Fashion trend is a concept that has no clear definition. In the fashion literature, the term trend is stated as a direction, movement or flow. Combined with the term fashion the meaning in trend is a general tendency of the next fashion.
Fashion Trends in Time
It seems that the origins of fashion trends date back to the 14th century. Although, the idea behind trends back then wasn’t the same as now. Clothes were used for showing off wealth. If someone could discard a costume only after a few weeks of wearing, that person was considered rich.
One of the oldest trendsetters is Queen Elizabeth I who dictated the fashion during her reign. In other words, a fashion trend was something that a king or a queen liked.
In more modern days, life before the internet, fashion trends were established through magazines. For a long time, fashion houses would promote themselves in fashion magazines which were the main source of style inspiration for people.
The digital era produced innovative ways to start a trend. The internet together with the major social media platforms changed the fashion trend game forever. Today celebrities and social media influencers are an enormous influence in setting a trend.
10 New Fashion Trends
Time doesn’t forgive anybody so you should not take it for granted. Every decade in a woman’s life is a new fashion era that must adapt to the new style and trends.
When you are in your 20s, you want to explore everything and find who you are and what you want to do. Whether you want to get a new job, a new car, a new house or just get married and raise a family, your life will evolve over time. And so, will your style.
Below we collected the ten newest trending fashion ideas for women under 30 which you should try out before the time goes by.
1- Puff Sleeves
Puff Sleeves are defined as the sleeves of a women’s garment that is gathered at the shoulders and caught in at the cuff to create an inflated, puffy effect.
This trend was already a big hit in 2019 so fashion designers continued it with even bolder and bigger sleeves in 2020.
The puff sleeve emerged in the Renaissance, but its popularity would wane and resurge in the Edwardian age of the early 1900s and once again in the 1930s as a response to the decade prior’s focus on shapeless silhouettes and androgynous styles. Sometimes over the top, sleeves would be lined with stiffened fabric (this hyper-feminine style returned in the ’80s!). Now, the puff sleeve is more about the dramatic oversized shoulders and sleeves. So flattering, so flirty, so fashionable—puff sleeves are at once the style of the Victorian era and of the ’80s.
While designers and celebs have taken a more-and-more approach to statement sleeves, this season’s hottest trend is surprisingly easy to wear. Take a tailored blazer with delicate ruching at the shoulders out for a spin around the office, or wear a pretty floral dress with balloon sleeves to a spring wedding—whatever the occasion, the puff-sleeve trend is a chic way to update everyday basics. From silky blouses and patterned jumpsuits to cozy sweaters and spring jackets, you have a large selection to choose from.
2- Polka Dots
A classic pattern that will be around forever, seen on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Balmain and Dries Van Noten. For those who like patterns but don’t want anything too out there, dots are definitely the way to go.
Polka dot is a pattern consisting of an array of large filled circles of the same size. The term “polka dot” derives loosely from the Bohemian folk dance of the same name (“Polka”, in the Czech language, means “Polish woman” or “little woman”—tradition has it the dance was named when some Bohemian travelers came upon a young Polish girl performing the dance).
In Medieval Europe, the pattern was initially seen as very unpleasant, representing disease and impurity. Meanwhile, in Non-Western cultures, dots are viewed as symbols of male virility and magic.
Nowadays polka dots are often seen on children’s clothing, toys, furniture and many other items. They also appear in a wide range of contexts. The polka dot pattern rarely appears in more formal clothing, probably because it has been confined to more playful scenes and has been used for playful clothing items such as bathing suits and lingerie. Occasionally, white-on-black small dots appear on more formal clothing.
The classic polka dot patterns that have been worn by everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Princess Diana suddenly feel modern again, thanks to designers and fashion influencers who have come up with new ways of wearing dots.
Dresses, pants, outerwear and accessories. You can never have enough polka dot style. If you really want to be on-trend, then choose bigger dots. The great advantage to polka dots is that you can wear them anywhere, from the most casual days to the swishiest of occasions. You could wear a polka dot tee with your jeans and sneakers, or a polka dot blouse with a pair of black pants for work, or a polka dot dress for a summer wedding. The options really are endless.
