2015 had us wearing midi-skirts, fringe, off-the-shoulder tops, and, the regrettable, pastel colored hair. Well, it’s time to ring in the new year with a fresh start and a fresh look! We’ve been scouring the runways, newspapers, and fashion magazines, and rounded up the top 5 fashion trends that are coming in 2016. Plus we’ve paired these trends with some fabrics and trims that we have in stock!

Victorian-inspired fashion: Garments with high necks, leg o’ mutton sleeves, ruffles, ornate embellishments, & puffy shoulders are in vogue.


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From left to right: Embroidered tulle neckpiece, 3.99; lace-trimmed cameo brooches, 7.29; Venice lace with drop fringe, 3.49/yard

Embellished shoes: Add some glitz to some thrifted pumps or sneakers. This look works for evening, OR you could spice up a pair of boyfriend jeans with a flashy shoe.


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Our costume and bridal dept is stock full of trims and embellishments, like metal studded trim (3.99-8.99/yard) and hand-beaded buttons & appliques (.99-4.00/ea).

Pantsuit: Perhaps due to the upcoming election, 2016 has been called “The Year of the Pantsuit”. This trend works on many body types, and can go from the office to evening depending on how you style it.

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From left to right: Red wool stretch garbardine, wool & lycra, 18.99/yard; white 4-way stretch suiting, polyester & elastane, 9.99/yard; Pendleton blood orange suiting, 98% wool & 2% lycra, 20.99/yard

70’s-inspired Suede: This is a look that is sure to stick around through fall, but can also be worn in the spring and summer with shorts and mini skirts.

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From left to right: Patchwork-look suedecloth, polyester, 9.99/yard; camel (4″) & black (3″) faux suede fringe, 2.99-3.99/yard; tan Elie Tahari suedecloth, polyester, 12.99/yard

Ruffles: Ruffles, ruffles everywhere! Spanish-influenced flounces were all over the runway for Spring 2016. Ruffles are surprisingly easy to make, and they instantly give a garment a feminine and whimsical look.You can add them to just about anywhere too- edges of sleeves, necklines, hemlines, pockets, or layer them for a dress or skirt.


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From left to right: Polka-dot double edge ruffle trim, 1.79/yard; red & black rose printed satin, 97% polyester & 3% spandex, 11.99/yard; black ruffle trim, 1.99/yard

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