Welcome to part three of my series on the top fall fashion trends of 2010: black, velvet, and white tights. When last I left you, we had just discussed the merits of neutrals, graphics, and capes in the fall 2010 fashion season.
The nice thing about fashion trends for fall 2010 is that there are a lot of them – so if something doesn’t suit you, like white tights do not suit me (more about that later), there are plenty of other options to choose from.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the next three fall fashion 2010 trends in our arsenal: black, velvet (not the song), and white tights.
1) Black. That’s right, ladies: this season, black is the new black. Those of us who love to wear black have reason to celebrate in fall 2010, because one of the biggest trends out there this fashion season is the resurgence of black. It’s appearing in clothing, in accessories, and yes, still in nail polish (though, if you have short nail beds like I do, please don’t attempt black nail polish). We’re seeing it everywhere – on every page of Vogue, from every designer.
The re-emergence of black as the predominant color in the designer palette this season is possibly the greatest fashion trend to come around in years. Why? Because black is universally flattering (it’ll take inches off the midsection or legs instantly), it works day or night, and it is effortlessly chic and sophisticated. So, ladies, put away your colors and embrace black – it’s back.
2) Velvet. Fabrics with a great deal of texture are a predominant fashion trend for fall 2010: fabrics like tweed, silk, tulle, and especially velvet. Designers like Rodarte are creating velvet confections of all kinds – coats, skirts, tops, and jackets.
Velvet is a heavy fabric that can occasionally look a little archaic or macabre, so you want to pair it with a contrasting style, rather than something like the aforementioned cape trend – unless you want to look entirely goth-chick. And that’s not what most of us are going for.
Because textured fabrics are such a huge trend in fall fashion for 2010 – especially when fabrics of contrasting textures are mixed together – expect to see a lot of velvet. It’s not one of my favorite fabrics, personally, and if velvet never came back in style, that would be fine with me. Nevertheless, velvet is here for 2010.
3) White tights. Ugh. I’m not kidding – this is something that we’ve seen all over the runways for fall fashion 2010: white tights. Yuck. I personally blame Gwen Stefani for this horrid trend; she was the first celebrity to be spotted “rocking” white tights. I don’t really think anybody can “rock” white tights. They’re awful. White tights make legs look thick and shapeless, while at the same time conjuring up the image of a school girl experiment gone horribly wrong.
I am, needless to say, emphatically not a fan of the white tights trend for fall 2010. Somehow, though, someone somewhere got it into their heads that white tights would be a good fashion idea. Boo. That’s what I say. I’m not even going to tell you which designers are using this trend or where you can find white tights, because I so disapprove of them.
But white tights are, I admit begrudgingly, a fall fashion trend for 2010. And if you are so inclined, you may wear them. A better choice? Black tights. Always chic and always on trend, black tights are sleek and sculpt, whereas white tights balloon and horrify. And as I mentioned earlier, if there’s an “it” color for fall fashion 2010, it’s black – so you can’t go wrong with black tights. You can go wrong with white tights.