Our spring forecast for trends in womenswear

As Winter comes to an end it’s time to welcome Spring with open arms. Fresh from the runway, these are the hottest trends for the upcoming season. Enjoy the preview and get ready to update your closet with some of these cool looks.

BANKER CHIC LADY

Say goodbye to sleek cuts that emphasise the female curves and hello to oversized designs. Masculine shapes will be seen in stores this Spring. The focus lies on exaggerated shoulders and the traditional banker blazers. An ode to 80’s Wall Street, perhaps? The banker chic look was recently seen in Hollywood when female actresses rocked pantsuits for the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. The quintessential button-down was also updated and enlarged – a bold move for the office staple.

THE NEW TRENCH COAT

There’s a new buzz about town and it involves a classic fashion piece. The trench coat received a makeover and made its debut on the runways just in time for spring showers. The weatherproof material still stands but designers added a bit of flair to the traditional design. Our cover-up hero is now longer and broad-shouldered. There is no doubt that this subtle change will leave fashionistas pining for the new version.

 

ROBE IT UP

It’s not news that loungewear has been trending for a few seasons. For instance, slip dresses and lacy bralettes over t-shirts were all the rage in 2016. For this Spring, designers incorporated a masculine touch to the lingerie over clothes obsession. The new addition is long and flowy robes to be worn as wrap jackets. Perfect for the evenings, this trend adds a bit of boudoir luxury to any boring outfit.

FLATFORMS AND MULES FOR THE WIN

Ladies can breathe a sigh of relief. Instead of painful stilettos, a lot of the models sported the ever so comfortable flatforms and mules on the runways. Anticipate casual and easy to wear footwear for the Spring.

Ahmed Elmi

Editor-in-Chief

Ahmed has worked extensively in lifestyle editorial, writing for magazines like Esquire UK, and has also worked as a digital copywriter for numerous brands that include, L’Oreal, British Airways, and Pernod Ricard. Tweet him @ahmednelmi or send him a nice story: ahmed.elmi@theechelon.co.uk