Spring 2008 Fashion Trends: Omiru Picks the Top 5 Most Wearable Trends

September 14th, 2007

Knee Length Skirts
Knee length or a little above or below the knee creates the most flattering leg line.
Knee Length Skirts by Carolina Herrera, Milly, Peter Som
Pictured: Carolina Herrera, Milly, Peter Som.

Dresses with Pockets
Form meets function.   Plus, you can go out without a purse.
Dresses with Pockets by Peter Som, Cynthia Steffe, and BCBG
Pictured: Peter Som, Cynthia Steffe, and BCBG.

The Oversized Collar
Provides a dramatic frame for your most important feature: your face.
Oversized Collars by Zac Posen, Peter Som, Max Azria
Pictured: Zac Posen, Peter Som, Max Azria.

The Belt
If you have a defined waistline, belts draw attention to
your thinnest point.  And if you don’t, belts help create the illusion
of a waist.

Belts by Milly, Peter Som, Reem Acra
 Pictured: Milly, Peter Som, Reem Acra.

The Color Purple
Quietly bold, there’s a shade of purple to fit every complexion.
Purple by Reem Acra, Tuleh, Vera Wang
Pictured: Reem Acra, Tuleh, Vera Wang.

All photos courtesy of Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz.

Entry Filed under: Trend Predictives, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out

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  • 1. This Week in Fashion Blog&hellip  |  September 14th, 2007 at 2:10 pm

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  • 2. Meg  |  September 14th, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    Ohhhhhh…… I love that purple dress on the left. That has got to be my favorite shade of my favorite color.

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  • 4. Michelle Gallas  |  September 14th, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    very nice trend review :-)))) thanks!

  • 5. Gen  |  September 15th, 2007 at 12:47 am

    I really like that coat with the oversized collar in the middle picture.

    Question: I really like the dress with tights and high-heeled boots ensemble in winter. Do you think it would work well with flat boots? I’m about 5′7” - 5′8”. Will my legs look short?

  • 6. Nikki  |  September 16th, 2007 at 8:12 am

    I really like the oversized collar thing, but purple fo Spring? I think it looks better for summer.

    I cant see wearing an evening dress with pockets, but more for a casual look.

  • 7. arielle  |  September 16th, 2007 at 8:35 am

    ooh, all the purple looks gorgeous… especially love the dress on the left..

    by the way, i’ve just created a new blog and would really appreciate it if you could chekc it out sometime: http://heavens-wardrobe.blogspot.com/ - oh and i’ve linked you as well :)
    xx

  • 8. Trisha  |  September 16th, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Love that Peter Som look too, Gen.

    As for your question, a dress with tights and flat boots can work–you just need to choose your proportions correctly. If you are short waisted (and have long legs in proportion to your torso), then you’re going to be fine with most boot choices. But if you’re long waisted (and have short legs in proportion to your torso), then you’re going to want to make your legs look as long as possible. Here’s how to do this:
    (1) Keep the color of the tights and boots in the same color family. This will help to create a long, unbroken line for the eye, which makes you look taller.
    (2) As for the height of the boot, a just-below-the-knee boot is nearly universally figure flattering. A ankle boot (or bootie) is also a popular choice this season. The most figure flattering length for ankle boots is just below or just above the ankle–if you choose a boot that ends at the ankle, it makes your ankle and leg look wider than they actually are.

    Hope that helps, Gen!

  • 9. Trisha  |  September 16th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Purple for Spring works too–but perhaps in lighter shades. Lilac was also seen on the runway.  You know, I thought the same thing about dresses with pockets at first too. Great for casualwear, not as good for eveningwear. But I found a great navy pinstriped strapless cocktail dress with pockets and an ever-so-slight bubble hem. The pockets are barely visible on the dress–but they’re a dream come true. Dresses with pockets can work for eveningwear too–but they need to be designed in a sleeker way than for casualwear.

  • 10. Falisha Scott  |  November 20th, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Love the trends, they were very nice

  • 11. Weejee  |  December 11th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Evening dresses with pockets? Ewwwww! I bust my hump looking for PANTS without pockets, and now they want to stick us with more pockets? They can go suck worms.

  • 12. Jhoan_thePOSH  |  January 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Wee, its my first time to hit a comment in this site. and I think i’ll love the trend this year… although it will just be a continuity of the last years trend, right? well it is really something for this New Year!!!

  • 13. Jhoan_thePOSH  |  January 2nd, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Wee, its my first time to hit a comment in this site. and I think i’ll love the trend this year… although it will just be a continuity of the last years trend, right? well it’s just so Fab and POsh, right? well it is really something for this New Year!!!

  • 14. thaddeus  |  March 11th, 2008 at 7:15 am

    its a ready to wear trends! i love it! fabulous!!!

  • 15. kharlen  |  April 8th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    i love the colors. i love the styles too. much more please. thanks.

  • 16. thaddeus  |  May 5th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    jsy love those ready to wear clothes its trendy

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