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Spring And Summer Fashion Trends

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This spring and summer fashion collections have made their way to the runways. Most "designers" have once again taken inspiration from the classic designs of the 1960s. The era where "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" set the trend for classic sheath dresses and pearls. In regards to color, this spring will usher in lots of black and solid crisp white fashions, and tons of black and white combinations. Be ready to see lots of soft shades of white, neutrals, as well as all the predictable pastels on the racks this spring. Again, this spring the color red will hold its own, paired with navy and white, to give fashions that "all American look". As for the last four years, stripes remain to hold on and were all over the spring runways. One more big trend that I should mention, lace. Lace is being added to fashions in the most peculiar places.

Another style trend will include trousers that will rise to the waistline, this will serve to be flattering on most figure types., In regard to trouser style, anything goes, from the very skinny to the very flared leg. Do you Crochet? Well if not, start. Crocheted vests are big this spring, maybe you can look at the back of your closet. maybe you might have a bit of a crochet number lurking. Do your feet long for a bit of comfort? Let's face it our feet need a rest from the spiked stilettos heels. Well, this spring the kitten heel has made a comeback. You will also notice that the platform is well on its way out. The kitten heel again is a throwback to the classic 1960s. They are feminine and classic, as well as comfortable.

What You Will See On The Racks

So, what's one of the most popular items of clothing for next spring/ summer? Think ladylike dresses, and A-line skirts. Yes, classic ladylike dresses and A-line skirts are on trend for this spring/summer, and in my opinion, are fashion must-haves for spring.

However, these season fashion designers have also given us all kinds of fun fashions. Fashions that will offer wonderful vivid prints, stripes, and geometric prints - not to mention some great new takes on animal prints. The main theme this spring is somewhat tailored, classic, with a touch of bold, and edgy added into the mix. One other Spring fashion forecast, get ready to see tons of monochromatic fashion outfits. I love the look of monochromatic fashions. It's very easy, and fun to accessorize a basic monochromatic outfit. This Spring you are going to see fashions that are fresh, sophisticated, a bit sexy, and very classic. Let's face it there's a reason that classic fashions defy time. Classic fashions are clean understated styles, that can be worn year after year. The Fashion Classics just never go out of style. Let's explore what will be on the store racks this spring/summer.


Black And White Is Very On Trend

As always, black and white fashions continue to defy time and keep their well-earned place as big color trends for spring and summer. Black and white fashions remain the big winner on the runways this season, most fashion designers have added articles of clothing in tones of black and white. Many designers adding just a splash of color to the black and white combination, red being one of the popular additions, as well as cheery yellow. Let's face it you can't go wrong with the traditional classic black and white outfit, and designers know this little fact and continue to cash in on it.


What Colors Dominated The Runways

The big color trend for this spring/summer will be black and white. Yes, you read right, black and white and any combination of black and white is the biggest color trend for the upcoming spring season. The racks will be full of fashions that all done up in crisp, classic, well-tailored fashions, that are black and white. Naturally, you're going to see the always popular predictable pastels and vivid colors. Let's talk a little more about color. Let's face it there is no other color that can make a louder fashion statement than red. Also popular are the creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look.

This spring will rusher in fashions with whimsical prints. Designers have taken their inspiration from nature. You will see fruit, feathers, little critters, you name it! Stripes seem to hold a place in fashion year after year. This spring is ready to see stripes being worn from head to toe, in the most unlikely match-ups.

Stripes !

The color was everywhere on the runways for spring/summer. However, many top designers mixed in black and white creations, and also dull neutrals seem to hold on this season.

Photo - This great design is by Michael Kors. Note how he incorporated lace in the skirt and mixed it all up with a sporty stripe mix at the top.

Lace is big this season, it is being used as never before. It is popping up not only in evening wear and lingerie, but ready to wear, not to mention lace will also be seen covering shoes, and handbags, you name it.


Forecast For The Dress Styles This Spring/Summer - Pale and Neutral


Designers this spring and summer are utilizing heavenly fabrics light as a cloud so to say and putting out some wonderful heaven inspired designs. Soft and feminine dresses, and blouses, to make you feel like a bit of an angel.

