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SS23: Tops & Blouses Details

With party-focused styles, the right details are more crucial than before.

SS23 is adding a fresh twist to a category that was underrated as being too classical for a long time. The tops and blouses of the next season are seeking to retain their versatile styling qualities with bottoms for an either casual or dressy look, the right details are key for a balanced item that fits the demand. Asymmetric necklines are adding sophistication and fun to blouses and a youthful nudge to body con tops. Talking about necklines, the 2000s inspired halter is gaining momentum with a growth rate of +194% across catwalks. This style can feel sexy and sophisticated and is a must for each upcoming assortment. Spaghetti straps seem similarly nostalgic of the millennial while the taste for old collars adds a stable reminiscent nod towards the 70s. Body empowerment is translated into 2023 tops via cut-outs (+137%) and pull string gathers, that charm the feminine silhouette. Slightly more daring, lacing has increased by +96% and offers a seductive undertone around erogenous zones. Similarly focused on straps, the floss detail is remaining key and has panned into more commercial markets by 2023. The wrap-around add-on is set to be a big trend and should not be missed in top assortments. Lastly, the taste for crochet is continuing its strike as it feeds into trending desires for craft, fun and Bohemia. Take a closer look below and understand the potential of the top detail trends:

Key Details

The Asymmetric

Credits: @reformation, Zara, @lunabarron, Hellessy, @jean_campbell

The Halter

Credits: @revolve, @brunalirio, @vitaliia, Rosie Assoulin, @beginningboutique

The Laced-Up

Credits: @miaou, @camillacoelho, @kristinas_kloset, @cindyprado, @mayfox_

The Polo Collar

Credits: @ps.shadesofmylife, @kendalljenner, Bottega Veneta, @thelocals, Nanushka

The Integrated Bra

Credits: @ania_ddd, @forloveandlemons, @streetstylespy.dk, @genellesedon, KNWLS

The Spagetthi Strap

Credits: Zara, @emilisindlev, @thelocals, Giada, @leoniehanne

The Pull-String Gathers

Credits: @leoniehanne, Palmer Harding, Nanushka, @sofiasstyle, @fashionismyforte

The Crochet Look

Credits: @leoniehanne, @camillecharriere, @selmakacisebbagh, @sezane, @chasemarieee

The Floss Detail

Credits: @andotherstories, @revolve, @claireguillon, Elleme, @zaina_gohou

The Cut Out

Credits: @styledivulge, @miaou, Barbara Bui, @thassianaves, @weworewhat

Versatile collection assortments

As seen above, the tailoring category, which has been struggling during the comfort-driven pandemic is starting to fight back. Designers are using their entire repertoire to freshen-up the product group. With keywords like ease, hybrid-looks, seduction and fun, SS23 tailoring is celebrating a joyful comeback. As seen above color-choices are crucially influencing the look of suit sets. There are two groups: Firstly, the highlighter colors and hyper bolds that are guaranteed to generate enchanting statements. Secondly, neutrals and mild tints, are offering a timeless and more serene choice for clients that are seeking for trans-seasonal and timeless keepsakes. Finding the right balance between office and party, sparkle and subtle and statement and laid-back is crucial for the upcoming summer. Make sure to build your assortment with sets that can be sold separately to  cater to recessionary and younger clienteles and boost sales, especially with color-block and layering combos being a favored option for styling in 2023. 

1 December 2021