The denim trends on offer for summer 2010 are many and varied, which means just about everybody should find something to their liking. This article provides a breakdown of the key trends in denim for summer 2010.
Color and print
The latest denim pieces for summer 2010 are predominantly light in color. White denim is particularly popular alongside gray and blue acid wash styles. There are also lots of colored denim styles available, including bright colors and metallics. Some colored styles have prints on them like small flowers, stripes, hearts, polka dots and even ornate looking brocade style prints. Other denim styles have tie dye bleach effects, whiskers or general distressing marks. If you are a classic dresser, you will also find plenty of plain dark denim styles available.
Many denim styles for summer 2010 are embellished with some form of decoration. Beaded and crystal designs are one of the key looks. Some styles have subtle touches like beading around pockets; others feature hundreds of small beads that form a pattern on the denims surface. Zippers are often used for decoration rather than simply function. You will find several styles with chunky exposed zips. Studs are also applied in a decorative manner, with some styles utilizing two or more color studs to create a pattern effect. There are also styles with decorative fabric patches and painted sections.
Mixed fabrication styles
Lots of this seasons denim styles are mixed with other fabrics. For example, there are tops that have a denim bodice, but chiffon sleeves, dresses with jersey tops and woven denim skirts, exposed elastic waist panels and contrasting colored cotton straps. There are also styles that mix up the denim weights from chambray to heavier weight denim.
Ripped jeans and shorts are popular, from small rips that don’t show any skin, right through to styles that feature fully shredded sections that border on risqué. Other fabrics are sometimes imposed over denim like chiffon than shredded to show through to the denim. Denim shorts and vests often feature frayed edges. There are also styles that feature exposed pockets which are longer than the length of the shorts.
Many dresses and jackets possess interesting shoulder details. From 1980’s style shoulder pads that create a decisive shoulder line. Through to interesting sharply pointed shoulders that stick up past the shoulder line.
Structured architectural designs
Many denim designers have extended themselves and created denim masterpieces. This is particularly the case when it comes to the denim dress. If you want something beyond the basic strappy zip or button front denim dress, you’ll find many fashion conscious styles up for grabs. Think asymmetric design lines, cut out sections, pleating and interesting necklines. Many denim short styles are also decidedly fashion conscious. Such as, tailored high waist shorts with multiple button details and gathered waist shorts that are similar to paper bag waist skirts
If you have the cash to lash out on some new denim, have fun shopping for this seasons looks!