After all Spring/ Summer 2012 shows I looked through my head was spinning. Every designer tried his best to surprise us and make us want to wear his creations. However, all of them worked with the same set of ideas – the trends – which we have to know to avoid getting lost in the carousel of styles, colors and fabrics.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #1: Cropped tops. Start getting ready for spring right now as cropped tops are going to be very trendy during the season. So, your tummy has to be perfect. While cropped tops seem to be very casual they can come in evening outfits as well. Remember the black ensemble Gwyneth Paltrow wore at 2011 Emmys?
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #2: Bra tops. Bra tops are a daring alternative for cropped tops. They reveal more flesh and look more tempting. So, get ready for heads to be turned at you. Simple and monotone, bright and printed, decorated with unusual stitching or cut out in the strangest way – bra tops will be hotter as ever.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #3: Hotpants. This trend was the most popular with designers. Hotpants came in a variety of styles and colors. They were denim, leather, perforated, high and low-waisted, wide and very tight-fitting.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #4: Floral print. As you might have noticed there were loads of floral-printed items on the runway. Some designers like Blumarine took this trend to the extreme level while others just added it to their collections to make them more feminine and attractive.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #5: Asymmetrical hemlines. We all like classic but sometimes it seems too boring and we want something different. Designers have offered a lot of new interesting ideas for us to try during Spring/ Summer 2012 season. And one of this is the asymmetrical hemline. Not only dresses come with an asymmetrical hemline. We see plenty of skirts and even jackets cut in the most amazing way possible.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #6: Animal prints. When someone says ‘animal print’ the first thing that comes to our mind is the leopard – the print we love and hate, it’s appealing but it’s been too long with us already. However, some designers still choose it for their collections. Now leopard print is not that one we’re used to. It comes in a variety of colors and the print itself has become smaller and more delicate. Along with leopard we see snakeskin and crocodile skin but other patterns are even trendier – those featuring lizards, cats and birds. (Read full article about Spring/ Summer 2102 Trendy Prints)
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #7: Black-and-white. While black and white tones are the most traditional combination of colors for formal clothing, which isn’t normally very original in design, in the new season everything is going to be different. Black-and-white pieces on the runway were playful, stylish and chic. Girls paraded in feminine cocktail dresses, translucent gowns, leather suits teamed with sexy blouses, etc.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #8: Boat neck. Despite the fact boat neckline doesn’t show your cleavage to its best it does demonstrate the beauty of your shoulders. For formal occasions designers offer more demure versions of this trend but for casual garments neckline can go as deep as you wish.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #9: Boudoir fashion. Boudoir fashion has had a revival for Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion season. It isn’t as daring as it used to be but is still very sexy and erotic. Sheer slinky fabrics, lace trimming, ruffles and revealing necklines and splits – all these will be really trendy.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #10: Chic gloss. Want to be in the center of attention? Go for a chic gloss trend! Dresses, jackets, blouses, trousers, shoes – all articles of clothing in glossy colors are to be great hits in Spring/ Summer 2012 season. Silver, gold, emerald, electric blue and a variety of other colors come glitzy. You just need to decide which tone is yours.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #11: Cold shoulders. We don’t remember who invented the cold shoulder but we should say ‘thank you’ to him as these shoulders are amazing. They make the entire outfit look relaxed and seductive.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #12: Fringe. Fringe wasn’t in every Spring/ Summer 2012 collection but where it was it looked fantastic. Think of a good way of adding it to your wardrobe.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #13: Lace dresses. Lace is still very hot. But if in previous seasons it was on every item now it is mostly on dresses, to be precise dresses are totally made of it. Of course, it looks beautiful.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #14: Perforated fabrics. While perforated material looks a bit rough it can actually be rather stylish if a designer knows how to put it right into an outfit. During Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion show we have seen a few examples of this technique and our favorite is by Giles and Chloe. Which one do you prefer?
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #15: One shoulder. We have seen just a few examples of one-shoulder look in Fall/ Winter 2011/ 2012 collections but now it’s trendy again. Designers don’t only drape it they beautify it with pleats, embroidery and crystals.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #16: Peplum. Peplums have been seen a lot on the red carpet before, and now there are many of them on the runway featured on dresses, skirts, and trousers. Peplums look lovely but there is a problem with them as well. They add volume to your hips. It is all right if you are slim and don’t mind a little extra puff in that part of your body. In case you consider it a problem area peplums are to be avoided.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #17: Pleats. Pleats were trendy last spring and summer, they have somehow stayed with us during fall and winter and, to our surprise, pleats are to be still popular during Spring/ Summer 2012 season. But they won’t be as girly any more. Pleats of the Spring/ Summer 2012 are fewer, larger and softer. They come on dresses mostly and give those a womanly look.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #18: Print mix. Just like pleats print mix trend has come to us from the previous seasons. And it has also transformed. Now when designers mix prints they think of harmony though some still win from the contrast.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #19: Rounded shoulders. This trend is as ridiculous as the low-crotch one that we finally kissed goodbye in summer. Rounded shoulders don’t make you look leaner or sexier, they do quite the opposite thing. Still, it is a trend and there will be ladies to wear it.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #20: Sheer clothing. Sheerness became trendy long ago when someone decided that revealing too much flesh was great. Now we take it pretty normal and even like it. For Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion season designers offer us to wear sheer skirts which can be both floor or knee-length. They also suggest us trying transparent toppers. And if before people wore these to cover themselves from the rain from now on these would be worn no matter what the weather was.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #21: Summer suits. Summer suits can hardly be worn to a real office but they look so smart and stylish that ladies will still rock them. Made in a variety of colors and prints summer suits can come trimmed with lace which looks very cute. And while designers team those up with shirts and ties you can experiment with different items in your wardrobe to create the unique look.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #22: Total white. If for winter designers shows us the total black look for summer they reasonably offer the total white look.
Spring/ Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #23: Wide shorts. During last summer we all wore pleats and shorts. And we will wear both again. But pleats became softer and shorts got wider.