Is the off-the-shoulder top the fedora of our time?
For better or for worse, this year is fading into the sunset.
Here, a look back at five fashion trends that peaked in 2017 — a few of which will likely carry over into 2018, and a few which we believe should be laid to rest. And you can be sure that Rihanna's worn them all.
Glitter used to just be for disco balls and New Year's Eve, but in 2017, sparkle and shine and crystal-covered everything was deemed appropriate for even the most laid-back occasions. See above: Kendall Jenner in $10,000 Saint Laurent boots at a Los Angeles Clippers game in November.
Head-to-toe shimmer has been a theme on the red-carpets, too, with designers like up-and-comer Michael Halpern whipping up sequin confections accented with feathers and, well, more glitter.
As much as we love pink pussy hats, from a sartorial standpoint we were happy to see that feminist t-shirts became the go-to fashion piece for women seeking to make a political statement in their everyday lives.
After Dior gave the plain white tee its high-fashion stamp of approval by sending a "We Should All Be Feminists" shirt down the runway at the spring 2017 show, plenty of other designers — including Prabal Gurung, Jonathan Simkhai and Christian Siriano — followed suit, doing their own version of the feminist tee. Plus, it's always a bonus when proceeds from the tops are donated to women's charities.
We thought the era of the off-the-shoulder top takeover was behind us after 2016, but alas, they found their way back through another trend — the deconstructed shirts.
Somehow, designers found a way to make shirts even more complicated than just a twisted collar here or an asymmetrical neckline there. Monse, Self-Portrait, Alexander Wang and Milly are among the designers who continuously churned out tops that require a small team (or animals, depending on whether or not you're Cinderella) to put on in the morning.
Not surprisingly, the styles were most popular among street-style bloggers.
Forget diva shades. In 2017, celebs favored itty-bitty, Matrix-esque sunglasses.
Brands like Roberi and Fraud and Le Specs were worn obsessively by Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and other street-style starlets wishing to protect their peepers from the aggressive flashes of the paparazzi.
From the looks of the supermodels' Insta feeds, we have a feeling that sunglasses are going to get even smaller in 2018 before they get bigger.
Fanny packs — the underdog of the fashion world — made a surprise comeback in 2017 that only '90s moms could have anticipated.
Once the butt of countless tourist-goes-to-Disneyland jokes, the butt bag bit back, given new life by the likes of Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
But our hats go off to those stylists and street-style stars who invented new ways to wear the notorious but oh-so-practical accessory, including as both a shoulder bag and a crossbody. You are the true heroes.