The year 2019 was THE year of change and powerful feminism. This is why the androgynous clothing choices were so popular among women. Even if we’re talking about Bike Shorts for every Occasion, Utility Jumpsuits or Comforter Coats, 2019 was considered the cosy fashion revolution. Women all around the world preferred comfort more than the classical view of “beauty” from the XX century. This is why women’s fashion-challenged the norms and became representative for the last year of the decade.
Puffer coats have long been a winter staple, but this year we saw designers take the style to an extreme by adding oversized, comforter-like collars, notes Glamour.
We’re taking stock of all the trends we’re loving in 2019, and when it comes to coats, there’s one clear winner. Puffer coats are the trend to watch in outerwear; they’re both functional and fashionable, so you don’t have to pick between the two. They’re not exactly a new concept, but so many designers are revamping the style and making coats that are far from basic.
In particular, we’re really into these 12 coats. With oversize silhouettes, cool fabrics like leather and shearling, and so many fun colours to choose from, we promise there’s a puffer for you. They’re sleek, cool, and most importantly, warm! As the wind starts to pick up, you’ll be so happy to own one of these. Just keep reading to shop our picks, notes Pop Sugar.
Bike Shorts for Every Occasion
Recently we’ve seen the renaissance of Princess Diana’s leisure garment of choice—the bike short. In 2019 they’ve been paired with everything from sneakers and hoodies to polished blazers and heels, à la Kim Kardashian West.
Athleisure is the trend that keeps giving, and its latest offering is as unexpected as it is stylish. The bike shorts were worn with blazers by many style-savvy showgoers this fashion month. Offering a fresh blend of sportswear and tailoring, the look was both striking and chic. Of course, while it may not be appropriate for either the office or the gym, the outfit is perfect for strutting the streets or attending Sunday brunch with your best friends. So, don’t be afraid to try it for yourself, according to Trend Spotter.
Think Rosie the Riveter, but make it fashion.
Utilitarian designs appeared in all the major fashion cities throughout this fashion month. Of course, one particular style stood out from the pack. Originally designed as a one-piece protective garment for manual labour, boiler suits are now as fashionable as they are functional. To rock the look for yourself, just pick the cut and colour that suits you best. These long-sleeved jumpsuits are available in a variety of fantastic styles. So, you won’t be short on choices.
There are two truths when it comes to wearing utility jumpsuits. They’re difficult to pull off, but if you do, you’re guaranteed to look effortlessly cool. Successfully pulling off the tricky one-piece is all about styling. Fashion girls balance the industrial feel of the jumpsuit with smart details to soften the look—waist-defining belts, strappy heels, ladylike bags, and delicate jewellery. Even paired with sneakers, the ensemble can instantly become underscored with an undeniable coolness, notes Who What Wear.
Sportswear is taking a futuristic approach in 2019. The material that was reserved nighttime bikers and runners is now a major fashion statement. We’ve spotted Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid wearing athletic suits with an iridescent hue. Plus, with the Forever 21 x NASA partnership and Balenciaga championing the trend, we’re sure to see much more of it this year, notes E news.
Being a businesswoman in the 21st century isn’t easy. And this is what Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, Cara Delevingne and other top models and influencers understood perfectly. And so they erased the differences between genres and started dressing androgynously. Not only did they made male clothing look stylish in a feminine way, but they also mixed the fashion genres, introducing sportswear or utility jumpsuits in today’s fashion magazines.
This means not only that all women don’t have to spend all their expenses on expensive clothes, but they can wear Prêt-à–Porter clothes and still look very fashionable. Because this is the era where time means money, where everybody is in a rush. Where the pace of life is even faster than it was 10 years ago. Which means fashion and our clothing choices should adapt according to our lifestyle. And this is why every busy woman tends to choose comfortable more than the usual haute couture “stylish” concept. Because it is more important to do your job well and be confident when you do run the world, than to wear something small and something short and, at the end of the day, to feel a lot of pain all over your body.