Autumn/Winter 2010 Trend Report: Day Two

06/09/2010 09:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

We handpick two more of the key trends from the autumn/winter runways that are destined to make their way into your wardrobe.

Prim & Proper

Giles, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada. Photos: Imaxtree

The mood: A return to ladylike styling, and with it a celebration of the hourglass figure, was a huge story on the runways. Skirt lengths come down and waists are emphasised for a universally flattering look. Designers like Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada take their lead from the era that preceded the 60s "youth quake" and fast fashion, with an appreciation for refined dressing and grownup grooming. In the season when cleavage makes a comeback - just look to poster women like Christina Hendricks and Lara Stone.

The must-haves: Full skirts, princess coats, leather gloved hands, clasped and framed handbags, dainty kitten heels and twinsets.

MyDaily tip: It's all about a nipped in waist and an ample bosom, so a cinching belt and some decent lingerie are a good place to start when shopping the trend.

The Great Outdoors

Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Dior, Topshop Unique. Photos: Imaxtree

The mood: Exploring has never been so chic; from Hussein Chalayan's tour across the US states to the arctic voyagers at Chanel, and Rag & Bone's 1920s mountain climbers, the message is get tough and get ready for adventure, with tweeds, chunky knits flannel, leather and fur giving a robust and authentic mood. It's time to pull on your sturdy shoes and get outside.

The must-haves: Chunky knits, duffle coats, enveloping wraps, sweater dresses, laceup boots, lashings of (faux) fur, capes, woollen stockings and a knapsack.

MyDaily tip: Knitwear is the superstar- but keep it youthful with slouchy shapes that show a little skin and team with shorter skirt lengths or skinny trousers.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=926979&pid=926978&uts=1283361762

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report

Louis Vuitton

Why we love it: A shameless celebration of womanly curves, complete with nipped in waist and cleavage.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report

Dolce & Gabbana

Why we love it: The sheer chiffon polka dots makes a prim frock terribly sexy.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


Why we love it: A mussed up beehive, tunic and frilled skirt provides instant ladylike chic.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


Why we love it: Interplay between texture and pattern works perfectly with this strict black-and-white palette.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report

Paul Smith

Why we love it: This retro circle skirt silhouette is kept fresh with sheer layers.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report

Nina Ricci

Why we love it: This wraparound cinching creates an instant hourglass.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


Why we love it: The fur tippet and the new longer length skirt are picture perfect.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


Why we love it: One of our favourite shows of the season, Miuccia Prada created a wardrobe fit for Betty Draper – if she lived in 2010.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


Why we love it: In a season where camel rules, the combination of emerald and turquoise looks utterly fresh. Plus the leopard print mules are fab.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report

Aquilano E Rimondi

Why we love it: The raw-edged tweed pencil skirt and sweater combination is a fail-safe way to work the trend.

Autumn/winter 2010 trend report


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