Every year, trends change based on what major designers deem to be "in" at the moment. Some of these are wearable in the real world, and some are just ridiculous. Here are our picks for the best trends of 2011.
Knowledge of trends that might pop up in 2200 is tough to come by, but one excellent source is sci-fi. After all, they were right about digital ink, supercomputers and robots! So roll up your side buns as we take a tour of future fashions.
Sure, a string bikini is always au courante, but if you want to look chic beachside and still clear a breakwater or two, retro styling might be for you. So how do you wear fabulously old-fashioned maillots, two-pieces, and, yes, bikinis, from another era without looking outdated yourself?
It may seem like nothing more than a swath of stretchy fabric, but the swimsuit has a history -- one that traces the evolution of sex, gender roles and the rush to lose 10 pounds before summer. So how did we go from nothing to everything and back again?
of strange looks were seen on runways last year, but now that those fashions have made it into stores, we're sounding the alarm bells. Put down the romper, and step away from the neoprene. Don't get caught dead in these trends. We wouldn't.
And the award for best dress goes to ... See our 10 picks for the most smashing Oscar looks of all time. We've reached into the vaults of Oscar history to find vintage glamour, and we've profiled the hottest looks of the new millennium.