A Few Fashion Trends For The New Year
It's a new year which means fashion designers are already creating new styles and trends to hit the runway. Here are a few fashion trends that we predict will make an impact in 2017.
Plus size will be the new normal size
Plus-size model Ashley Graham has been slaying the modeling industry in 2016 and helped change the standard of modeling going forward in 2017. In 2016 Graham was on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, she received her own plus-size Barbie line and appeared on the cover of British Vogue. The President of IMG agency (the agency Graham works for) told the Hollywood Reporter
“The more we see women of different sizes being comfortable in their own skin, the more we change peoples’ point of view on beauty, and the more we become desensitized to who is a size 0, a size 6 or a size 16.”
Many designers like Christian Siriano have taken steps to include plus size models and clothes in their collections. Siriano included 5 plus size models in his New York Fashion Week runway on September 2016. Since the avenge size of a women in America is 16 it makes sense that plus size would be represented in fashion and we are going to see a lot of that in 2017.
Athleisure isn't going anywhere
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, Athleisure or Activewear is “casual clothing meant to be worn both for exercising and for general use.” This style of clothing has become popular because of its versatility. With a market size of 44 billion dollars in the US Athleisure is here to stay and the market is expected to grow to 83 billion by 2020, according to financial service corporation Morgan Stanley. This style of clothing has filled a gap in the fashion industry that many people didn't even know needed to be filled. Sweaty Betty, Outdoor Voices and Yogasmoga are just a few brands that carry Athleisure.
If you've been shopping in recent months you would have noticed a new fashion trend. Which are sweaters and shirts with shoulder cut outs. This new style looks good on women of all ages. Don't be surprised when you see every top with a shoulder cut out this year.