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Glitter
12-29-2007, 02:40 PM
I want to know so I can figure out what to buy during the holiday sale time!!

keluric
12-29-2007, 06:59 PM
http://www.fashiontrendsetter.com/content/fashion_trends.html

Syrah
01-02-2008, 01:01 PM
I want to know so I can figure out what to buy during the holiday sale time!!

I was reading in USA Today this morning:

In
Sheer blouses
The trench coat
Small clutches
Full A-line skirts
Floral dresses
Wide-leg pants
Sheath dresses
Dressing like a woman (sheer, sexy)
Bright, bold colors and prints
Highly textured fabrics
High-waisted wide-leg jeans
Gucci's Indy bag
Chunky art-deco jewelry
Motorcycle boots
Wartime lady

Out
Peasant blouses
The puffer coat
Oversize bowling-style bags
Pencil skirts
Wrap dresses
Skinny jeans
Dresses with an empire waist
Dressing like a little girl (baby-doll dresses)
Neutrals
Fabrics without embellishment
Man trouser for women
Slouchy hobo bags
Hippie beads and bangles
Suede slouchy boots
Flapper meets boho

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/fashion/2008-01-01-fashion-forecast_N.htm

Glitter
01-02-2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks ladies! I bought a bubble hem item that I haven't worn at all in 2007 and it looks like I won't be needing it in 2008 either. Back to the store!!

I am liking these fashion forecasts. It seems very sophisticated and caters more towards women with curvy figures.

keluric
01-02-2008, 05:52 PM
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with USA Today on a few things. I don't see how pencil skirts, NEUTRALS or wrap dresses could ever go out of style. Diane Von Furstenberg introduced the wrap dress in 1973 and it's virtually a classic. Neutrals are the wear-with-everything basics that can be the cornerstone of a good wardrobe. And pencil skirts? Come on, they've been around for decades and aren't going anywhere. I don't think you'd be committing any fashion faux pas by wearing a few things on the 'out' list.

Fabrics without embellishment... really?:ohwell:

I say purchase a few trendy pieces if you like them and they look nice on you. Other than that, invest in the classics. If I were going to buy a 'trendy' piece, I'd get something like a blouse that I could easily wear with more classic pieces.

They'll have to pry my hobo bags out of my cold, "unfashionable," out-list-clothes-wearing, dead hands.

seeminglysweet
01-02-2008, 06:22 PM
Elle's top 10 trends for spring 08, remember many styles will carry over, but these will be the "big trends" of the season according to recent runway shows:

Cloud Cover: ethereal fantasy
http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045177598.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045170927.jpg




Desert Sands: desert-inspired naturals
http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045171136.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045173201.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045177925.jpg



Shades of Grès: intricate pleats, folds, and draping and references to ancient greece and rome

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045173462.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045174956.jpg



Pajama Party: silk robes, drawstring shorts, and vertical stripes

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045173147.jpg


http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045170440.jpg

Off the Shoulder:

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045178483.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045182665.jpg


Top this:

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045188764.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045188987.jpg

Lady in red:

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045189485.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045188303.jpg

Total Tomboy: blazers, cardigans, and ties

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045182652.jpg


http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045184819.jpg


Tribal Rites: African-inspired prints

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045187673.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045182791.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045184619.jpg

Tropical: bright, bold florals in every shade of the rainbow.

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045181323.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045183788.jpg

http://www.elle.com/assets/image/2007/W42/101720071045180322.jpg


Personally, I don't think many of these trends will be seen this spring, some will carry over into fall and some we may not see until Spring 2009-if ever.

Many of these trends are unwearable by "average" women i.e. those eccentric hats, African-inspired prints won't bode well among the "common" consumer and many people are afraid of bold, bright prints.

I personally dislike the one-shoulder look and what the heck does ethereal fantasy mean to me?

Overall, I'd say neutrals will be big, flowing-sheer fabrics, metallics will still be in and so will bubble hemlines.

Every trend has an antithesis i.e skinny jeans and wide-leg men's wear trousers from this year or neutrals and bold, colorful prints like you see above. So "trends" don't really matter, just find what you like and go with it. As long as you shop at a store that frequently updates it's merchandise you'll be in style even if it's just luck.

keluric
01-02-2008, 06:39 PM
I love how fashion forecasts sometimes overlap and sometimes contradict each other... more proof that you should just wear what you want to wear and more importantly, what fits well.

PatTodd
01-02-2008, 07:05 PM
From TheBudgetFashionista.com:

It's a new year and time for my annual fashion predictions. Now some of my predictions are more wishful thinking (Marc Jacobs at Macy's) than true predictions (cocktail rings and head scarves). But nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate on what trends will rule our closets in the new year.


1. Cocktail rings and head scarves will be the must have accessories.
2. The skinny chain belt will replace the wide patent leather belt as the must have belt.
3. Fine cotton knits (more Kenzo than St. Johns), will make a big comeback.
4. Dresses will continue to reign supreme on and off the runway
5. Fashionistas will start to wear sequins during the day
6. Marc Jacobs will do a mass market line with a major mass retailer (perhaps Macy's? They really need the help)
7. The 'Sex and the City' movie will totally change the way women dress. Again. And 99% of the people who try to dress like the characters will look ridiculous.
8. Green will replace gray as the new "it" color.
9. Nordstroms, Top Shop, and Colette will open in New York City.
10.Thrifting will continue to rise as more and more people struggle to look great on a budget.
11. Gap will continue to do well by focusing on what we love best about the store -- classic causal wear.
12. Uggs will make a huge comeback and the fashion world will except them as a fact of life.
13. HSN and QVC will become "cool" as more and more designers premiere lines on the homes shopping networks.
14. Women will start to wear boots year around and someone will create a "sandal boot".
15. Celebrities will clamor to make their own mass market "fashion lines" as the union issues in hollywood cuts into their big paychecks. I see a Jamie Lynn Spears teen maternity line in the works.

http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/main/welcome-to-the-new-year-kathryns-fashion-predictions/

keluric
01-02-2008, 09:54 PM
5. Fashionistas will start to wear sequins during the day
:nono:

7. The 'Sex and the City' movie will totally change the way women dress. Again. And 99% of the people who try to dress like the characters will look ridiculous.
:lachen:

14. Women will start to wear boots year around and someone will create a "sandal boot".
Already happened.

Syrah
01-03-2008, 12:09 PM
[quote=PatTodd;3437123]From TheBudgetFashionista.com:

It's a new year and time for my annual fashion predictions. Now some of my predictions are more wishful thinking (Marc Jacobs at Macy's) than true predictions (cocktail rings and head scarves). But nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate on what trends will rule our closets in the new year.

5. Fashionistas will start to wear sequins during the day. They already are...it starts at the feet and works its way up (remember the sequined ballet flats...).
10.Thrifting will continue to rise as more and more people struggle to look great on a budget. Agreed.
11. Gap will continue to do well by focusing on what we love best about the store -- classic causal wear. Continue to do well?? Obviously someone didn't check the stock price...
12. Uggs will make a huge comeback and the fashion world will except them as a fact of life. :nono::nono::nono::nono: I disagree and I hope to God they are wrong. I can't stand Uggs. Yuck!

tocktick
01-03-2008, 12:49 PM
They'll have to pry my hobo bags out of my cold, "unfashionable," out-list-clothes-wearing, dead hands.

lol same with me! :look: