Trend Report. Dresses Are Still Hot For The Holidays. Second City Style Fashion Blog

November 30, 2006 • Fashion

Yes, women’s apparel this fall has been all about knits, dresses and well, knit dresses. According to an article in today’s WWD by Whitnet Beckett, those trends continue into holidays, adding red and velour into the mix. Here are what some retailers have to say about some of
their hottest sellers so far for Christmas and the fall season in the
contemporary, better and moderate markets.


1. J. Crew
Holiday hit: Dresses. Particularly through the mini "little black dress shop" site on
Price: $98 to $325 J. Crew Dress (above)
Fall hit: Cashmere is the magic fabric, whether it comes in the form of a long-sleeved T-shirt or hoodie.


 2. Ann Taylor
Fall hit: Even suits morphed into dresses this season, as seen in the pebble crepe wool sheath and jacket combo (shown).
Price: Dress, $148; jacket, $218.

3. Kenneth Cole New York
Holiday hit
Combining both of this season’s hottest trends, Kenneth Cole’s newly
upgraded New York line scored with its air-spun cashmere dress (above).
Price: $398 Kenneth Cole Dress
Fall hit: That same calf-length turtleneck dress has been strong.


4. Nordstrom
Holiday hit
: Fall’s knit dress transitions into holiday by coming in red, like this Karoo Mark Eisen cashmere wrap (above).
Price: $342 Nordstrom Dress
Fall hit: Big cardigan sweaters paired with sleek bottoms, like NFY dark skinny jeans, scored in Nordstrom’s contemporary section.
Price: $150
5. Lord & Taylor
Holiday hit:
Black dresses, particularly in matte jersey, like an ABS version with
pleats and a patent belt, have been great early sellers.
Price: $240
Fall hit:
Knits have sold well, particularly versions with a festive metallic
6. White House|Black Market
Holiday hit: Cardigans with embellishment.
Fall hit:
The dress trend has paired with the hot black-and-white color story
this season.

Source: WWD

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