Womenswear Fashion Trends for Autumn/Winter 2021
As footfall increases in shopping centres and fashion spending is once more on the rise, it's time to look at the AW2021 season trends for women who by all accounts are fed up of loungewear and want to get back to experimenting with their favourite fashion looks. For retailers looking for short-order wholesale stock, there's still loads of time to get in on the latest trends (particularly with the live stock and fast delivery offered by TradeGala brands). We've put together a few of our favourites that are going to be hot this year so you can start planning your Autumn/Winter collection now!
After 18 months of depressing news for both fashion businesses and their customers, it's not surprising that designers are turning to bright and bold colour schemes to bring some energy and fun into their AW2021 womenswear lines! Mix and match with colourful separates from Aimelia Apparel or go for stylish colour-block bodycon dresses from Diva and give your customers some light in their lives (or at least their wardrobes!)
Florals never seem to go out of style, but they do evolve with the seasons and for AW2021 the trending look will be those delicate retro florals that your grandmother used to love! Mix and match soft colours with more classic black or navy for a smart look for the office, or a relaxed look for weekend walks.
Bring Back the Naugties - Y2K Fashion
Blame it on GenZ and TikTok if you will but the naughties are making a comeback! All things come around, particularly in the world of fashion, and the nostalgia for the Y2K era is making a splash this Autumn/Winter. Think baby tees, mini skirts and puffer jackets, and you're on the right track. And don't forget the accessories - back in the 2000's nobody was without their favourite choker, remember?
Sequins & Metallics
Party season this year is going to be big - as vaccines are on the rise and restrictions ease, we're finally able to start planning ahead for those special parties and Christmas get-togethers that we had to do without last year. So it's no surprise that sequins and metallic fabrics are back big this year. Select from eye-catching all-over sequin dresses, or go for more subtle mix-and-match pieces to inject some sequins into everyday outfits
2020 was all about the micro bag. Which is all very well if you don't have anywhere to go! But for real women with real lives to manage, this year's handbag trend is much more user friendly. Oversized handbags are back, with a vengeance - and whether you prefer to stock buttery-soft slouchy leather bags or more natural looking fabric totes - give your customers the room to take what they need on the go!
Comfort has become more important in ladies' footwear over the last year as we've grown unaccustomed to stiletto heels and pointed pumps. So for AW2021 the trend to watch is chunky boots. Thick rubber soles and rounded toes are the way to go, although heels can be of all heights - whatever suits your collection!
There's still more than enough time to get your Autumn/Winter collection ready for 2021's hottest trends with our short-order, fast-fulfilment brands at TradeGala. Registration is fast and free - what are you waiting for?