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Fashion trends: Rockin' elegance

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Rock and romance

Flirty femininity and edgy-chic come together beautifully. One of the hottest fashion trends right now is romantic, feminine dresses paired with rocker elements (like a leather jacket). It's a unique contrast of styles that can't be beat.

Leather jacket and dressStart with a flirty dress

For evening, pick a flowing, floor-skimming gown. By day, a lacy or ruffled dress is a fabulous choice. The more feminine it is, the better. A cheap, chic option is this ruffled rosette brooch tank dress from gojane.com. At just $34.50, it's priced perfectly.

Add a leather jacket

Pick a cropped leather (or faux leather jacket) to add some edgy appeal. The contrast of soft and hard styles is what really stands out. At Burlington Coat Factory, you can find this Hydraulic cropped leather moto jacket on sale for just $24.99, marked down from $70.00. This carefree, cool jacket adds just the right "bad girl" style that you are looking for.

Consider leather leggings

Another way to wear this look is with leather leggings paired with a silk-chiffon blouse. Check out the selection of clothes from net-a-porter.com. They offer plenty of pieces for the rock and romance look, right down to the jewelry and shoes.

More fashion trends

Trend alert: Coated denim
Runway inspiration: The Fur vest
Winter trend: Over-the-knee boots

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