Spring 2000 Trend Report
Spring has lots of color, color, color, but you can choose from darker shades as well. It's one of those seasons where the silhouette is more important than color.
Spring bursts forth with a renewed enthusiasm for MORE!
More Embellishment: Trim in the form of ruffles, beads and fringe on anything and everything is the key this season. Mirrored fabrics-evocative of India-and embroidery are also hot.
More Jewelry: Costume jewelry gets lots of attention with bigger bolder pieces. Turquoise continues to be hot.
- The empire waist returns to dresses
- Capris are still strong, and the newest looks have ruffled hems
- Don't ask about the apron. Everyone seems to be watching too many episodes of old shows on Nick at Nite. This season, the apron becomes another layer over pants, almost like a skirt, or a wrapped layer over a dress. Often the cut is asymmetrical, or origami-like. Done well, this look has some intrigue
- Decorated jeans pick up steam from last season, as they take on jewels and other decorative items like beaded fringe hems, as well as embroidery
- Peasant tops, and anything Bohemian or having the appearance of being handmade
The color palette of the season embraces:
- Gray (heathered, silvery, with blue and lilac overtones)
- Deeper Darker Reds
- Whitened Pastels
Linen makes a comeback, inspired by it's classic styling and the popularity of wrinkled fabrications and an interest in anything organic. Wrinkled looks are in, as well as textured surfaces and crisper sheers.
In the arena of prints, there's a growing interest in florals-from big splashy flowers to small repeats-fueled by Home and Garden Television and Martha Stewart.