Trends From NYFW: Romantic Volume

When you hear the term “romance,” what do you think? A woman holding up her ruffled skirt and running into the sunlight after a romantic evening with the prince?

Or do you think about a wedding dress swirling as a bride and groom take their first spin around the dance floor? Whatever it is that you think, most of us could use some more swoon worthy romance in our lives.

How can we do that? Well, it usually takes another willing participant.

Bring The Fun To Cocktail Hour

If you are the type of person who likes to take new trends and run with them, you may consider adding some romantic volume to your cocktail dresses. Why? It creates a new and fun shape that not many people have seen.

Even better? There are going to be more options out there than you think. There are so many different ways to add volume – you can add it with some structure in the dress, more fabric, bouncier fabrics, or just from the way everything is sewn together.

Start Small

Let’s be honest: when you hear the words “add volume” in reference to your body, most of us tend to clam up just a bit. It isn’t something we are taught to want. However, you can do it without making yourself look like you have added volume.

Instead, go for something with tiers, pleating, or wrapping that help to add that volume.

Make It Warm

One way to add some volume to your everyday wardrobe is to simply add a puffer jacket. This will instantly add some volume to any look and it will be functional.

Of course, you don’t want to get just any puffer jacket. You want to get something with a bit of fur or a longer-lined coat so that it still has some of those romantic qualities.

Make Your Shoulders Look Wider

By playing with volume around your shoulders and neckline, you are actually making your waist look more svelt and pulled in – especially when it is done well. Don’t be afraid of adding some volume to the upper half of your body. As women, we are sometimes really small in the shoulders and that gets us jostled around quite a bit. Stand tall and firm wherever you go by adding some romantic volume to the top half of your body.

Don’t be afraid of volume – embrace it!

Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (source: pixabay)