2016 was a year of retro with 90s chokers, flared jeans from the 70s, and statement jackets that took us back to the 60s.
If you thought that the New Year would mark the end of new takes on the old, think again, because some of that retro feel of 2016 will live on in 2017 with a particular nod in the direction of the 80s.
So, while each season will bring its own new trends, it’s always good to know in advance what might be trending over the next twelve months. Here are some top tips on what the fashion experts are predicting you can expect the big fashion trends of 2017 to be.
Platform shoes are making a big come back and this year it’s likely to be a case of the chunkier the better. Whether they are full-blown platform shoes and sandals or chunky looking heels, high riser footwear is likely to be prominent throughout 2017.
There will be a definite hint of the 80s with big sleeves, like bell sleeves, bishop sleeves and mutton sleeves. They are likely to appear on everything from evening wear to casual wear and sleeves with ornate details and ruffles will be popular too.
Patches and pins
Tiny accessories that can be used on everything from jackets, purses were big in 2016, but they look like they’re here to stay for a while yet, so don’t go putting your multi-patch jackets to back of the wardrobe just yet.
Pinks and other pastel colors are featured heavily in the coming season too. Pastels are perfect for spring, but in 2017 they are likely to be hanging around later in the year than that in the form of blush colored skirts and shorts.
Many people are predicting that khaki will be the number one neutral color to wear in 2017 for everything from accessories to coats. Khaki, it seems, will be the new black and white in 2017.
In another throwback to the 80s, expect to find ruffled edges on sleeves, collars and on the hems of trouser and skirts. While not as extreme as the ruffles of the New Romantics of the 1980s, ruffles are expected to make a comeback this year.
The US presidential election may be over, but the politics are just beginning! Tee shirts with big and bold political statements are what you are likely to be wearing with your jeans in 2017.
Necklines will be creeping back up in 2017. From dresses to shirts, you are likely to find that in the next twelve months, necklines just keep on getting higher and higher.
The summer / spring season looks like it will be the season of bohemian style dresses, so expect lots of tiered layers, embroidered details and plenty of bared shoulder silhouettes.
Velvet, in all colors, is being predicted to be big in 2017 and beyond. Whether it’s on dresses, jackets, coats, or footwear; velvet is going to be absolutely everywhere in the foreseeable future.