Women’s trousers Archive

What I wore this week: corduroy

Corduroy makes you look intellectual. You can add a slim volume of poetry peeking out from a blazer pocket if you wish, but this probably labours the point. Just the fabric itself has enough of a campus-dwelling, Woody-Allen-watching vibe. But like Woody Allen, corduroy doesn’t quite mean what it once did. Thirty five years ago, wearing a corduroy jacket meant something quite different (maverick anti-establishment) …

How Victoria Beckham and Khloe Kardashian helped kill the skinny jean

The nail in the coffin of what could be the end of the skinny jean was Victoria Beckham’s bow at her New York Fashion Week show. The former poster girl for skin-pinching skinnies wore a baggy pair of loose linen trousers with sandals that seemed to signal the end of the closely cropped silhouette. Although Beckham wasn’t wearing jeans, the message was clear: as soon …

The best beige pieces for all ages – in pictures

Adeline wears coat, from a selection, reiss.com. Top, £29.99, hm.com. Culottes, £135, by Iris and Ink, from outnet.com. Shoes, £68, office.co.uk. Photographs: David Newby for the Guardian. Stylist: Melanie Wilkinson. Stylist’s assistant: Billie Brand. Makeup: Alexis Day using Elemis, and Lisa Stokes using Clarins. Hair: Shukeel Murtaza using Bumble and bumble. Models: Adeline and Gemma at M&P, Buffy at Mrs Robinson, Pam at Ugly and …

Nautical: key fashion trends of the season – in pictures

Hat £225; coat £2,150; dress £1,750; bracelet £450; corset £455; belt £280; pink agenda £305; off-white agenda £215; tortoiseshell key charm £195; key charm £180; and tights £535, all prada.com Hair: Gow Tanaka using Bumble & Bumble. Make-up: Jade Leggatt-Smith using NARS. Fashion assistant: Billie Brand. Model: Sibui at Next Source link

Supersize it: how to excel at the XL trend

Size matters, especially with fashion. How big or small something is can define an era: tiny skirt, 1960s; huge shoulders, 80s. Right now, fashion is embracing the big, the giant, the oversized. It’s a shift, five years on from the days of bodycon dresses and shorts so brief the pocket linings poked below the hem. Contrast that to the scene outside the recent fashion shows, …

Here come the cropstepper: the new raw-denim look

The idea of a trouser with a mixed hemline suggests lots of things: commitment issues; a hemline index sitting on the fence between economic ruin and prosperity (how very 2016); and also a liberated way to switch up an old formula. “Crop stepped” or “stemmed hem” are high-waisted jeans with an area cut out from the front. They look customised and in their first iteration, …