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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 Jul 21, 2015, includes 295 PRO Trends and 1,475 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 2,443,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 295 Dress PRO Trends = 295 Powerpoint Pages Dress PPT Report
• 1,475 Dress Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 207 Dress Videos (Online) Dress Videos
• 8,850 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:

Homespun Scent Current fragrance concepts place the production process in consumers' hands Implications - Modern approaches to fragrances are placing control over the production of unique scents in the hands of consumers. This homespun take on customization is well received by millennial and Gen Z shoppers, who are accustomed to maker culture and DIY approaches to a wide variety of consumer categories.
Homespun Scent
Current fragrance concepts place the production process in consumers' hands
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Couture Utility Upscale brands favor practical elements over primarily aesthetic features Implications - High end fashion brands are exhibiting a preference for utilitarian features that are taking precedence over primarily aesthetic elements. A keen focus on practicality among contemporary designers is, on a grander scale, indicative of consumer preferences steeped in sensibility. This is well aligned with the millennial consumer, who tends to be more thoughtful and selective when it comes to big ticket purchases.
Couture Utility
Upscale brands favor practical elements over primarily aesthetic features
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Iconic Infant Contemporary children's fashion takes on the classic appeal of it-crowd looks Implications - Ultra chic adult-inspired styles are informing the children's fashion domain. These iconic, celebrity-inspired looks reflect the preemptive maturation of today's child who is hyper-aware of older lifestyles via early social media exposure. On a broader level, the emulation of these lifestyles is consistent with the viral spread of digital content.
Iconic Infant
Contemporary children's fashion takes on the classic appeal of it-crowd looks
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Ideogram Fashion Fashion labels take on expressive digital features through emoticons Implications - Fashion labels are embracing modern displays of emotion through apparel featuring emoticons. This follows up on brands using emojis to communicate with consumers who are replacing verbal expression with digital symbols. This signifies a preference for physical and emotional distance, especially among the younger demographic of digital natives for whom face-to-face interaction comes second to convenience and efficiency.
Ideogram Fashion
Fashion labels take on expressive digital features through emoticons
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Flagship E-Commerce Successful e-tailers extend their presence into the physical world Implications - Referred to as a 'clicks to bricks' business model, e-commerce brands are increasingly expanding their presence to include physical flagship locations in addition to prominent web marketplaces. This adapted model is an example of the evolving nature of the retail experience and the steadfast desire of consumers for a customized, face-to-face encounter.
Flagship E-Commerce
Successful e-tailers extend their presence into the physical world
5 Examples + Score + Implications


De-Sophistication More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers Implications - Food and drink choices are considered status items by many, however in today's hyper-public society, anything too ostentatious and opulent can be considered insensitive. As a result, high-end and low-end ideas are converging in the world of cuisine. This makes for an acceptable form of luxury that also opens sophisticated products to a bigger market.
De-Sophistication
More high-end edibles in various industries get more low-brow makeovers
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Incentivized Style Mobile fashion platforms promote loyalty services and rewards Implications - Fashion brands are replacing brick-and-mortar stores with digital platforms that attract tech savvy consumers in search of exclusive offers. Loyalty rewards programs and specialty points help companies attract and retain clients using new style-specific tools or platforms. These concepts are also in line with today's coupon culture and private retail deals that come with contemporary subscription plans.
Incentivized Style
Mobile fashion platforms promote loyalty services and rewards
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Meaty Libation The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol Implications - Foodie culture is a movement based in exploration and experience, which has moved beyond edibles and into alcohol beverages with flavor-reversal ideas such as meat-flavored alcohol. This particular idea points to a more hearty, comforting approach to drinking. The familiarity of the meat products allows consumer to explore within familiar boundaries.
Meaty Libation
The exploratory tone of foodie culture crosses boundaries into savory alcohol
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 289 more Dress PRO Trends and 1,475 examples!



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