Fashion in the seventies used lots of floral patterns, from ditsy pinhead prints to massive exotic hothouse blooms.
For Spring/Summer 2011 washed silks, silk charmeuse, viscose, organza, flowing silk chiffons and parachute silk fabrics are all used to make light-as-air dreamy hazy summer day dresses.
Lightness and transparency, especially in voiles and chiffons emphasise the mood of 1970s flowing dresses. Otherworldly light-as-air draping blouses and undulating hemline kimono tops of various lengths make their mark on Summer Trends 2011. Look for the ultra light fabrics of translucent tulle flowing silk and chiffon, tactile, knobbly cloque and shiny satin all of which are mesmerizing in surface quality.
Sizzling fashion trends include contrasting dress looks where edgy sharp funky dresses contrast against billowing chiffon and lace peek-a-boo. The result is feminine fairytale fantasy frocks of an age long gone.
Tiny lace pleating around cuffs on blouse and dresses adds a prim puritanical ‘touch me – touch me not’ aura.