Discover the 3 Hottest Trends For A/W16!

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London Fashion Week has finally come to a close after a glamorous and star-studded 7 days in London. Dreaming In Lace attended the ‘Catwalk: Trend’ show at London Fashion Weekend this year in order to break down the top 3 trends for you to rock this season. All three trends have been seen before on the runway. However, it’s the fresh new take on these trends by designers that is going to make heads turn this year.

Here is a breakdown of the hottest trends for A/W16:


Trend 1: Velvet Affair


Valentino AW16. Image Source:

Velvet has made a huge comeback this season. By integrating this fabric into dresses, skirts, blouses, boots and handbags, designers have cultivated this fabric to be extremely versatile this season. With the array of bright coloured dresses and blouses, it is very easy to incorporate velvet into our day looks instead of simply reserving it for the night.


Top velvet picks on the high street:


Crushed Velvet Top, Zara £15.99


Printed Velvet Dress, Zara £49.99Untitled-2image1xxl-2

Velvet Strappy Wrap Dress, Boohoo £20.00


Wide Fit Velvet Platform Heeled Sandal, New Look £29.99

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Mini Velvet Backpack, Pull & Bear £15.99


Trend 2: Return of the 80s


Lanvin A/W16. Image courtesy: Elle Uk

The 80s flair was seen in abundance from a variety of designers through the fashion week. With a focus on evening-wear, fashion houses such as Saint Laurent presented dresses ad coats with dramatic shoulders and a body hugging waist line. Leaving behind the 70s style fur and flared pants to last year, this season will be all about the 80s daring ruffles and ruching.


Top 80s picks on the high street:


Ruffle High Neck Jumper, Vera Moda £35.00Untitled-2dp05684121_large_m_3

Cobalt Blue Frill Top, Dorothy Perkins £24.00


Cut Out Pencil Dress With Asymmetric Skirt In Large Floral, Ginger Fizz £35.00


Batwing Ruched Plunge Swimsuit, Asos £35.00


Skinny Metal Belt, Asos £20


Trend 3: Winter Florals


Marchesa AW16. Image courtesy: Elle Australia

Florals have been thoroughly reinvented for AW16. No longer simply a trend for spring and summer, florals are going to take over the colder months this year. Winter florals were seen repeatedly on the runway this year. Designers used florals with deeper colours and beautiful embroidery to truly transform it into a winter trend.


Top winter floral picks on the high street:


Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket, Zara £59.99


Oversized Sheer T-Shirt with 3D Floral Embellishment, Asos £40


Premium Floral Maxi Dress, Asos £130


Plunge Floral Jacquard Dress, Topshop £75.00


Floral Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots, Lost Ink £38.00

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