Friday, November 17, 2006
Fashion Forward: Victorian
We've all heard what goes around comes around. But, for ladies, it's only taken 300 years for the Victorian style to be popular again. In tonight's Fashion Forward, 7's Diana Diaz is showing us how to get the look without looking old-fashioned.
WSVN -- Way before cars were invented, before anyone could even imagine an iPod, women were dressing from head to toe in Victorian wear.
Well, hundreds of years later, the Victorian trend is making a comeback.
Ingrid Gallego: "It's basically based on the 1700s, the look of femininity, which is huge and is back again."
Recently released movies, like 'Marie Antoinette' and 'The Queen' are making Victorian style oh so popular now.
At Aura Boutique on Miracle Mile, you'll find everything from blouses to bottoms updated to 21st century style.
Among the top sellers:
Ingrid Gallego: "The high collar, the high-waisted pant, the high-waisted skirt, jackets with Victorian detail and a lot of the Madonna necklaces."
But make sure you're updated not outdated by pairing the old with the new.
At Aura, Victorian-inspired jackets are worn over a sleek pair of skinny jeans.
Or combine a ruffled shirt with a pencil skirt.
Wear it to the office or for a big night out on the town, just don't go Victorian-overboard.
Ingrid Gallego: "You could still wear a beautiful feminine blouse with blue jeans and boots during the day, and it still looks good. If it cools down, you could definitely throw a sweater over it."
You'll definitely turn heads at Lex Boutique in South Miami.
Here, ruffles, chiffon and big bows are all the rage.
Alexis McDermott: "It's much more lady-like, much more put-together, much more romantic, much more feminine."
As for color, darker is sexier, but neutrals and a black and white combo are also very "in."
Take a look and you can find yesteryear in just about everything
From baby doll style tops, to casual shorts.
Alexis McDermont: "You have the low cut, you can have blouses with buttons that are in, three-quarter length sleeves are in with ruffle details, sleeveless. They show a whole array of different blouse for the fall, which is nice."
So, no matter your age or style, the great thing about this Victorian trend is anyone can wear it.
Alexis McDermont: "Anybody can pull it off, young, old, conservative, a little more racy, whatever your style is, you can make it your own."
Layering is key this season, but make sure if you wear a lot of volume on top, you go sleek on the bottom or vice versa.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
257 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
7230 Red Road
South Miami, FL 33143