I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Military Fashion: from aviators to capes.

Military is huge this season, from aviator jackets to heavy duty utility pieces in army and bottle green, camel and khaki all finished off nicely with the classic buttons. Military is a trend I’m sure you’ll have noticed comes and goes but every time it returns it seems to evolve with more exciting fresh designs for us to get our hands on.

Military is a trend that is inspired by the way women dressed during the war, quite masculine and not something women of the day particularly liked wearing. However designers this season are creating the opposite effect on women today, with their gorgeous designs women are gladly embracing military styling, making many women feel empowered when they are dressed in it.

Designers are taking elements from the original look by making it practical and durable but enhancing the look by crafting statement garments with special attention to detail. Don’t get this look wrong though it’s not just a masculine look, unique finishing touches on particular garments instantly adds an element of girlishness to the look.

Military pieces were at its best on the Autumn/Winter 2010 Burberry, Oscar de la Renta and Louis Vuitton runways, showcasing an array of what will soon be hitting the high street. You’ll soon see a lot of military, but styled in many different ways from double-breasted jackets, military capes to huge buttons and bottle green skirts with button detailing. Influential celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole have already been spotted taking on the military trend. Cheryl’s been embracing military styling ever since her video ‘fight for this love’ was produced, where she is dressed in a statement red military jacket.

Head straight to Top Shop for a camel coloured cape with military buttons to be bang on trend or if you’re a student and simply can’t afford £95 for a coat this year (even if you do get 10% discount), simply head straight down to your local haberdashery store and pick up your own brass buttons to customize onto last year’s coat. However you decide to dress this look, the military uniform is sure going to be demanding you’re attention this season!

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