The latest trends in women's clothing for the summer point to women's dresses and the newest designs for 2018. Here we will cover
The Black Dress
Dress Colors in Lavender
Side Split Designs
Dresses for Travel
Women's Sheer Skirts
The fashion shows and designers in 2018 are showing the sheer skirt and dress. This is a stylish look with maximum versatility.
In a recent article from The Trend Spotter they discussed:
"The street style stars of European fashion weeks have made a pretty strong case for sheer skirts. We know this can be a somewhat challenging trend, but when its done right, it elevates any look from basic to très chic." See more at Trend Spotter
In 2018 you will see the sheer skirts and dresses in a variety of styles. Some designs lean to the more sexy look and more with the use of sheer skirts as a cover for any number of looks including; pants, body suits, tight skirts, cropped trousers or jeans and even shorts and undergarments.
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Some of these designs are a bit "risque" for many women but again the variety provides options. You will be able to match your personal fashion brand (PFB) with ideas such as shorts, a louse blouse of tee.
It will not surprise you that the movement toward natuatl fibers continues to grow. We are seeing more styles coming out that are into the green movement. You will find a lot being writen and promoted with natural fibers. This is becoming more of a focus and discussion among those interested in our environment.
We found intersting ideas at Peruvian Connection
"The new luxe is built on natural fibers"
One potential advantage is functionality. A quality women's clothing garment from natural fibers can lend themselves to travel. The right design can be a lighter weight with comfort and style to show for it.
This idea of being eco-friendly is becoming important to many today. According to The Cut (source: https://www.thecut.com)
"The fashion industry can be shockingly wasteful and unethical. According to Business of Fashion, fashion is one of the most polluting industries, second only to oil. A study done by Dame Ellen MacArthur’s foundation in November revealed that the fashion industry produces more carbon emissions than international flights.
The use of eco-friendly natural fiber in women's fashion design will be slow to develop at first. It is easy to understand the reluctance of the designer fashion industry to jump on bnoard. The choice of natural fabric materials is still limited and there may be a "stigma" attached to the use of natural fibers.
One drawback for some natural fiber is cost. It is also the "price" we pay for being eco-friendly today.
Let's review several natural fibers being used successfully in women's clothing fashion
But my biggest worry was whether I’d be able to find stuff I liked on a budget. Unfortunately, higher price points are just a fact when shopping sustainably (it’s the cost of doing business in an ethical way), but you can find plenty of good pieces around $100"
Bamboo is renowned for being one of the most eco-friendly materials on the market. It is a fast-growing grass which can be harvested after 2 or 3 years, doesn’t need to be replanted, improves the soil quality, and can be grown without fertilisers or pesticides. The fabric bamboo grass produces is soft, therefore perfect for baby clothing, bed linen, and towels. It is also moisture absorbent, hypoallergenic, and anti-bacterial.
>>>Source: AliExpress eco dresses
Similar to bamboo as a natural fiber for clothing, Hemp is a very green product for our environment. Hemp has a number of natural advantages for growing such as a crop that has a "high'yield" quotient and can been grow without chemical damage to the soil and environment. One of the advantages for clothing is the fibers of the Hemp plant are very strong and durable.
There will be continued growth in exploring and utilizing Hemp in fashion styles and designs.
You need to check the origin and eco-friendly nature of a cotton garment.
That said, we have a significant production for organic cotton. This type of cotton is grown without using chemicals or GMOs. The downside for designers and manufacturers is the "labor-intensive" production. You can check this because it "should be labeled as fair-trade to ensure workers aren’t being exploited."
LAVENDER AND THE VIOLET HUES
There are various views on 2018 color trend in fashion, Lavender and "Ultra Violet" (e.g. Pantone prediction).
Our research into the designs, styles and trends shows that lavender has a big play in dresses, tops, pants, athletic wear...you name it.
DRESSES FOR TRAVEL IN Style
Summer 2018 will bring travel for business and leisure. Selecting the best garments for both style for the occasion and the ability to travel is an important element of a successful plan.
"When the climate allows, a casual dress and jacket is go-to uniform for travel. You can move freely, and once you arrive, you won’t need to spend extra time at your hotel changing into a cute outfit. Read more at Travel and Leisure
Here are the four things to keep top of mind when selecting your travel ward robe .
Here is a proven standy for travel success...the jacket or blazer. It is the mix & match Queen!