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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on 'Cupcake' Skirts, Strappy Sandals and the Leather Not Great for Warmer Weather

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In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw voluminous skirts, fun shoes and a pair of pants that are super-hot — perhaps too hot for the upcoming warmer temperatures.

Up: Cupcake (or Tulip) Skirts. This trend has us thinking about a very popular Sir Mix-A-Lot song (and we cannot lie)! And it also seems very Easter-appropriate, given its name association with sweets and flowers. The lower half of Emmy Rossum’s KaufmanFranco design (left) has a perfect tulip shape, accentuating her toned, tanned legs (and we love the Reese + Riley blazer she topped it with). Chrissy Teigen looked like the top of a cupcake in her Ulyana Sergeenko full-skirted mini, while Jessica Alba looked equally buoyant in her Kenzo bottom. This is a great style for showing of those summer stems, so we can be sure that other stars will be sporting similar looks.

Up: Strappy Sandals. As one editor said to another in an e-mail earlier, “Down with nude pumps!” We were so delighted to see some of our favorite celebs taking full advantage of the warmer weather by rocking some fun new (open-toed!) designs. Solange Knowles (center) opted for some citrusy Jimmy Choo heels to complete her head-to-toe tangerine look. Christina Hendricks and Shailene Woodley also choose some gladiator-inspired heels that we hope will be taking the place of winter’s snoozy neutral pumps.

Down: Leather Pants. No, this doesn’t mean that the fabric is going away entirely (you can breath now), but you probably won’t see Jaime Pressly’s black skinnies (right) for a while. What you can expect to see are warm weather leathers in the form of skirts, tops and jackets over dresses.

Which of these trends will you try? Which will you skip? Tell us in the comments!
Even more red carpet trend reports:
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Big Lapels, Geometric Prints and the Earrings Best Left in the Jewelry Box
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Light Blue Nails, the Faux Bob and the Collar Celebs are Shedding
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Dark Florals, Neck Bows and the Accessory that Couldn’t Hold On
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Extreme Prints, Bold Jackets and Saying Bye to Black Nails

–John Soper

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