The Most Fabulous Fall 2009 Fashion Finds

Ladies get armed and ready with the must-have trends of the season. Check out our style cheat sheet with tons of the most fabulous fashion finds for fall. Go glam now!
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 25, 2009

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Ladies, get armed and ready with the must-have trends of the season. Check out our style cheat sheet with tons of the most fabulous fashion finds for fall. Go glam now!

By Qianna Smith

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Trend #1
Grab your aviators and get ready to cruise down the highway fitted with the sleek leather motorcycle-inspired jacket that is all the rage this season.

Rodarte Fall 2009

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3 of 26 oldnavy.com, net-a-porter.com

Trend #2
The puff coat may be so 90’s, but volume is back in even greater proportions for fall.
Credits (Left to Right): Old Navy Women’s Frost Free Hooded Coats in Coffe Grounds, $79.50, oldnavy.com; Catherine Malandrino Quilted Puffa Coat, $995, net-a-porter.com

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Trend #3
Zippers are a major statement piece on clothing.

Mackage Fall 2009

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Trend #4
The flashiness of the 80’s has returned and designers are putting their own spin on the term power dressing. From Sequins to lamé channel your inner Donna Summers and go all out disco diva.

Catherine Malandrino Fall 2009

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6 of 26 theoutnet.com

Trend #5
Loose folded fabrics will add depth and dimension to your fall style. Drape your body in this type of bold silhouette.
Credit: Helmut Lang Feather Satin Dress, $212.50, (Originally $425), theoutnet.com

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Trend #6
Pop a brilliant shade of pink on your brown skin. This color is retro and packed with plenty of raw style.

Ports 1961 Fall 2009

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Trend #7
We’re big on bright colors for fall, especially electric hues that almost look like your favorite hi-liter shades found at the office.

Christian Siriano Fall 2009

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Trend #8
Jeweled details are out and heavy metal is in. Rough and tough embellishments rule for fall. This is the time to rock out with some edge like never before.
Credits (Top to Bottom): Steve Madden Women’s Revenu Studded Open Toe Pump, $84.90 (Originally $129), endless.com; Alexander McQueen Studded Buckle Bootie, $1,395, alexandermcqueen.com

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Trend #9
When it comes to your style safety we suggest you buckle up your fashion accents for fall.

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009

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Trend #10
School days are back with girly bows that are blown out of proportion for a mature style.

Richie Rich Fall 2009

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Trend #11
If you recently borrowed your boyfriend or brother’s shirt, don’t give it back because fashions this season for women are drawing inspiration from traditional menswear form and structure.
Credits (Left to Right): Topshop Tall Denim Shirt Dress, $80, topshop.com; Topshop Check Dress by Yuki**, $118, topshop.com

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Trend #12
In this economy the need to dress for success is an understatement. Put your best foot forward in a classic tailored suit that is timeless and sophisticated.

Douglas Hannant Fall 2009

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Trend #13
Gold is swirled in fabrics and accessories in the most dramatic manner. Although the days are soon to be darker, your style will be a guiding light.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2009

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15 of 26 topshop.com, net-a-porter.com

Trend #14
It’s time to get decked out for martinis with the girls, so make sure you’re armed with a cocktail dress that will make you stand out.
Credits (Left to Right): Topshop Bow Tulip Dress, $100, topshop.com; Elizabeth and James Roselyn jersey ruffle dress, $265, net-a-porter.com

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Trend #15
Splashes of animal print dominated the fall runways. Choose accessories or one major statement to rock the trend right. We’re feelin’ this sleek leopard spotted belt from designer Nanette Lepore’s fall runway show.

Nanette Lepore Fall 2009

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Trend #16
When blue and violet mix, they fuse the electromagnetic hue of indigo, which is so hot right now. Black may be mysterious, but indigo is even more tempting this season.

Catherine Malandrino Fall 2009

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Trend #17
From sneakers to necklaces, kisses are on anything and everything you can wear. Designers are loving the playfulness of puckered pouts and nothing screams sexy like sultry red lips.
Credits (Left to Right): Metallic Silver Kiss Dress by Jade Jezebel Jagger, $119, lagarconne.com; The (PRODUCT)RED Solange Azagury-Partridge Hotlips ring, Price available upon request, solangeazagurypartridge.com. When you purchase this product 50% of profits go to the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

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Trend #18
Fight off the cold with decadent accents of fur. From fur collar coats to trims on boots, fur is so fashionable right now.

Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009

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Trend #19
Feminine forms translate to French sophistication with sharp pencil skirts and stately ruffles.

Oscar De La Renta Fall 2009

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21 of 26 topshop.com, net-a-porter.com

Trend #20
From Rihanna to Keri Hilson, celebs are donning over-the-knee boots and so should you. This ultra-sexy footwear may stop traffic, but you’ll be deserving of the attention.
Credits (Left to Right): BRITANY2 Over Knee Boot, $210, topshop.com; Marc Jacobs Suede Thigh-high Boots in Purple, $1,845, net-a-porter.com

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Trend #21
Chunky knits are essential to creating a textured autumn Boho vibe. Pair with skinny jeans or leggings to balance your proportions.

Project Runway Fall 2009

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Trend #22
The timeless abstract check pattern houndstooth has emerged again in a contemporary fashion. From Alexander McQueen to Michael Kors, designers cleverly returned the classic fabric to the runway for fall.
Credits (Left to Right): Forever21 Houndstooth Pleated Jacket, $29.80, forever21.com; Thread Social Houndstooth Waistcoat & Dress, $198 (Originally $495), theoutnet.com

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Trend #23
Yellow is the “it” color of fall. This bright hue will perk you up during the dreary days of the changing season.
Credits (Left to Right: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Long Belted Sweater Dress, $198 (Originally $660), theoutnet.com; J-Crew Cotton Cady Lyndsey Dress, $49.50 (Originally $225), jcrew.com.

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Trend #24
Take advantage of Payless’s Designer Collections that are not only cheap but ultra chic. The collections feature hot styles from the New York Fashion Week runways of Lela Rose, Christian Siriano and alice + olivia.
Credits (Left to Right: alice + olivia for Payless Sunset Slouch Boot, $49.99, payless.com; Christian Siriano for Payless Slither Boot, $49.99, payless.com.

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Trend #25
Rain gear just got a fashion forward update, so get ready for some splish-splash fun this season in the hottest waterproof boots, jackets and trenches.
Credit (Left to Right: Via Spiga White Cotton ‘Soleri’ Hooded Swing Jacket, $89.24 SALE, bluefly.com.

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