Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Bodysuits, Summery Wide-Leg Pants and Not-so-Charming Prints

06/06/2014 at 05:13 PM ET

Trend report: bodysuits, white pantsGetty; WireImage; FilmMagic

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw a move towards fitted tops, chic flowy pants and print-mixing that’s been taken too far.

Up: Bodysuits. While the fashion court recognizes that Kim (left) isn’t actually on a red carpet, we have to give her props for kicking this trend off — if anyone can start a fashion phenomenon, you know it’s going to be someone from the Kardashian Krew. If you’ve seen any recent paparazzi shot of the celeb, you’re familiar with her tight-fitting bodysuits paired with equally constricting bottoms. But recently, this style has moved from the street onto the red carpet. Amber Heard wore one with her metallic Vionnet maxi skirt, and Marion Cotillard chose a Georges Hobeika creation for a guest appearance on a French television show. Kim, you’ve done it again.

Up: White Wide-Leg Pants. You know it’s officially the start of summer once this trend emerges from hiding. Gone are the tight dark trousers of winter, replaced by loose and flowing pieces instead. Solange Knowles (center) executes the perfect warm-weather Gucci ensemble, donning a pair of white pants, orange blouse (with split sleeves) and gold accessories. Jennifer Nettles decides to glam up her bright Max Mara slacks with an embellished Halston Heritage tank top. (And did you notice it’s totally on trend from last week’s report?) Since the season is just starting, stay tuned for more wide-legged outfits popping up very soon.

Down: Prints On Prints. While this trend was having a big moment at the beginning of the year, it seems that it has started to trickle off in the recent months. Hillary Scott (right) wore a striped and red floral-print L’Wren Scott midi to the CMT Music Awards this week, the pattern appears lost among simpler, more striking looks worn by many of the other leading ladies. For now, we’re going for bold florals or bright colors to make a more summery statement.

Which of these trends will you try? Which will you skip? Tell us in the comments!

–John Soper

Even more red carpet trend reports:
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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Snake-Inspired Jewelry, Lace on Lace and a Heel That Needs To Keep Walking
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Macro Prints, Big Bangs and an Overly Done Eye We Could Do Without
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Pale Metallics, Big Belts and the Fabric That’s Falling Short
Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on ‘Cupcake’ Skirts, Strappy Sandals and the Leather Not Great for Warmer Weather

See all the latest from the red carpet here!

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Know what else is bad? Those buns on the top center of the head.

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Bodysuits look ridiculous unless you are swimming or at a gym…I think of Olivia Newton John’s video “Let’s get Physical” so we can end that trend right now.

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