Trend Rules: Three’s Company

By Annelise Ingram

 

We all know that one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do, and it takes two to tango, but like the TV show taught us, three’s company. Anyone who watches trends will tell you that it’s not only true, it’s a rule. In forecasting, the rule of three can be applied on the runway, on the streets, wherever…but if you see a new style three times, be aware that it could become the next big thing in fashion! This season’s runway in particular has us neck-deep in trends with beautiful fabrics and who-knows-what up our sleeves!

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For our first trend, the rule of three shows us that a covered neck is a sexy neck. Turtlenecks, scarves, and pussy bows, specifically, were seen throughout the runway. Balenciaga, and Joie made use of this trend in their fall 2016 runway shows, and Tory Burch’s bow tie with pantsuit is a great example of how to style this trend. All this to prove that ‘modest can be hottest’ when it comes to showing that sultry neck of yours.

Speaking of sultry, let’s take a look at the trendiest fabrics this season. By a touch of pure ‘sheerendipity’ (get it?) we’re seeing a return to all that is femme with a fabulous velveteen vibe to boot. Perhaps a bit avant-garde for our mothers’ generation, the see-through fabrics give a romantic look when done well. Velvet also whispers of romance when the wearer enters a room. Monse, Akris, and Roberto Cavalli were all part of the velvet underground.

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Lastly, the rule of three confirms that even though we may have the right to bear arms,  you may choose to be a ‘shoulder puff girl’  or even a caped crusaders this fall Ok, ok, in simpler terms, we’re all about fur sleeves, puffed sleeves, and capes to keep our arms looking fresh this season.  Prada and J. W. Anderson both showed this  bold look. Lucky for us, it’s a trend appropriate for women of any age, and nearly any personality. If you like to go big or go home, puff those sleeves as big as they’ll get. If you prefer to dress more subtly, go for a sweet cape to shield you from the cold.

As you can see, the hit pieces this season tend to focus on the neck and the arms. And when wondering what fabrics are best, you can’t lose with sheer or velvet. With many more trends on their way, these are just a few to add to the closet. Maybe even pair them up! Look for blouse with sheer, puffed sleeves, or find a cape made of velvet. Just remember that if you like it, it’s in. So go with your gut, have confidence, and brave these new trends for the world to see. And when you’re ready for something new, just remember to look for the rule of three!

 


 

Works Cited

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear. (n.d.). Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/prada/slideshow/collection#17)

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear. (n.d.). (Monse, Producer) Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/monse/slideshow/collection#22

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear. (n.d.). (Versace, Producer) Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2016-ready-to-wear/versace/slideshow/collection#49

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear. (n.d.). (T. Burch, Producer) Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/tory-burch/slideshow/collection#28

Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear. (n.d.). (Prada, Producer) Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/prada/slideshow/collection#4

Mower, S. (n.d.). J W Anderson Spring 2016 Ready to Wear. Retrieved April 3, 2016, from Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2016-ready-to-wear/j-w-anderson

 

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