1 Feminine Florals [Photo: Dolce & Gabbana] Floral prints donned the Spring and Summer 2009 runways, and have once again reemerged for Spring 2010 as well.
Colorful floral print dresses and floral embellishments on skirts and blouses were particularly seen during Milanâ€™s Spring 2010 Fashion Week. Floral prints not only welcome the warm weather, they are also a true manifestation of a womanâ€™s femininity.
2 Intimate Things [Photo: Christian Dior] The 2009 sheer trend continues to carry on into the Spring 2010 collection, but with a slightly more risquÃ© twist. Lingerie inspired dresses, bustier tops, and romantic sheer fabrics were spotted in Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, and Christian Diorâ€™s clothing lines for Spring 2010. If youâ€™re feeling slightly more demure and not as comfortable wearing your underwear as outerwear, you can still incorporate this trend into your daily wardrobe. Try pairing a printed sheer top with a skirt, or a silk laced camisole with your favorite pair of ripped jeans.
3 Haute Hippie [Photo: Gucci] The classic bohemian inspired look has been reinterpreted this year. This Spring, tribal prints are appearing on cocktail dresses, draped skirts, fringed dresses, and stylish blouses. Tribal themes can be seen with the strong use of animal and geometric shaped prints, combined with earthy hues such as grass green and clay-like powdery tints. Be sure to keep accessories to a minimum when wearing these prints. For a more balanced look, you can simply wear shades of khaki and beige, and pair with a tribal inspired necklace or earrings.
4 All That Glitters [Photo: 3.1 Phillip Lim] Nearly every collection had a touch of sparkle in it for Spring 2010. Whether it was in the form of sequins, beads, or metallic thread, it is a trend that is not leaving anytime soon. Designed for both the daytime and evening, the element of shine and glitter could be found in pieces such as DKNYâ€™s sequined boyfriend jacket, Phillip Limâ€™s metallic coat dress, and Christian Diorâ€™s silver lamÃ© trench coat.
5 Sporty Chic [Photo: ChloÃ©] Sportswear inspired pieces are an upcoming trend for this season. This effortless look can transform a tomboy into a sporty bombshell. Bold colored minis, tank dresses, functional zippers, and scuba inspired dresses were all featured on the runways for Spring 2010. When sporting this trend, be sure to balance every loose fitting and relaxed piece with a fitted one. An easy way to update your wardrobe with this trend is by pairing your outfits with leg warmers, lace-ups, cut off tees, and jersey fabrics.
6 Draped Dresses [Photo: Givenchy] Spring 2010 sees a lot of fluid fabrics and dramatic draping and ruched effects. Plenty of draping was found on the Spring 2010 runway, from Jean Paul Gaultier to Burberry. Draped dresses and tops are easy to wear and extremely flattering for all body types. The draping slims down any areas of your body you may be conscious of and creates a flirty, yet elegant look without the need to over accessorize. â€”DIVYA GULERIA