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Fashion trends come and go, most styles being quickly pushed out of the way for the next best thing. Here are a few trends from the past few years that have stuck around long after their initial peak in popularity.

1. Leggings: the true star of the comeback. Leggings were popular in the nineties, and then disappeared in the early 2000’s. After making a reappearance in the mid-2000’s, leggings have become a fashion staple in almost every girl’s closet… and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon!

Legging pattern (pictured above).

2. The peplum: while you don’t see a peplum style in nearly every store window these days compared to a few years ago, this look has transitioned from trend to timeless. Must be that hourglass figure it creates!

Peplum dress

3. Leather jackets. Have leather jackets ever been out of style? With so many shapes and styles to choose from, leather jackets are like the blue jeans of the coat family. You can wear them with anything, anytime!

Leather jacket

4. Crop tops. It’s hard to miss this take-over trend these days when shopping for clothes. This is one trend that has lasted much longer than expected, and is still going strong. With the unfitted, boxy crop tops now in style, anyone can jump on board.

Crop top

5.Maxi Dresses. Ultra-short skirts have been out of style for some time now, and their polar opposite has stolen the spotlight. Pretty, flowing maxi dresses are a definites summertime favorite.

Maxi dress

What styles would you like to see resurface? Any trends you wish would just disappear already?


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    Dec 21, 2016, 02.44 AMby Juliehelen

    it is really good that you came with good idea on the whole upcoming trends of the universe.


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    Jun 23, 2014, 03.41 PMby nouvellegamine

    I really love that Burda will release a few different takes on popular trends. I wasn’t on board the peplum train, but eventually you created a pattern that worked for my body shape. This is my favorite: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/pleated-peplum-top-082013 The asymmetrical peplum is so gorgeous!

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      Jun 24, 2014, 09.38 PMby Mokara

      I AGREE, I love that one too.

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    Jun 23, 2014, 01.13 AMby hollyechampion

    Just please don’t wear a crop top with leggings. shudder

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      Jun 23, 2014, 01.51 AMby purplegoat

      HA HA – agreed. And never wear a crop top with leg gins AND ugg boots!

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    Jun 22, 2014, 05.31 PMby tika1210

    Yes some of these trends are classics and some are not like the cropped top which gets reinvented every couple of decades. The peplum has hung around for awhile but it has evolved way beyond the style shown here which is every inch as bad as it was when Burda was pushing it as a ‘designer pattern’ Goodness me let it go it is still ugly.

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