The Top 5 Best & Worst Women’s Trends Of 2010
We saw many trends surface and re-surface this past year, from 80s style shoulder pads to fancy pajama pants. Check out my thoughts on these and more trends of 2010:
Kim Kardashian gets credit here for helping this look gain popularity. The lengthy and loose-fitting look of the boyfriend blazer makes it casual and easy to throw on over anything from skinny jeans to leggings, dresses and shorts.
Crop tops made a comeback this year, and not just for those with washboard abs. These pieces are cut roomy enough to layer over tank tops and come in the form of graphic tees to pretty blouses that can be worn on a night out on the town.
Thigh-high boots are such a blessing for women. Not only do they add instant sex appeal, but they keep our legs nice and toasty through the cold weather.
Another one from the 80s, the shoulder pad dominated dresses, jackets, blazers and even casual t-shirts this year. The look is flattering on most women, as it has a slimming effect, but must be worn with caution. Make sure it fits right.
We knew the fashion industry’s take on faux fur was changing when we saw it dominate Chanel‘s fall 2010 runway. To the pleasure of PETA, and the many women who don’t want to splurge on the real thing, faux fur has been seen on everything from coats to footwear, hats, handbags and more.
Clogs are a trend that should have stayed where we left it—in the past. The chunky shoes are not the most flattering styles of footwear. I’ve seen clog-inspired boots and other footwear that actually work, but let’s not get carried away.
FANCY PAJAMA PANTS
Fancy pajama pants refer to harem or other pant styles with bold prints. I’ve seen them work in some cases, but they can often make an outfit look sloppy or too busy. The key is to go for a tapered style in most cases, and pair them with a clean top and shoes.
It’s one thing if you add your own unique touch to a pair of leggings or tights by ripping holes in them, but when they come all perfectly shredded like these, it screams cheapness.
LEOTARDS IN PUBLIC
Leotards are cute on Rihanna and Lady Gaga when they’re dancing around on stage, but to wear them out to dinner? Ridiculous.
The folded-over boot was seen everywhere this year from Chloe to Steve Madden. I’m not a fan of the somewhat dated boot-cut or flared pant bottoms, and this is what folded-over boots remind me of.
POINTY TOED KITTEN HEELS
I don’t see how these look right on anyone but 5’10″ slim models. The kitten heel alone works, as well as the pointy toe…but when you pair them together, it’s a recipe for large, awkward looking feet.