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Some Shocking & Surprising Upcoming Fashion Trends for 2018

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Last Updated on August 24, 2023 by Carla Jonas

2018 is almost here, and the upcoming year promises to be a big one for fashion trendsetters. Fashionistas and designers expect record-breaking upcoming fashion trends for 2018 in clothing, bags, shoes, hats, watches, accessories and pearl jewelry.

16 Upcoming Fashion Trends for 2018 That Just May Shock You

You have a lot to look forward to in 2018 if you are a fashion designer or simply a person who loves being in-style. Here are 15 upcoming fashion trends for 2018… some of them are beyond surprising:

1. 2018 Fashion Trends: Rubber Gear

Rubber Shirt

Rubberized materials will dominate much of 2018’s fashion wears. This will include bags, clothing, gloves, sandals, heels, jackets and hair clips, among others. Many fashionable items will be creatively made with rubber materials in such a way as to bring out the natural beauty in rubber. Watch out for rubber fashion trend in the new year.

2. 2018 Fashion Trends: Ruching Clothing

Many of 2018’s fashion wears will be made with ruching and similar materials. Ruching material is a quilted, quilled or goffered strip of lace, net and/or ribbon that is used in place of collars or cuffs. In 2018, the fashion trend will be to use ruching as a trimming for women’s dresses and bonnets. Expect to see fashion made awesome with ruching fashion next year.

Red Ruching Dress

3. 2018 Fashion Trends: Asymmetrical Necklines

Various dresses come with different necklines. But, you can expect to see very fashionable asymmetrical necklines take over the scene in 2018. Due to the irregularity in the shape and outline of them, you can have the dresses dancing, wrapping and twisting around your shoulder, neck and collar bone. But, one thing is certain about these asymmetrical creations, they promise to be fun.

4. 2018 Fashion Trends: Fanny Packs are Back

You will surely see more fanny pack being worn around next year. A fanny pack is a waist pack worn with the pouch in back. And, you can call it a butt pack if you want. Rihanna, Rochas and Balenciaga all have them. They are quite sporty accessories to add to your fashion collection.

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5. 2018 Fashion Trends: Transparent Gear

Transparent Black Dress

Have you seen transparent fashion before in the past seasons? Well, expect to see them more in the upcoming year. Chanel, Tibi’s and Jimmy Choo among other designers are set to flood the fashion market with transparent corsets, rain boots, other footwear and handbags. These shall be see-through plastic material products, and their transparency will sure set you apart in the crowd. This is just one of the unique upcoming fashion trends for 2018 coming directly from designers.

6. 2018 Fashion Trends: Lavender-Colored Wear

If you are in love with soft purple hue, then I’m sure you love lavender. Lavender-colored fashion wear will see greater expression in knits, suits, bikini, bags and other formal wear. It is also expected to take over the fashion accessories and jewelry scenes in 2018. This is one soft color that makes you fall in love with all fashion wear they come in.

7. 2018 Fashion Trends: White Suits

Expect to see more fashionistas wearing white suits in 2018. White suits of various designs will be showcased by different designers during runways shows. Designers predict that their wears will be flaunted on red carpets by celebrities everywhere next year – and this is courtesy of Adam Lippes and other great designers. In 2018, it will be appropriate to wear white in the winter.

8. 2018 Fashion Trends: Dark Denim

Remember Levi’s blue jeans? Well, who doesn’t? Blue and dark denim jean materials are resurfacing again in fashion wear next year, as usual. Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Rosie Assoulin are already making fashion statements with dark denim sets. So, if you’re a lover of vintage denim, take heed to what makes it to the runways in 2018.

9. 2018 Fashion Trends: X-Girl Sunglasses

Crap Eyewear X_Girl Sunglasses

You know what X-girl sunglasses are, don’t you? Well, if you don’t, be on the lookout because you’ll see them on the faces of most fashion-conscious babes next year. Louis Vuitton, Prabal Gurung, Off-White, Stella McCartney and Prada, among others, have begun to roll out these trendy sunglasses that dominated the faces of ladies in the 1990s. These fashionable accessories are making a comeback, and in various colors and designs too!

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10. 2018 Fashion Trends: Black and White Polka Dots

Polka-dotted clothes will take the center-stage across runways and in the streets in 2018. Black and white polka dots (true classic fashion), specifically, will be featured prominently in social dresses, nightwear, bikinis, shoes, accessories, jewelry and other designer gear that make the wearer stand out of the crowd. This is one of the upcoming fashion trends for 2018 that shocked us a bit.

11. 2018 Fashion Trends: Colorful Feathers

Fashion designers such as Proenza Schouler, Ann Demeulemeester, Saint Laurent, Topshop, Moschino, Maison Margiela and Adam Selman are coming out with feather gear that make you want to take to the air and fly. They come in various designs and colors. So, be ready for feather wear collectibles next year.

12. 2018 Fashion Trends: Square Necklines

Square Necklines are also one of the upcoming fashion trends for 2018 brides and weddings.
Square Necklines are also one of the upcoming fashion trends for 2018 brides and weddings. Image Source: The Wedding Specialists

Now is the time for square necklines to announce themselves come 2018. Carolina Herrera, Cushnie et Ochs, Christian Dior and Jacquemus are some of the designers already at the works creating and producing cute square neckline dresses for trendy women. These are sure to be a hit with the Millennial crowd.

13. 2018 Fashion Trends: White Tank Tops

A tank top is a tight-fitting sleeveless shirt with wide shoulder straps and low neck and no front opening. Now, that that’s out of the way… white tank tops are going to be a really common sight next year. Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and Miu Miu and other fashion designers have set to work producing trendy white tank top styles that will be rolled out in runways and everywhere else in 2018.

14. 2018 Fashion Trends: Puffed Shoulders

You may think that you’ve seen puffed shoulder dresses – after all, 80s fashion is totally coming back. But, you’ve never seen anything like what’s set to roll out in 2018. Designers such as Christian Siriano and Maryam Nassir are coming out with puffed shoulder fashion designs that will take next year by storm. This is not the first time puffy shoulder dresses have trended. It happened back in the late 80s, and again in the 90s. Now, fashion influencers are bringing it back, making it one of the surprising upcoming fashion trends for 2018.

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15. 2018 Fashion Trends: Exposed Briefs

If you’ve got it, flaunt it – they say. And that is exactly what will be happening with various see-through or exposed briefs next year. Observers will see through to the underwear of trendy ladies with their briefs exposed. John Galliano, Fendi, Hugo, Christopher Kane and Maison Margiela are hard at work making this happen as we step into the 2018 fashion year.

16. 2018 Fashion Trends: Pearl-Embellished Gear

Much like 2017, the upcoming fashion trends for 2018 definitely include the lustrous, precious pearl. Pearls are being used to create unique fashions for both men and women. From Rihanna’s Chanel pearl sunglasses to Pharrell’s waist-length pearl necklace, from Michel’le’s pearl-embellished dress to Kanye’s pearl-studded jacket, pearl clothing and gear is one trend that won’t be dying down anytime soon.

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