Review of Hot 2012 Fashion Trends

This year we had  a mulitude of trends, some which carried over from  last year and others new (which in industry terms usually means, making a comeback).

This ladylike trend adds curves to even the most lacking of  figures.  Crafted into tops, dresses and skirts alike peplum  is definitely embraced by the fashionable set.

Topshop Peplum Dress - Neiman Marcus $96

Color blocking
Definitely carried over from  the last few years color blocking was seen among the offerings  by Narciso Roqriguez for Kohl's DesignNation. Color  blocking was also featured during  Fendi's S/S 2013 runway show which means that this trend isn't on the way out.

Color Block Sheath Dress; Express $58.80

Somehow velvet seems to convey opulence.  
Inked Velvet Strapless Dress: Anthropoplogie $198


Lace dresses
Sexy,  flirty,  feminine all describe this season's lace dresses quite well.

Sexy Midi Pencil with Lace Inset - ASOS $58..93

The ever  present staple of  fall wardrobes got a style upgrade with full skirts. Not that leather pencil skirts \aren't in but the flirty full leather skirts are definitely making a statement in the fashion world. In addition we saw lots of  burgundy leather this year; good fusion of  two hip and happening trends.

Premium  skirt in Premium  Leather - ASOS $158..31
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Smoking shoes:
Hugh Hefner comes to mind when I see these and to a lesser extent; Bernie Madoff. Cigarette shoes are all the rave right now and you can find them  in  a multitude of colors, prints and textures.

Ivanka Trump Loafers- Harla Smoking shoe:  Bloomingdales $150


Associated with  royalty; this vibrant blue has definitely helped bring wardrobes to life.

Miss KG Annalise Bow Platform  Court Shoes - ASOS: $84.43
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