Classic fashion sense inspired by Michelle Obama would be much sought after this year, predict fashion experts.
According to Sydney stylist and director of The Beauty Tutor Sarah Donges, the sleeveless shift dresses and kitten heels preferred by the "sensible" wife of the current President-elect of the United States would be THE threads to buy this year.
"Recessionista chic will appear in the coming year, with women looking for classics instead of throw away fashion,'' the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
While very short dresses, low-neck singlets with wide arm holes and wide round necked men's T-shirts would be in, emerald green would go on to become the new black of the season.
Australia's Next Top Model style director Jonathan Pease further added the year would also witness "the death of the gladiator sandal."
Pease said: "It's gotta be gone. For guys, the dinner jacket is coming in heavy, and that's worn with jeans, pants and also shorts. "We'll see couture shorts. Not your boardies, but expensive, tailored, beautiful shorts.''