As we reach the half way point of 2010, it’s natural for our minds to spring forward towards 2011’s seasonal trends. We can’t help hoping that some of the big fashion trends witnessed to this point don’t make encore appearances.
There have been a number of popular fashion disasters over the last several years, beginning 2008 and leading well into 2010. Believe it or not, jumpsuits, harem pants, leggings, and grungy, ripped tights continue to make their way onto the store racks and into our closets (where they should probably remain). The question on our minds in whether these trends will continue to plague the fashion scene?
When I ask my girlfriends or read the polls and fashion reports, the overwhelming response is that these looks are horrendously unappealing. Normally these bad trends are singlehandedly conjured up by celebrities grappling for the paparazzi’s clicks and hoping we’ll all take notice… and do we! You can always count on petite actress 5’4″ Lindsay Lohan to usher in some of the worst styles. We can only hope she’s not paying a high-priced Hollywood “stylist” to craft her looks.
The best fashion trend to follow is your mirror. It’s your best accessory. The old fashioned mirror should always be used prior to walking out into a public place, and this is no JOKE! I promise if you don’t use it, you likely will be a walking fashion disaster and find yourself participating in many of the season’s worst trends.
SPOTTING BAD TRENDS
It is always difficult to settle on what constitutes the absolute worst fashion, as fashion is very much about how you wear it. Your body type, height and weight are the mitigating factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing what pattern, style, latest trend or last season’s leftovers you want to be seen in.
Honestly, I haven’t seen many pedestrians (or celebrities) looking good in ripped tights, harem pants, jumpsuits, overalls, or wearing a pair of clogs. Petites: don’t do it! You won’t get the best bang for your buck.
HOT PETITE FASHION TRENDS
I will say many wonderful funky fun trends have hit the runways this year (minus the petite models), but this too will change with the times. A few positive trends are in for the petite woman this year, including: vibrant floral motifs, animal prints, military chic, and ikat prints.
Key fashion accessories are chunky, twisted, crystals, beads, glass and acrylics with cooling effects. Select items that frame your face, such as longer strand lengths are great. Big chokers and clumpy styles are bad, and you don’t want to cut off your height.
Most of all remember that your mirror is your BEST friend in avoiding fashion’s WORST trends.
NEW FASHION TREND THIS SEASON
Bella Petite’s cover girl Angela Phillips and twelve petite models hit the runway in Vanessa Vinci designs. This seasons hottest looks that will look great on you! Written By: Ann Lauren
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