Personal Style, Pop Culture

New Year, New Trends

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This week reminds us that it’s not really out with the old so much as in with the new, and you can keep all that “new year, new you” nonsense.

Apart from our deepest hopes for 2021—good health, more face-to-face time with family and friends—we’re just fine with who we are. Because we’re only human, however, we do appreciate having something a little different to look forward to. And if a vacation or even a night out is still asking too much, then at least we can browse new pajamas.

Our Bare Necessities buyers are looking forward to newness in bras, swim, sleep and activewear—so  maybe you are, too. Happy New Year, new trends!

NEW IN BRAS: Elila

Full figures who have full busts don’t always have the easiest time finding bras—let alone ones to get excited about—but Elila has arrived to solve that problem with solutions-driven support that’s also impressively stylish.

The brand offers both underwires and soft cups with incredible performance (a 4-part-cup sports bra; front-close full coverage) and capital-F-Fashion (gorgeously embroidered floral tulle cups; longline silhouettes; printed and stretch lace) with why-doesn’t-everybody-do-this? touches like repositionable shoulder padding on the fully-adjustable straps.

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NEW IN SWIM: Bold Florals from Pretty Much Every Brand

We know the day is coming soon when we can get on a beach somewhere far from home, and when that day comes, we will be ready with our freshly renewed passports and the latest, greatest swimwear.

Florals are never not a good idea; what makes this fresh wave so thrilling is the bevvy of botanical prints rendered in an oversize, eye-catching scale like Fantasie’s Vilamoura (the red-green combo, seen here, is so unexpected), Freya’s Jungle Oasis (which goes up to a UK HH-cup!), Magicuit’s Neon Nature Carma Tankini (goes with all your black bottoms), Anne Cole Signature’s bold, colorful Polynesian Palm (rendered as a  bikini, tankini or swim dress up to a 24W) and Fantasie’s new graphic black, white and orange update on the Port Maria collection.

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NEW IN SLEEPWEAR: Splendid

Followers of fashion already know and love Splendid for its elevated everyday essentials like the original super soft, flatteringly cut, damn-near-perfect T-shirt. So we’re understandably excited to add Splendid sleepwear to our mix.

The lightweight but warm thermal and sweater-knit pajamas are the ideal weight for this time of year as we segue into spring and, ironically, all of the quietly on-trend patterns (like the Festival print, as shown) could not be more timeless.

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NEW IN ACTIVEWEAR: Glyder

Inspired by the yoga lifestyle, Glyder is about fitness gear that goes wherever you do after your sweat sesh ends. This is activewear that’s not only designed for high-performance—flat seams, four-way stretch, fade-resistant, sweat-wicking—but also to be highly comfortable.

The design aesthetic leans more toward cool than to overtly sporty: Think ready-to-wear fashion details like square-cut necklines (check out the Glyder Cutting Edge Sports Bra, shown here) , tie-dye prints and laser cutouts.

 

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Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Denise January 8, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Love! I used to work for you when you were just starting out. Springfield, Ma. 💕

    • Reply Bare it All January 8, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      We love to hear from BN family from way back! Happy New Year, hope you’re doing great! xx

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