“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” —Diana Vreeland
Well, fashion does have its own moods and changes almost every day. But the fashionistas of the world are quick to grab any change in the current fashion trends that keep them running in the race of being amongst the most fashionable.
It’s not easy being the follower of fashion trends, for fashion is not limited to just clothes. A fashionable person must keep abreast with current fashion trends in apparels, accessories, footwear, hair and even the way they walk and talk.
Out of fashion! Yes, fashion is now here, now gone and things become out of fashion with the blink of an eye.
But let us keep a track of the fashion trends of 2018 and know what’s in and what’s out. Let us know fast so that we are up there everywhere and can match shoes with the stiff upper lipped fashion icons.
So, girls start making your shopping list. Here are the fashion trends of 2018 just for you…
The most fashionable colours of this year
No fashion, absolutely no fashion can be envisaged without colours. Colours make fashion, colours bring colour to fashion. This year’s colours are brighter bolder and more in your face, so you’ll see a lot of red, orange, fuchsia, burgundy and green. It is like brighter the better! And no this is not limited just to the party scene, everyday wear has lovely shades of these colours too.
Women can be seen in fuchsia maxi dresses (of course with plunging necklines) or they you will see them sans any drama of modesty in little short dresses, in the hottest of colours.
A lot of shimmer is also quite in, both in clothes and accessories. If there’s a gold dress, you’ll see a matching shimmer bag with it and the heels will match the two too.
Everyday wear has never been so hot and happening before. Lovely shades of pinks and yellows and greens and blues… You will see a woman shopping for her grocery in a soothing blue cotton or you will see her pushing the pram in her eye-catching blue t-shirt.
If colours are making things hotter everywhere else, why should the work front be left behind? Women at work are following the fashion trends of 2018 to a tee, and why shouldn’t they?
Who says the workplace dressing should be monotonous? After all, you are there for a good 8 to 9 hours, you deserve to feel like a million dollar even at your workplace.
Let’s let the colours stay with us, and move on to the clothes.
The hip fashion trends of 2018 in clothes
Edith Head had said, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” So, true, isn’t it?
Who can ignore a woman who is dressed to kill? Even when an average looking woman, when she dolls herself up in beautiful clothes, she can emerge as a beautiful damsel. And dare anyone to ignore her!
Let’s look at the weapons that you can dress yourself up with.
Quite in! Long dresses, literally touching the floor, with uneven seem lines have made a comeback and how! Chiffon, silk and muslin, these are the material used and somehow or the other these long dresses make a fat woman look thin and thin woman look rounded.
No wonder they are such a big hit in the fashion trends for women.
You will spot women in long dresses in social events and evening parties and yes, on dinner dates as well.
Knee length dresses and skirts
Knee-length dresses and skirts have never gone out of fashion. The current fashion trends also support knee-length dresses and skirts. A line dresses and skirt or figure-hugging, it depends on the occasion and place. When it comes to clothes shopping, you might have some confusion. That is especially true when you are looking for a skirt or dress. There are so many to choose from, but that is part of what makes shopping for them so much fun. The material is one thing to consider when skirt shopping. Some materials, such as denim, are long-lasting and durable.
Others are delicate and may not be as strong, but they are still beautiful. The length and general style of any skirt or dress you choose is also important. For instant, a mini skirt is fun for a night out, but a midi skirt reaching below your knees may be more appropriate for work. Some dresses and skirts are mad in styles and with materials that make them perfect for multiple uses as well.
Jeans and trousers
Fashion trends for women have brought distress jeans in vogue. Women of all ages are following this huge rage and you can see women wearing jeans torn in all places. Amazingly more the tear in the jeans, the more expensive it is.
And, hang on, jumpsuits of all kinds are a major fad these days. Monochromes and stripes mostly loved by young girls in their 20s.
Actually, if you notice, fashion trends in 2018 are all about looking good but not at the cost of comfort. So casual clothes are much in demand and fashion and distress jeans worn together with a trendy top or t-shirt is quite popular.
All in all about the current fashion in clothes
If you’re a fan of layering, you can jump with joy for layering is ‘the’ thing that is considered to be fashionable. Crop tops and layered skirts or layered dress with a color coordinated jacket—a big fashion turn on. Of course, you can decide on your attire depending upon the AM/PM thing.
Designers to watch out for
Right from DKNY to Yves Saint Laurent, most of the international designers are still as hot as they were. Sure there are some new names who have made their grand entry Kirsten Ley, Kim Tiziana, Ozlana, Carlton Jones, LillzKillz and Rottmüller.
New designers have brought in their own ideas and fresh designs. Any which ways, fashion that sells is fashionable and these newbies are certainly making some noise. So, the fashion scene of 2018 is looking as bright and happening as a newly decorated Christmas party.
How about the 2018 accessories?
If clothes are making a run to keep up with the fashion trends of 2108, can the accessories be far behind?
Bags and more bags…
Sling bags, hobos, tote bags and clutches… all are in demand. Women of 2018 believe in living in style and therefore their bags are as stylish as their clothes. Shimmer is found in bags too and so are the hot colours.
Right from canvas bags to pure leather, there is a market for all types. However, the fringe bags of the 1980s have made a comeback and it appears that they are here to stay. Clutches are more for the parties and tote bags and sling bags are more in use at professional places.
Hobos are of course for casual use.
Putting the best foot forward in the best footwear
“What you wear – and it always starts with your shoes – determines what kind of character you are. A woman who wears high heels carries herself very different to a girl who wears sneakers or sandals. It really helps determine how you carry yourself”, said the famous Hollywood actress, Winona Ryder.
And, how true too!
Heels never go out of fashion. How can a fashionable woman be dressed without her heels? Fashion gurus believe that heels do not just give height to women, but they add stature to a woman’s personality too. You will seldom see a fashion conscious woman wearing flats.
Wedges and block heels are popular amongst working women and stilettos are in for the party scene. And, mind you, heels are not just the privilege of short women, even tall women opt to wear heels. It is like taller the better!
Of course, even in 2018, when it comes to comfort, flats cannot be beaten. So, pumps and sandals are in but they are designed in such a classy manner that you want to wear them too.
Other accessories are very many, these include earrings and neck pieces; bracelets and anklets. It usually depends on the occasion, but then 2018 is a year of mavericks. One does as one wants to do! So, occasion or no occasion, women wear what they feel most comfortable in.
All in all, fashion in 2018 is a mixed fashion. Where some prefer to be dressed conservatively, there are those who are quite bohemian and then there are some who are neither here nor there.
New fashion icons are emerging. There was a time when women blindly followed their favorite Hollywood star, now it’s the sports star or some other celebrity. At the moment, everyone’s darling is the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Her stripped blazers are being copied by all her die-hard fans, so are her crisp button-downs.
Fashion is ephemeral, what is in today, may become old news soon. But then, what’s in today is in news…