Fashion month has come and gone, and it’s time to take a look at what trends designers had in store for Fall Winter 2017 – 2018. So what’s new this season? From a powerful way of dressing with red colors to a smart and elegant print of florals in rich jeweled tones to that classic plaid patterns taking from the ‘70s inspiration to powerful statement coat with fur, everything this season’s trend is all about retaining its sense of fun, its color and glamour, while still embracing the individuality of style and fashion taste
In fashion nothing is really ever new. However, the good thing about today’s trends is that women in various body shapes and figures no longer have to wait to catch up what’s trending now. Many retailers and brands for plus size or petite ladies have been catching up with the times and are producing trends at a faster speed. Here are the ten major fashion trends for the next season, along with online stores where to shop them in plus sizes and petites, everything you’ll be wearing in six months.
1. Modern Touch of Silver
Seen at so many shows this season, the high shine of sleek silver – and other metallic in shades of silver – is back in a modern twist on classic pieces, whether it’s a night gown, a pleated skirt, a striking top, cute ankle boots or an evening purse.
Forever21 – Plus Size Satin Jumpsuit ($24.90) / Violeta by Mango – Metallic Biker Jacket ($149.99) / SimplyBe – Silver Shirred Bardot Top ($36.49) Newlook – Pink Vanilla Silver Satin Wide Leg Trousers (€29.99) / ASOS – Glamorous Petite Mini Skirt With Ruffle Trim In Metallic Faux Leather ($38.00) / Anthropologie – Metallic Knit Dress ($118.00) / Free People – Electra Slip ($108.00)
2. Powerful Dressing in Red
It is official that various shades of red in a way of monochromatic dressing is the color and style of this fall winter season. From midis to maxis, whether it’s pairs of suit, coats, skirts, jumpsuits, trousers or blouses, everything is about thinking “Lady in Red”.
ASOS CURVE – Paperbag Scuba Prom Skirt ($56.00) / Eloquii – Scarf Collar Flounce Dress ($104.90) / Lane Bryant – Ruffle-Sleeve Dress by Julia Jordan ($139.99) / Ashley Stewart – Lace-Up Corset Waist Drop Shoulder Top ($39.50) ASOS Petite – Noisy May Petite Padded Jacket With Hood ($60.00) / Free People – Whistler Jumpsuit ($229.00) / Boden USA – Ashbourne Dress ($150.00) / Very Petite – RI Petite Crop Top (£30.00)
3. Deep Winter Florals
Obviously, florals are not exclusively to spring and summer. This natural print representing the blooming garden also appears this season in all shapes and sizes, in much deeper and richer autumn-y palettes.
ASOS CURVE – Premium Slim Coat in Jacquard ($127.00) / Modcloth – Saturday State of Mind Knit Midi Dress ($64.99) / City Chic – Fall Lily Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress ($119.00) / ECI New York – Plus Size V-Neck Foil Midi Dress ($109.00) Anthropologie – Floral Velvet Skirt ($118.00) / Aritzia – Wilfred Pilier Jacket ($258.00) / Draper James – Francie Floral Katherine Top ($165.00) / Boden – Irene Ponte Dress ($150.00)
4. Retro Glamour Polka Dots
Along with stripes and plaids taking the major trend this season, the polka dot patterns – whether it’s polka dot dresses, blouses and skirts – returned to the fashion world, embossing the charm of retro style.
