Fashion’s ode to Romanticism

The Romantic era in the mid-1800s was characterised by soft fabrics, feminine clothing and whimsical colours. As fashion progresses, you’ll find that the same styles go in and out of fashion as the years turn. A prime example is the romantic look – especially for the summer season.

Here are a few tips on how to achieve this beautiful look.

Choose soft fabrics

Summer is the time to put all your woollen, leather and denim clothes away. Bring out the lightweight cotton, chiffon and viscose. Warmer weather naturally calls for flowy, soft materials that are breathable. Besides keeping you cool, these fabrics will give you an effortless feminine look. Whether it be a linen pants or a maxi skirt, keep it soft and light to create a romantic look.

Natural hair

Loose soft hair or pinned up curls look absolutely stunning paired with an ethereal look. The best thing about wearing a romantic hairstyle is that it requires minimal effort. Forget the blow-dryer and hair straightener – the natural look is the way to go. You can even try different kinds of plaits and braids for that extra romantic edge.

Try antique looking accessories

The Romantic period was all about beautiful, standout accessories from hats and broaches to sashes and necklaces. You don’t have to go overboard – a simple pendant necklace or gem earrings will do the trick. Remember, you don’t want to look like you’ve stepped out of the 1800s, so limit your accessories to one per outfit.

Wear neutral colours

Like soft fabrics, try wearing lighter colours such as beige, white, blush pink and tan to bring out a more natural feeling. Neutral colours flatter almost any skin tone, which makes it perfect no matter how strong your tan gets!

Light make-up

Like everything else on this list, soft, light make-up is the perfect way to achieve this look. Keep a neutral colour palette in mind and play up your best feature. A bronze Smokey eye works really well and so does a nude lip or peach cheeks.

The beauty behind romanticism

Dressing in a romantic way is a style that can be worn at any time of the day. Whether you’re attending a breakfast, brunch, lunch, or going out on a dinner date, you’ll make an entrance in your whimsical look.
Enjoy playing dress up with a variety of designs and colours to choose from. Just keep it simple… unless you’re dressing up for a costume party!

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