Fashion Trends for 2016

If you make clothing or accessories, here’s what’s showing up on the fashion runways for 2016. You won’t believe all the retro styles. Recently we heard that all those long flowing scarves were passé — but not so, they are showing up in young trendy men’s wear.

Fashion trends for 2016

For women –

* Puffed Victorian leg-of-mutton sleeves on dresses and blouses.

* Ruffles – including tiered Latin influences on gowns.

* Bared shoulders, some tops have sleeves with cut-outs on the shoulders

* Tie-dye garments coming in the summer, some that hark back to hippy colors, with boldly dyed shirtdresses.

* Metallics – reflective fabrics, elaborate use of sequins, silver fabrics.

In men’s wear –

* Retro 1950s with oversized polos and “bowling” styles — often with botanical prints or embroidery.

* Long scarves, from sober to floral.

* Stripes, with suiting in bold stripes rather than conventional.