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Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trends

Fashion changes extremely quickly and sometimes it’s really hard to run after it and reach it, and this is what we love most about it. Some may haven’t even managed to update their wardrobes for the cold season, when fashion designers are already teasing us with new tempting style ideas for the upcoming warm season. It’s like a carousel that empties our pockets, granting us with lots of joy and happiness. So if you are ready to give in the temptation of the new mesmerizing fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2012, let’s take a view and already start planning our new season wardrobes, at least inwardly.


After all the Spring/Summer 2012 shows that took place in the fashion capitals of the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris, the spring/summer 2012 fashion trends got quite well outlined and firmly set. Every designer did his best to mesmerize us with his brilliant fashion fantasy, yet all of them were working with the same set of ideas – trends, which we should know in advance to avoid getting lost in this confusing labyrinth of colors, fabrics and styles. Since the new season is closing really fast, let’s examine the spring/summer 2012 fashion trends according to some of the most renowned fashion designers and make room in our wardrobes for the following must haves.
Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #1: Cropped tops: Warm sunny days let you take off all those heavy clothes, and revealing a little bit of your body is really beautiful. Cropped tops in this respect have no equals, and this year this type of clothing is going to be utterly hot. You should take care of one thing, though – your tummy, as it really should look perfect. Although cropped tops seem to be very casual, they come in evening outfits as well.

Emilio Pucci SS 2012                                                                                                                    D&G SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #2: Bra tops: For more daring people, there is also the trend of bra tops, which are actually a bolder alternative for cropped ones. They reveal more flash and look more seductive. So get ready to turn heads with your tempting look this spring. Simple, monotone, bright or printed, decorated with unusual stretching or just cut in the straightest way, bra tops come in a rich variety this year.

Nina Ricci SS 2012                                                                                                    Versace SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #3: Hotpants: This trend was the most popular with the designers. Hotpants come in a great variety of styles and colors, such as denim, leather, perforated, low-waisted, wide and tight-fitting hotpants.

Jason Wu SS 2012                                                                                                 Jill Stewart SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #4: Floral print: As it could be expected, beautiful floral prints continue to be trendy this upcoming season as well. Lots of designers concentrated on this trend in their collections, like Blumarine, which took floral prints to the extreme level, while others covered them just to boost femininity and the romantic allure.

Naeem Khan SS 2012                                                                               Blumarine SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #5: Asymmetrical hemlines: We all like the classic style, but too much of it becomes a little boring, and here we need something different. For spring/summer 2012, designers offered different stunning options and one of them is the asymmetrical hemline. Not only dresses covered this trend, but also skirts and even jackets.

Givenchy SS 2012                                                                                       Jason Wu SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #6: Animal prints: By saying “animal prints”, we immediately recall the leopard, the print that we love and hate so much, and that has been too long with us already. However, designers are still obsessed with this chic prints, and actually leopard print isn’t that only one we are used to now. It comes in a variety of colors and the print itself has become smaller and more delicate. Moreover, alongside the leopard prints, we can spot snakeskin and crocodile skin, as well as other patterns, featuring lizards, cuts and birds.

Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2012                                                                                          Just Cavalli SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #7: Black-and-white: While the combination of black and white colors is the most traditional one used for formal clothing, the new season brings more original options with it. Black-and-white pieces look utterly hot in the upcoming warm season, and have been used in a number of cocktail dresses, leather suits teamed with sexy blouses, translucent gowns and more. Try this option freely, as you can hardly be mistaken with it.

Lanvin SS 2012                                                                                                  Jean Paul Gaultier SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #8: Boat neck: Although boat necklines don’t show your cleavage, they perfectly emphasize the beauty of your shoulders. For the upcoming warm season, designers offer more demure versions of this chic trend for formal events, while for casual pieces, the neckline goes as deeper as you wish.

D&G SS 2012                                                                                                    Emilio Pucci SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #9: Boudoir fashion: Spring/summer 2012 bring back the boudoir fashion with them. It’s not as bold as it used to be, still it looks sexy and erotic. Sheer fabrics, lace trimming, ruffles and revealing necklines and splits are going to be utterly trendy in the new warm season.

Nina Ricci SS 2012                                                                                                  Emilio Pucci SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #10: Chic gloss: For those always in need of extra attention, here is the chic gloss trend! From dresses and skirts to blouses, trousers and short, all clothing items in glossy colors are going to be utterly trendy in the upcoming year. Go for silver, gold, emerald green, eclectic blue and other beautiful colors coming with some glitz.

Elie Saab SS 2012                                                                                                     Diesel Black Gold SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #11: Cold shoulders: Cold shoulders have a great power of adding a relaxed and seductive vibe to any attire, and this type of amazing cuts is very trendy for spring/summer 2012.

Luca Luca SS 2012                                                                                                                 Alberta Ferratti SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #12: Fringe: Fringe didn’t appear in every single spring/summer 2012 collection, yet wherever it appeared, it looked extremely fantastic. Think a nice way of adding this must have into your new season wardrobe in the warm season.

Paul & Joe SS 2012                                                                                                                   Moschino SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #13: Lace dresses: Lace seems to never go out of style. While it used to appear on every item last year, this spring/summer lace appears mostly in dresses, or more precisely dresses are totally made of it. No wonder, it looks refined, feminine and romantic, so make sure to incorporate this chic trend into your spring/summer 2012 wardrobe.

