Fashion's Red Carpet Ride

Under the Celebrity Influence.

Many fashion pundits were quick to point out that the celebrity fashions displayed on the Red Carpet have an influence on color choices for the coming season. It's more than a little ironic that red appears to be an important color for spring. Other key colors are the stark hues of black and white. "We've seen so many sexy and well-cut classic black dresses this awards' season," Stoner from Edressme says.

Whether subliminal or direct, one thing that can be tied back to the Red Carpet is the continued popularity of the dress as a key silhouette for spring. "2006 is the year of the dress," predicts Stoner. "I definitely have more customers looking for dresses," confirms Bell, the store manager. "I hope we will be seeing some more glamourous fashions."

Glammed up or casual, celebrity or Average Jane, it all comes down to feeling special. Urie from Luca Luca shares that they get calls from happy customers all the time. "They report back that they felt like the belle of the ball on their Red Carpet walks."

This story is one in a series of articles based on findings from Cotton Incorporated's Lifestyle Monitor™ tracking research. Appearing Thursdays in these pages, each story will focus on a specific topic as it relates to the American consumer and her attitudes and behavior regarding clothing, appearance, fashion, fiber selection and many other timely, relevant subjects.
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