Spring 2005 fashion trends feature clothing
and accessories that are feminine and colorful,
with a wide range of styles and patterns. Fashion
experts forecast the following for this spring:
Romance is in the air. The fabrics this season
are more light and feminine. We will see a lot
of soft flowing fabrics such as chiffon and
silk. A new trend this season features big bold
prints in wild designs. No longer dubbed the
tacky, the big animal and floral prints will
dominate the scene.
Handbags are once again designed for functionality.
Bigger is definitely better! Purses will be
oversized and versatile, held in the hand or
slung over the shoulder. A bag has to hold all
of the day's necessities.
White will be all around us this spring. But
colors also feature virtually everything in
the color pallet. Think citrus; alive, vibrant
colors of oranges, limes and lemons will be
everywhere. Corals, various shades of pink,
blues, aqua, taupe and deep gold will also dominate
this season's fashion.
Pearls are still a front runner in the favorites
for spring jewelry. Multiple layers of faux
pearls and the "real deal" pearls
will be combined in a big bunch to create long
layered necklaces. Ears are no longer the focus
this spring season; instead, arms are in. Bangles
and bracelets, big and small will take center
stage in the jewelry industry. Earrings are
moving from chandelier to long thin earrings.
Sapphires in pink set in gold will adorn many
fingers this spring.
It is once again fashionable to be feminine.
Skirts will be loose fitting, fuller and patterned.
Long pencil skirts are no longer stylish; lengths
are at the knee or just above the knee. Blouses
will have a lower neckline making room for some
fabulous necklaces. You can kiss those low ride
pants goodbye because they are history. Formal
wear will be long and flowing in rich colors.
Out go the big chunky heels and in come the
thin, tall spiky heels. Women want comfort so
the round nosed toes will be appreciated. Embellished
shoes with stones, studs and patterns will dominate
the market. Sandals will have a Greece flare.
The wedge heel is going to be a big fashion
A huge item this spring for your wardrobe
will be the trench coat; this time around it
will be cinched at the waste with a sash. Say
goodbye to the Poncho. It looks like that was
a one-hit wonder.
Lisa Jay is a freelance writer and
the jewelry designer behind Lantana Designwear.
You can visit her websites at http://www.LantanaDesignwear.com
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