Hot Fashion Trends
Fashion for grown-ups is back this season with a move away from the messiness of boho and russe and a move towards a more feminine, softer styling.
Romance and ruffles have returned, as well as the dress, in everything from the pared-back shirt dress to that staple in every woman's wardrobe - the little black dress.
Spring Fashion On The Catwalk
The shift away from the eclectic, ethnic looks of earlier seasons was evident on the Spring 2007 fashion catwalks, with a strong move towards a more elegant, classic style.
Ruffled blouses in soft fabrics, easy wear dresses in everything from gabardine to silk jersey, full but flattering skirts, modern duster coats and brocade softly-styled jackets all made an appearance.
The professional business suit is stylish and elegant, but less structured this season, and offset with a sexy silk camisole or diamante accents.
Colors are much softer this season and neutral tones were evident in most of the top designers' shows, with accents in soft greens, navy blue and turquoise.
The tiered or ruffled skirt added to the feminine styling with soft, floaty fabrics to keep the look light and airy.
For evening, the look was long and lean to accentuate a woman's shape, and accessories were soft and understated. Long strands of beads, diamantes and gold chains added to this leaner silhouette. Layers and tassels were also on show.
The stiletto is still the perfect shoe for evening wear and handbags are softer with classical style to complement the easier and more glamorous look.
Spring 2007 has seen a return of the real woman, with a rich classic look accented with a touch of easy elegance.