THE BIG TRENDS

Byline:

MUM IS THE WORD: Conservative Chic is all over the place, usually in an early Sixties mode.

IN FITS: Suits couldn’t be tighter.
UPS AND DOWNS: The newest dresses have high or dropped waists.
PANTS PERFECT: They’re cigarette-skinny, or heel-covering stovepipes.
THE BELTWAY: Belts are everywhere — on coats, dresses, suits — and they’re getting wider.
LENGTHS: In the vicinity of the knees — some above, some below.
COLORS: From icy pastels to bold brights. The hot neutrals are brown and camel.
SHINE ON: Everybody’s still glistening up.
COATS: The hottest looks are knee-length and belted.
FAKE FUR: It’s not real, but it sure looks it.