Trend Validation, Key Dress Shapes for S/S 2015

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Here Trendstop gives WeConnectFashion readers an exclusive first look at two key trends from the their S/S 2015 Fashion Trend Guide: Top 10 Dress Trends. The 90’s Slip dress emerges with a fresh update for spring creating an effortless chic with its signature simple shape. Easy-to-wear Dropped Waist designs emerge as the shape du jour in exaggerated silhouettes.

90’s Slip Dress

Mood Board: Apparel & Flat Sketches

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A playful attitude emerges for spring, as florals are amplified with a big, bold intensity to catch the eye with vibrant colors and oversized proportions. This trend adds a striking statement to womenswear styles.

On the Street & Runway

image courtesy Trendstop: Giles, Band of Outsiders, both Spring/Summer 2014, New York Street Style, All Saints.

A must-have shape for S/S15, slips are executed with silky finishes or lightweight fabrications for drape. Slim spaghetti strap details remain key, while metallic finishes offer versatile day-to-evening styling options. Giles and Band of Outsiders were two of the initial designers to lead this trend on the runways.

Dropped Waist

Mood Board: Apparel & Flat Sketches

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Dropped Waist silhouettes create an easy-to-wear silhouette for summer, as loose-fit shapes are complemented by voluminous designs.

On the Street & Runway

image courtesy Trendstop: Peter Som, BCBG Max Azria, both Spring/Summer 2014, Paris Street Style, Chinti & Parker.

First seen in collections by Peter Som and BCBG Max Azria, this trend has now been validated in retail. Key features include a waistline dropped to the hips and subtle gatherings on the seam, making for a modern take on the fit and flare classic. Jacquard fabrics help to hold structure.


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