The brand new yr is right here and with it comes the itch to clean up our lives and check out one thing new. After a tumultuous 2020, we might all use some new suggestions and methods, whether or not it’s to revamp our wardrobes or improve to a modern new haircut. We spoke to 3 specialists from the worlds of trend, hair and make-up to information us on what to look out for this yr.
In line with Dubai trend stylist Kelly Lundberg, the pattern of the slip gown will proceed on from 2020 into the brand new yr. The slip gown, which regularly is available in easy and silky supplies, has a straight match and resembles a petticoat. It was particularly widespread within the Nineteen Nineties and has made a comeback in a giant means. “There’s simply going to be interpretations of it, whether or not it’s going be lengthy silk clothes or whether or not it’s going to be little spaghetti straps and a little bit bit shorter. It’s the flexibility that I really like about them,” Lundberg says.
Denim is in
Traditional kinds will at all times be in trend, and denim denims are undoubtedly right here to remain based on the stylist. Nevertheless, it is perhaps time to ditch the skinnies for some time.
“Denim is all about excessive waisted in the mean time, which I believe is simply such an excellent flattering pattern as a result of it involves your pure waistline,” Lundberg says. “Excessive-waisted however as a substitute of thin high-waisted, [jeans are] undoubtedly going to be a little bit bit looser, a little bit bit extra snug. I’d even see a little bit of a nod from the 70s — a wider leg on the backside. So maintain a watch out for that!
Go huge or go house! In 2021, Lundberg predicts that tops and different items of clothes will tackle a extra voluminous match. Assume puffed sleeves or outsized blazers and knitwear. Outsized garments have been tremendous widespread as individuals go for consolation over model increasingly more, particularly throughout the pandemic the place being at house is the most secure factor to do — nobody desires to squeeze into a good outfit, however we received’t decide should you do!
Typically, sure trend developments may not be acceptable to put on within the area, however Lundberg has some artistic concepts for easy methods to adapt this runway favorite and make it appropriate to put on within the Center East.
“Straightforward methods to put on them is to put on one thing beneath them — so put on a gown beneath and put the bralette excessive or to put on it with a blazer. So, should you’re doing one thing tremendous high-waisted and put the blazer up then you may nonetheless incorporate the developments however make it extra culturally delicate,” she says.
Trendy black gown
Neglect the little black gown. This yr goes to be concerning the MBD — trendy black gown. “The tackle that’s it’s simply concerning the simplicity,” she says. Whether or not it’s a gown with distinctive lower outs, or made with sporting cloth, Lundberg says it’s all about “that one piece which you could pair with sneakers however you may [also] do it with boots.”
Celebrating pure hair
Millie, a hair stylist at Dubai salon Kozma and Kozma, says the business has seen a shift in the direction of extra pure kinds and textures. Individuals are ditching hair straighteners and curling tongs and embracing their hair as it’s. “After we look to the runways we will see a serious enhance in fashions carrying their hair in its most stunning pure kind,” she says.
Colors to be careful for
In the event you’re planning a hair color makeover, then it’s good to know that rainbow shiny dyes will give technique to extra sun-kissed, wealthy tones within the new yr.
“We see that colors are shifting [away] from extra ashes, blues, purples and greens and we’re embracing glistening golds, coppers, reds and wealthy browns,” she says.
The hair colouring method balayage — the place color is “painted on” for a blended and pure highlights look — has been in trend for years, and Millie says 2021 will see the model evolve and grow to be extra up-to-date.
“[Balayage] embraces your pure hair whereas including a low upkeep color and I believe this traditional staple will proceed to develop utilizing the balayage method and the traditional cash shot piece [face framing highlights]. We’re seeing that persons are loving that daring part of color on the entrance of the hair while holding it pure and properly blended in the direction of the again,” she says.
Embrace the messy look this yr! “For years we’ve been on a blunt lower path. With brief hair we will see within the upcoming yr we’re beginning to transfer extra in the direction of the messy, layered texturised hair cuts. With the blunt hair lower nonetheless being embraced however developed with disconnected layers being in excessive demand. The 70s are coming again however as a substitute of mattress head we’re getting extra structured messy kinds,” Millie says.
Like within the skincare world, persons are getting extra educated concerning the merchandise they use. That is no completely different for the hair business.
“The merchandise and product manufacturers seen taking off and exploding are additionally shifting in the direction of a extra pure product vary with none nasties and main discount in the usage of harsh chemical compounds and components,”
One of many high developments is scalp care merchandise comparable to scrubs, serums and tonics that assist enhance scalp well being and hair progress.
“We may also see an enormous enhance in scalp care. Taking good care of your scalp is one thing that hasn’t been spoken about or popularised through the years. It is a crucial space that all of us must pay extra consideration to,” she says.
Deal with skincare
Watch any make-up artist do their work, whether or not in quite a few tutorials on-line or whereas on the job, and also you’ll discover that they prep the pores and skin earlier than anything touches the face. Correct skincare is a vital a part of making make-up look flawless and likewise a serious a part of Ayesha Farooq’s personal observe.
“I undoubtedly see the large rise in skincare to proceed. I’m large on skincare myself,” says the Dubai make-up artist and entrepreneur.
Farooq says that pure magnificence seems to be might be huge in 2021, with daring colors and over-the-top styling taking a again seat. This pattern of subdued magnificence shouldn’t be solely making a comeback on the runways and in magazines, however can be seen increasingly more on social media.
Eye-focused seems to be
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, other than checking for our keys and wallets earlier than leaving the home, we now have to ensure we’re carrying our face masks. For many who love carrying make-up, Farooq says all shouldn’t be misplaced.
“Let’s discuss our favorite pal — face masks. I don’t see it leaving us anytime quickly. So I see lots of people shifting the emphasis of their seems to be in the direction of the eyes — having one thing a little bit extra daring or accentuating and emphasising the eyes,” she says. Whether or not it’s a daring eyeliner or a wash of daring color, let your eyes do the speaking.
Monochromatic seems to be
Much less is extra nowadays, and that is mirrored within the pattern of utilizing one shade or tone for the eyes, lips and even cheeks. It’s just like what our moms used to do — use the identical lipstick as a blush and even a bit on the eyes. “I undoubtedly see individuals shifting in the direction of monochromatic seems to be, even with my brides. It’s changing into a favorite for everybody,” she says.