Winter 2011 Fashion Trends: Primark Preview

It’s no good: we’ve been trying to delay the inevitable for as long as we could, but even The Fashion Police are powerless to prevent the march of time, and even although we’ve only just dusted off our bathing suits, and Shoeperwoman hasn’t worn even half of her collection of summer sandals, we’re forced to admit that winter fashion is upon us.

The stores and websites we frequent as part of our daily Fashion Policing duties are starting to fill up with winter woolies. Our favourite fashion bloggers are talking about coats and boots. It’s time to talk about winter fashion trends for 2011, and what the future holds, and what better way to do it than with a preview of that pinnacle of fast fashion, the Polyester Palace of Primark.

Here at The Fashion Police, we always look forward to seeing what Primark has to offer us each season, because it offers a pretty good insight into what people will actually wear in the coming season. Sure, Net-a-Porter will offer up the inevitable “Must Haves” of the season, but how many people do YOU know who buy an entire new designer wardrobe each season? We thought so.

(We say this will give us an insight into what people will wear. We’re not so sure about the orange satin maxi dress, to be honest, although we’ve been surprised by things like this before…)

So, what can we conclude about 2011 winter fashion trends from this quick look at Primark? Well…

  • There will be colourblocking. Lots of it. You will throw on every colour in your closet at the same time, and you will like it. Or maybe you won’t like it. If you don’t, it’ll be too  bad, though, because it’ll be hard to buy clothes that aren’t bright yellow, bright blue, bright orange, bright pink, or bright something-else. There are five different colours in the outfit at the top of the page. Maybe you could try to beat that?
  • There will be darker colours too, though: tweed jackets, wool skirts, muted, earthy tones. Same as every winter, really.
  • We’re going back to the 70s. Jumpsuits, pussy-bow blouses, floppy hats: they’re back! Again.
  • There will be faux fur. Specifically dalmatian print. Let Cruella De Vil be your fashion icon, folks!
  • Some people will wear that orange maxi dress. They will be braver people than us.
What’s the verdict, Fashion Jurors? Take a look at the gallery and tell us what you think!

12 Comments

  • July 29, 2011

    Poppy

    I’m all for colour to combat the inevitable sea of sludge grey that usually occupies the shops in Winter, but some of this colour blocking trend just strikes me as what the unfortunate illegitimate lovechild of Farrah Fawcett and Ronald McDonald would probably end up wearing. Each to their own though!

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  • July 29, 2011

    Jordan

    Although I love bright colors in winter, I really think they should be saved for accessories like bright yellow wellies, or a crisp red peacoat. As far as this collection is concerned, however, I have to say the only think I like are the peacoats.

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  • July 29, 2011

    Lucy

    I love the coats in this collection and I’m all for bright colors–especially red. But I would NEVER mix up as many colors as the first model. Two is my maximum.

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  • July 29, 2011

    Nell

    I think colour blocking rocks! I can’t see me stepping out in that maxi dress or the jumpsuit, but overall, I think this is a great collection!

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  • July 29, 2011

    Chloe

    I love the heart coat, definitely going to be getting that!

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  • July 29, 2011

    EricB

    Finally! Bright colours are just the right thing to wear during the winter.

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  • July 29, 2011

    Viper

    I’m so tired of this colorblocking trend. I hated it when I first saw it, and hate it now. There are still ways to wear happy colors in the grey months without making it look clash-y and tacky.

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  • July 30, 2011

    Lili @ Relatable Style

    YES! Color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color, color!

    🙂

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  • July 30, 2011

    Egon

    As long as platform shoes remain around, I’ll be ok.

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  • July 30, 2011

    Amy

    Color ? I’m ok with that because winter usually brings a lot of black, grey, camel and black again. A little bit of pop colors is definitely welcome

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  • August 1, 2011

    Skint in the City

    Really like the outfit at top of the page though I’d swap the purple tights for dark or neutral. I think the top and blouse give enough colour to the outfit – with the tights too it reminds me of one of those ‘rocket’ ice lollies with the different coloured stripes.
    In the pictures the clothes look decent quality – though in the stores Primark clothes often fail to make the grade I think.

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  • August 2, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    I quite like the cable-knit skirt, but not sure if I’d venture into Primark to look for it unless I’m carrying a sick-bag…

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