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Top 10 Fashion Trends to Be Thankful For

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Top 10 Fashion Trends to Be Thankful For

1. Platform Shoes

Every woman, no matter how tall, wants to be even taller. Platforms are an easy and comfortable way to do this. They even take 10 pounds off because the added height makes your legs look longer, making you look slimmer.

2. Ballet Flats

On the other end of the spectrum, thank the fashion gods that flats are back in style. While platforms make you look taller and thinner, they can also be painful and dangerous (twisting your ankle really hurts and takes a long time to heal). Flats conjure up thoughts of Audrey Hepburn, and make me feel light on my feet. Fashionable and comfortable, now there’s an oxymoron to be thankful for!

3. Statement Jewelry

It takes even the most boring outfit to the next level. You wake up late and don’t know what to wear to work. Just throw something on, and add statement jewelry, and viola, you look pulled together and fashionable!

4. Bold Prints

They hide everything. Bold prints distract they eye away from what ever is underneath, thus covering up all your flaws, and problem areas. These attention hoggers steal the show, and for once, that is a good thing.

5. Cross Body Bags

After years of schleping around huge totes and giving ourselves scoliosis, the cross body bag is here to save the day, well, save our backs at least. Even when you fill them to the max, they are easier to carry because you body disperses the weight a bit. And they leave your hands free so you can talk on the phone and carry your tall skinny latte, all at the same time.

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6. Maxi Skirt

Along the same lines as the platform shoes, the Maxi skirt makes you look taller and slimmer, something I think we can all agree is desirable. The long lengths of fabric make your legs look longer. It also sits higher, at your natural waist which makes you instantly look thinner, instead of those low rise trends that only draw attention to the widest part of your body.

7. Jeans

The iconic American style is a timeless classic, and for good reason. Durable and versatile, you don’t have to worry about them wearing out, or going out of style. And now adays, they can go anywhere. I’ve seen them at the Opera, I’ve seen them at nightclubs, I’ve seen them at brunch, I’ve even seen them at a wedding! Not sure what to wear? Put on a pair of jeans and a fancy top, and you can go anywhere. It’s the American uniform.

8. Ruffles

Finally something romantic and feminine, and easy to wear. Put ruffles anywhere you have a problem area, and it is instantly disguised. Small bust? Add ruffles to your neckline and visually increase your size. Wide hips? Add ruffles to the hem of your skirt, and your hips will shrink.

9. Asymmetrical Necklines

The allure of the collar bone is definitely underplayed. The asymmetrical neckline, revealing just one side of that usually covered up area, is surprisingly sexy. Flattering on just about anyone, this neckline draws the eye upward towards your face, so be sure you’re glowing.

10. Trench Coat

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A trench coat equals instant chic. Throw it on over anything, and you suddenly look polished and pulled together. Neutral and versatile, you can wear it with anything, and to any occasion. And because it is so timeless and classic, it will never go out of style. After all, it has been in style since the 1940s.