Spring 2011 Women’s Evening Wear trends all seem to have in common a flirtyness to them with either the cut of the fabric, the placement of the slit, or the gauziness of the fabric to suggestion a revealing flash or two.
As already demonstrated in the trends toward daywear, evening designers have also cast an eye backward toward the 1960’s and 1970’s to recapture some aspects of hippie-chic: peasant necklines, ringer tanks, jumpsuits, rompers and maxi dresses. We’re backing away from the pelvic-waisted skinny legged pants and heading toward high-waisted wide leg pants. All these retro aspects are presented by designers as varied as Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Modschino. The best examples I’ve been able to locate are on one of the most poorly designed sites, but be that at it may, here’s a link that will allow you to scroll down and see the models.
To those of us who can’t or won’t consider revisiting the 1970’s for the second, if not the third time, there is – of course – an alternate way to get into your purse, the “Nouveau Minimalist” look. (link suite 101) While this is the name it goes by, it isn’t quite how it looks to me. Alexander Wang, Nicole Miller, Narciso Rodriguez, and Stella McCartney have instead delivered a month’s worth of dresses for a Stevie Nicks tour.
Colors From Two Extremes
Forget mixing and matching this season, especially when you consider the two big moves in color, pastels and neon. Why these two ends of the spectrum have chosen to appear together this year is a mystery solved only by fashion’s need to have you spend something.
Leather & Lace
I told you that this Spring was retro Stevie Nicks and this just proves my point further. Despite having been popular now for the past few seasons, lace continues it’s popularity and less so as decorative trim and more as the outfit itself. Leather, although lightweight enough not mistaken for bondage or goth – appears most often in skirts and vests.
Relaxed Pants & Ruffles
Unlike the low waisted, skinny-legged pants of past years that prohibited sitting, eating or significant movement of any type, relaxed, high-waisted trousers are back. Paired with the season’s new ruffled tops – in floral patterns, no less – you have a comfortable, chic and glamorous evening outfit.
Lastly, cutouts, a la Ann Margaret make their comeback, although how much and how quickly they’ll make their way down the fashion food chain is questionable.
Top Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2011 http://www.suite101.com/content/top-springsummer-2011-fashion-trends-a288202#ixzz15aON9xOg