Valentino SS 2012                                                                                                             Louis Vuitton SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #14: Perforated fabrics: Despite the fact that perforated fabrics look a bit rough, they can be stylish, as far as the designer knows how to put it right into an outfit. Many designers used this trend in their new season collections, and the result is absolutely bewitching.

Giles SS 2012                                                                                                       Chloe SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #15: One shoulder: One shoulder pieces continue to be hot in the spring/summer 2012 season. Designers not only drape it, but also beautify it with gorgeous embroidery, pleats and crystals.

Carlos Miele SS 2012                                                                                                            Aquascutum SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #16: Peplum: Peplums have been spotted a lot on the red carpet recently, and now they appear on the runways as well, being featured on dresses, skirts and trousers. Peplums look really lovely, yet there is one “but” with them. They add volume to your hips, so if you aren’t slim, you’d better leave out this trend in the upcoming season.

Jason Wu SS 2012                                                                                                        Versace SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #17: Pleats: Pleats were extremely trendy last spring and summer, they somehow stayed with us during the cold season, and now they strongly make their way into the upcoming spring/summer 2012 season. However, they’ll no longer be as girly, as they used to be. The pleats of spring/summer 2012 are larger and softer. They mostly come on dresses, giving them a more womanly look.

Badgley Mischka SS 2012                                                                                        Christian Dior SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #18: Print mix: Exactly like pleats, the print mix trend has also come from the previous seasons. It also got updated though, laying the stress on harmony rather, although some still win from contrasts.

DKNY SS 2012                                                                                                     Burberry Prorsum SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #19: Rounded shoulders: Although for some it may look unique and appealing, this trend comes to be a bit ridiculous, just like the low-crotch one that we finally kissed good-bye in summer. Believe me, rounded shoulders won’t make you look sexier or more feminine, but they do quite the opposite. Still it’s a hot trend for the new warm season, and there certainly be fashionizers, who will love it.

Victoria Beckham SS 2012                                                                                                        Louis Vuitton SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #20: Sheer clothing: The sheer trend came up long ago, when someone decided that revealing a little bit more flesh can definitely look seductive. Although it was a little queer in the beginning, now we take this trend pretty normal and even like it. For spring/summer 2012, designers offer sheer skirts, both maxi and knee-length, as well as transparent toppers. Despite the fact that this type of clothing used to be worn for covering yourself from the rain, now transparent toppers can be worn regardless the weather outside.

Lanvin SS 2012                                                                                                          Chanel SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #21: Summer suits: Summer suits can hardly be worn at the office, yet they look so trendy and smart that many ladies love to sport them. Coming in a rich variety of colors and prints, summer suits feature lace trimmings, looking sexier and sweeter. And while designers match them with ties and shirts, you can experiment with different items from your wardrobe, creating impressive and unique looks.

Emilio Pucci SS 2012                                                                                                         Cacharel SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #22: Total white: If for winter most designers went for total black looks, summer respectively brings all white looks. Total white looks look really delicate, refined and innocent, so if you like this timeless, chic color, give it a try this warm season.

Nina Ricci SS 2012                                                                                                         Blumarine SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #23: Wide shorts: Last summer we all loved and wore pleats and shorts. This upcoming summer, we’ll again wear them, only pleats became softer, and shorts wider.

Badgley Mischka SS 2012                                                                                                       Phillip Lim SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #24: The roaring 1920s: The roaring 1920s have been a huge source of inspiration for designers, who reinterpreted the chic vintage style with beautiful modern takes. Fabulous colors and beautiful embellishments make this vintage look even hotter this spring/summer 2012.

Etro SS 2012                                                                                                     Roberto Cavalli SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #25: Deep cleavage: Actually it’s not only boat necks extremely trendy in the upcoming warm season, but also deep cleavage, which is so powerful in boosting your seductive appeal and femininity to the max. Think a deep cleavage blouse and pair it with pencil skirts, long skirts, draping skirts, skinny fit pants, wide leg pants, hot pants or simply go for a deep cleavage dress.

Carlos Miele SS 2012                                                                                                  Kanye West SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #26: Prints: Alongside romantic floral prints and wild animal prints, there are also other amazing prints trendy this new warm season, from super soft to all over prints, tropical prints, psychedelic prints and cool graphic details, stripes and geometrical prints. In terms of colors, prints come in endless options, so go for your favorite color combo and look fashion-forward in the new season.

Mary-Katrantzou SS 2012                                                                                       Salvatore Ferragamo SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Trend #27: Bright Colors: Bright colors are ultimately hot this spring/summer 2012, so make sure your wardrobe doesn’t lack this eye-catching trend. Green, turquoise and nay blue tones, tangerine, pink, purple, yellow and red are the new season’s colors, alongside black, white, so mix and match creating impressive color block outfits.
As you can see, the upcoming season is going to be flooded with gorgeous trends. So take a look at the stunning spring/summer 2012 fashion trends, draw inspiration from the most renowned designers in the world and start building up your new season wardrobe.

Dsquared2 SS 2012                                                                                                          Dsquared2 SS 2012

Photos courtesy of WWD