Designers have not left all you little devils out. This spring and summer you will see a big comeback in bright green hues! A bold color that is not for the meek mild girl.

Many fashions this season will be sewed up with the utmost intricately, touting pleats, folds, and draping. Giving references to ancient Greece and Rome.

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The oh so sexy one-shoulder look is also big for this summer. Lots of designers have given the two-sleeve look the cold shoulder.

The Katharine Hepburn's influence as always still reigns. You will continue to see tailored blazers, cute fitted cardigans, and ties.

As mentioned above flora's are so big this spring and summer. You will see the racks overloaded with wonderful floral's, from soft muted pastels to South Pacific-inspired with bright and bold florals. Just about in every shade, you can imagine.

It seems more than a few designers are adding the sexy silk robes look to their line this spring. Not to mention drawstring shorts, and vertical stripes. The pajama party looks with an elegant twist.

The Hemline

The hemline has dropped to mid cafe all the way down to just above the ankle, to show off a great shoe.


This Creamy neutral monochromatic A-line dress is all done up to give you a very feminine classical look note the wonderful natural drape.

Do You Know How A Sheath Dress Should Fit?


The Sheath Dress is one great classic dress styles, that yearly gets a new spin by fashion designers.

The sheath dresses' versatility has earned it a place on the top ten list of fashions that truly defy "the hands of time". Although each year designers change it up a bit, the classic design of the sheath dress always shines through.

A sheath dress should fit in all the right places. It is meant to gently hug the body, but never appear tight. The sheath tapers at the waistline and falls fitted over the hip area.

This Spring/Summers Little Black Dress

A little black dress (LBD) is a simple black cocktail or evening dress. The cut of the dress is kept very simple and the length can vary, depending on the current designer trend. Originally the little black dress was made popular in the 1920s, by the well-known fashion designer Coco Chanel. Little did "Chanel know at the time, but LBD was so wonderfully versatile, that it would become the number one style that defied time. The little black dress continues to be a staple in most women's wardrobe some 70 years later.

It continues to hold its own on the top ten list of fashion's that defy time, and has become a steadfast "rule of fashion" every woman should own at least one or two seasonal elegant black dresses.

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Lace Lace And More Lace!


Lace Fabulous Lace

Lace is a big trend for this spring and summer. Once only reserved for wedding dresses or formal wear, lace is showing up everywhere. Designers are adding lace to not only sporty shoes and handbags, but to everyday wear such as blouses, skirts, and dresses. Its trendy girls, but enjoy it while it lasts.

Lace Is Showing Up Everywhere... In the most unusual places? Add a pair of lace pumps to a tailored suit or wear them with a great pair of jeans.

Trouser Spring Trend look in women's pants/trousers has the waist falling just below the waist.


Camp Sleeve Blouses - Back On Trend


The Camp Look

The camp styled short sleeve shirt has made a comeback. The camp shirt was very popular in the late 1950s through the 1960s, every fashionable woman in her closet. The new version of the cap sleeve shirt is a throwback to that era. You will find camp shirts in abundance on the racks of your favorite department store this spring. Look to see these nifty little gems in solid colors, as well as many prints, patterns, and stripes.

The classic cap sleeve shirt is tailored to have a boxy shape, with a "peter pan" collar, that is buttoned-down, as a rule, the sleeve will be short, some with button-down tabs. Breast pockets may also add.

What's New in Shorts This Season?

This year you will see some great changes in the waistband. Last year, you had the tiny hipster waists, plunging to an uncomfortable low, so to say.

This summer looks forward to being comfortable, and somewhat ladylike. The return of a bit higher waist.

In regard to length - You will see short shorts, to knee toppers, that just hit the top of the knee. The fit on a knee topper should be straight, not tight - straight. You will also see some great cuffed shorts, very tailored, and very cute.

Big and Bold


Jewelry This Season

.Spring jewelry is all about making a big statement. Be it with a necklace, a bangle, or a big cocktail ring. From ethnic beading or exotic stones, the one thing is constant, it must be big and bold, and colorful. Lots of emphasis on natural colors. Also, materials such as stone and wood are big this season in jewelry. The natural feels are organic and botanical looking beads are a big trend especially in pendants.


