Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Illusion Necklines, Coated Skinnies & the Decline of the Gladiator Sandal

09/20/2013 at 05:58 PM ET

Single-sole pumps, platformsStartraks(2); Wireimage

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we noticed one dress neckline that’s gaining momentum, a denim style stars are loving for fall and a pair of shoes that needed to end, like last month. (We’re looking at you Kourtney Kardashian!)

Up: Illusion necklines. It’s the original sheer panel with a twist! Designer (and big-time stylesetter) Lauren Conrad tried out the trend wearing an LBD with a chic dotted neckline at a Downy event in N.Y.C.. Drew Barrymore’s Chanel design (worn to the New York City Ballet Opening Gala) also featured a sheer lace neckline. And we’re predicting more stars are going to choose dresses with peekaboo yokes at the Emmys this weekend.

Up: Coated skinnies. First things first: Make sure you pick up our October issue this weekend to check out our 3rd Annual Denim Awards! (Our editors tried on more than 500 pairs of jeans to find the most flattering shapes for all figures.) Next up: You might want to invest in a pair of coated skinnies. They’re huge again for fall (AG Adriano Goldschmied won our award!) and are a dressy alternative to your basic denim bottoms. Plus, Hollywood has already jumped on the trend. Nikki Reed stopped by our Denim Awards party in L.A. wearing a great black pair (going for denim-on-denim action with a jean jacket!), and Hilary Duff sported a pair of red textured J. Brand bottoms with a loose white button-down at a Vallure Vodka event.

Down: Gladiator sandals. Dear Kourtney Kardashian: We hate to be the ones to break this to you, but it’s time to pack up your Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals until next summer (or maybe forever?). Dust off your riding boots and favorite pumps. Fall is here. With Love, Editors.

For more on which trends to follow, check out our thoughts on gold heels and structured blazers.

–Brittany Talarico

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 10 comments

Tiffany on

People should wear what they want. End of story.

LisaC on

It’s September in California, so if you expect people to be running around in coats and riding boots, they better stay hydrated to ward off heatstroke.

Lauren on

Because wearing “riding boots” to an event in LA in September when it is stil 80+ degrees wouldn’t look completely ridiculous…

God, the “writers” for People just get dumber by the minute. Were you all dropped on your heads as infants?

Aly on

What people wear is an extension of themselves and their personalities. So when you mock someone’s outfit or style, it’s a deeply personal attack.

Gwen on

Fashion is what designers offer you four times a year.
Style is what you choose.
-Lauren Hutton

MN77 on

I would never wear or not wear something based on what People’s “style editors” think is “in” or “out”. I couldn’t care less if others think my style is “so last year” or whatever. And, I would never be so pathetic and shallow to mock other people’s sense of style.
It is absurd to think that some people care so much about this stuff.

JRizzle on

All you commenters are missing the point of this page. It is for people who ENJOY fashion, not all of you who want to wear whatever you want, which I would find incredibly boring and a lack of creativity in self expression. So if you don’t care about trends, don’t read this! I think they were right on with their predictions.

Sam on

Jrizzle your comment is absurd. When people wear “what they want”, it’s when you find “creativity in self expression”. Trends are boring. Style is everything. I could care less about these trends and the Kardashian hag. I see more style on regular people than celebrities. And the jeans? $200 for shiny cotton/polyester/polyurethane?

Summer on

Well, here in the Florida panhandle , it is still 90 degrees days. We may not get to wear riding boots and jeans until January. I will be darned if I put up my flip flops because it is considered a fashion faux pas. By the way, it was 75 degrees today where Kourtney lives. Still considered warm enough for those sandals .

HeidiUKnow on

I cringe when I see that gladiator look. They’re not a boot and not a shoe……..just tacky.

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,511 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters