Dark as night nail polish officially went mainstream, with everyone from soap stars to grandmothers — okay, mothers — sporting what used to be considered goth claws. Even more ubiquitous than darkly dipped fingertips? Jet legs. Whether worn with flats, sandals or boots, black tights looked right. They brought summer dresses into fall, turned slips and babydolls into clubwear and made shorts seem not-hoochie. Tights’ more casual sister, the legging, was — and is — alive and kicking too.
10. With the Band
The worst trend of the ’60s (and the ’80s) reared its ugly head again a few years ago, and it definitely stayed in the forehead foreground in ’07. The headband. Richard Simmons’ terry-cloth and scarf-ish Karate Kid–style wraps did kind of dwindle, literally, with hipsters going more hippie by wrapping thin cords, strings, even necklaces around their noggins, but we hope this love-in look goes the way of tie-dye, along with the suede-fringed vest, once and for all next year.