Friday, January 16, 2009

The latest fashion trend

When looking at the fashion forecast, 2009 should be a year of optimism, boldness and femininity. A few of 2008's trends, like ruffles, purple and floral prints will transition nicely into 2009, and some older trends are resurfacing as well. With a little rummaging through the closet, it should only take a few new items to freshen up your wardrobe for the new year. With some guidance from the red carpet and the runway's designer clothes collection, here are the 2009 trends we're looking forward to:

Be Bold
While we may feel like wearing black in these tough economic times, 2009 is all about bold and bright colors. Pantone, the "global authority on color," has selected mimosa as the must-have shade for 2009. The orange-hued yellow is a color that is undeniably cheery and hopeful. Another buzzy color is pink. While all its various hues are on-trend, hot pink is a particular winner. Rich purples, reds and blues will also keep your wardrobe bright in '09.

Glitz and Glamour
Whether they cover an entire garment or are just sprinkled throughout a look, sequins should be very popular. Sequined dresses, skirts, tops and simple sequined accents and accessories will make any look eye-catching. Also bringing sparkle and shine to your closet are metallic fabrics. Bronze, silver and gold shades will provide plenty of glitz without all the added weight of sequins.

Sheer Genius
Sheer fabrics can add a touch of sexy sophistication to your closet. You'll see the sheer trend as inserts on classic pieces and in whimsical layers.

Neutral Territory
In direct opposition to the bold color trend we see beige making a surge. Designers like Ralph Lauren showcased the look at New York Fashion Week. The neutral tone makes a simple and elegant statement and provides the perfect palette for bold accessories.

Baggy Bottoms
Whether you like it or not, the wide-leg look is in; bell-bottom jeans and flowing trousers were seen all over the runways. For a dressy interpretation look for loose-fitting silk pants.


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