What are the current fashion trends in Paris?

I’m going to Paris and I want to look chic and fashionable. What are the spring 2010 fashion trends in France?

To see what the fashion houses have come out with you only have to Google ‘Paris fashions spring 2010′ and you can see what the couturiers have designed, but bear in mind that what you see there on the catwalk is not what the general public wears.
A well cut coat is a good idea. Leather boots and smart trousers are always in. Jeans are worn but never distressed or bejewelled and they are mostly slimline. Teenagers are still into ballerina shoes, opaque tights and short (but not totally pelmet mini) skirts. Skirts are straight or slightly flared at the bottom.Well chosen tops and woollens make or break an outfit. The French do not go for glitzy except for very glamorous occasions and everything is discrete. Jewelry made of natural stone or materials is OK but tacky or bling are out. Colours, especially at this time of the year are dark. Last year very dark aubergine was the fashionable colour. This year it is more a very dark chocolate brown which is even paired with black, or black with white, but dark navy and charcoal grey are OK too. A V neck thin knit sweater can be in a lighter colour, though not worn with a blouse underneath but a camisole, and an elegant scarf completes an outfit. A bright red trouser suit worn with high heels shouts "American woman" , and a bare midrift, a really eccentric or boho style spells "English". Never be seen in trainers or sneakers, sweat shirt or sweat pants. The nice little black dress is back in fashion for the more mature woman. There are horizontal stripes or curly cues in two colours , or soft prints in various styles: Grecian or retro for the younger woman. Ball or Prom dresses are not worn except for the grandest of occasions like a gala.
Basically if you think "smart American" but more subdued, you will not go wrong. Bear in mind that you will be walking and standing a lot in Paris so a court shoe with a medium heel will be more comfortable.

If you want to see what the latest styles are, here is where my youngest daughter buys some of her clothes. In case you do not understand French well, I have clicked on the English version so the prices are in Sterling but if you want the French version, click on the tricolour flag at the bottom of the page.

http://www.promod.co.uk/dresses/index.html

I hope this gives you a rough idea.
When it comes to the crunch you will look ‘chic and fashionable’ if you feel good in yourself, so do not force yourself to adopt a style that is not you or in which you do not feel comfortable. Believe me, I have several daughters, so I know!
Enjoy your stay!

November 28, 2012 В· admin В· 4 Comments
Posted in: Spring Fashion

4 Responses

  1. Pazza Inter, Amala! - November 29, 2012

    Tecktonik fashion craze
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  2. zafir - November 29, 2012

    Don’t worry about trying to look fashionable. You’re a tourist and there’s no way to hide that fact. Paris is a city for walking, so make sure you have comfortable shoes. Spring is also a time of changeable weather so you will need to keep warm, and may also need wet weather clothes.
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  3. WISE OWL - November 29, 2012

    To see what the fashion houses have come out with you only have to Google ‘Paris fashions spring 2010′ and you can see what the couturiers have designed, but bear in mind that what you see there on the catwalk is not what the general public wears.
    A well cut coat is a good idea. Leather boots and smart trousers are always in. Jeans are worn but never distressed or bejewelled and they are mostly slimline. Teenagers are still into ballerina shoes, opaque tights and short (but not totally pelmet mini) skirts. Skirts are straight or slightly flared at the bottom.Well chosen tops and woollens make or break an outfit. The French do not go for glitzy except for very glamorous occasions and everything is discrete. Jewelry made of natural stone or materials is OK but tacky or bling are out. Colours, especially at this time of the year are dark. Last year very dark aubergine was the fashionable colour. This year it is more a very dark chocolate brown which is even paired with black, or black with white, but dark navy and charcoal grey are OK too. A V neck thin knit sweater can be in a lighter colour, though not worn with a blouse underneath but a camisole, and an elegant scarf completes an outfit. A bright red trouser suit worn with high heels shouts "American woman" , and a bare midrift, a really eccentric or boho style spells "English". Never be seen in trainers or sneakers, sweat shirt or sweat pants. The nice little black dress is back in fashion for the more mature woman. There are horizontal stripes or curly cues in two colours , or soft prints in various styles: Grecian or retro for the younger woman. Ball or Prom dresses are not worn except for the grandest of occasions like a gala.
    Basically if you think "smart American" but more subdued, you will not go wrong. Bear in mind that you will be walking and standing a lot in Paris so a court shoe with a medium heel will be more comfortable.

    If you want to see what the latest styles are, here is where my youngest daughter buys some of her clothes. In case you do not understand French well, I have clicked on the English version so the prices are in Sterling but if you want the French version, click on the tricolour flag at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.promod.co.uk/dresses/index.html
    I hope this gives you a rough idea.
    When it comes to the crunch you will look ‘chic and fashionable’ if you feel good in yourself, so do not force yourself to adopt a style that is not you or in which you do not feel comfortable. Believe me, I have several daughters, so I know!
    Enjoy your stay!
    References :

  4. Herfnerd - November 29, 2012

    Totally agree with Zafir – fashions in Paris will be different than what you will find in the U.S. and trying to mimic them won’t completely work. Just dress as you normally do – I think you’ll find that your idea of being chic and fashionable is not the Paris norm…..
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