THE EARLY TRENDS
Shoulders: Joan Crawford lives!
Going Straight: The runways have been nearly bias-free. The skirt of the season is straight and tight. Not-So-New Length: It’s everywhere, but it needs a new name.
Shrinkage: Tiny tops, especially tiny cardigans and cropped polos, are all the rage.
Satin: It’s the way to shine for spring, especially in pastels.
Jersey: In nods to everyone from Madame Grés to Stephen Burrows. A favorite shape — the shirtwaist dress.
Patent Leather: A skinny belt, a sexy mule — what more does a girl need to complete her look? Just make sure they’re in pastels or bright red.