‘Tis the Season

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Goodness how this part of the year sneaks up on us . It feels like yesterday when we started packing up the Christmas baubles and other festive season paraphernalia .

But this time of year has such an amazing energy about it . And we cannot help but think the magic that the Yuletide brings is just a little bit contagious.

We Rounded up 2 0f our ultimate Christmas Party looks and themes that we adore .

Copper Tones

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To Drink : Moscow Mule Cocktail served in Copper Mugs. We love Hot beauty health.com’s suggestion and recipe.

Fashion Tip: Team copper tones with other metallics for maximum effect.

Monocramatic Christmas

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To drink: Grapefruit and Rosemary gin cocktail ( unusually lovely.com)

Fashion Tip: Pair black and white stripes with polka dots to create a fun festive energy at you Christmas table .

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Militant Stint

Whilst Pantone “Greenery” takes center stage this coming year , less we forget about its darker sister “Kale” , or as most know it “Military green”. This tone is considered this seasons perfect neutral and can be teamed with any Color your mind can conjure up .

Expect to see this gorgeous tone in ever silhouette this season has to offer . From soft satin bombers to more structured twills , military green can be combined with even the most softest hues.

For maximum effect use traditional military acsents in final styling . Pop rivets , brass zippers and poppers make the look more authentic and more militant inspired.

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Tropi-Chic

From Pineapples to flamingos, few can deny the ever-popular tropical trend continued this season. Perhaps its popularity lies in the public’s ever-longing desire to holiday to some exotic destination. Whilst this may not be attainable for most they certainly are sporting their favorite tropical destination non-the less.

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The Board Shape Body-figure

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Top Tips:

  1. Focus on creating a more defined waist. You can do this by purchasing tops with nipped in waistlines or accessorize with a belt at the waistline.

  2. The challenge in dressing this figure type is to enhance your proportions evenly (i.e. bust and hipline) whilst defining the waist.

  3. Mix and match separates to achieve the above effect.

 

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The Apple Shape Body-figure

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“If you have an apple-shaped body, you usually have broad shoulders, a full bust. Waist and upper back. This figure shape generally has thinker arms, legs and hips “

Tops tips:

  1. Try drawing attention away from your waistline. Whilst most self help sites suggest avoiding shorts, pants and skirts below that hipline often that is an impossible ask for this figure shape.
  2. Show off your better assets. This figure type usually has a fantastic bust line. Showing off a little bust goes a long way in drawing attention away from you less defined features.
  3. Ensure your shirts and dress bodices skim your body and are not too tight or too loose.

 

 

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The Hourglass Figure.

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Top 4 Tips :

  1. Tailor Made : Fit is an imperitive aspect of dressing for this body shape. Ensure that waistlines are nipped in to balance your smaller waisted body shape. In tailoring shirts and dresses at the waistline , it enhances this figure types smaller waist and balances off the bust to hip ratio effortlessly.
  2. “Base” Basics: It’s a grudge buy at best, we know , and you have probably heard it said numerous times , but decent underwear plays a vital role in balancing off that bustline. * We love Woolwoths   distraction range ( http://www.woolworths.co.za/store/cat/Promotions/WRewards/Buy-2-Get-20-off-Bra-s-plus-5-Off-when-you-pay-with-your-woolies-card-Online-Only/_/N-okeymg
  3. Fabrication is key. Opt for fabrics that have a light stretch that enhance your curves and fit your body. Stretch ensures that your figure type is adequetly enhanced.
  4. V-neck top silhoettes are ideal for this figure type .

 

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Wash and Wear.

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The purchase of a garment is much easier than understanding the fundamentals of maintaining a clean garment. How often do we purchase a garment, wear it and do not give any thought as to how it is going to get from you body into the wash and back again in the same condition you bought it in.

The consumer act does not protect you in the case that you not follow the wash care labels provided on garments and understanding the type of fabric your garment is made of will go a long way in ensuring the longevity of the garment. Bleaching agents should not be kept in your laundry.

We took the liberty of creating a downloadable Wash care sheet to stick in your laundry.

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Here is a look at our latest Spring / Summer collection and their prescribed wash care labels so you can keep your Kathrin Kidger garments looking fresh, new and slick with every wear.

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Fabulous Floral

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Whether it is chrysanthemums, daisies or digital roses, floral and all forms of fauna seem to be having a fashion revival this season. Perhaps floral will always have a place in fashion, it has certainly been around since the invention of the loom, but we have to ask ourselves why certain trends get revived across the board? Perhaps it is the optimism spring and growth denotes. Perhaps it is the visual drama of it all.

So how does one wear floral? We loved Adele’s take on the trend in her music video. But what was it EXACTLY that we liked? Was it the edgy slightly disheveled hair ? Was it the simplicity of both her make up and accessories?

Perhaps it was something as simple as the clean-cut floral silhouette against the stark background; either which way we are more than over the moon to see the revival of one of our favorite trends.

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TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR FLORALS

 

Weekend Special :

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Stripe top plus Floral 50’s swing skirt / floral pants for a chic all day, all events, all round great ensembles. With Print – on – Print being as big as it is this season, this combination is one of the most classical ways to introduce print on print play into your wardrobe.

Scale is Key:

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Fuller figure woman look just as amazing in this trend as their smaller counterparts. Just remember to consider the scale of the floral you use. Florals can create an optical illusion and can be equally unflattering. Rule of thumb – the bigger the body surface is, a larger scale floral needs to be taken into consideration.

 

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Whats in a Cape ?

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Capes and cloaks are seeing a resurgence in popularity and we couldn’t be more delighted. Originally a staple in the 1930’s capes provided a practical solution to the elements. As such capes offer a great solution to staying warm without killing an evening wear look and are statement enough to be used as a stand alone piece in this day and age.

Why exactly this practical piece went out of fashion no one really knows however. Some have put it down to the scarcity of fabric leading up to World War 2, whilst others blame the practicality of long items when getting into cars and operating machinery during that period.

Perhaps with a return to slow fashion capes are at the top of any fashionistas closet revival in 2016? All we know is that Capes are super flattering and hopefully here to stay.

Here are our eveningwear cape options in store. These gowns are super chic and incorporate the ever-popular cape.

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