It may be an unseasonably chilly spring, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about our summer style. As warmer months approach, so does one of my favorite fashion seasons: Resort! Resort 2018 featured a little of everything, from funky and futuristic to classic and chic. Let’s take a look at Resort 2018, and what we have to look forward to in 2019.
Fiery Red becomes Red Trim
Fiery red has dominated most of 2018. Often paired with pale blues, every garment imaginable has been drenched in this rich red. Alexander McQueen’s ensemble is the pinnacle of the Resort 2018 season, as it features some of the top trends; midi skirts, cutouts, matching sets, and that brilliant fiery red. An ode to the British countryside, Sarah Burton added gardening gloves to juxtapose the opulence of the garment. Gucci, another classic, created a beautiful red blazer belted with a stunning bejeweled butterfly, and Rosie Assoulin featured the Far East movement that has been popular in 2018 with a fiery red kimono and some stellar pants.
Although we continued to see fiery red monopolize 2018, it’s been featured as a trim a lot more. Gucci’s Pre-Fall collection showed this beautiful dress using the primary colors, where red is only seen on the cuffs, pockets, and collar. Rodarte, whose Fall 2018 show utilized a smattering of celebrities, showed this wonderful white lace dress that is enhanced beautifully with a red lace ruffle and some vinyl boots.
Feature fire with this fabrics:
Ruffles become Flounces
Who doesn’t remember the ruffles of resort 2018? A wind blowing through the city streets ruffled many garments as most collections featured ruffles on everything from trousers to blouses. Carolina Herrera’s beautiful blue and green floral dress featured an O’Keefe-esque ruffle on the neckline. Elie Saab featured a tier of ruffles on a stunningly sheer dress, and Zac Posen’s contrast sleeves burst with tulle ruffles.
Ruffles were still prevalent in 2018 but they did become smaller and more flouncy. Christian Siriano’s Pre-Fall flounce is done quite artistically, extending across the bust and down both sleeves. Valentino utilizes flounces on both the cuffs and the deep v neckline, creating a lovely fall piece.
Get riled up over ruffles with these fabrics:
Folksy Floral becomes Chintz
Folksy floral was everywhere in Resort, with small and sweet flowers blooming across every garment. Alice + Olivia’s high-low dress in sapphire shows a beautiful white floral which really pops, while Antonio Marras’ small floral is a little more subtle. Orla Kiely’s black dress features flowers in muted tones, a beautiful dress reminiscent of Victorian styles and sixties patterns.
Chintz is an old-school floral pattern, typically used on curtains. Escada featured a beautiful, blooming chintz dress and matching blazer, and Rebecca de Ravenel created a stunning chintz dress that seems to have stepped straight out of the forties.
Fashion something from these floral fabrics:
Uneven Stripes become Pinstripes
Stripes of every size were featured in 2018, seemingly all in the same garment. Alice + Olivia showed two beautiful ensembles of mismatched stripes, one dress featuring the famed resort ruffle discussed above. Chanel’s leathery dress features stripes of varying shape and color, and Moschino did something similar with a stunning pantsuit that reminds me of Santa Fe.
These varying stripes are now featured alongside pinstripes. Diane von Furstenberg featured two different pinstripes in a beautiful golden jumper with a deep v, while Gucci sticks with simple pinstripes in a wonderful pantsuit.
Stick with stripes:
What was your favorite Resort 2018 look, and what do you want to see in 2019? I’m looking forward to flounces!