The United Kingdom is a close sister to the United States, mostly because Britain was the country that founded the entirety of the U.S. The British had great influence in the U.S. for a long while, but eventually they got their independence and are now separate (very separate) countries. NOWWW, after our quick history lesson there, we can get into some detail on what UK women have trending in the fashion world. There were nine different specific fashion items trending on the website I found, but I will pick out only four to explain in this blog. The trending fashions in the UK were found on the Who What Wear website from an article written by Hannah Almassi.
At the look of this first fashion item, you may be thinking, dirty, old, rustic cow boy boots? But why??? Well, the cowboy boots trending are not the typical boots you are thinking of. They are the shape of a cowboy boot, and portray the effect of a cowboy boot, but on the outside, they have been designed to look vogue. There are so many different designs out there, such as snake skin cowboy boots. Women have been pairing these new and improved cowboy boots with all sorts of things, including skirts, dresses, bell bottom pants, jeans, and several more.
Yellow, a typically unwanted, ugly color, has been rising to the top in the fashion world. Personally, yellow is my favorite color and I love wearing anything the color of yellow. I even have a phone case that is yellow. I’m obsessed lol. I found that many believe it is hard to pair yellow with outfits, and finding other colors and things to wear with the difficult color. This is true, but it seems the UK is tackling this road block to wearing the color yellow.
Trench coats are “a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often straps on the shoulders,” as defined by Merriam-Webster. I believe trench coats arose from being worn in trenches. They were water proof and long to weather the tough conditions of fighting war in the trenches. To me, the waterproof trench coats worn in war, resemble the now, trendy trench coats worn in fashion shows. It is a popular classy jacket to keep you warm, and make you look fashionable.
Midi Pencil Skirts
Lastly, let us take apart the midid pencil skirts, so we can understand what is described. A skirt is “a separate free-hanging outer garment or undergarment usually worn by women and girls covering some or all of the body from the waist down,” defined by Merriam-Webster. Midi means down to the knees or below, and stopping at the middle of your calf. Pencil, meaning very skinny and tight to the body. Putting this all together, a midi pencil skirt is a free hanging garment covering women’s bodies from the waist down, that is skinny, and reaches the middle of her calf (or some region below their knee and above the middle of their calf). These trendy skirts have become quite popular in the UK because of their conservative, classy element of dressing. It is a clean, business look that many women aim for in the UK.
The trending fashions in the United Kingdom for women today are cowboy boots, yellow, trench coats, and midi pencil skirts. There are so many more, I am sure, but the few I have described can relate to the overall fashion trends within the UK. They aim for business, classy and casual looks that are made intriguing.
- Almassi, Hannah. “9 Street Style Trends That Have Defined 2018 Thus Far.” Who What Wear UK, 31 May 2018, http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/street-style-trends-2018/slide15.
- “France Flag.” Total Population by Country 2018, worldpopulationreview.com/flags/france/.
- “Skirt.” Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skirt.
- “Trench Coat.” Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trench%20coat.
- “U.S. Army Ponchos, Slickers & Raincoats 1901 to 1919 – Page 3 – WWI US MILITARIA.” U.S. Militaria Forum, 31 May 2016, http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F268097-us-army-ponchos-slickers-raincoats-1901-to-1919%2Fpage-3.
- “Why Is the United Kingdom Flag Called the Union Jack?” Great British Mag, 10 Sept. 2018, greatbritishmag.co.uk/ask-a-brit/why-is-the-united-kingdom-flag-called-the-union-jack/.