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2011 Fashion Hits & Misses

12/21/2011

We saw many trends come and go this year. Some caught on more than others, and some --let's just say -- we never hope to see again! Windy City LIVE stylist, Eric Himel, dropped by to dish on what he thought were the best and worst trends of 2011.

The Worst Trends:

Harem Pants -- "MC Hammer called and he wants his pants back! A dropped crotch, wide hips and narrow legs is not attractive - even on the thinnest of models!"

Feathers in Hair -- "This may be a cute trend on a 10-year-old, but this fashion don't was never a 'do'. Feathers were big this year, on dresses, on earrings, etc& but once they migrate to your hair - I have to draw the line."

Bandage Dresses -- "This overtly sexy dress that leaves nothing to the imagination is usually paired with another trend -- the 6" platform shoes&it's just too much! Fashion is all about moderation - no matter the trend, and this one crosses the line!"

The Best Trends:

Lace -- "Lace is ladylike and works on most woman. It is great as an accent on a blouse or on the hem of a skirt. If you pick an entire lace dress, make sure it is fitted as it does not drape well by itself."

Color Blocking -- "Color blocking, which is typically 2 or 3 bold colors juxtaposed against each other, Is a dynamic way to add style to your wardrobe without being too trendy. Color blocking can be on a dress, with separates or even accomplished by picking a vibrant belt to break up 2 other colors! It also works for any season."

Trend We'll See in 2012:

Feminine Pieces: "Gone are the harder silhouettes like the masculine military trend and overtly sexual tight dresses and platform shoes of 2011. 2012 will be all about femininity  flowy fabrics like organza and silk, softer lines, lady-like heels and lots of florals.

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