With the blazing sunshine we’ve had lately it’s hard to think ahead to wrapping up for colder months. The shops are starting to get their new season collections though, so here’s my seasonal look at the new trends, interpretations for the dancefloor and where to find tango-appropriate pieces.
The cold weather love affair with velvet continues this year but with a rise in pink tones that are a bit different to the usual black and navy. It can be easy to get hot quickly in velvet so if you find it too much for dancing, nod to fashion with a very on-trend velvet choker or shoes in a plush material. Have velvet shoes already? Bring them up to date by pairing with translucent socks. For menswear, full velvet suits are available if you’re feeling brave.
As seen at: Preen, Valentino, Prada, Emporio Armani, Rochas, Gucci.
Every winter there is a trend involving embroidery, sequins and other adornments. This year the embellishments extended to hair, with bands, pins and slides a feature or paired with elaborate earrings. Sumptuous embroidery on delicate tulle was also a feature for tops and skirts. Sequins were seen worn top to toe, especially with long sleeves. For the dancefloor, lots of embellishments on the front can lead to close embrace entanglements so look for strategic placement, well-finished stitching and side or back detail.
As seen at: Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana.
The fussy Victorian-inspired ruffles of the past two seasons have calmed down a bit for winter. The go-to look is a v-shaped ruffle trim on a top. It’s a classic Victorian shape in a very modern way. Ruffles were also seen in abundance on hemlines and sleeves. If it’s too much, tone it down with denim and black shoes.
As seen at: Erdem, Viktor & Rolf, Stella McCartney, Rodarte, Gucci, Fendi.
Every season there’s something in fashion that’s just perfect for tango. This time it’s a very wearable trend for longer layers – tunics and dresses over trousers in particular. If you already wear tunics and leggings for tango, this trend should distill to the high street soon so there will be more longer length tunics to choose from in the coming months.
As seen at: Celine, Proenza Schouler, Chloe.
High street finds: Next embellished side tunic.
The ‘it’ colour for the season is emerging as a lovely dark brick red. It’s a bit retro and very autumnal. Look for variations on dark orange, warm reds and coppers. Pair with metallic shoes for impact.
As seen at: Amanda Wakeley, Victoria Beckham, Burberry.
Tango shoes at Amy’s: Mr Tango Shoes Carolina gold.
Tango finds: Tanguito Essential Skirt in rust red or tangerine.
What trends are you looking forward to trying this season? Share your tips and ideas in the reply box below!
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