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Key Fashion Trends For 2012 | Glam Women's Styles

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By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com Introduction Fashion is constantly evolving, and every year brings new trends and styles for women to embrace. In this article, we will explore the key fashion trends for the...

By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com


Fashion is constantly evolving, and every year brings new trends and styles for women to embrace. In this article, we will explore the key fashion trends for the year 2012. From vibrant colors to exotic prints, there is something for everyone to try. So, let's dive in and discover the exciting world of fashion!

Women's Fashion Trends for Spring Summer 2012

The fashion trends for the Spring and Summer of 2012 are all about vibrant colors, unique prints, and feminine silhouettes. Some of the key trends for this season include:

  • Pretty Pastels
  • Peplums
  • 60s A-line Silhouettes
  • 1920s Jazz Age Retro
  • Red to Tangerine Peach Tones
  • Perfect Pleats
  • Leather & Lace
  • Sporty Styling
  • Scarf Prints
  • Tropical Tribal Prints
  • Summer Body Reveal - Midriff Hi Tops & Shorts

Fashion Trends Image Image: Pastel Coloured Jeans From New Look SS2012.

The Top 20 Fashion Trends for Spring Summer 2012

  1. Colour Mixing - Pretty Pastels, Dolly Mixtures, Sugar Almond, Sweet Pea, Macaroon or Sorbet Ice Tints.
  2. Sixties Silhouette Influences - Nuclear Sharp A-line Neatness, Cutaway Armholes, and Halter Necklines.
  3. Twenties Jazz Age Retro Styles - Dropped Waist Dresses.
  4. Peplums - Structured to Frilly Swinging Peplums.
  5. Woman in White - Girly White Lace, Clinical Precision Tailoring.
  6. Body Beautiful - Midriff Bralets, Hi Tops, Waistline Cut-outs, Cropped Pastel, Denim or Floral Shorts.
  7. Sporty Fitness Fashion - Athletic Track Sports Influenced Easy Wear Pieces.
  8. Fifties American Dream - Rock & Roll - 50s Cat's Eye Sunglasses, Preppy Pieces, 50s Retro Car Prints.
  9. Pants - Slim Trousers and Coloured Jeans, Silky Pyjamas in Paisley Prints.
  10. Colour Blocking - Soft Pretty Pastels, Bright Jewel Colours, Neon Colour Pops.
  11. Textured Decorated Daywear - Shimmer and sparkle, glisten and glow with gemstones, beading, and dazzling diamante.
  12. Glossy Leather Ladies - Laser cutwork in dresses, skirts, and bags.
  13. Naturals & Lace - Broderie Anglaise, Guipure, Whitework, Pin Tucks, Laser Cutwork.
  14. Perfect Pleats Return - Concertina, Sunray, Fine Accordion, Box Pleats, Swathes of Pleat Inserts.
  15. Powerful Prints - The Silk Headscarf Interpreted in Blouses, Tops, Shirts, Skirts, Shoes, Bags, Scarves.
  16. Tribal Ethnic Mix - Safari, Tribal, Ikat, Zebra and Leopard Print Looks.
  17. Water World - Lost Atlantis Prints - Sea/Ocean Prints, Water Washed Dyes.
  18. Homage to Famous Artist Prints.
  19. Art Deco Designs - Triangle/Skyscraper Beading/Print Patterns.
  20. Florals - Perennial Plant Explosions, Tropical & Botanical Jungle Prints.

In a restricted palette such as navy/white or black/white, you can instantly achieve a neutral expensive classic look.

Top Trends to Watch This Season

The Silhouette - The Peplum

Peplums have made a comeback, but with a modern twist. They now come in various shapes and sizes, adding volume and structure. Designers like Phoebe Philo and Peter Pilotto have incorporated peplums into their collections, creating innovative and architectural shapes.

Structred Peplums Image: Structured Peplums - Left: Tangerine Coral Red Box Pleat Peplum Jacket, Right: LE PETITE ROBE DI CHIARA BONI Peplum Dress.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a prevalent technique that adds intricate patterns to fabric. It can emulate lace borders or create unique designs. Laser-cut leather pieces are also in trend, giving a modern twist to traditional materials.

Metallic Leather Laser Cut Dresses & Silver Leather Skirts Image: Metallic Leather Laser Cut Dresses & Silver Leather Skirts.

Leather Exotic Skins Stingray & Silver Metallics

Leather and metallics take center stage this season. Designers have incorporated materials like stingray and metallic leathers to create unique and eye-catching pieces. These materials add texture and shine to any outfit.

Orange Peach to Tangerine Tango Tones

Orange and peach tones are incredibly fashionable this season. From soft pastels to vibrant tangerines, these colors add a pop of brightness to any look.

Twenties Hip Focus Dropped Waistlines

The 1920s continue to inspire fashion trends, with dropped waistlines making a comeback. These hip-focused looks capture the essence of the Jazz Age and add a touch of retro elegance.

Twenties Flapper Dresses Image: Twenties Flapper Dresses - Pastel Peach Retro Twenties Dropped Waist Beaded Dresses.


The fashion trends of 2012 bring a sense of excitement and style to women's wardrobes. From pretty pastels to bold prints, there is something for everyone to experiment with and embrace their unique style. So why not step out in confidence and try out these glamorous and trendy fashion looks for yourself? Remember, fashion is about self-expression and having fun, so let your creativity shine through in your outfit choices!