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About the Dress Report

The Dress Trend Report features the latest and most cutting edge fashion, from prom dresses to the classic cocktail dress. All research is sourced by consumers, and companies will have access to hundreds of trends covering the latest gowns, wedding dress designs, bridal wear and emerging bustier styles. Our report also features the innovations and marketing campaigns of BCBG, Chanel and more.

Who It's For

Whether you are a designer or creative director of an advertising agency, the Dress Trend Report will provide valuable insight for new product development and enhanced marketing strategies.

Use the Dress Trend Report to discover the latest innovations and consumer preferences in this area of fashion.

The Dress Trend Report, last published on Apr 23, 2015, includes 274 PRO Trends and 1,370 examples of dress market research and dress consumer trends related to: prom dresses, cocktail dress, gowns, wedding dress, bridal wear and dress trends.

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Methodology

Our dress research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced dress articles and 2,341,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 274 Dress PRO Trends = 274 Powerpoint Pages Dress PPT Report
• 1,370 Dress Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 192 Dress Videos (Online) Dress Videos
• 8,220 Dress Images (Online) Dress Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Footwear, Watch, Glasses, Handbags, Suit, Photo Editing, Heels, Street Fashion, Swimwear, T-Shirts, Lingerie, Accessories, Bags, Boots, Couture, Denim, Magazine, Ring, Jeans, Leather, Fashion Show, Geek, Dress, Beauty, Space, Cologne, Mascara, Clutch Bag, Jewelry, Ankle Boot and more!



Sample Dress Pro Trends

Each Dress PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online dress articles, videos and images. Examples:

Prehistoric Aesthetic Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest Implications - No longer just of interest to those who study paleontology, references to dinosaurs and archaic animals are emerging within mainstream culture to satiate obscure interests. Integrating prehistoric references into fashion labels and even interior decor, brands are using primordial designs to not only add a sense of novelty, but also to showcase an element of fearlessness and strength often associated with animals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago.
Prehistoric Aesthetic
Brands adopt designs reminiscent of dinosaurs to satiate primordial interest
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Macabre Animalism Critters in design are taken from cutesy to dark for added sophistication Implications - The use of animals in design used to signify a cutesy, meme-friendly tone. In today's society, where consumers are more concerned with individualism than pleasantries, this has shifted toward a darker tone. The use of animalism in a more macabre context questions the concept of humanity, providing what consumers crave: more meaningful experiences.
Macabre Animalism
Critters in design are taken from cutesy to dark for added sophistication
11 Examples + Score + Implications


Plus-Size Enterprise Plus-size fashion receives an overhaul spearheaded by consumers Implications - Having long-since been shunned by the fashion industry, many plus-size consumers are taking matters into their own hands by creating garments, style blogs and online boutiques dedicated to the fuller-figured woman. These independent plus-size fashion ventures reveal that the industry is far from reaching body acceptance, and that plus-size consumers will go the extra mile to find the quality and variety they aren't seeing in mainstream fashion.
Plus-Size Enterprise
Plus-size fashion receives an overhaul spearheaded by consumers
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Exotic Minimalism Consumers incorporate a streamlined touch of exoticism in their wardrobe Implications - At one time, using the word "exotic" in a fashion context conjured images of outrageous prints, sensational colors and a generally over-the-top aesthetic. Now, consumers who are committed to a minimalist approach to fashion are searching for ways to add an exotic flair to their wardrobe without compromising their existing sense of style. Adding small doses of busy patterns to streamlined garments and accessories reveals that consumers are continually adapting ephemeral fashion trends to suit their own long-term aesthetic preferences.
Exotic Minimalism
Consumers incorporate a streamlined touch of exoticism in their wardrobe
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Critter Kinder Animals are prominent in baby design Implications - Allowing new Instagram-age parents the opportunity to communicate creativity through their children, animal-themed infant clothing maintains a cute and conservative look that is de rigeur, yet still childlike. Diverging from the rising trend of dressing babies like chic adults, this pattern shows parents still want kids to be kids, but in a way that satisfies the desire for uniqueness.
Critter Kinder
Animals are prominent in baby design
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Deconstructed Couture Moving away from the mainstream, clothing is deconstructed for authenticity Implications - Connecting with the average consumer can be challenging, particularly for high-end fashion retailers, giving way to a move toward less polished clothing designs. Appealing to a consumer desire for authenticity, brands are turning to designs like patchwork and mix-and-match patterns to differentiate themselves from more manufactured looks, intentionally breaking down materials for rustic appeal.
Deconstructed Couture
Moving away from the mainstream, clothing is deconstructed for authenticity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Handsfree Wedding Venues and larger organizations offer ultra-convenient services for couples Implications - Topping the traditional wedding planning service, venues and large organizations are offering ultra-niche, uber-convenient services to those looking to tie the knot. Catering to every need, from nuptial social media coordination to personalized cake toppers, these holistic packages cater to the growing needs of couples aiming to communicate their individuality, as well as their union.
Handsfree Wedding
Venues and larger organizations offer ultra-convenient services for couples
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Playful Luxury Couples looking to tie the knot opt for lighthearted indulgence Implications - Whether it's niche themes, locations or services, contemporary nuptials are ascribing to laid-back indulgences that prioritize experience. The shift toward playful luxury suggests that consumers are willing to spend money on milestone events, as long as they're reflective of the celebrants' personalities, which in today's individualistic society are more comfortably unique than ever before.
Playful Luxury
Couples looking to tie the knot opt for lighthearted indulgence
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 268 more Dress PRO Trends and 1,370 examples!



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