Each season there are plenty of trends to choose from. For fall six fashion trends stand out amongst the rest: colorblocking, texture mash-ups, 1960s, animal prints, purple/wine tones and polka dots. While you may not want to incorporate all of these trends into your fall wardrobe, at least try one. Discover six dresses that represent each of fall’s top trends. The best thing about these dresses is they each cost $100.00 or less.
Fall’s Colorblocking Trend
For spring and summer, the trend was to mix tops and bottoms of different bold and bright colors. For fall, colorblock garments come in all color intensities and blocking techniques. Simple colorblocking such as segmenting the garment into two colors or multi-colored tiered garments can be found this fall. One of the more simple colorblocked dresses of the season is the Rachael Colorblock Knit Sheath Dress by Denim 24/7 priced between $69.99 and $74.99. This trendy fall dress is a basic two color dress in brown sugar and black and comes in sizes 14W to 34W at Roaman’s.
Fall’s Daring Trend: Texture Mash-Ups
We may have “Glee” to thank for making the word mash-up so popular that even designers have taken a liking to the concept. While texture is trendy for fall, mixing different textures within the same garment is one of two hot texture trends. Some designers chose simple texture mash-ups while others went kind of arts and crafts creating garments that looked like texture collages. A more conservative take on the texture mash-up is London Style Nights Lace Top Shutter Pleat Dress for $100.00. This curve hugging dress features a scoop neck, lace, empire waist bodice with a shutter pleat skirt. This new take on the little black dress comes in sizes 4 to 16 at JCPenney.
Animal Prints are a Hot Texture Trend for Fall
Animal skins and animal printed fabrics are the second hot trend in fall texture. However, the top animal skin or print for fall is snakeskin. While an actual snakeskin dress would cost considerably more than $100.00, you can find snake print dresses for less. The Chaus Sleeveless Print Dress for $79.00 in a dusty coral snake print is an affordable choice. This trendy, sleeveless jersey dress has padded shoulders and a high scoop neck. It comes in sizes small to extra-large and is sold at Nordstrom.
Fall Fashion Loves the Trendy 1960s
Colorblocking is a part of the 1960s trend but is strong enough to stand on its own for fall. For dresses, the sheath, shift, tent and trapeze styles of dress are it for fall. Think of the short and cute dresses the iconic British model Twiggy wore in the 60s. The trapeze dress works well for both fall and spring and the London Style Women’s Flower Trapeze Dress for $44.99 is no exception. This black, sleeveless trapeze dress features a white flower print motif and comes in misses regular sizes at Sears.
Fall’s Hottest Colors Take on a Purple Haze
Last fall, purple was the trendy color of the season. This fall purple is the comeback kid as the hot color once again. Think deep purples and intoxicating berry wine tones this season. For dresses this color trend adds a touch of sophistication. An affordable evening dress in this popular tone is the Jessica Howard Sleeveless V-Neck Empire Waist Jeweled Evening Gown for $99.00. This dress has a deep v-neck, with a full midi-length skirt. It comes in sizes 6, 8 and 12 at Macy’s.
Fall Fashion Will Have You Seeing Spots
Polka dots, as in the itsy bitsy yellow bikini variety, are the surprise trend for fall. Not everyone looks good in polka dots. However, your dress does not have to be covered in them to keep up with the trend. The Jennifer West Exposed-Shoulder Dot Shift Dress for $70.00 has a touch of polka dots on it. Two rows of polka dots on the skirt of this mini dress represent the trend without being overpowering. This black and white shift comes in sizes 6 to 14 and is sold at Kohl’s.
These six trendy dresses for fall give you a chance to be on trend with the season’s hottest looks for less. Choose the trend you feel you will be most comfortable in. These trends are available in misses and plus sizes so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding one. As always these dresses are a guide to help you search for the trend that works best for you. So get out and start building up your fall wardrobe!
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