The American fashion industry has always been the one to witness changing trends and in the words of the jargon related to this industry, while the latest acceptable trend is described as being the ‘in’ thing, the trend which is on its way out is described as being ‘out’. Therefore, an individual who aspires to be an icon of the American fashion industry must be aware of the latest trends which are ‘in’ and sport them in the best possible manner.
One of the latest trends towards the end of this first decade of the new millennium which seem to have made a mark in the American fashion industry are dresses of all kinds like baby doll, dresses with kimono sleeves, shirt dresses, wrap dresses and jersey dresses to name just a few. The recent surge in the popularity of dresses is attributed to the fact that these serve as perfect all-time apparel which can be worn anywhere regardless of the time of the day or night and are available in a number of innovative varieties to suit all types of occasions.
Another latest trend pertaining to women in the American fashion industry has been the advent of spring blouses especially the ones which feature a black and white combination, puff sleeves, kimono sleeves and graphic prints. This trend is being described as the hottest fashion style among American women due to the fact that not only can these blouses be combined with every bottom dress like jeans or a skirt, but that they can also be worn for formal occasions when partially covered with a jacket. In addition, terms like ‘shift’ and ‘convertibles’ have made this style acceptable among all age groups of women due to the many choices of cuts and prints which are available.
The American fashion industry has witnessed equally revolutionary trends for men as well and while the world is close to an end of the first decade of this new century, men in America are spotted sporting cardigans which are now available in their new designer avatars. Although male cardigans were famous during the twentieth century when they were sported by many famous personalities like TV show presenters, rock stars and other well known Americans, they has acquired the status of being women’s clothing after that and have now re-emerged as being fashionable for both men as well as women.
T-shirts have long been a part of the American fashion industry so much so that it is often the best medium for reflecting the prevalent state of mind of the people. Therefore, the most recent trend among t-shirts has been to express one’s opinion as regards the prevailing political situation in the country as well as one’s comments on the various issues. Apart from serving as a walking billboard for the common man on the street, a custom t-shirt is lightweight, loose and comfortable due to which it has always held a mass appeal for the Americans which never goes out of fashion. The latest trend in this regard is cult t-shirts which are used by colleges, sports teams, retailers, civic groups, schools and bands.