Looking back on 2017, fashion got a little crazy. Not only did we see a lot of outrageous looks on the red carpet, but we also saw some odd items popping up in stores, like rear-zip denim (for what purpose we are still not sure) and clear plastic jeans. And while we’re huge supporters of the You Do You fashion mindset, we also have to wonder, when is it enough already?
To answer that question, we called in the authorities: Celebrity stylists. We asked the experts behind some of the most memorable looks of the year for their honest thoughts on the trends that need to remain in 2017. Their answered included everything from too-tight corsets to the ever-popular black leather chokers to wearing athleisure in inappropriate situations. Overall, despite the fact that they’re ready to retire a few pervasive trends, their message is clear: Have fun with fashion without restricting yourself too much — and use everyday as an opportunity to dress up as much as you can. Scroll down to read all of their answers.
“I’m really tired of women wearing girdles. You can call them whatever you want but they are girdles — I’m sick of people looking all trussed up, like you can bounce a quarter off their butts. A little jiggle is so much sexier.” — Kate Young, who works with Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, Dakota Johnson and more
“The trend I hope stays in 2017 is the see-through on the red carpet.” — Cristina Ehrlich, who works with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Williams, Alison Brie and more
BLACK LEATHER CHOKERS
“I am so tired of seeing black leather chokers! Please, let’s retire that trend, finally.” — Krisana Sotelo, Alicia Keys’s stylist
“I hope next year we see more support that anything goes! All trends welcome.” — Leslie Fremar, who works with Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet and more
“Wearing activewear or workout clothes out and about when you don’t intend to hit the gym.” — Christina Pacelli, Laverne Cox’s stylist
DENIM + FISHNETS
“While this trend started off editorial and edgy, it soon became overused and messy.” — Samantha Burkhart, who styles Kesha and Sia
“I hope we don’t continue to see the street style aesthetic persist in 2018. I think the casual approach to fashion should die down and we should be a bit more dynamic with fashion. While jogger pants with a crop top or leggings with heels might have fashion components, I feel this street style phenomenon ignores too many of the various elements that make fashion so eminent. Fashion experts need to understand how to play with different layers, various silhouettes, patterns, colors and more.” — Ade Samuel, Kelly Rowland’s stylist
“There are enough terrible things going on in the world without people hiding behind screen names abusing others. I don’t want to read about any more young girls having to leave Instagram because they can’t take the abuse. What is it that makes people so mean in that forum? Would love to see that change. Let’s leave abuse of all kinds in the past and start the new year with decency, respect and kindness.” — Elizabeth Stewart, who styles Gal Gadot, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis and more