Every February, the streets of New York City are filled with the most expensive clothing in the world, models rushing from runway to runway, designers making last-minute touches to their collections, and lovers taking it all in. While the looks that come out of New York Fashion Week are the definition of cutting edge, some step a little bit over that line. From head-to-toe rainbow to bejeweled face masks, these are the most shocking looks from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019. And for some more practical style from New York Fashion Week, check out the . We Gotta Hand It To Ya A post shared by (@chenpengstudio) on Feb 12, 2019 at 6:45am PST This bubble jacket from the Chenpeng collection is as shocking as New York Fashion Week gets. You might think it’s just some bright yellow outerwear, but that hand attachment hanging down really sets it apart. Far apart. Wiggin’ Out A post shared by (@annasui) on Feb 12, 2019 at 9:08am PST This look by Anna Sui has bold colors, vivid prints, and a technicolor wig that brings you back to the early days of David Bowie. Nothing is casual or boring about this design, that’s for sure. Sparkle Central A post shared by (@sarakerens) on Feb 11, 2019 at 8:18am PST Since winning Project Runway, Christian Siriano has dominated the fashion world. And he took a big chance this year with this silver, sheer, sparkly bandage number that celebrity model Ashley Graham sported on the runway. Siriano called his collection “a world where we live as a society in an .” Well, mission accomplished? Walking, Talking Cotton Candy https://www.instagram.com/p/BtrSXfNhKGe/ These cloud-like gowns featuring a multitude of colors made a huge statement at the . With an array of top models and celebrities posing in the cotton candy-like pieces—from Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie (pictured here) to Bella Hadid—these are sure to be talked about for awhile. The Most Expensive Face Mask Ever A post shared by (@area) on Feb 11, 2019 at 12:07pm PST During the Area Fall/Winter 2019 fashion show, models came strutting down the runway with their faces covered in shimmering crystals. This face mask might even be too rich for our blood. Hot Topic, But Make It Designer https://www.instagram.com/p/BtysCuVHt68/ Jeremy Scott is giving us strong goth vibes with these black and white tabloid tutu dresses. With huge bows, feathers, tulle, and newspaper print text, the look reminds us of every teenager’s punk phase. Careful Of That Banana A post shared by (@feyminoriyanagase) on Oct 29, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT The Asia Fashion Collection fashion show featured many confounding ensembles, but perhaps none as head-scratching as this banana-esque body suit from Fey Minoriyanagase, complete with fanny pack and puffer jacket. We hope no one missed her and slipped! Rainbow Bright A post shared by (@hoerchata) on Feb 10, 2019 at 9:30am PST This other Fey Minoriyanagase look appears to be a rainbow two-piece skirt and hoodie, brought together by suspenders… or a harness. Hey, at least this model can breathe through her mouth? A Look Into the Future A post shared by (@iiseseoul) on Feb 10, 2019 at 3:40pm PST This year’s hottest accessory is apparently a transparent rim covering your mouth, at least according to the Concept Korea fashion show. Socks & Sandals Strike Again https://www.instagram.com/p/Btocj9UhsQM/ The PH5 Fall/Winter 2019 presentation took crimping to a whole new level. Not only did all the models have crimped hair, but this turquoise pantsuit is crimped on the hem! The whole thing screams retirement home, especially with the socks and sandals. Kangol’s Back A post shared by (@gregbackstage) on Feb 7, 2019 at 10:19am PST Tom Ford basically created the mullet of women’s suiting at New York Fashion Week this year. It’s sexy tux on the bottom and furry 1990s Kangol hat up top. Fuzzy Wuzzy Had A Dress A post shared by (@byalisondias) on Feb 12, 2019 at 5:27am PST This look from Kanon at the Asia Fashion Collection show is made up bright prints in random shapes with different length sleeves and patterns layered on top of each other. And since it’s fuzzy, at least this model was warm, we’d imagine. Little Red Riding Hood https://www.instagram.com/p/BtqzubuA5EO/ Some of New York Fashion Week’s biggest moments were pleasantly shocking. Like iconic ’60s and ’70s supermodel Pat Cleveland, who walked the runway for Hellessy in a sparkly bright red pant suit. She proved you’re never too old for a fairytale. Chromat Did That https://www.instagram.com/p/BtrZaKnDu1y/ Who ever thought we’d see curvy women of color, women with disabilities, and albino women stomping the runway at New York Fashion Week? The fact that Chromat featured these women is shocking in the best possible way. This brand continues to think forward in diversity, inclusivity, and sustainability, all while maintaining its high fashion aesthetic. And for some of the fashion trends we’re glad we left behind last year, check out . To discover more amazing secrets about living your best life, to follow us on Instagram! The post appeared first on .
