On top of being a consummate fashionista, our Bombshell Brooke from yesterday is quite a writer too!
After sending in her bomb pictures, she offered us this guest blog, summing up the top three trends she witnessed during the Spring 2010 shows.

After season after season of layered black spandex, studded and spiked everything, and the ubiquitous dominatrix shoe, the Spring 2010 runway shows provided a welcome breath of fresh air. A sharp contrast to the gothic edginess we’ve seen on countless celebrities, most notably Rihanna, the spring trends were light, airy and dare I say—pretty. It has seemed for some time that women wanted to embrace everything but their feminine side, but from Valentino to Marc Jacobs, we saw ruffles romantic enough to move even the most hardened fashionista to cast off her leather.

The first dominating trend: Romantic Ruffles

Chanel Marc Jacobs Valentino Romantic Ruffles

The white ruffles at Chanel were so positively frothy that some of the dresses resembled pastries rather than ready to wear. Marc Jacobs, the king of intricate detail, sent models down the runway with pastel ruffles sprouting from their hips, necks and everywhere in between. Valentino took a literal take on the trend, sending his first model out in a lemon yellow dress crafted entirely from swirling organza into a large ruffle.

Next: Underwear as Outerwear

Christian Dior Marc Jacobs Outwear Underwear

The most feminine and intimate parts of our wardrobe, underwear, were worn as outerwear throughout key shows this season. Dior and Marc Jacobs both played with the trend, showing models in variations of the slip or with bras layered over knits. Dolce & Gabanna took a more sultry approach to the trend and presented a classic lingerie silhouette. The Prada collection was virtually bottomless with panties standing in for pants.

Dolce Gabbana Prada Underwear as Outerwear

Lastly: Urban Chic

Balmain Balenciaga Urban Chic

For those of you who still crave and certain sharpness, many of the season’s best collections presented utilitarian chic and the urban warrior. The Balmain show took military glamour to new heights with embellished jackets and sexy cargo pants to drive the trend further. Balenciaga reinvented street chic with hooded leather vests layered over tanks paired with skinny pants. Alexander Wang’s take on an all-American sportswear offered crisp trenches and cool new ways to wear denim and khaki.

Alexander Wang Urban Chic

Whether you are more apt to embrace the new femininity of spring or would prefer to stay cool in downtown favorites like denim and leather, the spring 2010 season provided everyone with rich material to reinvent their look.
Great write up, Brooke!

To read more of her style musings, be sure to visit her blog, Glamorous Eccentric (www.glamorouseccentric.com).
Oh and in case you can’t wait until Spring 2010 to get your hands on the hottest trends, get an early start with these affordable options:
Romantic Ruffles:

Underwear as Outerwear:

Urban Chic:


Photos via Style.com.

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