The Wrap Up – Trends of 2009
2009 was quite a year. A new President (the first ever African American), a Puerto Rican Female Supreme Court Justice appointed, the Balloon Boy scandal, Octomom and Gosselin craziness and Chris Brown beat up Rihanna, losing millions in indorsement deals and fans. RIP Michael Jackson, sweet, beautiful Dash Snow , skate boarding legend Andy Kessler, Farrah Fawcett, punk rock poet Jim Carroll, Patrick Swayze and just this week Brittany Murphy – too many greats died this year. As well as the magazine publishing industry – Conde Nast was hit the hardest closing half of their mothly periodicals. This was also the year for the Snuggie, the Bumpit and a version of MTV’s Real World for Guidos called Jersey Shore. It was for sure the year for Lady Gaga, who has skyrocketed into super stardom not only for her talent but for her genius pr tactics and duh, her fashion. Speaking of fashion, we have compiled a list of trends that were prevalent both good or bad in 2009, find them after the jump……
No PANTS! All the pop tarts were trooping in their skivvies- which turned into girls on the street copying them – yikes!
Hervé Léger‘s Bandage dress was everywhere in Hollywood
The Bold Shoulder – pads making a dramatic comeback brought back by Balmain
Stop drop and CROP
GRUNGE! Bringing back Doc Martens and….
Studded everything – AND…..
Ripped denim, which turned into….
Ripped tights (look ma, Miley Cyrus!) and of course 90′s staple….
Lace bodysuits and dresses that look great with …..
Especially boots! Influenced by……
Alexander Wang – fashion’s new voice. Wear Wang with…..
Grey nail polish. Other emergening trends seem to be….
Sequin everything!!!!! And…
Appliqued leggings. Now we must say goodbye to some dear trend/friends that came in with a bang but went kaput this year….
RIP Streetwear – miss you, boo…
RIP “Cool Guy” sneaker culture… even Nike is rumored to have stopped artist collabos. And…
Bye bye fun, sweet and stupid magazines – shoulda gone online while you had a chance! Out with the old, in with the NEW. Can’t wait to see what is in store for next year!
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