Featured Posts

pastel heels
Pastel Spring Time Accessories for Work and Play
Whether it’s wearing colorful pants in mint, sorbet yellows or corals, or adding a simple pop of colour to a subdued neutral or black ensemble, spring is the perfect season to incorporate more cheerfulness into your wardrobe.
View Post
distressed-denim
The Best Distressed Jeans for Spring
What's the one thing that every modern woman needs in her closet? Good denim. A nice pair of jeans is a brilliant base for any outfit, no matter the season. Spring, however is the perfect time for you to slip into a pair of distressed jeans so why not give them a try.
View Post
woman getting tan
Top Beach Essentials For A Super Chic Summer
Packing for a beachside vacation can be a challenge. Whether you're planning to lounge on the shores of St. Barts or explore the eclectic island streets, you're sure to need some versatile and comfortable options. But not to worry — we've got your style needs covered thanks to this fashion guide.
View Post
To top
17 Nov

Baroque chic in Fall Winter fashion

Reminiscent of Michelangelo works of art, the 17th century-inspired Baroque clothing is firmly back on the agenda. This season, the designers found themselves plucking ideas from various artistic styles: Baroque, Rococo (“Late Baroque”), trompe l’oeil painting, Fabergé egg, and tapestry. The result was outstanding.

Baroque chic

Fall 2012 Winter 2013 shows debuted many fanciful Baroque pieces: Balmain, Lavin (Lindsey Wixson), Dolce & Gabbana,

Decadent and edgy, but on the other hand very flattering and elegant, fall 2012 winter 2013 fashion celebrates flashy chain prints intertwined with endless curling roses, flourishes and animal motifs.

This has been captured above all in Dolce & Gabanna Fall 2012 show which was inspired with Domenico Dolce’s Sicilian heritage and the island’s Baroque aesthetic. The Sicilian collection abounded with beautiful, decorative styles on everything from dresses and coats to accessories. The ladylike sheer tulle designs were adorned with golden embroidered lace and ornate details.

Also, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing gave into some gilt-y pleasures with Baroque adornment and decadent fabrics. His intricately embellished rockstar-lean pants, chic dresses and oversized jackets gave us a contemporary version of the luxurious look. Boyish, effortless and definitely more low-key than Dolce & Gabbana although still lavishly embroidered in Fabergé egg-style.

Dolce & Gabbana baroque chic

Dolce & Gabanna’s beautiful and dramatic appliqués on everything from dresses to coats

How to work the Baroque chic trend?

With ornate details and gilded edges, winter 2013 shows debuted many fanciful Baroque pieces. The drama of the 1600’s inspired Victorian clothing has been captured above all by Dolce & Gabanna, who sent down the runway the army of models wearing designs with Rococo-inspired prints, gold embellishments and trompe l’oeil panels. Decadent and edgy, but on the other hand very flattering and elegant, Baroque chic has been popping up on red carpets recently.

Although Dolce & Gabbana successfully set the tone for a sumptuous feast of gilded prints, going head-to-toe Baroque will give a bit too literal look. Since we’re not stuck in 1600s, it’s a good idea to give Baroque chic the contemporary twist.

  • Ornately decorated Baroque clothing looks great mixed with rocker chic designs. Therefore, follow Balmain’s ideas and team the sumptuously embellished jacket with a basic shirt and velvet trousers.
  • The other way to mix dramatic Baroque patterns with rocker style is to juxtapose a curve-defining printed dress with tough combat boots. This eclectic approach is especially recommended for women wearing plus size clothing because it keeps the attention on a dramatic print
  • With holiday season fast approaching, Baroque clothing is a great style to choose for holiday parties you’ll be invited to this season. Keep it simple and let the bold print stand out so think about staple accessories like strappy golden sandals and a classy clutch to complete the decadent look.
  • Remember to go for a high quality, rich fabrics like velvet, or silk to match the luxurious nature of the trend
  • For a minimal look try wearing accessories inspired by the time period like tapestry handbags, metallic gold jewellery with pearls and crystals or an ornately printed scarf

Related Posts

  • What Your Perfume Is Actually Saying About The Type Of Person You AreWhat Your Perfume Is Actually Saying About The Type Of Person You AreGetting the right perfume is not a hard task, nonetheless is it not a piece of cake. The first step in the pursuit of fragrance is to have some background information about perfumes. Well, this is what had to say on the matter "A woman's perfume tells more about her than […] Posted in Beauty & Hair
  • Trend Alert: Tough-chic Studded BootsTrend Alert: Tough-chic Studded BootsIf you’re looking for the way to incorporate an edgy hardware in accessories, think about footwear armoured with studs (or rockstuds, if you prefer). Fashionably fierce and totally unfussy, studded boots are the ultimate bad girl shoe. Posted in Shoes
  • Trendy Wedding Decor That Won’t Break the BudgetTrendy Wedding Decor That Won’t Break the BudgetPicking out wedding decor is difficult. You need to rent tables, get centerpieces, and add decorative items so that your day is as special as it can be. All of these things begin to add up and can make your special day incredibly expensive. Below are a few great tips for wedding decor […] Posted in Lifestyle Blog
  • Airport Fashion: Luxury Outfit and Accessory IdeasAirport Fashion: Luxury Outfit and Accessory IdeasBe it a last-minute trip or a long-planned holiday, we’re all faced with the same dilemma - what to wear when travelling. Comfort is of course key, but with so many people around, it’s also important to look as presentable as possible. This is where the power of luxury airport fashion […] Posted in Fashion Trends
  • Plants Vs. Flowers: Which Is The Better Wedding Décor?Plants Vs. Flowers: Which Is The Better Wedding Décor?It's likely that you've already gone over all of the ways you can cut expenses to fit your budget for a wedding. A key factor is a budget you have for flowers and decorations. Understand both pros and cons of plants and flowers so you can better decide after which way to go for your […] Posted in Lifestyle Blog
  • 6 Benefits of Wearing Custom-Made Uniforms In Your Industry6 Benefits of Wearing Custom-Made Uniforms In Your IndustryUsually, first impressions are the ones that last the longest. Many companies are trying to get their employees to wear corporate uniforms. Having your employees dressed as a team can improve various aspects of your business. They create a good long-lasting impression and also increase […] Posted in Lifestyle Blog
})(jQuery)