Is it time for a wardrobe overhaul? Well, we’ve carefully and expertly analysed the catwalks to establish the top fashion trends of 2018. Get ready to be bold, because they’re set to include plastic, embellishment, plenty of logos…and even bike shorts!
Wide leg trousers are a trend that’s here to stay, at least until the end of 2018, and they’re easier to wear than you think. Let your body shape dictate whether you opt for something with a slight flare, or a pair of fully-blown bell bottoms. Sartorial rules dictate that if you’ve got volume somewhere else, such as a billowy blouse, then you might want to tone it down with the cut of your trousers. In contrast, going big and bold with a pair of wide legs usually calls for something that accentuates the waist such as a corset top.
Embrace your logos
Late last year, as fashion week moved to its last location Milan, the runways were awash with logos. This 90’s trend has made a firm comeback and has been seen on millennial IT girls such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. On the Gucci catwalk, statements were made with reams of logo pearls but for a day to day look, T-shirts emblazoned with the logos of famous fashion houses can easily be styled with jeans or a high-waisted skirt.
Look out for Lucite
See-through has become a huge movement in the fashion world over the past few months. We’ve seen everything from head to toe – sheer caps, sheer dresses, sheer socks and even sheer shoes and have been inundated with not only plastic but the material’s more sophisticated relative – Lucite. The great thing with Lucite is that it goes with absolutely everything, although some fashion designers have created some colourful interpretations, particularly on the block heel.
At fashion week, the message from Miu Miu was that layering is back in. Honestly though, was it ever really out? Layer your party dress over a shirt, whether simple or contrasting, and you’ll be right on trend. The great thing about layering is that it gives you so many different combinations that you’ll feel as though you have a brand new wardrobe. Unsure about what might suit you? Check out sites such as Ashleigh Plus Size, a website dedicated to clothing for ladies with a fuller figure.
Forget the eighties; now designers are looking back to the nineties with a revival of some of the decade’s biggest hits. We’ve already mentioned the logo revival, but designers like Versace also brought a great deal of attention to the plaid slip dress, pairing it over t-shirts (again with the layers) and even showcasing their own take on the iconic 90’s feather boa. Other revisited nineties trends included cargo denim, grunge and, surprisingly, cycling shorts. You heard correctly, although they might not be for everyone, different versions have been witnessed on catwalks to some of the most trend-setting celebrities. The question is – are you bold enough?