Trend of the week- SS14 silhouettes and shapes

Spring/Summer 14 is a season of beautiful shapes and silhouettes, in our opinion it is going to be a very feminine season ahead, and we love it! We have taken inspirations from many designers, not only using girly colours in our up and coming SS14 collection but also the cuts and shapes. We are loving the contrast between the feminine full skirted silhouette with cinched waist and the masculine tailoring.

DROPPED WAIST – The dropped waist dress has been quite a big hit on the runway this coming season, however it is going to be a “marmite” trend, you will either love it or hate it! Some designers have revamped the 1920’s style flapper dress such as Calvin Klein and Lanvin. Victoria Beckham has designed a gorgeous collection full of dropped hemline and cinched belted waist, very feminine chic! Roberto Cavalli has incorporated the dropped waist into the collection with stunning crochet lace maxi dresses, we adore! SS14 Dropped waist

FULL SKIRT – The full skirt is the most feminine shape of the season, this hourglass look is a must have of the season! The full skirt doesn’t have to just be below the knee, you can take inspiration from Saint Laurent and go for a fuller mini length dress! We are loving Peter Pilotto full skirted looks, with a slight dipped hem, these looks also tie into the boxy trend which is major this season with the stiff boxy fabricated crop tops. Christian Dior has designed gorgeous eye catching full skirted dresses. SS14 Full skirts

TAILORING – Tailoring is a strong look this season, but don’t just think stiff trouser suits! Tailoring is immaculately shown at Saint Laurent and Chanel with boyfriend coats and blazers teamed with skinny cut trousers. Peter Pilotto has shown a different side to tailoring with boxy overcoats and ruffled tailored skirts. Bermuda shorts are a huge trend this season, with many designers showing them in fashion week, we love Victoria Beckham’s take on Bermuda shorts. The Bermuda shorts also fit in with the relaxed tailored safari look which will be a must have style this SS14. SS14 tailoring

THE MAXI Every spring/summer the maxi makes a return on the runways, this season is no exception! Maxi skirts or maxi dresses, we urge you to introduce the maxi into your wardrobe this summer, we will be investing in bright bold printed maxi skirts for sure! Chanel showed us maxi skirts in crisp white and off the shoulder maxi dresses in tweed like fabric. We love Lanvin’s printed flowing maxi dress with thigh split. Christian Dior showed elegant pastel  high waist maxi skirts. SS14 MAXI

What styles will you be introducing into your wardrobe this season?!

Love team Niche xox

This week’s styling tip; max out your summer!

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A lot of people have a fear of maxi dresses and skirts, and you really shouldn’t! They are extremely flattering, they lengthen and slim, and who doesn’t want to look taller and slimmer!! Also a lot of petite women think that maxi garments aren’t appropriate for them, but you couldn’t be more wrong.

Here at Love Niche, we have a gorgeous range of maxi dresses, in all cuts, shapes, sizes and prints! Below are some examples of our different styles.

First up we have this gorgeous monochrome printed maxi, with ruffle detailing around the neck, very flattering on a smaller bust especially. The Made from beautiful light fabric, it is the perfect holiday evening maxi, as it cool and bang on trend!

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photo 2 (13)Next we have a beautiful jersey maxi, which is actually neon printed. It has a very flattering knot tie at the waist to skim over the stomach (perfect if your stomach is a “problem” area ladies!) photo 3 (9)Close up of the neon colour in the print, again another beautiful maxi that would be ideal for going away on holiday, also gorgeous for a night out with the girls.photo 4 (6)This white cotton strapless maxi is a fave of ours, it was a late summer arrival and is the most gorgeous cover up for holiday either going from the beach to the bar or wandering around markets shopping.photo (17)

Close up of the bust sequin detail…photo 2 (14)This last maxi dress is not for those who fear colour, it is bold bright and beautiful! The exotic print on this maxi it totally unique, the split sleeves and diamante details add another dimension to this dress, it is a ‘wow’ outfit!photo 1 (13)

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Thank you for reading, LOVE team NICHE xox