Pretty pleats at Prada!

Taking inspiration from 1950s America, Prada’s S/S 2012 collection combined vintage style prints of florals, cars and ferocious flames, with candy pastel colours and of course you couldn’t be inspired by 1950s Americana without including gorgeously feminine pleats…

From textured to printed, chiffon to leather and sheer to block colour patterns, pleats were big news at Prada for next season.

Get ahead of the trends now and channel your own modern take on 50′s style with any of our gorgeous pleated and flirty full-skirted dresses…

The jones + jones Border Laura Dress in fuchsia

The jones + jones Nessie Dress in Liberty grey floral print

The jones + jones Julia Dress in Liberty grey floral print

The jones + jones New Vivienne Dress in silver

The jones + jones New Vivienne Dress in black

The jones + jones Diana Dress in Liberty Autumnal Print

Check out our website here or any of our concessions in select Topshop stores for the above styles and many more including pleated skirts and hot for this season the Paris Trench Coats!

Images courtesy of Elle

Investment buy: The Paris Trench Coat

As we blogged way back in February, the trench coat is a wardrobe staple, a key-piece and an investment buy that will take you through the seasons fuss-free and on-trend.

Back in February we showed you how designers were styling trench coats for A/W 2011 including the waist tan belt and already we’re seeing trench coat styles on the catwalks for S/S 2012 at New York Fashion Week!…

Betsey Johnson S/S 2012

Karen Walker S/S 2012

Designers aren’t the only ones enamoured by this functional yet stylish garment, with fashion-pack favourite Pippa Middleton and the queen of the pop Kylie Minogue championing it too!…

Pippa Middleton in a Fay Trench Coat, also worn by Kylie Minogue

Pippa Middleton in a grey and blue panelled trench coat

The jones + jones design team have taken the trench coat to the next level by ensuring that the jones + jones Paris Trench Coat is not only ultra-feminine and super-stylish but also water resistant too!

Practical yet pretty, the jones + jones Paris Trench Coat is available in stylish black with an edgy black and white striped lining and classic beige with an oh-so-sweet light brown gingham lining…

The jones + jones Paris Trench Coat in black

The combination of stunning pleats cascading down from the nipped-in waist with the classic collar and double breasted design, leads to a gorgeous fusion of on-trend and tradition…

The jones + jones Paris Trench Coat in beige

The matching detachable belt can be tied into a statement bow, enhancing your curves further or replaced with a belt of your choice if you want to add your own personal style. Wear over your favourite jones + jones dress or skinny jeans for an on-trend and easy-to-wear outfit.

This full-skirted trench coat mixes feminine and edgy styling with function to ensure you stay stylish (and dry!) season after season.

The jones + jones A/W 2011 collection has now launched online!

The jones + jones head office team are delirious with excitement as our stunning new A/W  2011 collection launched onto the jones + jones website last night! Full-to-the-brim with fun and flirty dresses and skirts ready for party season alongside stunning outerwear to ensure you keep dry in style this Autumn!

From the gorgeous Laura Dress, which has already sold out in our Topshop concession in Liverpool (but don’t worry, they’ll receive more in tomorrow!) and is available in black and fuchsia. With outlines of flowers swirling in ribbons over the sheer fabric on the short-sleeved top, box pleats and a net-trimmed petticoat ensuring a flirty full-skirt and a nipped-in gathered waist, this dress is a had-to-have purchase…

The jones + jones Laura Dress in fuchsia pink

…to the updated New Vivienne Dress in on-trend silver, with the deep ‘V’ back, stunning billowing sheer sleeves and a full pleated lace skirt so you can shimmer the night away….

The New Vivienne Dress in silver

…our second season collaboration with Liberty of London presents beautiful limited edition floral print fabrics cut-to-perfection into stunning dresses to fall in love with…

The jones + jones Nessie Dress in Liberty grey floral print

…while our outerwear will ensure you look glamorous come rain or shine!…

The jones + jones Paris Trench Coat in leopard print

Check out our amazing new A/W 2011 collection available on our website now!

Jones + Jones feminine yet edgy take on the classic trench coat

The Jones + Jones office team are starting to get restless for spring to really blossom now…not only are we tired of  the wind and rain but we’re oh-so tired of our winter wardrobes too. Wearing a thick wool winter coat can be comforting but sometimes you still want to look feminine and show off your curves without braving all of the elements in a dress, especially for a night out or a dressier occasion. In answer to this outerwear conundrum, the Jones + Jones Design team created  a fresh, very feminine yet still incredibly chic Trench Coat. Not only is it oh-so-pretty to look at but it is also manufactured  so it is water resistant as well!

The Jones + Jones Paris Trench Coat is currently available in black with a black and white striped lining and in beige with a charming light brown gingham lining. Practical and pretty, it is perfect to go over our pleated dresses and skirts or your favourite skinny jeans.

The stunning Jones + Jones Paris Trench Coat in beige

The pleating detail of the Jones + Jones Paris Trench Coat in beige from the back

Trench coats never go out of fashion and to prove my point trench coats and pleats have been spotted on the A/W 2011 runways at LFW already! They are an investment piece that will take you from spring right through to winter (especially if they’re water resistant!).

Margaret Howell's A/W 2011 beige trench coat seen at LFW at the weekend

Vivienne Westwood designed this edgy take on the beige trench coat for her Red Label A/W 2011 collection

The Jones + Jones Trench Coat comes complete with a detachable belt made from the same material as the coat so that you can tie it into a huge bow, accentuating your waist or leave it loose for a more casual look. However if you want to add your own personal twist to the Jones + Jones Trench Coat, add your own choice of belt… look to Burberry Prorsum (how could we discuss the wonders of outerwear without featuring Burberry somewhere!) and Margaret Howell’s A/W 2011 collections for inspiration…

Colour was added to outerwear using belts at the Burberry Prorsum A/W show 2011 yesterday

Topshop have done a nice plain brown leather belt with a slight twist on the stud detail with their chocolate three stud leather jeans belt but if you’re looking for something more feminine, we love the silk stretch Cornelli belt from Jigsaw, available in black or our favourite berry red – it would be perfect for a glamorous night out. For a more day time look with abit of stretch, the tan square buckle elastic belt from Topshop is perfect!

The tan square buckle elastic belt from TopshopÂ

The Jones + Jones Paris Trench Coat  is available on our website, on the Jones + Jones section of the website and in our Topshop concessions in store now… keep a look out for new colours soon!