Simplybe – Spot Print Layer Jumpsuit ($47.99) / Marina Rinaldi – Multicoloured Design Jacquard Jacket ($635.00) / ASOS – Lost Ink Plus Contrast Spot Shirt ($60.00) / Eloquii – Trumpet Skirt with Knife Pleats ($79.90) Reformation – sorrenti pant ($178.00) / Ann Taylor – Petite Polka Dot Tiered Ruffle Dress ($129.00) / BODEN – Anya Waterproof Mac ($190.00) / New York & Company – Tiered Maxi Dress Polka Dot ($89.95)
Avenue – Mosaic Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress ($65.00) / ASOS – Frock And Frill Plus Embroidered Maxi Dress With Lace Insert ($269.00) / Ashley Stewart – Extreme Hi-Lo Abstract Camo Mockneck Top ($49.50) / Marina Rinaldi – Crêpe de Chine Palazzo Trousers ($690.00) and Crêpe de Chine Shirt ($770.00) Anthropologie – Yoko Kimono Cardigan ($158.00) / Modcloth – Muster the Length Maxi Dress in Indigo ($119.99) / Free People – Chrysler Jumpsuit ($198.00) / Wallis – Petite Patchwork Paisley Print Maxi Dress ($74.00)
6. Plaids and Checked In
Plaid, gingham, or check prints aren’t typically of the ’90s grunge anymore. Now, it’s all about the bright patterns from the ’70s, versatile and classic for the ultimate look of nonchalance.
Lane Bryant – Plaid Hooded Kimono with Closure ($59.95) / Modcloth – Pardon My French Quarter Cape in Plaid ($89.99) / Eloquii – Plaid Pencil Skirt ($69.90) Aritzia – Wilfred Elodie Blouse ($110.00) / Theory – Wool Plaid Power Dress ($375.00) / NEXT – Grey Check Single Breasted Jacket ($118.00) and Check Taper Trousers ($69.00) / ASOS – Sister Jane Petite Cropped Trousers In Tweed Check ($98.00)
7. Fur Statement Coat
For the year in a row, the appearance of fur coat has always been around whether on the runways or on the streets. And this season, furs come in super bright colors allowing to make a long-term winter not so boring colorless.
Marina Rinaldi – Faux Rabbit Fur Jacket ($340.00) / Isolated Heroes – Ziggy Stardust Faux Fur (£170.00) / ASOS Curve – Alice & You Coat In Snuggle Faux Fur ($174.00) ASOS PETITE – Chubby Vintage Coat in Faux Fur ($95.00) / Free People – Furry Bomber
($168.00) / Free People – Magnolia Coat ($298.00) / MANGO – Brooch Faux Fur Coat ($149.99)
8. Sleek and Smart Suiting
No explanation needed here. It’s a transformed trend where a minimalism office wardrobe based on the strict gray, classic checks, or simple suits with relaxed blazers takes on power women this season.
Carmakoma – Vagar Pants ($78.00), Michel Studio Pinstripe Boyfriend Jacket ($128.00) / Marina Rinaldi – Triacetate Blazer Jacket ($810.00) / Modcloth – Buttoned Tailored Wide-Leg Jumpsuit ($99.99) / Carmakoma – Vagar Pants ($100.00), Carmakoma – Aruba Striped Blazer ($100.00) Boden – British Tweed 7/8 Pants ($130.00), Elizabeth British Tweed Blazer ($198.00) / Eileen Fisher – Brushed Wool Long Vest ($358.00) / Theory – Stretch Wool Power Jacket ($585.00), Stretch Wool Pleated High-Waist Pant ($455.00) / Express – Petite Mid Rise Columnist Ankle Pant ($79.90), Express – Petite Light Gray One Button Jacket ($128.00)
9. Sophisticated Denim
No distressed, ripped, or grunge-y jeans, heading to the top of this season’s trends list, denim pieces – and it’s not just about a great pair of jeans – is taking its part in luxury and impeccably tailored for maximum everyday elegance.
Violeta by Mango – Chest-pocket Denim Shirt ($59.99) / Urbanog – Denim Sleeveless Peplum Tulle Hem Midi Dress ($60.90) / Modcloth – Wrangler Wideleg Whim Jeans in Dark Wash ($89.99) GAP – High rise A-line Denim Skirt ($59.95) / Eloquii Petite – Denim Blocked Dress ($139.90) / Free People – Great Reflection Denim One-Piece ($128.00) / Express – Petite Ruffle V-neck Denim Jumpsuit ($79.90)
10. Sporty Leisure Tracksuits
The sporty style is back in a feminine twist, while still embracing its coziness and relaxed practicality. For this season, typical sporty pieces like bombers and track suit continues and becomes increasingly feminized.