Unconventional Cutouts: Designers showed skin in the form of sheer panels, crop tops and strategic slits like the one on this skintight Narciso Rodriguez dress. Tell us: is it worth revealing?
Grey Anatomy: Typically a fall staple, this wearable shade was seen in lighter tones on nearly every runway, including the always-chic Alexander Wang. Can you imagine grey as your new neutral for spring?
Harem Pants: No, not the MC Hammer circa 1990 kind. The 2009 harem pant cuts a flattering shape and is far more glamorous, whether silky smooth, safari chic or simply bedazzled. Ralph Lauren mastered the look in his Middle Eastern-inspired show, but we still can't imagine it taking off on the streets. Is it too legit to fit?
Sleek Jumpsuit: Remember those rompers we raved about a few months ago? They're back for Spring '09--and looking way sexier, especially in this liquid-like version by Derek Lam. Will you wear them this time around?
Obi Belts: Waist cinchers are going nowhere, and somehow designers keep finding new ways to evolve the look! This season was all about Japanese-inspired obi belts, and Marc Jacobs was again the leader of the pack. The belts-upon-belts look also reflected another trend for spring--accessories trumping the clothes. Will you wrap it up?
Ruffles Reimagined: Everywhere we turned, there they were--flourishes of flamenco, reinterpreted in wholly unconventional ways. 3.1 Phillip Lim turned out this charming top and skirt featuring ones lined with gold and resembling a circuitous pattern of sound waves. Do you say...olé?
Excess Shine: Who said shimmer was just for cocktail parties? Sequins, glitter, and beading popped up on just about everything from pants to crop tops to this Vivienne Westwood frock. Are you all aglow, too?