There is always and always will be room for metals in beaded jewelry. In medals think sleek and modern designs. Look for an even mixed with natural materials like wood and stone beads mixed with medals. This season the medal pieces have taken on a more modern look.

Silver and Gold

Silver is as always hot! But this season gold is making a good comeback. You will see the two metals mixed, to create some wonderful jewelry pieces. Charms, pendants, and larger jewelry beads are what's seen on runways in the new spring lines.


Pearl Jewelry Defy's Time

Pastel pearls are so big this spring/summer season. You name it, bracelets, necklaces, rings. You will see loads of variations of soft pastel shades making up wonderful pearl jewelry creations. While pearl jewelry continues to defy time, the pastel toned pearls are the trend this season.

A bit of advice - If you're going to purchase one new piece of jewelry this season make it a piece that is made up of pearls. With the downturn in the accompany, it's smart to spend wisely. When buying jewelry, buy a piece of jewelry that you can be comfortable in knowing that it will never go out of style, and someday become a family heirloom.


If You Could Only Add One Fashion Item To Your Spring Wardrobe...

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Reader Feedback

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Interesting fact about striped clothes; in the medieval period, any surface that had a background that was hard to distinguish from the foreground was apparently disturbing to their eye. As a result, only people on the fringes of society such as entertainers and prostitutes wore stripes.

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Spring of 2012 has many fashion trends to mix and match for office and evening. This article gives you 7 delightful spring looks to freshen your wardrobe for work or after hours.

fullofshoes on July 01, 2012:

the mint colors are fabulous... makes me want to go shopping NOW!! ~blessed~

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Shopopal2012 on June 27, 2012:

What a great article! So many fun trends this summer. Especially love all the color!

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Trends for Women's wear is increase day by day

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Flat sandals are one of the staple accessories of summer fashion. They are comfortable and appropriate footwear for a plethora of events from July 4th barbecues to a beach party or an evening of salsa dancing.

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i love the mint green skirt with camelo belt and the lace top !!!!!!!! please were can i found them?

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Outstanding collection.......(Y)

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Aquablocks on May 26, 2012:

Nice collections.

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What's with the "CAT" written on the arm of the model towards the top?

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Fashion Trends in Summer is very good one and the fun fashion are the good think

anonymous on May 09, 2012:

Great article. Thanks so much for the in depth feedback on what's hot this season. I appreciated the many photos and informative writing. Really well done. Cheers!

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anonymous on April 26, 2012:

oh. lady gaga was right. mint green is big this spring lol

anonymous on April 26, 2012:

Lady Gaga was right when she said Mint will be big next spring <3 !!

giosuele on April 16, 2012:

I have been photographer in Italy, for about twenty years and I have seen the evolution of fashion in the last age, thanks to my profession.

Now fashion is more essential and minimalist than before and the choice of a cut or color highlights the personality of a women, giving emphasis on her beauty and I really like this, because this shows better her own style.

However a special sophisticated dress can be worn at special events.

Nowadays women have their own personal style, much more than before without following the fashion.

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rocking lens. very informational. also excited about stripes!

iamlovinit on April 07, 2012:

I am not one to follow fashions much, but I think there are some that never go out of style, like the simple little black dresses... great lens!

anonymous on March 23, 2012:

Amazing article:).....Best tips ever to start my Spring/Summer wardrobe, THANKS...!

anonymous on March 23, 2012:

So glad kitten heels are back in and the whimsical prints. Nice lens.

anonymous on March 18, 2012:

nice dresses!!8}

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By Sharon Stajda Cardigan Sweaters... So Versatile Sweaters are big ... the classic solid colored cardigans, v-neck pullovers, and boat neck knits. This s...

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Top 10 Fashion Trends For Spring 2012 . . . The belt bag is not only fashionable, it is also convenient. It allows you to be hands-free so that you can enjoy doing the things you love, shopping, dancing or just hanging with friends. Bisadora has a great selection of belt bags on their website and they come in different sizes and colors.

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anonymous on February 22, 2012:

great job !!

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Stripes are still going to be in? This is a great lens!

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I love knit tops and I love to crotchet. Looks like since these types of shirts will be in style, I will have to make myself one.

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