The resort 2018 trends are here! Although the collections are nowhere near close to hitting store shelves yet, they do give us a snapshot into what will be hot when the resort/cruise 2018 season hits in six months. Designers have quietly introduced their resort cruise 2018 collections through intimate runway shows, presentations, and photo-shoots; giving us a chance to rock these resort 2018 trends right now!
Here are the top six trends from the resort 2018 collections to watch; these may carry over into the spring 2018 collections!
Resort 2018 Trends: The Wild Wild West
Get out your cowboy gear, because the wild west is coming! The Wild Wild West was a huge trend in the late 70’s and early 80’s; and now it is back. Christian Dior’s cruise 2018 collection is pictured above featuring western themed looks. This is a trend we will start to see creep in during the fall 2018 season, and it will start to gain momentum in 2018. Look for western themed styles you would wear on the street as opposed to a horse.
I’m exited about this trend because it is a fresh trend which has not been overdone. We have seen bits and pieces of western themed styles over the years, but it has not been since the early 1980s when designers went full force into the trend. Let’s hope store buyers jump on the bandwagon and offer us some western themed pieces to incorporate into our 2018 wardrobes!
Resort 2018 Trends: Off The Shoulder
resort 2017 collections pictured: Alice + Olivia / Gucci
Off the shoulder, ruffles, cold shoulders; anything showing off the shoulder in some way, shape, or form, has been hot over the past year. This trend is showing no sign of slowing down as we head into 2018. For the resort 2018 season, look for styles which show off your fabulous shoulders; and plan to continue wearing this trend well in 2018. It is hotter than hot!
Resort 2018 Trends: Stripes
resort 2018 collections: pictured: Tsumori / Alice + Olivia
Stripes, stripes, and more stripes! This hot trend is showing no sign of slowing down; in fact, it is growing! Look for stripes on everything for resort 2018. Stripes will be in varying sizes, a rainbow of colors, and going in all sorts of directions. Have some fun with stripes in 2018!
Resort 2018 Trends: Shades of Pink
resort 2018 collections pictured: Alice + Olivia / Gucci / Maria Lucia Hohan
Pink! Yes, it seems like shades of pink are here to stay. Blush, recently dubbed “Millennial Pink” as well as bold fuchsia are hotter than hot for the upcoming resort 2018 season. Watch for these hues as we move into spring 2018 too. Don’t sell or donate your pinks, keep them for next year because they will be one of the more important colors starting with the resort season, and moving into spring 2018.
Resort 2018 Trends: Bold Graphic Prints
resort 2018 collections: Christian Dior / Gucci
Bold, graphic prints are an important trend for the resort 2018 season. Designers are showing bold graphics of one item such as a dragon, a palm tree, or an animal, as well as abstract prints and painterly prints. Look for a continuation into 2018 of mixed prints, colorful prints, bold prints; basically prints!
Resort 2018 Trends: Athleisure and Sports Inspired
resort 2018 collections: Alice + Olivia / Gucci
Athleisure is continuing as we head into 2018. For the resort 2018 season, look for more bomber jackets, athletic inspired clothing, and comfortable ensembles.
The resort season is a short one, but it does give us a snapshot into what to keep from our previous spring/summer collections, and what to look out for when shopping the end of summer sales. The resort 2018 trends also give us a sneak peek into what to expect for the spring 2018 season!
What do you think of the resort 2018 trends?
*All photos courtesy of GPS Radar press galleries