Renate Engelbrecht
Content producer
4 minute read
17 Sep 2021
10:40 am

Iconic: Fashion trends from Anneline Kriel making a comeback

Renate Engelbrecht

The former Miss World has been taking to social media with various photos from yesteryear and many of the pics prove that fashion always makes a comeback.

Former Miss World, Anneline Kriel. Picture: Instagram

Anneline Kriel has always been an icon when it comes to fashion. The former Miss World’s social media posts of late are also proof of various fashion comebacks.

Here are a few current fashion trends that have clearly returned from the 70s and 80s.

Metallics for Anneline Kriel

This high-rise metallic swimsuit was undoubtedly a hit in the 70s, with the beauty queen, Kriel looking glamorous as always.

Metallics are one of the obvious fashion comebacks and it comes in many trendy forms. If you want to shine and stand out, adding a metallic item or two – whether it is a skirt or shoes – to your trendsetting wardrobe might be a good idea this season.

Thin-strapped dresses

This look is no gamble, that’s for sure. The 1974 Miss World was photographed wearing a glitzy, low-cut dress with super thin straps – something we’ve been seeing a lot of lately, especially in simple, yet elegant satin slit dresses.

Adding a thin-strapped slit dress to your wardrobe is non-negotiable if you want to be on trend when it comes to the latest fashion comebacks.

Kriel’s glamourous glasses

Sunglasses have always been a must-have fashion item and these glasses worn by Kriel in the 80s have certainly made their comeback in many ways.

You will most definitely be able to find some 70s- and 80s-inspired sunglasses from Sunglass Hut or even YDE.

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The leather scopeone of the best fashion comebacks

The fashion scene is filled with leather and pleather items these days, something that was clearly also trending as Kriel made her mark as model and beauty queen. Opt for a leather jacket, skirt or leather pants to jazz up your wardrobe this season.

A leather item should form part of your capsule wardrobe these days, that’s for sure and most well-known shops like ZARA and others stock an array of options for you to choose from.

Sequin up this season

With mermaids being dubbed fashion icons lately, it’s only natural that sequins are trending. Kriel was a memorable model in sequins, portraying the mermaid look perfectly.

YDE has lovely sequin slit skirts available at the moment and Forever New’s Delora Draped Sequin Mini Dress will certainly also turn heads.

Bold shoulders and sleeves

There’s nothing like a bold shoulder line or a well detailed short sleeve to catch attention this season. Puffy sleeves were also a thing back in the day when Kriel was crowned Miss World. She often posed with tops and suits that boasted sleeves with volume.

Foschini has a pleather puff sleeve dress available, which might cover you on both the (p)leather and the puff sleeve front.

Kriel in animal print

It feels like animal print has been trending for a while now, but it’s still an item worth having in your wardrobe and fashion experts say it is one of this year’s biggest fashion comebacks.

The former Miss World rarely missed the chance of wearing bold colours or prints, proving her worth as fashion icon from a young age and she always looked lavish in print.

Wear animal print this season, but be clever with it by adding it to your look in the form of a blazer, an animal print dress, or even opt for animal print shoes. Foschini currently stocks an array of peep-toe animal print shoes that will definitely add a dash of boldness to your wardrobe. You can also shop online at SHEIN for their Self Belted Leopard Shirt Dress to impress.