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As 2013 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. Earlier we look at the best stores, top newcomer of the year, fashion in Vegas summed up in one word, biggest fashion surprises of the year and best purchase of the year. Now, headline predictions for 2014. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
Shops at Summerlin [Photo: Howard Hughes Corp.]
Q: What are your headline predictions for 2014?
Laura Coronado, LollieShopping: 2014 is going to be the year of the sock. Socks have been gaining attention in the past few years, and I think in 2014 you'll find that mainstream individuals are going to embrace the opportunity to express themselves through hosiery. And Las Vegas-based Orange Beld is at the forefront of this movement, offering wearers three brightly printed mismatched, yet complementing, socks for style lovers to play with.
Christa Emmer, Beauty Guru Las Vegas: Next year will be all about the contouring. Ever since Kim K. showed off her contoured face on Twitter, makeup brands have been creating products to make it easy for everyone to have red carpet looks. Sheer, billowy dresses and skirts in soft, romantic colors
Christie Moeller, I Can Style U: For 2014 you are going to see designers ditch the dark '90s grunge trend and opt for flirty girly looks. Think florals, pastels and midi skirts. Another hot trend will be sporty chic. Fancy Jogger Pants and Silky Asian Inspired Bomber Jackets. It will be like a fashion Spice Girls revamp..a little Sporty Spice and a little Posh Spice.
Susan Stapleton, Racked Vegas: Next year is the year of the shopping mall. The Grand Bazaar Shops, the Shops at Summerlin, The Linq, the new malls going in front of Tropicana and Treasure Island and one more I'll tell you about on Thursday. Vegas is finally investing in shopping from top to bottom.
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