The Six Top Trends For Spring 2009

by Rachelle Hruska · January 29, 2009 has just put out a guide of the six top trends for Spring 2009. It includes both special splurges as well as key looks for less from Alexander Wang to Gap, they got our attention: “In this economy, consumers are looking for key pieces that are on-trend, whether they’re splurging on something special, or shopping for the look for less,” says Nicole Phelps,'s Executive Editor. “Our shopping guide is filled with spring’s top trends at all price points."

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Call it living in 3-D. This season, designers indulged their urge to bend, fold, twist, and otherwise manipulate fabric in ever bolder (and bigger) ways.

Sam Edelman, Keaton bootie -- $188 Cynthia Rowley, Double-faced satin jacket -- $350 Roger Vivier, Patent leather clutch with gold prism buckle detail -- $875


Grecian draping made waves on the runways, and it'll generate plenty of heat on the red carpets, too.

Banana Republic, Long strapless dress -- $175 BCBG Max Azria, Silk jumpsuit -- $498 Issa, Long silk dress -- $895


Shoulder pads, ripped denim, and shredded lace are back, but these aren't the Wall Street eighties; this time around they're positively 8th Street.

Levi’s 501, Boyfriend Cut jeans -- $78 Steve Madden, Studded shoe -- $130 Alexander Wang, Tailored vest -- $465


The Spring runways were as shimmering and vibrant as a Moroccan souk. And there were as many slouchy, sexy silk jumpsuits as there are stars in an Arabian night sky.

Comptoir des Cotonniers, Dahir top -- $90 Diane von Furstenburg, Allen Pant -- $198 Coach, Charlize python sandal -- $218


With an insight that's downright uncanny, designers worked both sides of the crash of 1929, turning out glittery flapper frocks and faded sack dresses in equal measure.

Elizabeth and James, Jazz dress -- $375 Kotur, Camilli crystal drawstring pouch -- $438 Nanette Lepore, Blossom coat -- $595


If designers have their way, we'll all be getting in shape come spring. Running pants, hoodies, and bodysuits, and boxing gear hit the runways. Utilitarian they may be, but they're much too pretty for the gym.

Gap, Nylon pant -- $58 See by Chloe, Sneaker -- $260 Adidas by Stella McCartney, Gold running jacket -- $300