Fall provokes different senses. Some love everything about it, from the cool weather to being surrounded with golden, brown, and burnt orange colors and dry fallen leaves. On the other hand, it is hard for others to say goodbye to the sunny days of summer and its joyous spirit. Well, starting preparing your fall/winter wardrobe for 2021 is indeed a trusted way to turn anyone enthusiastic about the cold season. Therefore, Pouted online magazine brought you ten terrific fall/winter fashion trends for 2021 inspired by the runways of renowned fashion houses such as Roksanda, Celine, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Christian Dior, Max Mara, Rodarte, Issey Miyake, Burberry, Naeem Khan, and many more.
1 Classic knitwear
Knitwear is a timeless, classic trend that it is hard to imagine the cold season without. What can be better in winters than warm knits? Plus their elegance and practicality, it always reminds of this pleasant image of a granny knitting beside the fireplace and telling her granddaughter a story. Anyways, gladly, fall/winter fashion 2021 is into knitwear too. A wide variety of knit cardigans, sweaters, skirts, dresses, and scarves were present in the fashion shows. Knit pieces were adopted to create classic, dressy, and evening looks as well as casual and street style outfits.
2 Boho ruffles
Ruffles are expected to continue as a huge trend in 2021. They already made a notable presence on fall/winter runways. Fashion houses like Valentino employed ruffles excessively to create high boho vibes, while Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Altuzarra added ruffle accents on the collars, shoulders, and bracelet sleeves. So, between big ruffles and minimum accents, you can adopt the trend to create different styles.
3 Charm of ribbons
It is hard to find a woman who is not into ribbons and bows. A bow is perfectly capable of complementing almost any outfit and turn the dullest look into stellar. Ribbons were a significant aspect of many looks on the runways. They were employed in different sizes: small, medium, big, and oversized by Issey Miyake, Burberry, Celine, Kate Spade, and Christian Dior. The bows appeared in different shapes, like side bows at Roksanda’s fall collection and pussy-bows at Brock’s. Varying colors that ranged from dark, bright, and animal prints showed up.
4 The 1970s nostalgia
No wonder that many are nostalgics of the 1970s fashion; it is one of the most stylish decades. Fashion designers recalled 70s trends, including the main silhouette, which is a fitted top and flare or loose-fitted bottom. Other 70s retro trends employed are earthy colors, turtlenecks, long jackets, caftans, jumper dresses, drop-waist dresses, and pleated dresses and skirts. All of them are such elegant and versatile pieces worthy of having a place in your fall/winter wardrobe.
5 Disco style
Another retro trend, recalled from the 70s and 80s, is the disco style. Sparkling maxi and mini dresses, skirts, pants, and jackets were present in the fashion shows of fall/winter 2021. Among the fashion houses that adopted the style in their collections are Vera Wang, Rodarte, Saint Laurent, Versace, Michael Kors, and Alberta Ferretti.
6 Elegance of leather
After making a huge presence in fashion shows, leather is expected to go big in fall/winter 20210. From minimal leather accents, like dresses with leather belts, all the way to all-leather suits, fashion designers employed the material to make shirts, jackets, trenches, pantsuits, skirt suits, dresses, and even scarves. Plus, the leather pieces were not only in black and browns, but vibrant tones also showed up, like reds and purples. With the many applications and designs of leatherwear this fashion season, we expect that a variety of choices awaits you at the clothing stores.
7 Long coats
Long, elegant, simple coats that reach lower legs or just before ankles showed up notably on the runways of the cold season. Whether plain, checked, or animal printed, they were paired with loose-fitting pants and turtlenecks in Roksanda, Agnona, Max Mara, and Alberta Ferretti. Long coats also appeared atop of jumpsuits in Chanel’s collection and with dresses as in Jil Sander.
Coming back from the 90s, velvet and corduroy made a presence on the runways of this cold season. Tom Ford, and Alexa Chung are among the fashion houses that employed the materials in jackets, suits, dresses, and coats. Rodarte created stunning velvet-looking boots. You indeed will not regret adding velvet and corduroy pieces to your wardrobe; they look ventage, yet their charm is timeless.
Capes have been trending the past few years, and this new season is no exception. No wonder why they have been popular in the past couple of years, for they reflect power and confidence. They were present on the runways of many fashion brands, including Vera Wang, J. W. Anderson, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, and Max Mara. The trend was also employed to create hybrid pieces like trench capes and cape coats.
10 See-through growing versatile
Sheer shirts and dresses had a big moment this fashion season. It is a trend expected to have a broader presence in real life due to the versatile adaptations of it on the runways. The See-through trend is confined to evening wear no more. It was employed impressively to create day-dressy outfits by Valentino, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Pam Hogg, and Khaite. Also, to contrast the femininity of the sheer pieces, they were paired with a masculine-looking coat by Saint Laurent. It is a good way not only to adapt it to daywear but also to gain extra warmth on cold days.
These were some of the best fashion trends that showed up in the fashion shows of fall/winter 2020. We hope that you found what inspires you to build a fantastic fall wardrobe for the cold season. Stay elegant and warm!