For fashionisers from Argentina to Australia the tail end of Winter has now disappeared. In its place comes Spring 2009 and with it, a new wardrobe. In the Northern Hemisphere Autumn/Fall fashion trends are all that is left for 2009, but down South it’s the Spring season which defines our wardrobe for not just Spring and Summer, but the year to come.
Read on for all the women’s Spring 2009 fashion trends, including those that will feature amongst 2010 fashion trends. If you’d like to keep up with all of next year’s fashion trends be sure to subscribe to our fashion trends newsletter or our RSS feed.
Spring/Summer 2009 Clothes: Key Looks
Headbands take a quirky turn with this unique micro-trend. Bunny ears, Mickey Mouse ears, and oversized bows are all styles which fit this vintage-sex-kitten meets sugar sweet girl-next-door look. This trend is a definite favourite for editorials and shoots; but that doesn’t mean it can’t work on the streets. Click to read more about the bunny ears trend.
Continuing to be a wardrobe staple for Spring/Summer 2010, the “boyfriend” blazer is a simple way to look chic whether on a Spring day or a Summer’s night. A slightly oversized jacket or blazer, sleeves rolled up, is the pinnacle of relaxed cool. Click to read more about the boyfriend blazer trend.
In Spring/ 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 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.
Fashion in Spring/Summer 2009 is cultured and world-wise. As well as the Grecian and Roman-inspired gowns comes a whole range of exotic and ethnic trends. From tribal-infused prints, to turbans, to flowing kaftans and crisp safari suits… if it evokes a feeling of the exotic and the adventurous, it fits with the 2009 style mindset. Click ‘Ethnic / Tribal fashion trend‘ to read more.
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.
It’s not the most practical of trends when it comes to every-day wear; but the romantic fairy-tale princess dress certainly had it’s place on the runway for Spring/Summer 2009. Romantic details and classic fairytale silhouettes will make their mark on red carpets and down church isles: but don’t be dismayed, there are practical applications for Romantic elements as well. Click here to read more on the fairy-tale romance trend.
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.
Much like Spring/Summer’s jewellery trends, 2009’s shoe trends are all about making a statement. Some of the biggest trends to hit the runway were fetish-inspired shoes, fringing, reptile skin and architecturally-inspired. Click here to read more on the 2009 Spring/Summer shoe trends.
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.
Pantone and TFL have analysed current consumer trends and released their views on 2009 colour trends for the Spring-Summer seasons.