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 Make a bold statement and pump up the volume in this season’s key shapes…

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(Images with thanks to and Elle magazine. To see Elle’s feature buy February edition out now!) 

This look is all about the cut and shape of the material. Keep everything else simple and let the clothes do the talking. This summer turn up the volume and wear it loud and wear it proud!

Get the Look for Less…

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1. Floral dress, short and sweet and not a million miles away in style from Balenciaga’s spring/summer ’08 dresses!

2. This monochrome skirt is a deadringer for the Dolce and Gabbana one pictured above

3. This Black bubble hem dress is simple yet striking which is the essence of the New Volume trend.

And the really good news?

…They’re all from Warehouse’s Spring/Summer collection! They’ve not yet hit the shops but keep your eyes peeled because they are almost guaranteed to fly off the rails!

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 4.  Full netted skirt £28 from

5. Gingham full skirt from Oasis (New Collection)

6. Cream skirt £28 from

7. This black dress is bang on trend and definately embraces Miu Miu’s take on the New Volume trend ( see above) and it’s only £115 from Coast.


Coming soon on FashionBeat:

More Trend Focus (including shoe trends) 

Put these dates in your Diary:

New York Fashion week- Feb 1st-8th

London Fashion Week- Feb 10th-15th

Milan Fashion week- Feb 16th-23rd

Paris Fashion Week- Feb 24th- March 2nd

With thanks to for images

Gemma Douthwaite Ó


You don’t have to have a supermodel budget to turn heads next season. The high street has some great pieces and they’re in shops now (so go on be a trend setter!) Here’s my pick of this week’s best. So go on turn the street into a runway and work it, girl!


Grey fine knit jumper £25

This spring is all about clean cuts and simplicity. This jumper from New Look encapsulates that. It’s simple yet eyecatching. Team it with stirrup tights or leggings and you’re good to go!


This red dress is bang on trend. The hemline is short and it has a hint of volume which will be order of the day next season. Stop traffic in this catwalk-esque get up without the catwalk price. Grab yours from River Island for only £44.99 (available in stores now.) 


This coming season is about effortless style. It’s about creating an eyecatching look without looking like you’ve tried to hard. This shirt worn open as a jacket is perfect. It will add instant cool factor to any outfit. Snap it up now for only £25 from New Look.  


The ethereal look was also big on the catwalks of fashion week. John Galliano championed this look with fairytale textures and ruffles. This skirt not only encorporates romantic, feminine ruffles but is also in the colour of du jour, mocha. This colour was featured strongly throughout fashion week, such as on the Celine catwalk. Have a romantic moment and slip on this skirt, £35 from New Look.  

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Gemma Douthwaite ©

With thanks to PR for images