Fashion Forward Trends for Fall/Winter 2011

This fall there are a multitude of new fashion trends that will make any fashionista happy. From the retro 70’s fashion trend, silky shirts and dresses, wide-leg pants and horizontal stripes, there is something for everyone.

For fall a 70’s fashion trend that joins the ’50s and ’60s trend this season, bringing back a bohemian style and a glamour look for clothing. Bell bottoms are back. High waisted wide-leg pants are belted, matched with silky, sensous blouses. 70’s-inspired retro work day dresses have blousy sleeves with midlength skirts. Metallic shimmery fabrics that drape for evening wear, and slinky gowns with low, plunging necklines are popular now.  

Get the look from Armani’s Fall 2011 Collection with French Connection’s Silver Simon Slash Neck Dress, $228. Available at French Connection.

Accessories for your 70’s garb might include thigh high boots, wide leather belts, and a leather satchel for daytime or small purse with long strap to throw over your shoulder at night. For bohemian style choker necklaces, cuff bracelets, bead necklaces, bangles, and pendant necklaces will accent your outfit perfectly. 

Get the look from Diane Von Furstenberg’s Fall 2011 Collection with J.Crew’s Double-Buckle Belt in Black, $70. Available at J.Crew.

Bold plaids and tartans are a definitive look for fall and winter, along with chick ponchos, menswear tailoring including women’s tuxedo look, and graphic horizontal stripes. Jackets and jumpsuits in bold colors are in, and fur jackets were seen on the runway. The striking combo of leather skirts paired with casual tops are making their mark this season. 

Get the look from Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 2011 Collection with Esprit’s Multicolour Plaid Skirt, $79.50. Available at Esprit.

Wide leg pants extends not only to dress slacks but jeans. Menswear tailoring can be seen in this season’s dress pants. Wide leg slacks give a sophisticated, while flares and bell bottom jeans are a throw back and exciting style to contrast with the popularity of skinny jeans. Brightly colored dress pants are also on the scene in saturated hues and primary colors.

Get the look from 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Fall 2011 Collection with Zara’s Emerald Green Trouser with Contrasting Waistband, $79.90. Available at Zara.

Besides the bell bottoms and wide-leg pants you’ll see this season, the sheer maxi dress and pleats are fashion forward. Pleats can be seen in dress and skirt designs, a soft, feminine look that is rumoured to extend to pleated trousers in coming fashion seasons. Feminine dresses with leg slits are also on the scene. The sheer maxi dress is very sheer but can be paired with stylish jackets to keep you warm. Perhaps a floor length duster coat fashionable for this season would do the trick. Peplum vests, blazers, and coats are hot and show off small waists in style. Colors of burnt orange and rust can be found in fall fashions, including coats and jackets. 

Get the look from Valentino’s Fall 2011 Collection with Old Navy’s 3/4 Sleeve Maxi Dress in Jurassic Green, $44.94. Available at Old Navy.

Tags: 70's fashion, bell bottoms, fall fashion trends 2011, horizontal stripes, jumpsuits, maxi dresses, peplum blazers, peplum vests, plaid tartans, retro fashion, wide-leg pants, winter fashion trends 2011

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