Pleats are a fold or doubling of fabric that is pressed, ironed, or creased into place. (Pleats that are sewn into place are called tucks). There are many varieties, but the side and box pleats are the most common, although they can be accordion, cartridge, circular, curtain, draped, fluted, Fortuny or French. They can be inserted, as well as inverted. Pleats add an even greater fullness to a shape (particularly the skirt). Think Marilyn Monroe over the air vent in “The 7 Year Itch”.
In fashion, pleats are used to create volume in a garment. The fabric is gathered or folded together, which creates a fuller silhouette. Pleats not only provide an aesthetic function, but they are also practical, as they allow for freedom of movement and airflow within a garment. When sewing pleats, make sure to leave an extra seam allowance at the top, as you’ll need extra room to sew and fold the pleats. You will often need a lot more fabric for a pleated item so make sure to follow the fabric requirements in the sewing pattern carefully.
Fashion designers and seamstresses have been using pleats to create volume, texture, and dimension in garments since ancient Egypt. From pleated front trousers to accordion-pleated skirts and dresses, the dynamic folding technique is a staple in fashion today.
You definitely should try pleats trend this year, it’s going to be very popular during Spring-Summer season.
The pleated skirt is a pretty garment that can be found in different lengths, styles, and colors, that’s why there will be no problem to find the right one for your upcoming activities. It’s no secret, pleats add bulkiness, that’s why they fit women with thinner bodies. Speaking of outfit ideas, then you are free to pair pleated skirts with shirts, blouses, tank tops, sweaters, graphic tees, turtlenecks, etc. A pleated skirt can become a part of any street look, from the one that you wear during casual street walks and night outs to office attire. Get inspired and find your favorites right now!
4- Trench Coats
A trench coat or trenchcoat is a coat variety made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton gabardine drill, leather, or poplin. It has a removable insulated lining, raglan sleeves, and the classic versions come in various lengths ranging from just above the ankles (the longest) to above the knee (the shortest).
It was during the First World War that this now iconic garment took the shape that we recognize today, a form that remains startlingly current despite being more than 100 years old. The trench coat is, in some ways, emblematic of the unique moment in history that World War I occupies, when everything—from rigidly held social structures to military organization to fashion—was in upheaval; it is both a product of this time as well as a symbol of it.
Even so, the story of the trench coat starts roughly 100 years before the outbreak of World War I in 1914. As early as 1823, rubberized cotton was being used in weatherproof outerwear for both civilian and military use. These “macks”, named for their inventor Charles Macintosh, were great at keeping the rain out, but equally—and unfortunately—great at keeping sweat in.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Meryl Streep in Kramer Vs Kramer, or Kate Moss in countless Burberry campaigns—the trench coat has been in en vogue for over a century. The magic of the trench is: it can be dressed up or dressed down and span any era. Versatile, practical, and lightweight to layer, the best trench coats are more than transitional heroes: they’ll see you through almost every situation, in any season.
5- Midi and Maxi Denim Skirts
A denim skirt sometimes referred to as a “jean skirt” or “jeans skirt,” is a skirt made of denim, the same material as blue jeans. Denim skirts come in a variety of styles and lengths to suit different populations and occasions.
In the 1960s the first denim skirt was created. The hippies came up with the idea of recycling old denim jeans and transforming them into long denim skirts by opening the inseams and inserting pieces of triangular denim (or any other fabric) in the front and unless a tall slit in back is preferred, also in the back of the opened-up trousers. In time skirts became shorter and changed the design with the idea to move away from men’s jeans. Fashion houses took notice of the jean skirt and began producing them in a variety of styles. The most popular? The front snap jeans skirt.
Acid wash denim was the ultimate trend in the late ’80s, with people rocking it on everything from jackets to dresses, and, of course, the jean skirt. By the 1990s, people began wearing more subdued denim washes. Jean skirts officially entered the toddlers’ market by the mid-’90s. By 1995, you could catch jean skirts on the catwalks in Paris and Milan as fashion houses like Chanel started to embrace the trend. By 2000, everyone was wearing jean skirts—the color and styling were endless. The newest style was the jean maxi skirt. Trendy additions, like crystal embellishments or fringe detailing, really made their mark in the early 2000s. A knee-length cut was a go-to during this decade. As a result, the front slit became extremely popular. While longer jean skirts remained in fashion, people began playing around with shorter hems again. For the teens, pairing jean skirts with boots, like UGGs, was the epitome of style. Tall socks were a bonus. Jean skirts were no longer just worn by teens at the mall. They were just as easily styled with a blazer and heels as it was with a T-shirt and sneakers in the mid-2000s.
