Dress En Vogue: The Top Fashion Trends for 2021
Every new year brings new fashion trends, and much like 2020 and all the years proceeding it, there are a few key pieces that should be on your radar.
Within the last year, a majority of Americans have transitioned to working remotely and are spending a considerable amount of more time at home. Of course, this has had an impact on fashion, with a shift toward casual comfort being reflected in our new year’s predictions.
What should be in your fashion forecast for 2021? Here are the top trends you will want to embrace:
The Little Black Dress
A little black dress is a classic staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Whether you’re planning a girl’s night out or a romantic night in, there’s a style to suit every occasion. More than anything, though, your little black dress should be flattering — in a cut and fabric that makes you feel like a million bucks.
For example, you may want to wear a strapless, leather-look design on a date night or a sweet, black skater dress for a daytime event. In 2021, pair your little black dress with a pair of flat ankle boots or canvas sneakers for a casual twist.
With a blurred work-life balance being the new normal for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that so-called athleisure will remain a popular trend in 2021. Indeed, whether you’re working in your home office, kitchen or den, this trend is all about wearing comfortable gym wear virtually (pun intended) all day long for work or play.
So, say “no” to saggy tracksuit pants and “yes” to fitted yoga pants, slim tanks and cute, cropped hoodies. Athleisure wear is ideal for working remotely, quick trips to the grocery store, lunch dates with your besties, and Zoom meetings and get-togethers with colleagues and friends, respectively. Plus, if the mood strikes, you’re already dressed in the proper gear for a jog or workout.
Denim trends come and go, and while the resurrection of 70s flares might be unexpected, you may want to be the next in line to embrace this unique style. Wide-legged jeans and pants are making a comeback, and they come in a range of shades. But, if we can interject, we can’t go past a pair of high-waisted, classic light blue wash flares. Some dedicated fashionistas will be wearing floral flares, but in 2021 your best bet is to stick with denim. Pair your flares with a neutral, tummy revealing top in white, black or tan for a great look.
The Boyfriend Shirt
Another comfortable yet cool fashion trend for 2021 is the boyfriend shirt. Think oversized, loose-fitting styles in plain shades, plaid or stripes. The oversized shirt should look thrown on and carefree, and you can wear it partially tucked or unbuttoned. This look is ideal for lazy days at home, casual get-togethers and spontaneous road trips. Wear your boyfriend shirt as a dress or with a pair of skinny jeans.
The Monochromatic Trend
In 2021, one of the biggest trends will be monochromatic outfits. Now, this doesn’t mean wearing solid black or red from head to toe. Instead, work this style by sticking to one shade in different tones for your entire outfit. For example, a sunny, bright yellow skirt worn with a lemon yellow knit or a navy dress complemented by a royal blue blazer would do the trick. To make it work, look for fashion pieces with conflicting textures. This could be a fluffy jumper with cotton pants or a sequined mini with a linen shirt.
Try Something New on for Size
In 2021, get ready to discover some new fashion trends while revitalizing some old ones. This year, comfort is in, and this starts with athleisure and loose boyfriend shirts. Little black dresses will always be in style, and in 2021 a flattering fit will be a must-have accessory in any wardrobe. Finally, for those who like to have fun with fashion, the return of 70s denim flare and monochromatic pairings have been spotted on the catwalk and will remain en vogue.