Best of 2016

12 Fashion Trends That Peaked in 2016

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Taylor Swift wears a choker.

Chokers and loafers and tour merch, oh my!

What a year for the fashion industry.

Celebrities tried their hands at design, musicians forced an ungodly amount of tour merch on the public, and it seemed as though everywhere you looked, both men and women were wearing Gucci fur slides, customized denim jackets or some type of choker (sometimes, all three).

Here, the 12 fashion trends that peaked in the year 2016.


Slip dresses


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Easy, breezy and everywhere.
Best 2016 Moment: When Gugu Mbatha-Raw rocked a silver Narciso Rodriguez number reminiscent of Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress, also by Rodriguez.



I feel like maybe chokers are the new flower crowns?

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We'll blame Taylor Swift for this one.
Best 2016 Moment: When they made it on the Louis Vuitton men's runway.

Mom jeans:

No longer just for moms.
Best 2016 Moment: When they evolved from SNL joke to everyday supermodel staple.


Rihanna's Fenty x Puma faux-fur slides:


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Also known as the "fuzzy shower slides" your mom made fun of you for dropping $80 on.
Best 2016 Moment: When they sold out in 30 minutes.

Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Creepers:


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Creepers, but with RiRi's golden touch.
Best 2016 Moment: When they won the 2016 Shoe of the Year.


The footwear trend that #CantStopWontStop.
Best 2016 Moment: When Kanye West debuted Baby Yeezys.

All the tour merch:


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Yeezy, Starboy, Justin Bieber ... etc.
Best 2016 Moment: When Bieber's merch landed in Forever 21 and Barneys New York.


Personalized denim jackets:


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More patches, more fun.
Best 2016 Moment: When Beyonce and Blue Ivy wore matching custom Gucci jackets.

Gucci fur slides:


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Everyone and their mother loved this shoe.
Best 2016 Moment: When ASAP Rocky wore them to a black-tie affair.

Pajama dressing:


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The fashion girl's athleisure alternative.
Best 2016 Moment: When Gigi Hadid gave us permission to wear pajamas to red-carpet events.

Feminist tees:


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From designs by Dior to e-commerce T-shirt retailer Google Ghost, feminist messages were on trend in 2016.
Best 2016 Moment: When the "Nasty Woman" tee raised $100,000 for Planned Parenthood.



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The trend that never dies.
Best 2016 Moment: When it got sexy.