Australian Fashion Trends

Australian Fashion Trends 2017

With the latest Australian fashion trends starting to make an impact, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on those that are sure to be the most popular.


Sexy slip dresses, minimalism and gothic drama. The 90s trend isn’t going anywhere. Chokers, butterfly clips, fisherman hats, black nails, brown lipstick, and loads of mascara calls for a total 90s flashback. We’re not too sure how to feel about it but hey, it’s impacting our Pinterest boards and our wardrobes. It appears that this 2017 Australian fashion and style trend is a keeper. To showcase your 90s vibe, Femeconomy recommends Amber Sceats’ Alexis Choker and Lancome’s Grandiose Mascara Wide-Angle Fan Effect.

Amber Sceats Alexis Choker

Amber Sceats’ Alexis Choker

Lancome's Grandiose Mascara Wide-Angle Fan Effect

Lancome’s Grandiose Mascara Wide-Angle Fan Effect

Faux Fur

Faux fur has to be one of the biggest and warmest fashion and style trends of the season. Coloured fur in sugary pink, opulent sapphire blues, rich reds or emerald greens, it’s a fashion favourite! Think fur coats, fur vests or fur details on collars and even shoes! It’s a bit glamorous so you’re sure to make a fabulous statement with one of these fur faves in Australia during 2017. Femecoomy recommends City Chic’s Make Me Blush Coat and ASOS’ Mongolian Faux Fur Jacket.

City Chic Make Me Blush Coat

City Chic’s Make Me Blush Coat

ASOS Mongolian Faux Fur Jacket

ASOS Mongolian Faux Fur Jacket


If you’re a 90s baby then the 2000s will feel pretty damn recent. Yes, remember what you were wearing as a teenager? (cringe) Well, it’s back. Think lip rings, Cher hair, low rider jeans, midriffs, hun buns, heavy eyeliner, flat caps, bandannas, and over-sized hoop earrings. For that heavy eyeliner, Femeconomy recommends Bobbi Brown’s Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner and for hoops with a twist try Adorne’s Hexagon Hoop Earrings.

Bobbi Brown's Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown’s Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner

adorne's hexagon hoop earrings

Adorne’s hexagon hoop earrings


Pretty in pink isn’t going anywhere. The fashion world is obsessed with this shade and it’s almost inevitable that at some point, you will wear and work it in 2017. From pastel pink, frosted pink, magenta to berry or Barbie pink – as long as it’s pink it’s in! If you don’t usually don pink then Femeconomy recommends some pink undergarments like Cosabella’s Never Say Never Demie™Cup Bra.


The 70s trend has been teasing us for a little while now. There have been elements over the past few seasons where it’s somewhat prominent but we’re expected to see a distinct return with flares, high-waisted pants, god forbidden corduroy, mustard and psychedelic patterns. Fringing has also been a top favourite that is easily adaptable to any existing wardrobe. Whether it be 70s safari, 70s boho or 70s glam rock – there are many different ways to introduce the popular fashion trend into your 2017 wardrobe. For high-waisted pants, Femeconomy recommends The Fifth Changing Course Pant or for a touch of fringe try Samantha Wills’ Hand Over Love Grande Earrings in Navy with Gold and White Howlite.

The Fifth Changing Course Pant

The Fifth Changing Course Pant

Samantha Wills Hand Over Love Grande Earrings in Navy with Gold and White Howlite

Samantha Wills Hand Over Love Grande Earrings in Navy with Gold and White Howlite


Possibly a hint to our technological future, metallics are all the rage. Gracing our day looks and shining through to our glam evening outfits, the trend is: glimmering fabrics, reflective silver and gold, heavy metals and eye-catching crystals. As long as it is metallic – you’re on trend. For a hint of metallic try Urbane’s Static Nails in the Rose Gold Edit or Stella McCartney’s Cayla Hot Fix Dress.

Urbane Static Nails Rose Gold Edit

Urbane’s Static Nails Rose Gold Edit

Stella McCartney's Cayla Hot Fix Dress

Stella McCartney’s Cayla Hot Fix Dress


This season is all about texture. We love the drama and the detail that has come to play. From sequins to meticulous details of embellishments, nothing is flat and boring, this trend is all about dimension! Beautiful velvets, beading, faux fur, ruffles and pleating are all adding elements of a detail impact. Are you brave enough to wear this 2017 Australian fashion and style trend? You could try Femeconomy approved Feathers’ Courtesan Top or Kate Sylvester’s Bettina Skirt.

Feathers Courtesan Top

Feathers’ Courtesan Top

Kate Sylvester skirt

Kate Sylvester’s Bettina Skirt


Stacey O’Keeffe is tStacey O'Keefe Fashion Weeklyhe Director at Fashion Weekly, a personal stylist and media influencer

Her goal is to inspire and empower women and men globally. When she’s not obsessing over the latest runway collections, scrolling through Instagram or styling photoshoots, you can find her dining out with friends and family or curled up at home sipping on red wine while watching Sex and the City reruns.




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