SS16 Womens Fashion Trends - Dorothy Perkins

SS16 Style Trends - Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins have released their amazing Style Heroes collection featuring all the top trends for the season.

We've worked with the store team in their New Row store to put together a guide of the top trends for this season to help give you insight in to what to wear this season and how to create your preferred looks.

Office Update

Give your office wardrobe an update with new season trends. The column skirt will work from day to night. Team up with a white shirt for a sophisticated summer office outfit or combine with a romantic or off shoulder top for a more relaxed look. Featured in a range of designs and fabrics it creates a very versatile trend option. A return for the cropped trouser also adds versatility to an outfit. Maintaining a formal office style, the cropped trouser can vary from boot cut finish to tapered leg to ankle grazer lengths you can showcase your summer footwear and keep stylish.

Romance and Shoes

As the 70’s trends echo into this season, the romance top trend is great for all body shapes. Offering a more flowing fabric style for tops, the trend can flatter silhouettes while adding shape to straighter body shapes. The romance top works great will all top trends and looks great accessorised with footwear trend the shoe boot. The shoe boot is a great trend to help feet move away from the wrap up for winter necessities with peep-toe cut out at the heel it is a great way to move into the warmer weather while still enjoying the feeling of an ankle boot.

Summer Cover

As the typically unpredictable British weather can mean a few challenges for your spring/summer wardrobe, there are still two top trends this season to cover up but keep stylish. Sleeveless jackets are great for every day style and even the office creating a flowing silhouette while offering a little extra cover if the temperatures are not high enough. Team with trousers or jeans for a great look that will work well with any tailor cut.

The summer wrap continues the popular trend from the autumn but features lighter colours and fabrics to create cover up and style without feeling too heavy. Due to the colours applied and cut it works well to compliment the key seasonal trends.

Denim Blues

Denim continues to be a top trend into the spring and features as part of many of the trend designs including the pinny dress, wrap/kimono tops, a variety of jeans styles and a return to for the wardrobe staple...the denim skirt. Lighter blue shades are a must for the new season or for those who prefer the darker navy blue, team up with white or brighter coloured tops to get your outfit a spring lift.

White and off the shoulder

White is set to be a key colour for the season in sharp contrast to the dark of the winter and is a true colour for the summer. Featured mostly for tops and dresses, the colour lightens and compliments many of the trends and creates a bright, neutral feel. Lookout for laser cut, crochet and other great fabric designs adding gentle detail to skirts and dresses too!

As the temperature rises, give someone the cold shoulder with the off the shoulder trend. From shoulder fabric cut outs to bardot style, the off the shoulder trend will be a new twist to tops this season.

Shirts and Pinny - The Dress

The pinny dress has moved on from the days at school with new fun fabrics and patterns this is a fantastic versatile wardrobe addition. Worn alone or paired with blouse or summer top this is a trend that can be adapted to any weather and any occasion.

As well as the pinny, the shirt dress is another top trend this season. Created in formal and relaxed styles, the shirt dress is quintessentially summer. In a mini or maxi style, the shirt dress like the pinny can be adapted to any weather or occasion. Team up with a belt to bring in the waist or leave alone for a flowing line silhouette.  

See the trends for yourself and find out more in store!