SS17 Trend: Great Expectations

Posted by Dallas Market Center on December 14, 2016

Take a look at one of our favorite spring/summer 2017 trends below and then join us at January Apparel & Accessories Market, January 25 – 28, to see more!


Named for the timeless Charles Dickens novel, the Great Expectations woman is inspired by the classics of the past – flowers, ruffles, lace, satin. She clothes herself in femininity and emulates the looks of the women of the Victorian era. With high neck lines, corsetry and tiered pieces, the Great Expectations woman makes the old feel new again.

The Look:

  1. Sheer netting
  2. Eyelet
  3. Satin
  4. Organza
  5. Jacquard
  6. Lace
  7. Swiss dot
  8. Silk chiffon

Design Details:

  1. Victorian high neck
  2. Feathers
  3. Embrodiery
  4. Off the Shoulder
  5. Corsetry
  6. Tiers
  7. Applique
  8. Lace inserts

Key Items:

  1. Off the shoulder top
  2. Prairie dress
  3. Aline skirt
  4. Matched set
  5. Midi skirt
  6. Boho maxi dress
  7. Poet blouse
  8. Slip dress

    See this trend and more at January Apparel & Accessories Market, January 25 – 28:

    Trend intelligence from our partners at Fashion Snoops.

Topics: Fashion