The celebration and empowerment of womanhood is key for SS22. Social media is filled with dresses that resonate femininity and notions of nostalgia while focusing on evoking all the summer daydreams of holidays spent in a blossoming nature. Looking at this Instagram Trend, Summer Romance certainly is not dead. When we look at the successful influences of lingerie, vintage styles and consumer desires to celebrate and seduce, the new must-have dresses feel more than appropriate. A majority of successful styles feed into a Midsommar Trend Story. This theme incorporates a peaceful yet social mood and is looking towards garden parties post-lockdown. The visual aesthetic of light nuances, ditsy florals, effortless sexiness and laid-back glamours is providing rays of hope for consumers .
Woven dresses were losing visibility since the first trimester of 2020, giving place to pants and knit sets. Now, they are back on a growing dynamic. Driven by a taste for romanticm and nostalgia, floral dresses have grown by +44% in visibility from last month and gained +2% compared to the last year. Livetrend’s Retail Analytics have determined floral dresses as leading in dress assortments, representing a share of 31% of all print-dresses within the assortment. Take a look the next Summer Must-Haves with growth perspectives, high commercial potential and quick adaptation properties.