Spring Fashion Trends

By Lisa Jay

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 in sandals.

Coats, Jackets

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 and http://www.JewelryMakingHQ.com
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