The fabrics in focus this winter are all soft and sheer, creating flowing lines and ethereal, ultra feminine silhouettes.
There's no place this is more evident than if you look at the trend in blouses and shirts this season. Peter pan collars and sheer sleeves dot every runway collection and are prolific on the shelf. This retro trend from the 50s has a slightly embellished feel, for a look with a little old elegance and vintage charm.
The look is glamorous and flattering - Peter pan collars emphasise the collarbone which creates an alluring neckline, while keeping a sophisticated and demure glamour that gives you plenty of coverage and doesn't show off too much.
The sheer sleeved style has replaced the preppy, androgynous, button-down shirt look with a stiffer line. Instead, the soft and flaring style in sleeves is soft and pretty, particularly in winter's pastel shades like soft pink and mint green.
Ruffled collars are a more contemporary update on this look, to create more delicate flowing lines, particularly in this autumn's more delicate, chiffon style fabrics. Perfect for layering under a pullover, cardigan or blazer, this style gives your outfit a soft, vintage texture without being too cold for the season.
Looking to take this style into the 21st century? Try wearing your peter pan collared blouse with leather shorts, tights and ankle boots for a more dramatic look.
For a more casual take, wear the style with skinny denims or a pencil skirt for a more classic take on the trend.
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Image credit: Simon Deiner Photography/SDR Photo/Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2012