The autumn of 2019 is all about versatile designs, loud colours and edgy silhouettes. This year we have witnessed the glorious return of the 80s, particularly evident in designer dresses: fun fabrics and statement sleeves are clearly the jazz of 2019. With the world of fashion becoming more comfort-orientated, most of the dress trends easily transition from day to nightwear. And this is literally all we could ask for. If you are about to go on the hunt for the perfect autumn dress, keep these hot trends in mind.
Multi-Colour sequin mini dresses
Sequins and mini dresses are two trends we have seen on the catwalk a lot recently. Marrying them cannot go wrong and will result in having a perfect dress for a semi-formal daytime event, as well as a wild night out. When we speak of designer dresses, the best thing is that there are plenty of styles: sequin minis can be found with long sleeves and turtlenecks, perfect for a temperature drop. If you opt for the full 80s look, there are options with shoulder pads and V-cut neckline on the market - we have them on Kture before anyone, so have a look around. Due to the statement colourful sequins make, these dresses make an outfit that requires minimal if any accessorising and go with any type of shoes: stilettos, boots or strappy heels, the choice is yours.
Sheer bottom dresses
The boom of the season are flirty designer dresses with a sheer bottom. They are incredibly easy to style and undress on the occasion; a sheer bottom and solid upper half is as suitable for a brunch date as it is for a day in the office – when paired with a double-breasted blazer. As the weather gets colder, swapping sandals and heels for a pair of boots is a route to take - add a leather jacket, and your sheer bottom dress will become an essential of your wardrobe up till winter months.
Poncho and cape dresses
Buying designer jackets to match your designer dresses in order to make them interseasonal is a hassle and quite an expensive one. Thankfully, 2019 is here with a solution and cape dresses are presenting us a perfect blend of casual and chic that can be worn in any weather without a matching jacket. Poncho dresses look effortlessly stylish and on-trend comfy - did we mention they’re timeless too? These dresses are fancy enough for formal occasions and still won’t have you overdressed when worn to the office, especially when worn with a pair of slingback heels. There is literally no occasion you should give wearing a cape dress a second thought.
Pleated maxi dresses
Pleated maxi skirts are a big hit; naturally, the dresses are no exception. Versatile and classy, designer dresses of such style will make formal event outfits a no-brainer and add a chic spin to your day-to-day outfits. The pleated gowns come in all the styles: there are ones with spaghetti straps, ones with no sleeves at all, short-sleeved or long-sleeved - whichever tickles your fancy. Complete the look with court heels, slingbacks or go casual and pair your pleat with sneakers or ankle boots. You can’t go wrong, we promise.
Puff sleeve dresses
This year is strongly focused around the sleeves, and so it’s not surprising that the 19th-century puff sleeve trend has taken over the world of fashion in a flash. Having put emphasis on arms via oversized sleeves will make your waist appear smaller, and isn’t this all ladies want? Puff sleeves add an instant vibe of luxury to any dress and therefore are easy to wear from morning to night. While normally you should stick to the aesthetics of the century and opt for maxi dresses with puff sleeves in daily life, we are glad there are plenty of minis with such design to reap compliments on the nights out. The sleeves make a giant statement, therefore these dresses require minimal accessorising: a simple necklace or a pair of earrings and you are sorted.
Ruffled layered maxi dresses
Nothing beats femininity and chic of ruffled dresses that graze your ankles as you walk. This romantic boho style, similarly to cowboy boots and milkmaid shirts, is inspired by the Wild West era and is at the peak of its popularity in Autumn 2019. Perfect for garden parties, formal occasions or warm autumn days out, these frocks will fill you with confidence and chic. Their length is likely to cover any kind of shoes you wear; very convenient if you want to look exclusive but cannot imagine spending a day in any shoes other than trainers.
Metallic colours are yet another accent of the 80s that is trending in 2019, especially in the realm of designer dresses. Matching these futuristic fabrics with padded shoulders or above mentioned oversized sleeves will create a trendy outfit suitable for both, a night out or a gallery opening. Shiny metallic dresses look best with silver jewellery, adding even more shimmer to it: however, do not over accessorise. A statement necklace alone should be enough; or a pair of chunky earrings with few subtle silver rings. There are more tips regarding jewellery out there, but the main tip with metallic dresses is to limit the count of accessories to two.
Button-down shirts are a staple of every wardrobe and famous for their versatility. Combining the timeless piece to trending utility styles and a pinch of femininity, we get the shirt dresses that are the epitome of effortless chic and suit any season. Ankle booties, brogues or knee-high boots - all this footwear will complement this incredible invention of the world of fashion. To keep it professional, keep your shirt dress fully done; for more laid back attire undo a few top buttons to show off an oversized necklace. Also, experiment with rolling the sleeves up - you might be pleasantly surprised with the results! From leisure to the workplace, shirt dresses are truly versatile and essential.
Asymmetric pop colour dresses
Asymmetric dresses seem to be going out and back into fashion every year, but 2019 is the year they are here to truly rock. A funky silhouette and bright pop colours are what you should put the stakes on this autumn. Aim for the pieces longer in the back and shorter at the front - if you’re feeling particularly feminine, give a handkerchief hem a go. Put even more emphasis on the bright tones by pairing them with contrasting shoes or a pair of chunky sneakers. Given the variety of styles in the world of designer dresses, you never have to worry about style - granted, there are dresses for every season. The tricky thing might be the colours, so here’s our prompt: pick mint, orange and red colours for the warmer months and stick to gold, blue and green when winter strikes.
Black feather detail dresses
Feathers on clothes may sound like a mad idea, or something that belongs at major fashion shows only, but we beg to differ. Plumes on the shoulders, sleeves and hips are a great way to elevate any little black dress. A touch of feathers turns any piece into a luxurious gown with little effort, and trust us when we say you can wear it anywhere. Think of a LBD, a staple in every woman’s wardrobe - add feathers to it and voila. A simple dress turned into something distinctive and dynamic. Plus, it is official this season's feathers are much more important than lace.
Now that you know all the latest dress trends, it is time to shop! Take a look around Kture - all the newest and chicest items are here with us.