Brownlow Awards 2017 5 Fashion Trends

I will let you into a secret. I am very ‘unsporting’, and yes, the pun is intended. I have no interest in sports.The only game I play with a degree of skill is a game of chess. Why do I, then, await the Brownlow Awards night? No prizes for guessing. It is the WAGS, of course! The AFL Brownlow awards night has an aura of anticipation. This sense of anticipation and excitement is not far removed from the Oscars or Emmys.
What will the wives and girlfriends of footballers wear? Who will make it to the best-dressed list and who will the critics demolish? What trends, emerging from the Brownlows, will rule local fashion in the coming months?
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The Brownlow awards 2017 – larger than life:

The silhouettes of the red carpet dresses were larger than life. Meringues, trains, pleats, frills and ruffles dominated the red carpet. Tiers of tulle were cheek by jowl with beaded lace. Sculpted pleats rivalled oversized sleeves. Deidaa’s Mimi skirt replicates this trend of tiered lace. This skirt requires 40 metres of lace. Lined with soft voile, it is available in blush or black.

Pretty in pink:

Every second person wore pink. The entire palette of pink was on show, ranging from candy floss to oyster to coral. Marsala, emerald, yellow and fire engine reds were the other popular colours. Deidaa has included the pink palette in her silk and wool pashminas. These pink scarves, known for their warmth and soft feel, are flying out of Deidaashop.

Score with a clutch:

Almost every WAG was carrying a boxy minaudière or an envelope bag. Deidaa’s clutch bags are popular on the red carpet and as racewear. That they come with a side sling is the icing on the cake. The sling allows the hands-free option as you nibble on canapes’. The sling goes into the bag, when not in action.

Shake a leg:

The WAGS took a leaf out of Angelina Jolie’s fashion book and wore dresses with sky high slits. Sheer overlays shimmied over short shift dresses giving a glimpse of ample derrières. Wear Deidaa’s sheer floral maxi dress or kaftans over short dresses to achieve this look.

A bun in the oven:

Several WAGS sported baby bumps. You have to get that on your own! Deidaa’s kaftans are, nonetheless, very popular with would be mums. They are free flowing, easy to wear and have room for growth. Some have zips down the front and are ideal for breast feeding.

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Winter 2017 – what is in and what is out

As I was soaking up the sun this morning, I was painfully aware this sunshine will not last for long.  Winter 2017 is just round the corner. Most of us need to revamp our wardrobes every season – but how? How do we know what is in and what is out? What is this year’s fashion and what is recycled from last year? How do we separate wheat from chaff? Here are a few Deidaatips for Winter 2017.

1. WINTER 2017 Stock up on basics:

Winter is about utilitarian garments. Stock up on bomber jackets, trench coats and puffas. Try off beat colours like baby pink and pastel blue. Top up with scarves, beanies and gloves.

2. Include oodles of pink:

Invest in a pink pashmina, wear designer silk scarves splattered with hot pink fuchsias.

3.Wear velvet:

Yes, velvet. This vintage fabric is back with a bang. If you are unsure about wearing velvet in your main garments – after all, velvet is shiny and makes you look bigger than you are – wear it in accessories. You can’t go wrong with a black velour clutch bag, embellished with diamantes’.

4. The small bag returns:

Totes have been replaced with mini bags or small bags. Remember winter 2017 is ruled by the ’80s. Flaunt your bling. Carry a small bag covered with rhinestones. Wear it as a sling bag or carry it as a clutch.

5. Wear your stripes:

Loose, flowing garments in bold stripes is what the fashion pundits are excited about. Wear a bold black and white striped kaftan with leggings or tights. Another ’80s icon, leggings and tights are back. As the mercury dips, top up the kaftan with a puffa jacket. I love my puffas and can be guilt free about wearing puffas in winter 2017. The humble puffa is fashionable all of a sudden. Again, the trick lies in trying new colours like purple in puffas.
Opt for greenery, ’80s shoulders, flower power, shimmer and pleats. Follow deidaatips for fashion trends in winter 2017 and beat the winter chill with new found confidence.
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