Melissa Moylan, creative director of womenswear at trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops, shares insider info on what styles to expect in the T-shirt sector this year

Designer: Joseph

Boxy tee

T-shirts are driven mostly by boxy, slightly oversized fits. Shoulders are exaggerated or slightly sloped, giving off the boxy look. This is the most important shape direction for T-shirts, because it offers a commercial update to the classic style and allows for any graphic screen or print placement.

Designer: Louis Vuitton

Cropped / midriff

Cropped styles are relevant for the young contemporary/ junior market. They also often take on a boxy silhouette with broad shoulders. Another alternative would be the midriff shape, which requires stretch jersey material for a fitted cropped style.

Designer: Anthony Vaccarello

Shoulder influence

Shoulders are the key erogenous zone, so T-shirts tap into that with styles like cut-out shoulder, off-the-shoulder and one shoulder styles.

Designer: DKNY

Graphics

Trends in T-shirt graphics are very aggressive with powerful messages as well as billboard-like branding.

Novelty

Lace-up styles offer a new detail update to drive sales for the young contemporary and junior market. The styling detail adds just enough newness, and taps into a bohemian element.

Mixed media continues to be a driving trend. The combination of different materials on T-shirts bring a fresh, new look.

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