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AW14 trend: Boudoir

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19/03/2014

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Take a walk around your local Westfield centre and you’ll notice a new crop of trends have hit the stores for the AW14 season. I’ll be looking into these over the next few weeks as your go-to guide for the key looks we’ll be wearing and possibly give you some guidance on how to wear them. Some of them you will recognise (we sure love our checks and plaids here in Oz!) and some will be entirely new, and maybe a little bit scary.

Boudoir is a trend we met a few seasons back, when we referred to it as ‘underwear as outerwear’. Corsets, sheer panels and lace slips reigned supreme, and this year we’re seeing the trend return with a 2014 update. Boudoir now encapsulates a bit more than the underwear aspect; think of that luxurious look and feel you might find in a woman’s opulent vintage dressing room. It is classic Hollywood glamour overflowing with silk, velvet and playful floral prints. Moody black and maroon stay true to the boudoir trend’s roots, while pale pinks and powdery blues give it a softer feminine feel.

My 3 top tips for the BOUDOIR trend:

- Go head-to-toe ‘boudoir’ with a silky slip dress and overcoat or take baby steps by choosing one key piece and giving it a modern edge. A lacy bralet or camisole worn with a sharp blazer always works great!
- Ladylike accessories such as nude pumps and a box clutch will finish off your look, or make your shorts and blouse combo a little more ‘boudoir’
- Don’t be afraid to make it your own … Yes, you can toughen a pretty dress with biker boots!

The Katies Westfield Exclusive dress and coat is perfect for this look, check out my street style shoot and how I wear it HERE.

Ready to start shopping? Here are my picks of what’s in store right now!

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Pictured (L-R)
Sass and Bide The Ornament Jumpsuit $550
Alannah Hill Deco Forever Clutch $119 
Forever New Davida Dolly Coat $149.99
Colette by Colette Hayman Enamel Flower Ring $9.95
Farage Rhonda Top $191
Ginger & Smart X-Ray Rose Strapless Dress $599
David Jones Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick $49
Sheike Global Earrings $19.95
City Chic Sexy Quilted Skirt $89.95

*Feature image via stylevanity.com

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