The Trends That Ruled 2016

(Photos from Left: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

The Trends That Ruled 2016

The ones that we loved and the ones that we will love to see go.

Published December 12, 2016

These are the fashion and beauty looks that killed it in 2016.

  1. Fashion Nova

    Literally all of our favorite stars don Fashion Nova. Their Instagram presence is serious. 

    My shoes Balenciaga but my fit @fashionnova THOOO Duuuuhhhhhh

    A photo posted by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on

  2. Metallic Nails

    Holographic, ombré and bejeweled, shiny nails stood out.

    @luvprii__ :) #chromenails #queennailslapuente #400

    A photo posted by QueenNAILS La Puente (@queennailslapuente) on

  3. Velvet

    Even North West got in on this action.

    Major side eye 👀

    A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

  4. Athleisure

    Fly casual wear was everything in 2016.

    A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

  5. Thick Brows

    Lush, brushed brows took over for the ’16.

    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
  6. Chokers

    Zendaya is just one of the stars who rocked this accessory this year.

  7. Off-the-Shoulder Everything

    From tops to dresses, cold shoulders add instant smolder to any look.

  8. Cornrolls

    Whether in two large braids or alternating sizes, braids were a big deal.

    💋💋💋

    A photo posted by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  9. Sequins

    They work day and night, in every shade of the rainbow.

    (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  10. Bright Eyeshadow

    Majorly pigmented hues popped this year.

    (Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney)
  11. Trench Coats

    Short, long, tan, patterned — they got a strong silhouette.

    Balenciaga. No make up today.

    A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

  12. Glitter Lipstick

    There’s no hiding this sparkly trend.

    It's levels to this ish📌

    A photo posted by Keyshia Ka'oir (@keyshiakaoir) on

  13. Pleats

    In multiple fabrics and colors, pleats ruled runways and red carpets.

    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  14. Dark Lips

    Black, purple and deep burgundy lips were major.

    (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
  15. Hoodies

    From inexpensive and cropped to luxe and screen-printed, these sweatshirts were everywhere.

    (Photo: Vetements)
  16. Gray Ombré

    This look was braided, sewed and dyed in everywhere you looked in 2016.

    Tertiary colors

    A photo posted by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on

  17. Gray Plaid

    Unexpected cuts and silhouettes punch up this classic print.

    (Photo: Dave Mangels/Getty Images)
  18. Ponytail

    Whether tousled or sleek, high or low, this simple look won in 2016.

    Pony and Bangs #Bardot Inspired Wing Tip Smokey Eye. Pinky Nudey Lip #Hair #Makeup

    A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

  19. Furs

    Unusual shapes and nontraditional color choices make fur feel modern.

    A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on

Written by Kenrya Rankin

(Photos from Left: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

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