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5 Spring Fashion Trends for 2012

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The 1920s

Look for feathers and sequins on racks in spring 2012.
Look for feathers and sequins on racks in spring 2012.
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No question about it: The looks of the '20s are in vogue. Flapper-style dresses and art deco prints ran wild on the runways for spring 2012 lines. Think Daisy in "The Great Gatsby," or the show "Boardwalk Empire," except you don't have to run to your local vintage store to get the look.

We're talking beaded dresses, long strands of pearls, feathers, silks, pleats and sequins -- everything that made 1920s fashion so ultra-feminine. At the stores, pick up a feathered headband, sequined tank top, pleated skirt (worn with a crisp button-up), a dress with beaded embellishments, a silk shirt or a flapper dress. To really set that 1920s vibe, wear dark eye shadow with your ensemble.

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  • Dykes, Daniel P. "Spring 2012 fashion trends." Fashionising.com. 2012. (March 20, 2012) http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b--spring-2012-fashion-trends-summer-2012-fashion-5585.html
  • "Fall 2010 Trend Alert: Peplum Skirts, Jackets and Dresses." Good Taste. Aug. 12, 2010. (March 20, 2012) http://whitebison.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/fall-2010-trend-alert-peplum-skirts-jackets-and-dresses/
  • Gustashaw, Megan and Susan Cernek. "Spring 2012's Most Wearable Fashion Trends." Glamour.com. 2012. (March 20, 2012) http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2011/09/spring-2012s-most-wearable-fashion-trends#slide=1
  • Schweitzer, Kate. "Top Spring Fashion Trends Straight From the Runway." Marie Claire. 2012. (March 20, 2012) http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/trends/spring-2012-fashion-trends#slide-1

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