Summer is almost here, and summer fashion trends have arrived at ROZ & ALI. From the “little white dress” to alternate pant lengths and interesting details for tops, it’s going to be a season marked by ease and femininity.
Dresses, which are always important in warm-weather regions, take a prominent place in summer 2018 fashion. Silhouettes are fuller, allowing for greater comfort and easier movement, and often feature asymmetric details and hemlines – offering a new way to stand out. In particular, off-the-shoulder and one-shoulder dresses let women feel cooler while enjoying the sunshine. Shirt dresses will also be making a statement this summer, but it’s the jumpsuit that really is making a comeback – this year more stylish and confident than in years past. And a new standout is the “little white dress,” often in textured eyelet, embroidery or lace. This option, like its sister the little black dress, looks crisp and appropriate for just about any summer occasion.
Pants often go shorter in summer, but for 2018 a wide range of shortened lengths underscores fashion’s move toward ease and comfort, while still offering ways to look great. Capris are always important, but now cropped pants, culottes, Bermuda shorts and skorts are part of the look. Aside from length, fabric weight gets tweaked as well for this summer, with softer, lighter-weight pants offering a flowy, cooler option that’s particularly feminine. White is again key when it comes to color – especially in timeless, go-anywhere white jeans – but texture and details add interest to even the most basic styles – things like novelty fabrics, embroidery and trims, especially at the hem.
The importance of relaxed, breezy styles this summer can’t be overstated. Silhouettes are more voluminous, from the shoulders right down to the pants. Dresses seems to float, skirts are airier, and pants have a wider, fuller leg. Think soft dressing and flouncy, pajama-like comfort – even seen in fluid styles resembling kimono jackets.
When it comes to tops, more is more, from knotting and tie details at the shoulder, hem and sleeve, to ruching, smocking and ruffles. Sleeve shapes are following the fuller, looser look, too: puff sleeves, bell sleeves and trumpet sleeves are all trending this summer. And that’s all good news, because more and different options for embellishments and details mean it’s easy to find something that fits your style, your mood, or the occasion. The shoulder-baring trend continues, with cold-shoulder, one-shoulder and off-the-shoulder options all present but refreshed with new details including ties and cut-outs.
And look for the detailing and accents seen in pants and tops to take a more exotic, global-inspired turn in many styles – refreshing even dresses. Think handcrafted embroidery, appliques, fringe, tassels, pom-poms – even crochet, macramé and beading. These handcrafted elements update summer accessories as well, with embroidery, seed beads, pomp oms and woven jacquards.
Summer 2018 is going to be a beautiful season, flush with femininity and intriguing inspiration. But your best looks will always start with a versatile, confident wardrobe of styles that you love – and that you look great in.
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