Fall trends on the runway!

Fall 2012 Fashion Report

By Samantha Bryant



Shades in electric tones punctuate store displays, the streets and the awards shows.  The trendiest color of all this season is cobalt blue, for everything from blazers and dresses to pants, shoes and high-end handbags.   Versace helped kick off the trend, with a jumpsuit and cobalt blue vest back in 2010.  New collections from Gucci to Stella McCartney include lots of blue hues.

Another color making its close-up this fall is green.  From creamy avocado to neon chartreuse, green is popping on the runways and everywhere. TV actresses Julie Bowen and Allison Williams both rocked this hue in gown form on the Emmy’s 2012 Red Carpet.

With these new trendy tones, any woman can turn a gloomy cold weather look into bold and fashion-forward statement.  Bring this trend to the ballroom! Here are some dresses that showcase these hot hues.

On the Runway



Shimmering and sparking gold and metallic hues have replaced beige and camel this fall.  This trend began when Alexander McQueen’s label presented decadent gold filigree embroidery over red and black silk structured gowns. Lanvin presented a more accessible look with draped and relaxed dresses in bronze and gold lamé.  Carolina Herrera delicately played with the trend, adorning silver and black tulle gowns with clusters of pale gold seed beads. Actress Lucy Liu wore a Versace gown adorned with hundreds of golden mirrors at the September Emmy Awards.

This trend can be found in the consumer market in sweaters woven with metallic threads, gold sequins tops, or even matt metallic stretch leggings.  Either way, this trend is an easy way to add depth and visual-interest to any day or night look.

Showcase your golden glimmer on the dance floor! Here are some dresses flaunting this hot trend.

On the Runway



Jewelry is no longer a delicate adornment, but the central statement of a look. Dolce & Gabbana’s signature black lace gowns were featured with necklace clusters of chains, gems, and golden flowers. Chanel presented a line that included massive cocktail rings crafted from clusters of beads and precious stones.

Michelle Obama knows how to work the look.  She topped classic shoulder-baring gowns with eye-grabbing pearl and rhinestone necklaces from jewelry designer Tom Binns.

This trend can be interpreted many different ways, from layers and layers of beads to chunky metal cuffs.  It’s not for the timid or shy, but almost any woman can add a touch of adventure and confidence to her wardrobe this way.

Rock this trend in ballroom with these dresses that offer statement jewelry!

On the Runway

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