Cheers to Memorial Day and back to school. Everything for moms and kids starts popping up, from florals to stripes to polka dots to bright colors. For those of us who are back at work and don’t have family to go to, or simply can’t afford to take a five-day vacation in the Hamptons, trends for 2018 can be found in more than one part of the world.
In China, massive promotional campaigns have made this the Year of the Pig. In Japan, fashion trends began to shift to embrace a modern, urban image of skinny models, tight attire and trendy accessories. In India, creativity is known to surge in the last quarter of the year, the final three months of the fiscal year.
In the U.S., larger sizes make a comeback. In Korea, a bikini is designed with half of its worth of briefs being the bikini top, to conceal a curvier figure. And on the West Coast, many are bringing back white linen. To fall back on has never been so…shabby. So, where can I find a dress that is both modern and traditional?
Style Steal: The LBD is back. In terms of color, this pale-pink, sleeveless dress will be a chic alternative to your standard black and white. Some blue may be optional. This dress can be worn from brunch in the morning to cocktail events in the evening, with just one change. It will keep up with spring and summer trends, even while it handles fall and winter weather well. The two-part silhouette looks perfect with a simple clutch and contrasting flats.
Try this dress ($42, Lord & Taylor, lordandtaylor.com) At bottom: $30, above: $50, both by Missoni
Accessorize with a few accessories (check out two ties, one in black and one in red, $30, lowangle at net-a-porter.com) or a clutch or a quality clutch to top it off.
GET THE LOOK: Missoni