Although the fashion industry has made strides towards body diversity, it's no secret that there's still a long way to go. While most of our work as editors involves identifying and discussing trends, it's often that women who fall outside of the thin, sample-size mold aren't apart of these conversations. It's important to note that as we talk about what's trending in the fashion world, we recognize more than the stereotypical sample-sized fashions displayed on the runways. After all, you can't put a size on great style.
Well, we're here to hopefully change that, and prove that no matter your body type, you can still get in on this season's booming trends. We've scanned the goods of our favorite brands and turned to fashion tastemakers to see which styles are appearing in a major way. If you're a lover of all things cozy, you'll be pleased to find many knits cropping up on this list. For the minimalists, there's also something for you too. Just keep scrolling to see our full trend report on the body-inclusive styles popping off right now.
1. Shoulder-Baring Sweaters
Spring feels like a world away, but it's only a matter of time until you'll be reaching for lighter fabrics and jackets. Here, you can flash a little skin but feel cozy at the same time–really the best of both worlds if you ask us. Grab some showstopping earrings and create a lewk to be proud of.
2. Sultry Cardigans
This phrase really does sound like an anomaly but hear us out: the key to making a cardigan feel sexy is to go for tight, body-clinging fits and to style it as a top. We've seen fashion girls pull off this trend in a number of ways, from pairing it with cargo pants to slinky slip skirts, so its versatility is proven. If you're feeling extra nostalgic for the 90s, leave it unbuttoned and wear it over a crop top.
3. Sweetheart Necklines
Thanks to New York fashion favorite, Khaite, we're living in a sweetheart neckline Rennaissance, and I really can't say I'm mad. This flirty detail has popped up in knit dresses, bodysuits, and sweaters alike, specifically in toasty neutral hues.
4. Cut-Out Bodysuits
It seems like everything is sliced and diced these days, including the humble bodysuit. They're a step up from your typical utilitarian basic, but not too crazy that you'll struggle to style them. The cut-outs add an unexpected touch that feels modern.
5. All In The Sleeves
We can't seem to escape big sleeves. Poufy, voluminous sleeves are having a major moment right now, and we're seeing brands adopt them in several styles ranging from dresses to button-down blouses. This is a fun piece to spice up your closet if you're wanting to venture out of your comfort zone.