Trends We’re Noticing: Orange vintage mini-dresses, a-lined and late 60s, early 70s styled. Done in easy knits and sporty, they’re popping up like tulips on young women in Manhattan. On the first really hot springy day I spotted four different women on the IRT train wearing them. Most likely many were picked up in thrift shops or on a website like this ModCloth.
But why orange? It’s not an easy color to wear. Nothing says “anti-fashion” more than an orange double-knit. I think that compared with all those military jackets, ruffled and embellished tank tops and oversized necklaces that only look great on women with necks like swans, A-line orange dresses are refreshingly quirky without trying too hard. Plus, orange stands out.
If I were putting together an event or creating a special mailer for influencers this season, I’d have designers look at these photos and get inspired by the color and feeling to put a fresh spin on an old story.
How would you make the most of the trend? What’s your story?