Queers, are you ready for 2009?
In Spring and Summer fashion tends to get crazy; 2009 (through good bad times) will get a little lesser and sheer. Less crazy we've heard so far. Nothing to do with the heat...designed more for the economy? Well...trend setters alike (who think they know better than Miranda Priestly) blame it on the heat, and one's desire to show off. So in 2009, they are saying, turn to the sheer/see-through trend to keep you cool yet sexy. 2009's sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine, to the opposite extremes of the hardcore sex-kitten. I am thinking modern and sleek, silken femininity, or showgirl burlesque, fringed dresses in particular should be on every girls to-buy list this summer. From single-shouldered dresses to tops and bikinis, asymmetric shoulder-lines have made a huge return in 2009 (based on all the mags we've read). Showing off one-shoulder in a dress will be the thing to do next year -- they say it is very sexy and interesting on the eye, and the possibilities for how to wear it are numerous. Also, don't be surprised to find out that Roman-esque and Grecian inspired clothing are a key fashion trend in 2009. It's both a logical flow on from the one-shoulder trend, and a natural progression from the flapper trend. Both as maxi-dresses and short little numbers, the Grecian dress is one of the key looks that any woman can indulge in. We read that feminine, ethereal and a symbol of renewal. The butterfly takes over from the star as the motif du jour in 2009. Don't fall into the trap of glitzy blingy kitch though - the butterfly this summer is all about elegance. It's also not the first time bejewelled pieces have been a hit over the past few years. But in 2009 they return brighter, bolder, and more elegant. This time around pieces are not just embellished but often completely encrusted by jewels; the feeling is luxurious, exotic, and yet the glamour remains somewhat understated. Please consider this the one 2009 fashion trend I am truly scared of, not because I don't like the intention (supermodels' stomachs? Perfect!) but because the implementation has the potential to go completely awry. If you thought muffin top was horrible, imagine how bad an exposed midriff trend can go? Ladies, hit the gym. It's not the most practical of trends when it comes to every-day wear; but the romantic fairy-tale princess dress certainly had it's place on the runway for Spring/Summer 2009. Romantic details and classic fairytale silhouettes will make their mark on red carpets and down church isles: but don't be dismayed, there are practical applications for Romantic elements as well. Click here to read more on the fairy-tale romance trend.
In 2009, jewelry is all about making a statement, be it a necklace, a bangle or a cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold.
Just when you thought they would never return... ripped jeans are back. Starting in 2008 with a horde of sexed-up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, those torn denim shorts and shredded jeans are hitting the streets. Ripped denim in 2009 is certainly sexy and revealing - possibly more than ever. Boyfriend jeans are the one 2009 fashion trend that we really scared about because, as Katie Holmes has proved, it has the potential to go terribly wrong. But that's not to say you shouldn't be trying it. Take a risk and prove your fashionising credentials by grabbing a pair of men's jeans, cuffing them, and hitting the streets in 2009's boyfriend jeans trend! For every fashion trend in 2009 there's a colour palette which has influenced it. Pantone and TFL have analysed current consumer trends and released their views on 2009 colour trends for the Spring-Summer seasons.