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Fashion Forward: What’s New for 2012?

As we head into a new year, we also head into new trends in fashion.  Most of the fashion trends from 2011 will be carried over but we will start to see some interesting fashions begin to emerge.  With the popularity of shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men, the styles of the 1920’s and 1960’s are coming back with a vengeance.  We’ve checked out the fashion trends of 2012 and wanted to share them with you.

Women’s Fashion:

The flapper look is in!   style that embodies romance, women’s freedom, independence and individuality all in one.  Expect to see loose-fitting, flowing dresses with embellishments like fringe and beading.  Other elements of this look are strappy high-heels, flapper headbands, and drop waists.

Another trend to look for in 2012 is the mod look of the early 1960’s.  Think short hems, block colors, and masculine flat shoes like penny loafers.  Expect to see a return of short, boyish hairstyles, graphic prints and geometric patterns.  For the fall of 2012, you can expect to see swing capes and coats.

 

Men’s Fashion:

You can still expect to see the trends of recent years like skinny jeans, baggy jeans, and loose-fitting shirts.  But a new trend is showing up that will be a style of 2012 if not the style of the year.  Relaxed tailoring has been seen on the horizon for men.  With this coming style, the focus is not on relaxed so much as it is on tailoring.

 

Relaxed in recent years has usually meant street wear – baggy, and casual.  The new trend is not formal but not totally casual either.  Picture a man’s suit that you could wear outside of the office or in a less formal setting.  Expect to see pleated pants, looser-fitting trousers and slacks, and seamless shoulders in men’s coats.

 

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