Nowadays the maxi and midi denim skirts are a must-have for every lady in their 20’s. This year you may find them in different colors, sizes, and styles for every occasion.
6- Leather All Year
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. It can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale.
Leather is one of man’s earliest and most useful discoveries. Our ancestors used leather to protect themselves from the elements. Primitive man hunted wild animals for food, then made clothing, footwear, and crude tents from the hides.
Wall paintings and artifacts in Egyptian tombs dating back to 5000 B.C. show that leather was used for sandals, clothes, gloves, buckets, bottles, shrouds for burying the dead and for military equipment. The ancient Greeks are credited with developing tanning formulas using certain tree barks and leaves soaked in water to preserve the leather.
Leather is used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles and decorated by a wide range of techniques.
The present-day leather clothing and accessories market is continually drawing inspiration from bygone eras due to a focus on craftsmanship and tradition. From rugged leather boots reminiscent of Western cowboys to the vintage aviator aesthetic that epitomizes the WWII era, contemporary fashion designers still take reference and inspiration from history to design the leather goods of tomorrow.
Who said leather was just for colder temperatures? Instead of putting your leather away for half the year, labels like Prada, Givenchy, Hermes, and Rokh want us to wear year-round—and in all the colors, not just black.
7- Bermuda Shorts
Bermuda shorts, also known as walk shorts or dress shorts, are a particular type of short trousers, worn as semi-casual attire by both men and women. The hem, which can be cuffed or uncuffed, is around 1 inch above the knee.
They are so-named because of their popularity in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, where they are considered appropriate business attire for men when made of suit-like material and worn with knee-length socks, a dress shirt, tie, and blazer.
Bermuda shorts originated with the British Army for wear in tropical and desert climates, and they are still worn by the Royal Navy, as well as the Royal Canadian Navy. During the Second World War, there was a shortage of clothing in Bermuda.
In the U.S., these shorts were strictly for leisure pursuits, and in the 1950s, some towns and universities enacted bans on wearing shorts! By the 1980s, though, taboos around people wearing tailored shorts had all but disappeared.
In the 1950s, women were finally given permission to slip on Bermuda shorts; until then it had been thought un-ladylike to show off your legs above the knee. Women could be fined for too-short shorts.
Nowadays most of us skip high socks (although they still wear them in Bermuda!) in favor of no socks at all (or no-show socks), but Bermuda shorts are still a popular way to stay cool while looking stylish when the weather warms up.
8- Utility Jumpsuits
A jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with sleeves and legs and typically without integral coverings for feet, hands or head. The original jumpsuit is the functional one-piece garment used by parachuters.
A Florentine artist and designer who went by the name of Thayat created the first-ever jumpsuit in 1919 as a practical piece of clothing worn by parachuters and skydivers—quite literally a suit for jumping!—as well as race car drivers and aviators.
It was Elsa Schiaparelli who put the jumpsuit on the fashion map in the ’30s. The revolutionary designer and rival to Coco Chanel shook up the Paris couture scene with her innovative and daring designs.
Katharine Hepburn gave the jumpsuit a touch of Hollywood glamour when she wore a monogrammed silk one-piece in the 1937 film Stage Door.
The jumpsuit hit the catwalks again in the 60s when André Courrèges showed futuristic styles in Paris. YSL sent palazzo one-pieces down the runway in the ’70s; Cher, Abba and Elvis adopted the jumpsuit as their signature style, and it became the go-to look for Studio 54 regulars Diana Ross, Liza Minelli, and Bianca Jagger, who danced to disco in Halston’s trademark designs.
Plenty of pop icons have performed in a jumpsuit—think Madonna performing Papa Don’t Preach, Britney Spears clad in a red PVC all-in-one in the Oops! I Did It Again video and Mel B rocking her beloved skin-tight leopard one-pieces back in the Spice Girls days.
