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Early Fashion Trends 2010 Part 3 – Should Work With Tummy Tuck Jeans


Geometric black/white patterned print pant suit by Givenchy

Welcome back to our next part in our series –  don’t miss out, here’s how to work the latest fashion trend for patterned prints with your tummy tuck jeans. This is part 3 in our guide to keeping bang on trend but including them in your look, to keep the tummy contouring and bottom lifting effect they are famous for alongside the comfort. Working the NYDJ jeans as the base garment keeps you in style without the discomfort of shape wear that has less than the 4%  Lycra included in the jeans. We’re going to give you our 5 minute take on the patterned print trend, why we’re featuring it, why we particularly recommend those sexy jeans with the patterned prints,  hot ideas for buying and who we think kick-started it all. By the end, we hope you’ll feel confident and inspired to include this must have look in your 2010 spring wardrobe.

Patterned print pantsuit by Etro

First of all, we’re including the patterned prints trend in our guide for 2 reasons. One, the number of designers showing this style on the runways recently is frankly ridiculous. Ready? Here’s just a selection: Alexander McQueen,  Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Balenciaga, Basso & Brooke, Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Dries Van Noten, Duro Olowu, Etro, Givenchy, Louise Gray, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace and Vivienne Westwood. Convinced? Reason number two is this trend is crying out for you to wear it with NYDJ jeans. Yes, there are a lot of trouser (USA: pant) pattern prints around on the runways but – bold patterns can draw attention to your lower half. Which is precisely why we think working a brightly patterned top or jacket with a pair of tummy smoothing, bottom lifting jeans is a winner. Imagine nice distressed denim (see Part 2 of this series) with a super-bold print. Win-win. Word of caution – yes, there are some harem pants knocking around, but the way they cinch in at the bottom of the legs creates a pear shape like no other, if that’s going to make you feel self-conscious, go for the jeans instead. If one thing has emerged from this fashion trend, it’s a total lack of rules.

Patterrned print hareem pant suit by Diane Von Fusternberg

Patterned print jumpsuit by Basso and Brooke

You can wear floral patterns, you can wear geometric patterns, you can wear just about anything. Fashion pundits have duly noted an 80s geometric print is very now, and then duly noted this may be a short lived trend. A better longer term investment might be some of those lovely florals, great for shaking off the winter blues. Fashion pundits have also duly noted high-waisted styles give elegance to this look – precisely as featured on NYDJ. You can buy tops and jackets, and its fine to mix bold prints. Accessories wise, topping off the whole ensemble with a huge hair bow typifies the lack of understatement for this fashion! Budget conscious types take note: H&M is there with those floral print tops. Top Shop has a floral jersey blazer – remember how we love jersey as it hangs really well on the figure.  Additionally, there are vast arrays of floral prints tops to choose from, even floral prints with ruffles (which we covered in Part 1 of our guide). There are other prints, but the florals are winning, even a floral trilby. The bad news is their top size is a 16, not helpful for curvier women now is it? So, our best vote goes to Evans who have a fantsatic selection of floral tops from size 14 to “30/32”. Their selection of other prints is also far superior – and they too have worked both patterns and florals into accessory lines, including jewellery. Also check out the wonderful Citychic if you’re looking for plus sizes. We also think that vintage lovers and bargain hunters will be sharp on the mark here.

Black and white geometric pattern

Call it vintage, call it retro, whatever you call it, the second hand clothing market is bursting with florals and prints. We looked at Oxfam Online, where we found clean, good quality pre-loved clothing in sizes 10 to 22, chock a block with prints, especially florals. Shopping in charity stores is our hot tip- no doubt you could pick up the 80s retro prints at a good price in certain stores, you will find florals, and you’ll save a ton of cash while helping causes who desperately need the money. EBay is of course, always worth checking too (and some auctions allow for a percentage of the final price, up to 100% to go to a nominated charity). And finally, we’d like to note that the fashion world was pre-empted here by plus size style icon Beth Ditto.

Rock star Beth launched her range with Evans and was noted for her bold use of colours on and off stage long before the rest of the wolrd caught up with her….

Beth Ditto for Evans

We think this a look that has so much potential and is going to rock teamed with tummy tuck jeans. You can buy it in so many styles, brand new, fast fashion or high end; or vintage, saving money and maybe helping a needy cause.  If you do like bold, you can take it to the max, with over sized accessories and super bold bright prints – or keep it more muted if you prefer. So, now you got the scoop on that one, and how to work it from a small budget to more cash-tastic, and some stores that are stocking great items in many sizes, new and vintage. We hope you feel inspired to run with this trend and have some leads to start with, we have to say we love this as the latest wearable hot look.

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