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Fashion trends women are embracing

Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi at the Dallas Market Center. (Linda Miller)
Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi at the Dallas Market Center. (Linda Miller)

Think fringe, orange and plaid.

Celebrity lifestyle expert Robert Verdi said those are just a few of the ways women are changing their wardrobes this season.

Verdi, star of TLC’s “Brides Gone Styled,” presented a seminar at the Dallas Market Center’s spring market last month. Here’s his take on some of the season’s strongest looks.

Suede. It’s classic but versatile.

Orange. There’s always one color that pulls ahead. This season, it’s orange in all variations. Women constantly look to add something new to their wardrobe. Color is one of those trends that can make a dramatic shift. Orange pairs well with gray, navy and camel, he said,

Bare shoulder look. The X-style silhouette is flattering for most women, especially those who still want to cover their arms.

Plaid. The bigger, the better.

Victorian era. This is a trend for fashion-forward women, he said. Floral dresses festooned with ruffled collars, puffy sleeves and high necks aren’t for everyone.

White. He likes an amped-up white shirt. It’s a familiar look but with dramatic details and style.

Spanish influences. Cultural influences with bold reds, toreador-like ruffles and flourishes peek through.

Flat mules. This shoe style has gone from the bedroom to the boardroom. Comfortable shoes are trending. Designers are starting to show shoes that are easy on the eye and easy on the foot. Interest comes from fabric.

Lingerie. Pieces normally relegated to the bedroom are getting their day in the sun, he said. These items have gone form the privacy of the bedroom to the party. Look for influences in eveningwear, too.

Fringe. It’s accenting everything from boots to bags to clothing. Fringe accessories are an easy way to embrace the trend.

Paper-bag waists. Verdi said jumping into this look as easy as wearing jeans a size larger, cinching the waist with a belt, and topping it with a new white shirt.

Linda Miller

Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from... Read more ›