Trends for Fall 2008

Greetings Fashion Divas,

I'm uber excited about the trends for Fall '08 and while I may be a tad bit behind in my coverage, I really don't care because I like to cover Fall when it's near, not 6 months ahead when the clothes aren't even available to us regular folks.

Well, let's get to it. Here at Fashion Pad I'm going to cover all the trends that, well.......I like! However, if there are any that are not covered here and you would like to get some ideas about them, please feel free to email me and I'll grudgingly oblige. LOL!

Here are the 8 trends for Fall '08 that I will be covering:

1. Ruffles/Bow Blouses

2. Winter Florals

3. Lace

4. Purple/Berry

5. Mad about Plaid

6. Fringe and Fur

7. Grunge and Leather

8. Statement Jewelry/Patent Accessories

Now let's get started with.......Ruffles and Bow Blouses

Ruffles and bows are a part of the romance era and today, they are more commonly referred to as "modern romance" as they pay tribute to nostalgia and modernism. Ruffles and bows are ultra feminine and romantic and this Fall, they take on a more structured look.

Alldressedup Tien Ruffle Collar Dress


I love the shape, cut, and style of this dress. A very unique take on the ruffle collar.

Antonio Melani Teffie Blouse

The design is so simple yet I did a complete double take when I saw this in Dillard's yesterday.

Bellflower Ruffle Skirt

Pair this mini with black leggings and a pair of cut-out booties.

Sarahya Platform Sandal

I like the bow detail on this evening shoe.

INC International Concepts Long-Sleeved

Ruffled Shirt with Mandarin Collar

This ruffled blouse will be a great addition to my career wardrobe.

Sultry Breeze Evening Bag

I'm thinking about pairing this feminine bag with a grunge look. Might be interesting.

Robert Rodriguez Tie Front Blouse

I really like the material falling from the shoulder, tres chic.

Sleevless Tuxedo Shirt $25.00 (on sale)

This top would look great under a blazer!

Black Halo Ruffle Sleeve Dress


If you have a small bust, or a superb bra, you may be able to get away with wearing this to the office....okay, on second thought, maybe just to a business dinner.

Hope I gave you a good starting point for ruffles and bows