February 19, 2019
By the time you reach your 40s, you’ve got less and less time to devote to Fashion Week. After all, you already know which styles work for you, and no 20-something on a catwalk is likely to change that. But hear us out: Fashion Week can be fun—and knowing which trends are about to hit it big can be super practical. To save you time, we’ve rounded up the best styles from New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2019 shows that will excite women over 40. And for more styles you’ll love, check out the Shutterstock/Sam Aronov 1 The Little Red Dress Red was all the rage for Fall/Winter 2019—which means if you haven’t started experimenting with the color yet, it’s time to start. This mini-length style from the Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter 2019 show proves just how versatile the look can be. Choose a dress with a fun sleeve or neckline and accessorize it with something unexpected (the yellow bow is totally optional!). The playful hue is bound to make you look, well, red-hot. And for more dress inspiration, check out the 2 The (Longer) Poplin Shirtdress Shirtdresses are forever in fashion, particularly when it comes to daytime dressing. And while the midi-length is probably the most popular style right now, Fall/Winter 2019 is about to be all about the longer hemline. If you’re feeling bold, you can style it over pants like the team at BLWDN (shown backstage, above). And if not, style it the way you would a classic shirtdress (as in, button it up and you’re ready to go). And for more fashion-forward advice for women over 40, check out the Shutterstock/Goran Jakus 3 The Black-Tie Suit You’ve seen the black-tie women’s suit on celebrities such as Cara Delvingne, Celine Dion, and Julia Roberts—and for a while, it seemed like something only certain women could pull off. But after seeing these showstoppers yet again at Fashion Week, we’ve declared this a look every woman should try. For your next event, ditch the floor-length gown in favor of a tux-style suit. 4 Bootcut Denim After more than a decade of super-tight skinny jeans, 2019 is about to usher in a new era of looser denim—especially in the form of figure-flattering bootcut designs, like the jeans seen here at the L’Agence presentation for Fall/Winter 2019. 5 The Textured Jacket A bold jacket is the epitome of cool. And if you find one that’s carefully designed with textured embellishments, you’ve got a serious statement piece on your hands. This updated bomber, complete with intricate knit details and sporty sleeve cuffs, is perfect for layering over a pair of jeans, or something dressier. Shutterstock/By Ovidiu Hrubaru 6 All Velvet Everything Sumptuous fabrics were a must for Fall/Winter 2019, but nothing was than the layers of monochrome velvet we picked up on at several shows, including on Gigi Hadid at the Tom Ford presentation. We love the bold hue, but you can also choose something in a neutral shade for a more wearable look. It’s chic and warm—and that’s all we could really ask for in a fall trend. 7 The Modern Leather Top Leather clothing sometimes feels too edgy for everyday wear. But when it’s got a chic cut, as is the case with this sleeveless leather shell, it’s entirely professional. Pair it with a tailored pant, maxi skirt, or culottes for a look that’s ready for the office. 8 Fresh Fringe Whether it’s styled onto the edges of a shirt or pants or used as a fun embellishment on an accessory, fringe feels anything but Western for Fall/Winter 2019. It now adds a bohemian twist that can instantly upgrade an otherwise traditional piece. Here, leather fringe brings a simple top to an entirely different level. Shutterstock/lev radin 9 Strategic Draping Sometimes, the best styles leave a little bit to the imagination. Rather than making everything skin tight this year, designers created looser pieces that will skim your figure and make it appear even more flawless than it already is. This dress from Christian Siriano shows exactly what we’re talking about. The loose ruching provides a sexy shape that’s still age-appropriate. 10 Glimmering Metallics Whether in the form of sequins or shimmering fabric, metallic hues are about to be huge this upcoming fall. These pleated, wide-leg trousers prove that even traditionally unsexy styles can be extremely alluring when done in liquid silver, gold, or bronze. 11 Lace Details Lace showed up at several shows for Fall/Winter 2019. But unlike previous seasons, the sheer fabric never exposed too much—rather, designers used it strategically on more demure cuts like long sleeves and lengthier hemlines. Shutterstock/FashionStock.com 12 Winter White Forget the rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day—winter white is about to be the color of the season. Many of the all-white looks this year featured intricate detailing, with belts, furs, and other accessories thrown into the mix. All that’s to say the more, the merrier. Shutterstock/Ovidiu Hrubaru 13 Chain Details Add a chain detail to your look and you’ll instantly feel . This chain neckline, which went down the runway at Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter 2019 show, adds just the right amount of toughness to a seriously classic gown. 14 Longer Hemlines A few seasons ago, designers were clamoring to hit midcalf with a variety of midi-length skirts, dresses, and pants. But for Fall 2019, those hemlines are about to get a bit longer. Many of the looks we saw for Fall/Winter 2019 hit right at the ankle and showed just the slightest sliver of skin. 15 Cozy Tracksuits Not every trend has to be fancy—case in point, the continued popularity of the fashionable tracksuit. Wear one with a stylish sneaker on days when you’re looking to make a maximal statement with minimal effort. Shutterstock/Ovidiu Hrubaru 16 The Cool Fedora “Put a hat on it” might just be the easiest style advice you’ll ever get. Whether it’s a furry one, like this Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2019 fedora, or one of the sleeker styles you’re more familiar with, these fashion-forward toppers will hide bad hair days and help you look incredibly chic. Shutterstock/Lev Radin 17 The Turtleneck Dress You’ve already embraced the turtleneck neckline on your shirts. But this coming fall, you’ll want to invest in a dress option, too. In his Fall/Winter 2019 show, Christian Siriano sent several iridescent turtleneck gowns down the runway (that’s one of them, above), which means they’re officially en vogue. Try one like this for a black-tie affair, or look for one in a more casual fabric at a mini or midi length for everyday wear. And for the looks you should stay away from, check out the To discover more amazing secrets about living your best life, to follow us on Instagram! The post appeared first on .
February 19, 2019