Shop The Trend: Last Days Of Decadence

07/12/2010 16:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

While some designers would like you to embrace new frontiers trend this season, others would prefer to put you in a more romantic mood. Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs all showed their softer side with flowing chiffon, lace and silk reminiscent of the 1930s.

Dreamers, poets and stargazers alike will feel at home in this season's loose fitting, flowing silhouettes. We're loving the diaphanous fabrics, frothy frills and ruffles, strategic use of feathers, and delicate lacy embellishments.

Again, layering is key, but instead of chunky knits and faux fur, opt for delicate fabrics in nude and muted pastel tones, like ivory, lavender, cream, and apricot. Finish the look off with ropes of pearls, or other colourful baubles, and a rich, wine-stained lip. Time to get shopping!,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=952672&pid=952671&uts=1289375326

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

A floaty, layered dress, such as this New Look frock, ticks all the boxes. Give it some edge with a pair of lace up boots, or channel the trend completely with sparkly heels.

Flower beaded mesh dress, £39.99, New Look

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

This blouse by Diane Von Furstenburg is a perfection of ruffles and frills. It's definitely one for wistful, ethereal types.

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

Vintage baubles evoke oldy worldy charm, so raid your grandmother's jewellery box, or let someone else do it for you. The designer behind Shirley May has recreated a whole collection of unique pieces from her nan's huge personal collection. We particularly love this jaguar necklace.

Jaguar pendant, £125, Shirley May at Frocked Up

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

When romance is in the air, there's no excuse but to treat yourself to some sexy lingerie. We're in love with this lace bodysuit by Damaris.

Nouvelle Amour lace bodysuit, £255, Damaris at Net-a-porter

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

Lace is everywhere at the moment. We're especially partial to it when it's used as a gentle accent – such as the delicate collar on this Vanessa Bruno dress.

Dusty pink lace collar dress, £244, Vanessa Bruno Athé at My Wardrobe.

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

We've been a fan of Tracey Neuls shoes for a long time, but these boots top our Christmas list. The knee-high laces and Neuls' signature heel fill us full of whimsy and happiness.

Boots, £425, Tracey Neuls

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

Bold romantics should opt for something like this red maxi dress. As part of Kate Moss' final collection for TopShop, the soft, flowing material and fluttery sleeve juxtaposed against the bright colour bring it bang up to date.

Iconic flutter sleeve maxi dress, £150, Kate Moss for TopShop

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

Australian design house Willow is famous for its drapery and understated luxury, which is why these silk pants perfectly reflect the old-school romantic mood. Tuck in a loose fitting blouse, and you're good to go.

Silk draped pants, £380, Willow at net-a-porter

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

You have to be careful with feathers – too much and it can start to look like fancy dress, which is why we love to add them to our accessories. Plumage looks great on shoes, but we love it on handbags too.

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence

From diamonds to crystals, a smattering of sparkles adds life to the romantic look. Pair a skirt, such as this Malene Birger concoction, with a plain white tee for an eye-catching, yet casual look.

Magots Crystal Wrap skirt, £162, By Malene Birger at My Wardrobe

Shop the Trend: Last Days of Decadence


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