After a hiatus where it was considered rather naff, in the ’00s the jumpsuit really began to be taken seriously as a fashion item. Soon, it was infiltrating the red carpet as a cool alternative to the usual dresses, and we considered it a must-have.
The best part about jumpsuits is that all the work that goes into planning an outfit is already done for you. Brands like Zimmermann, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jonathan Simkhai, and many others made our lives so much easier with these one-stop-shop looks for 2020. Work smarter, not harder, in the coming year.
9- Knit Maxis
Knitting is one of the oldest forms of clothes-making. The name appears to have derived from the old English verb to knot (cnyttan) and the Dutch for the same (knutten). Hand-knitting has transformed from a necessity into a craft hobby. The industrialization of the technique has allowed knitting to become entangled in the history of fashion itself.
The oldest knitted artifacts are socks from Egypt, dating from the 11th century CE. They are a very fine gauge, done with complex colorwork and some have a short row heel, which necessitates the purl stitch. These complexities suggest that knitting is even older than the archeological record can prove.
The earliest known knitted items in Europe were made by Muslim knitters employed by Spanish Christian royal families before the 14th century.
Knitting machines were used as early as the 16th Century and produced right up until the 19th Century to make a fine lace-like knit long before industrialization.
Coco Chanel’s 1916 use of a jersey in her hugely influential suits was a turning point for knitwear, which became associated with the woman.
In the 1940s came the iconic wearing of body-skimming sweaters by sex symbols like Lana Turner and Jane Russell, though the 1950s were dominated by conservative popcorn knits. The swinging 1960s were famously manifested in Missoni’s colorful zig zag knitwear. This era also saw the rise both of Sonia Rykiel, dubbed the “Queen of Knitwear” for her vibrant striped sweaters and her clingy dresses, and of Kennedy-inspired preppy sweaters.
In the early 20th century, the commercial production of knitwear grew from underwear to fashionable outerwear. Casual sportswear becomes increasingly popular along with an interest in exercise, outdoor activities and fitness.
It’s not every day that we come across a trend that just works, but the knit maxi dress defies all odds. And lucky for us, it’s about to take off this upcoming season.
10- Fancy Bra Tops
A bra, short for brassiere or brassiere, is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support or cover the wearer’s breasts.
Bras have gained importance beyond their mere functionality as a garment. Women’s choices about what kind of bra to wear are consciously and unconsciously affected by social perceptions of the ideal female body shape, which changes over time. Bras have become a fashion item and cultural statement that are sometimes purposefully revealed by the wearer or even worn as outerwear.
The first depiction of women wearing bras is dated to Ancient Greece. Wall paintings depict women wearing bandeau-like tops (for support—or to cover up!) while playing sports. The evolution of bra continued in the 16th century when the corset was invented and used as the main piece de resistance in all the wealthy women’s outfits. They flattened women’s breasts, pushing them upward—almost to the point where they were falling out of their dresses. In the late 19th century a shift was made from the corset to what we call now a girdle.
1869 is the year when the modern bra is born, as the corset is separated into two separate undergarments. 1907 marks the year of brassiere’s birth, the word is first used by Vogue. Mary Phelps Jacob was the first woman who invented the modern brassiere for more comfort and uses in 1910. The production of brassieres shortened to the common “bra” ramped up starting with the 1930s and cup sizes became a thing. WWII changed not just the entire world of men but also women’s looks, especially with the new torpedo-shaped bra. Push-ups bras became popular in the ‘60s when a Canadian company just had its first design and production of the kind. As exercising became more popular among women in the ‘70s a sportier bra called “jog bra” was in need for those more active. In the ‘90s Madonna wore one of her most iconic looks yet: A Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed pink cone bra during one of her music tours. In the early ’00s, the bras were already a fashion statement to the ladies and some of the most expensive pieces were encrusted with rubies and diamonds to give a glamorous look.
When fashion insiders or celebs endorse them with their latest stream of outfits, though, it solidifies the trend as one that will translate from the runway to real life. And that’s exactly what is happening right now with the exposed bra trend. While it sounds tricky to pull off IRL, there has been plenty of evidence that it’s about to blow up. This year, bras are meant to be SEEN. Givenchy, Dion Lee, Courreges and Maryam Nassir Zadeh showed bra tops on the runway.
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