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NYFW Trend Report: Day 7

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Relaxed glamour ruled on Day Seven of New York Fashion Week. Designers continued to champion dresses that revealed style and grace instead of cleavage and legs. Key trends like bright whites and neon colors continued to dominate. See what other trends we picked up on yesterday.

Colors: White. As this hue has been on the runways for six straight days, it's no surprise that on day seven the white continued to be a key element on the catwalk. Designers like Reed Krackoff and Wayne showcased the hue in a series of soft, draping dresses and structured separates. But haute on its heels were neon colors which popped up brightly in collection from Norma Kamali to Nanette Lepore. Yet the strongest theme of the day was mixed materials and graphics as seen at Proenza Schouler, Chado Ralph Rucci and Michael Kors -- all of whom debuted fun prints which were respectively tribal, modern and safari in theme.

Shapes:  It's safe to say designers are celebrating curves this season instead of constricting them. Dresses continued to slide gracefully down the body in easy, relaxed day dresses and slacks.

Fabrics: Designers continued their haute affair with heavy mash-ups of fabrics and prints. Jerseys were blended with silks which were overlayed by sheer swatches of fabric on the runways. In whatever form though, they remained glam and grandiose as seen on the runways at Chado Ralph Rucci, whose dramatic necklines and hemlines really spoke to the grand glamour of yesterdays shapes and styles.

Where You'll Wear Them: Have any galas on the calendar? Then pick up some of the glam pieces from yesterday's shows. And should there be an after-party, slipping into one of Nanette Lepore's neon dresses for  a perfect fit!

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