Ruffles, high-collar necklines, exaggerated sleeves and an abundance of floral prints were all seen on the Spring/Summer ’16 catwalks and that meant one thing – the revival of all all things Victorian (well, in fashion terms anyways). J.W. Anderson, Erdem, Emilia Wickstead, Gucci, Zimmerman, Lanvin and designers alike all showcased these Victorian influenced features in their creations. Noticeably dresses were cinched in at the waist and skirts also became fuller and more defined, again a further nod to the demure and feminine traits of the past era.
Let’s have a look at some of my favourite Victorian influenced looks from this season!
Each designer showcased beautiful modern takes on Victorian-esque classics. Wickstead kept the billowing sleeves, floral prints and pastel colours but contrasted them with rising hemlines and plunging necklines for a more youthful finish. Erdem hypnotised with Gothic infused shades of intricate lace and chiffon dresses, dramatic oversized sleeves and ever rising necklines with fastening bow ties. Fendi were the epitome of the fearless yet feminine woman. They contrasted soft hues of pink with kaleidoscopic blues and juxtaposed their billowing sleeves and high necklines with futuristic make up and shoes. Zimmermann was the one that truly stopped me in my tracks. When it comes to romance, no one does it quite like them. They had it all – the structured high necklines, the soft pastel palettes, the luxurious lace and embroidery, the heavily pleated and ruffled skirts and of course, they’re supreme tailoring. The whole show screamed femininity and I loved it!
Here’s some of my favourite Victorian inspired looks that are available in store now..
So what do you guys think? Will you be having a Victorian influenced revival in your wardrobe this Spring? I’d love to hear! Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat @adashoflime for daily updates! Can you believe its April already? The months are seriously just flying by! On the brightside though, it’s the weekend!!