Spring/Summer 2009 Clothes: Key Looks
In Spring and Summer fashion tends to get a little more revealing; we blame it on the heat, and one's desire to show off. So in 2009 turn to the sheer / see-through trend to keep you cool yet sexy. 2009's sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine, to the opposite extremes of the hardcore sex-kitten. Click to read more on the see-through/sheer/nude 2009 fashion trend.
Find out what swimwear you'll be wearing when you hit the beach this Summer with our Bikinis 2009 trends guide. Which monikinis should you be wearing? And what style of bikinis? And which designer is making the sexiest, must-have pieces? Click to find out.
A flow-on from 2008's flapper trend, fringing was a dominant feature of the Spring/Summer 2009 runways. Whether modern and sleek, silken femininity, or showgirl burlesque, fringed dresses in particular should be on every girls to-buy list this summer. Click here to read more on the fringing trend.
From single-shouldered dresses to tops and bikinis, asymmetric shoulder-lines have made a huge return in 2009. Showing off one-shoulder in a dress can be subtly sexy and interesting on the eye, and the possibilities for how to wear it are numerous. Click here to read more on the one-shouldered fashion trend.
History and fashion repeat themselves; so don't be surprised to find out that Roman-esque and Grecian inspired clothing are a key fashion trend in 2009. It's both a logical flow on from the one-shoulder trend, and a natural progression from the flapper trend. Both as maxi-dresses and short little numbers, the Grecian dress is one of the key looks that any woman can indulge in. Click 'Roman / Grecian fashion trend' to read more on the trend.
Feminine, ethereal and a symbol of renewal. The butterfly takes over from the star as the motif du jour in 2009. Don't fall into the trap of glitzy blingy kitch though - the butterfly this summer is all about elegance. Click here to read more on the butterfly motif trend.
It's not the first time bejewelled pieces have been a hit over the past few years. But in 2009 they return brighter, bolder, and more elegant. This time around pieces are not just embellished but often completely encrusted by jewels; the feeling is luxurious, exotic, and yet the glamour remains somewhat understated. Click here to read more on the jewel-encrusted clothing trend.
Please consider this the one 2009 fashion trend I am truly scared of, not because I don't like the intention (supermodels' stomachs? Perfect!) but because the implementation has the potential to go completely awry. If you though muffin top was horrible, imagine how bad an exposed midriff trend can go? Ladies, hit the gym.
Women's Hair Trends for Spring/Summer 2009
Not just for Spring/Summer 2009, but covering Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009 as well, Fashionising.com's women's 2009 hair trends guide will keep you looking hot and your locks perfect throughout the year. Pointing out key styles, and letting you know which hair styles from 2008 you shouldn't carry forwards, click to find out more.
In 2009, jewelry is all about making a statement, be it a necklace, a bangle or a cocktail ring. From ethnic beading, to exotic stones, to avant garde pieces, the one thing is constant: it must be big and bold. Click here to read more on the statement jewellery trend.
Just when you thought they would never return... ripped jeans are back. Starting in 2008 with a horde of sexed-up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, those torn denim shorts and shredded jeans are hitting the streets. Ripped denim in 2009 is certainly sexy and revealing - possibly more than ever. Click here to read more on the 2009 take on ripped denim.
Boyfriend jeans are the one 2009 fashion trend that we really scared about because, as Katie Holmes has proved, it has the potential to go terribly wrong. But that's not to say you shouldn't be trying it. Take a risk and prove your fashionising credentials by grabbing a pair of men's jeans, cuffing them, and hitting the streets in 2009's boyfriend jeans trend!
For every fashion trend in 2009 there's a colour palette which has influenced it. Pantone and TFL have analysed current consumer trends and released their views on 2009 colour trends for the Spring-Summer seasons