2018 fashion trends include lots of wearable street style and night-time inspired looks for women. The color of the year was awarded by Pantone as 'ultra-violet', a stunning shade of purple inspired by the galaxies and a futuristic theme. This also has a glamorous edge when paired with fashion trends for this year such as sequins, silky satin fabrics and lavish embellishments. Purple is just one rich tone that is popular in 2018. Shades of red, green and metallic tones are also trending. For Fall/Winter 2018, there is a move towards making women feel empowered and sexy, with daring silhouettes, bodycon dresses and red carpet inspired glam leading the way.
2018 trends also take their inspiration from eras gone by, with the 90s and early 00s still being a big point of reference for many fashion designers. This includes satin spaghetti strap dresses with a slip or undergarment feel, short velvet looks and ruched high waist bodices. The 00s return by way of v-neck dresses with flowy skirts, high leg slits and simple, unfussy design elements. Going forward into 2019, the beginning of the century will continue to dominate with glamorous fitted dresses, minimal designs and sporty athletic elements making a big mark on the fashion world.