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10 Trends From MFW You Should Try Now

The standout trends from Milan Fashion Week were all over the map—and history book. From dragon embroidery borrowed from the Han dynasty to tea dresses straight from the Notebook, the range of things we saw was sort of incredible. (We think, even if you weren't all that psyched about the emerging trends in New York and London, there's gotta be a style in Milan's madness for you.)

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Contrast Hems

Whether all in one piece or through layering, Marni was all about a peek of color at the hem this season. Click though to get the look.

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Those surprising proportions make it much sleeker than your average shift.


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Knotted Biker Belts

At Ferragamo, they injected a little toughness into otherwise polished outfits. Click though to get the look.

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All that slack makes waists and hips look teeny in comparison.

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Open Back Dresses

For spring, you might want to invest in a stick-on bra. Especially if you're going to wear Gucci. Click though to get the look.

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Flirty, but throw a jacket on over and you're fully-covered for a cold fall night. Win-win.


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Mirrored Sunglasses

The clothes at MGSM might've been a little too summer concert-y for right now, but not those shades: they'd jolt just the right amount of energy into an autumn outfit. Click though to get the look.

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For a foolproof template, pair them with a printed t-shirt, pencil skirt and ankle boots.


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'40s Tea Dresses

If the costumes from the Notebook got GOOP-ified, they'd look a lot like Bottega's luxe, retro collection.

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To mix in some modernity, we'd add a metallic manicure and an on-trend portfolio clutch.


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Short Sleeve Coats

MaxMara always makes the best coats, and this season they're short-sleeved. Get on board. Click though to get the look.

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Layer it over a patterned sweater and let the print peek out at the arms.
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Giant Flowers

At Prada, they were equal parts Asian dynasty and swinging '60s. Click though to get the look.

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Just as kitschy as those ubiquitous animal motif sweaters...but way fresher.
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Delicate Fringe

Alberta Ferretti did it in a way that was far more sophisticated than spaghetti western. Click though to get the look.

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Pretty, but not too ornate or try-hard.
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Statement Bags

The Sicily-inspired clothes at Dolce were major...but dude, so were those bags. Click though to get the look.

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Never not a good idea: carrying a bag detailed enough to make jewelry unnecessary.


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Eastern-Inspired Embroidery

For those not feeling Prada's Japan-inspired collection, there's always Pucci's Chinese-heavy one. (We like both.)

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It's this year's version of the varsity jacket: toss it over a slip dress or wear it with jeans and Supergas, and your outfit gets instant swagger.

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