The dress-over-pants look, long a favorite of bohemian girls who layer vintage dresses over jeans, gets a chic update for Resort. Any dress length will work, but most hit below the knee. Pants can be cropped or extra-long, knit or woven, flared or straight. The combo looks right in mismatched prints or calm solids. Several designers showed the long-over-long proportion in matched sets as well, giving the look a beach pyjama feel.
Ruching is the new ruffle. Resort 2019 collections are full of these softly dimensional details, used for dresses, skirts, sweaters — and even pant legs. Horizontal placements gently suggest a waist on roomy dresses. Some ruchings are asymmetrical, or are adjustable with strings ties for customizable effects.
Joggers abound on the runways this season. While some women dismiss the roomy gathered leg silhouette as being “unflattering”, the style is showing up on the street, and embraced by early adapter bloggers like Danielle Bernstein, known on Instagram as @weworewhat. Bernstein, an influential fashion blogger, embraces the new wave of the jogger in contemporary ensembles (as in the image above), or in the activewear looks she sports in dance videos with the @rickeysisters. Designers cut the item in a wide variety of fabrics and pant widths, making it adaptable for all occasions and markets.
Another classic pattern getting an update this season is the houndstooth check. Along with its traditional cousins (like tartans and buffalo checks), houndstooth looks fresh when enlarged into medium or giant scales. The jagged motif is used for everything from neat coats to tailored capes, from wide-leg pants to string-bikini bottoms. There are even printed versions for silky tops or dresses.
Pants tucked into boots looks right again. The styling approach was recently dubbed PiB (Pants in Boots) by Man Repeller‘s blogger Anna Gray, who writes: “They make me think of Amelia Earhart; of women stomping in puddles on their way to work, riding bikes up rocky trails and climbing mountains.” PiB was evident all over fashion month streets as well as on the fall runways. The adventurous look works with slim or slouchy trousers, most often tucked into mid-shaft boots — key footwear for next season.