Style Watch: 2011's Top Trends!
By: Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
No one can deny that 2010 was a seriously good year for fashion. But with a new year on the horizon, it's the top trends of 2011 that have our full attention. If you track back to any of our Fashion Week roundups, you'll see that there were plenty of trends to get excited about. And now, with spring right around the corner (well, almost!), we're circling back to get you up to speed on what you need to prep your closet for. So, without further adieu, here are the best and biggest trends of 2011...and yes, we're already on the hunt for pajama bottoms.
That '70s Show—From the wide-leg trouser to the sexiest classic halter top, the '70s are back (again!) in a big way.
Above, from left: The '70s trend on the spring 2011 runways at Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Rodarte.
The Return Of Minimalism—Phoebe Philo started it at Céine this year, but for 2011 it's all the other silky, simple separates, neutral tones, white-washed palettes, and future-friendly utilitarian details like paramilitary straps that have positioned this trend as a Big One for 2011
Going Long—Dowdy or not, fuller, longer, smarter looking skirts, dresses, and their maxi siblings have been giving minis a major run for their money. Call it a grown-up moment; You can bet your bottom dollar that, come spring, those thighs of yours will be staying nicely undercover.