Think thin, trendy apparel retailers are saying this year, but while skinny jeans and longer tops may drive young shoppers into stores, the look may alienate others whose physiques beg for a roomier fit.
Teen retailers and upscale fashion houses have the most to gain by the harder-edge look, but more traditional retailers will likely opt to sit out the trend. After years of baggy or flare-cut jeans embellished with every manner of adornment, from rips and frays to rhinestones, fashionistas are trumpeting the arrival of punk-inspired, 80s-style skinny pants in darker washes and minimal detail. (REUTERS)
1. Skinny Jeans Trend - The growing popularity of skinny jeans presents an opportunity for retailers to cater to younger shoppers seeking a sleek and edgy look.
2. Punk-inspired Fashion - The resurgence of 80s-style fashion with punk-inspired elements allows fashion houses to tap into a unique aesthetic and appeal to trendsetters.
3. Minimalist Apparel - The rise of minimalism in fashion opens doors for retailers to offer sleeker and less embellished clothing options for consumers seeking a more refined style.
1. Teen Retailers - Teen apparel retailers can benefit from the skinny jeans trend, attracting younger shoppers looking for trendy and edgy fashion choices.
2. Upscale Fashion Houses - Upscale fashion houses have an opportunity to tap into the punk-inspired fashion trend and create high-end collections that appeal to fashion-conscious consumers.
3. Traditional Retailers - Traditional retailers can opt to cater to consumers seeking a roomier fit and capitalize on the growing demand for non-skinny jeans, providing a more inclusive range of options.