand to propose the one-piece for males, you were wrong to do so. Raf Simons and J.W.Anderson were way ahead of this trend, having putting males in rompers on their runways in 2013 and 2014. J.W.Anderson even threw a ruffle on their style, which is an extra dose of flair we didn’t even know was necessary.
While the seemingly new male romper trend has already spurned the creation of a thousand memes, it turns out that plenty of brands already have a slew of rompers on stock and ready to wear. There’s no need to wait until July or August, when RompHims are expected to start shipping; go on, buy yourself a bro romper now! Here are seven of the best rompers on the market, that you can order today and wear in 5-7 business days.
Romp your way to fitness with this Reebok look. Courtesy Reebok
For this bro romper from Reebok, which is anticipated to ship in exactly 32 days, we’ll let the brand do the talking. “Built for bros, the ReeRomp will keep you cool in more ways than one. Made with ACTIVCHILL technology and a reflective zipper, this romper combines the benefits of an active life and effortless style. Embrace the season’s coolest new trend, perfectly paired with Classic Leathers.”
A denim piece of wonder from 69. Courtesy 69
This singular piece of denim wasn’t specifically made for men, as 69 is a label that prides itself on being “non-gender, non-demographic.” So anyone is welcome to button themselves into this romper and live their best one-piece life. While this particular Fall 2017 style isn’t available now, you can shop a similar denim number for $350.
This ASOS romper has a “granddad collar.” ASOS
Don’t forget your stunner shades. This ASOS jumpsuit will only cost you $64. With that kind of bargain, you can afford to heavily accessorize your new romper lifestyle.
Yes, this is real. FarFetch
For those who want to fully embrace the romper and shout it to the world, there’s this yellow number from Sankuanz. It also features a collaged photo on the back that reads “Love be my flowers.” It’s unclear whether this is an actual piece of clothing or simply a conversation piece.
Show a little shoulder in this Rick Owens number. FarFetch
If you’re petite and looking for a fun twist on a sheer number this playful True Decadence dress , £70, is just the look. The sheer dotty mesh skirt adds fun detailing and the soft grey colour gets the double thumbs up from us.
Keep it red hot
Another colour of the night was red – big, bold and beautiful. Model Joan Smalls rocked a red number from high street favourite Topshop .
Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Thandie Newton and Ashley Graham we’re among a slew of other celebs opted for the striking colour.
Top tip: Stick to red head to toe (matching nails and lips optional) for the most impact.
Or if you’d prefer something shorter this Chi Chi ‘Amity’ flared dress (£65) in flame red will definitely win you fashion brownie points on the day.
Show some leg
Forget cleavage it was all about showing some (long) legs on the Met Gala red carpet this year. Kendal Jenner paved the way in her barely there dress and shockingly high split, but Selena Gomez, Donatella Versace and Reese Witherspoon also joined the thigh high club too.
If you’re not quite as daring try out playful draping on a dress that gives a flash of some leg as you wade across the dancefloor.
Top tip: If thigh high is too daring look for a midi split that gives a flash of leg instead.
If New York fashion week wasn’t enough to get our tongues wagging and inspire our wardrobes for the next season, London Fashion Week has certainly excited us a whole lot further.
A jam-packed week of new catwalk trends, global supermodels flying into town and VIP fashion week parties were bound to leave us with a lot to talk about.
Where on earth do we start?
The famous front rowers as predicted were out in full force. We saw the likes of veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell , pop star Katy Perry (who sported new blonde locks) and actress Penelope Cruz grace the capital’s FROWs.
We also saw the long awaited return of French designer Roland Mouret , who showed in London for the first time in 16 years.
As far as trend watching was concerned, all eyes were on Burberry to lead the British fashion pack, and Christopher Bailey sure put on a show to remember. He sent models down the runway in high-necked capes and reworked shirting.
And while we expected to see trends that we may be unlikely to adopt come autumn (yes, socks and sandals are going to be a thing – you can thank Mulberry and Prada over in Milan for that one), there were also some trends we will definitely be giving a go. Hallelujah, the humble turtle neck is hanging on in there.
Here are a few trends from London Fashion Week, you can ACTUALLY wear.
London Fashion Week
1. Winter block brights
Forget reaching for the grey come autumn, you’ll find us in an array of rainbow hues. We can always Roksanda Ilincic – a favourite designer of Kate Middleton and Melania Trump , to brighten up the catwalks and she did so again. Get ready to colour block your wardrobe next season, from cobalt to ochre, thankfully there’s a bright shade to suit all.
2. Knits get big
Cosy, comfy and ideal for hiding a multitude of sins, we will be living in the oversized knitwear that was on show at LFW. Turtlenecks were chunky and slouchy and Joseph , while at Topshop Unique long length jumpers were worn over satin slip dresses.
3. Rock a floral frock
There’s no need to hide your florals away next season, we’re delighted to see Mary Katrantzou , Preen and Erdem put the feminine floral frock firmly on the fashion map for next season. Choose from ethereal embroidered maxis, asymmetrical hems or one shoulder styles and toughen up with chunky footwear.
4. Shout about It slogans
The catwalk always makes for a great political playground, with designers using their creative talents to make a bigger statement worldwide. With the Trump election influencing in New York, and Brexit in London – slogans became a big trend to note on the Ashish and House of Holland catwalks. Expect to see them all over the high street next season (no face paint necessary).
5. Country checks
It wouldn’t be the winter season without a check or two thrown in the mix and luckily for us they are so easy to wear. The classic print took centre stage at Mulberry and Daks . From bold tartans to Prince Of Wales and windowpane, we’ll definitely be channelling the trend come autumn in our outerwear.
6. Super-size your earrings
As far as accessories are concerned next season, you can let your lobes do all the talking. From Christopher Kane to Emilia Wickstead , there’s one rule to note when it comes to choosing your earrings – buy big.
7. The folklore blouse
One of the highlights of LFW was the Temperley show. Between the stunning sequinned jumpsuits, delicate victoriana-esque dresses, we noticed the prettiest of blouses. With their exaggerated sleeves and lace-up detailing, it’s just the trend we’ll be updating our winter denim with.