6Trends That Hit Their Peak in 2016

Chokers are not the only necklaces in existence, though Kendall Jenner, the Hadid Sisters, and Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld (pictured here) would have you believe otherwise. What started as a cute trend inspired by your favorite '90s babes
Merch Tees
Did you go to a [Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Drake, or Kanye West] concert this year? Did you get the $75 sweatshirt to tell the world? Cool. Us too. 2016 will go down as the year that we hit "peak merch."
Frayed Hems
If you weren't wearing the mullet denim hem, perhaps you were into the extra-frayed jeans (first launched by 3x1). But don't worry, the high-end denim brand is at the helm of the next
floral Wrap Dresses
The rise of cult-fave clothing label Reformation brought with it a cult-like obsession for vintage florals in figure-flattering silhouettes (promoted by devoted fan Emily Ratajkowski). We'll forever be thankful for the LA-based label reigniting a love of hyper-feminine dresses, but the over-saturation of wrap dresses is making us rethink our hive mind proclivity for them. We know, we know, the wrap is a classic that will never truly go away, but even DVF didn't have one in her recent SS17 collection (thanks to new creative director, Jonathan Saunders!).
Excessive Athleisure
We suspect Blair Waldorf would have been horrified to learn about the athleisure trend that dominated the world this year. Leggings, and all of its sportswear affiliates, became the norm for everyday wear. The poster child for the look became none other than Gigi Hadid, who made sports bras and workout gear her everyday look, whether or not the gym was her destination.
Vetements It-Everything
Vetements first came on the scene in 2014, but their huge surge in popularity came this year, when everyone from Selena Gomez to Rihanna to Céline Dion started wearing their goods. The Parisian house quickly became known for its irreverent aesthetic, giving high-fashion spins on Champion sports gear, the aforementioned merch shirt, and a snuff necklace worthy of Cruel Intentions. In short, everything they made was quickly deemed as the coolest of the cool. Don't get us wrong, we're still down for a couture puffer jacket, but we're starting to get wary (and weary?) of the Vetements-ification of everything.

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