Girls’ apparel is storming the markets and everything is up for grabs from shearling and sheepskin coats to printed pleated trousers. Collar shirts are also back again to reinforce 80s looks for girls. Plush sweatshirts and hoodies for kids will be perfect for keeping warm.
Businesses can take initiative and start stocking up on these trends as they will be in high demand as the colder months approach.
Girls’ fashion market: how big is it in 2022?
The global market for women and girls’ clothing, which was valued at US $645.5 billion in 2020, is expected to increase to US $781.4 billion by 2027, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% from 2020 to 2027.
The coats and jackets segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1% to reach market value of US $111.7 billion by the conclusion of the forecast period.
Following an early assessment of the economy, the blazers, suits and ensembles segment’s growth was readjusted to a revised CAGR of 2.4% for the following seven years.
5 exclusive girls’ clothing trends for A/W 22–23
The cozy coat trend speaks to the desire of people everywhere wanting clothes that are more comfortable and suitable for weather without cutting down on aesthetics. For girls, cozy coats achieve this by integrating coats made out of wool and fur into the mix.
As this trend is tailored toward girls, solid and more feminine colors like pink, light blue, turquoise, and lilac are common. The fabrics for these coats are wool, fur, faux fur, cotton, and sheepskin.
Sheepskin coats are perfect for semi-casual outings to theaters or restaurants. They can be paired with denim trousers or normal linen trousers that are made of lighter materials.
Fur coats are adored for their comfortability and ease of wear. They are usually puffy and a tad oversized which make them perfect for pairing with trousers that hug the frame a bit more tightly like denim and satin pants.
Wool is also great for kids because of its durability. Woolen coats can be paired with corduroy or simple denim. Going monochrome or sticking with complementary colors is the customer’s discretion.
The girls’ collar dress brings back an early 70s and 80s vintage feel to the attire with oversized collars that span the collarbone. These dresses or gowns usually come with ruffled collars that add to the creativity and beauty of the dress.
The collar dresses mostly come in plain colors like white, cream, and blue, but others appear in intricate patterns like floral designs and polka dots.
Girls who love these dresses will have no issues pairing them with other clothing items. Mostly, they can be worn with knee-high socks the same color or in the color family as the dress. At other times, they can just be worn as is.
Removable collars on these dresses have also become a thing and tap into more modern design. Girls can choose to have the collars on or to take them off, leaving a V- or round-necked dress.
Knitted vests for girls are making waves in the industry. With autumn and winter fast approaching, girls will seek out clothes that are warmer and provide comfort. Knitted vests fulfills these needs comfortably.
They can either be sleeveless or sleeved, depending on preference. Knitted vests come in more intricate designs and patterns, and are simply one of the most beautiful pieces of apparel girls can own. The stitching constructions usually have traditional cables for a better vintage appearance.
These vests can be styled in a plethora of ways. First, they go very well over long gowns. Whether knitted or crocheted, the vests pair well with the gowns and girls can choose to also have ankle-high or knee-high socks to complete the formal school-ready look.
They can also be worn over shirts and trousers. Button-down shirts are good because they have collars that peek over the vest neckline and usually show below the hemline. Girls can wear these with denim or corduroy pants as well.
Kids love sweatshirts, especially when they are styled to their comfort. The fashion industry has invested time and effort in adding a bit of pizzazz to the styles of sweatshirts for kids, especially girls.
They are styled in different ways, featuring the color-blocking sweater, statement and ruffle sleeves, sweatshirts with nippedin arms that flare out at the elbows, and more.
These sweatshirts come in pure solid colors like red, pink, blue, and yellow. Some sweatshirts could have embroidery on them with different patterns, adding originality and creativity. Others come with brushed jersey and plush qualities.
Printed trousers are unique fashion staples that come in a variety of patterns and colors. The intricate patterns stand out at all times, creating a maximalist look.
The awesome thing is these pants can be made from virtually any fabric. Some have been integrated into the insulated down community and look like puffer jackets but for pants. Other popular fabrics include wool, corduroy, and denim.
Printed trousers bring a colorful energy to the outdoorsy look. Girls can pair the trousers with button-down shirts, singlets, V-neck shirts, and sweaters. There are no holds barred as the versatility of the trousers span any shirt without color-blocking problems.
Printed knitted pants can come in colors like camel, cream, and neutral white. They can be paired with shirts made from fur or wool as they are also comfortable to wear for kids.
Printed denim trousers are an honorable mention as denim has been integrated into virtually every aspect of the apparel industry. These can be topped with the usual denim jackets or switched up with a hoodie or woolen sweater for casual events and outings.
Girls who enjoy being active outside and exploring new locations will adore wearing the trends covered in this article. Whether in a casual or formal setting, printed trousers go well in all settings and blend in. Knitted vests are stunning for picnics and going to the movies.
Plush sweaters are semi-casual and can be worn for occasions as well as staying in and fending off the cold at home.
In essence, companies and merchants should add these trends to their A/W 22–23 catalogs as they are quickly taking over the market.