Top Ten Fashion Trends for fall 2009

With the onset of fall 2009, the fashion designers are out with their latest collection of trendy clothes which are sure to catch the attention of fashion lover. Here are some of the trends to be followed this autumn.


1. Built Out Shoulders

Built Out Shoulders

Reminding of the early 80s, the trend of built out shoulders was again bought into reckoning by fashion designers this fall. The various designs were used to showcase padding along with strong, stiff shoulders which are going to be a craze this season.


2. Cut Outs

Cut Outs

It is the season of “cold shoulder” and “draped” cut outs this time around as they have been a huge hit among the designers this season. In most showcases, the cut out designs were made more distinctive to create a bold effect.


3. Eighties Retro

Eighties Retro

In keeping with the built out shoulders, the pouffy sleeves along with tiered ruffles are back in consideration, paired with black lace. Popularly known as the Cyndi Lauper style, the retro collection is definitely a fall back to the good old days of the eighties.


4. Metallic Shine

Metallic Shine

The surprise inclusion in this year’s collection, metallic tone is going to be the hottest thing in town. Ramps can be seen filled with sparkles, sequins and shimmering on tops, dresses, accents and pants. The tones used commonly are gold and silver along with copper for the not-so-traditionalists.


5. Leather


As always leather designs have been symbolized with strong, independent women this season with its inclusion in short blazer and pants with corsets combos. This time around leather has been introduced as key pieces in edgy designs and not just as an accent.


6. Neon


With enough dazzling factor to brighten things up in the harsh winters, Neon and shining colours seem to be in vogue this season. The ramps were filled with dark colour designs mixed with bright colours with yellow and pink being the shades which stood out. Again this was a reminder of the highly fashionable days of the 80s.


7. The Hourglass

The Hourglass

Who says being size zero pays in the modelling business? With the hourglass designs being back in favour this season, get on some meat ladies. Most designs are designed keeping in mind the emphasis on natural waist along with hugging skirts and tapering pants. Form fitting designs have been showcased with belted and buttoned waists to especially create an hourglass shape.


8. Origami Folds

Origami Folds

Originally introduced in summer of 2006, Origami pleats have again found favour with the designers this fall. The impact of origami folds can be seen on jackets, tops, skirts and dresses this season.


9. Carrot Pants

Carrot Pants

Another major feature in accentuating an hourglass figure, carrot pants are back in fashion this season. The attracting characteristic of this theme are that they are high-waisted along with being full hipped and tapered to the ankles. Carrot pants are definitely going to be a craze for the office going women this fall.


10. Cocktail dresses

Cocktail dresses

An assorted range of cocktail dresses has been on offering along with a lot of designs of shorts and short skirts even though it is the fall season. Along with such dresses, the other notable accessories in fashion this season are gloves, socks with heels, tights, over the knee boots and fair-isle knits.


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