Neiman Marcus Spring 2017 Trend Report

Posted on February 17, 2017, 12:39 pm
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Last week Neiman Marcus rolled out their favorite major trends for Spring 2017, and as always, the retailer knows how to throw a festive party. From signature cocktails and photo ops to a “claw machine” containing treat-filled Neiman Marcus bags, the party before the show was full of fashionable fun. Once the runway show began, it was time to get inspired to get out of our gray and into stripes, florals, feathers and more. Courtesy of Neiman Marcus, here are the top trends of Spring 2017:

Bold Earrings

Major tassels and big jewels embellished almost every look that walked the runway. From oversized shapes to bold colors, these jewels had a “go big or go home” attitude.


Mini Bags

The opposite was true when it came to handbags. Major label bags were shown in diminutive sizes, but were still big on fabulous style. This trend pops up every couple of seasons, and is always a lighthearted take on the bag trends.




Ruffles and Flounces

Exaggerated sleeves, ruffled edges and flounces on hems brought full-on femininity. Whether it was on one piece or throughout the whole look, the ruffle provided both movement and lightness.




Horizontal and vertical stripes are a MAJOR trend that appeared in conjunction with other trends (see “Ruffles”). From stripes paired with more stripes, to matches of florals and texture like lace, stripes walked a straight line onto the spring must-haves list.



New Neutrals

Chic monochromatic looks elevated even further by texture within the looks, whether it was a sheer top with major sleeves or a double breasted suit. One needn’t be the loudest one in the room to be the most relevant, and these new neutrals speak volumes.



Redefined Shirting

Menswear shirting has taken on a new life in sexy off-the-shoulder button-downs and summery skirts. Think your man’s shirt, only twisted at the waist or falling off one shoulder in perfect placement. This is no longer your average button-down.


From accessories to shoes and on to apparel, embellishments like feathers, embroidery work and beading add another layer of style. This sort of embellished piece has a special ability to showcase the wearer’s unique style.

Forget what the groundhog said. With all these beautiful trends awaiting us, there is a lot to look forward to this coming spring. Shop all of Neiman Marcus’ Spring Trends here or at Neiman Marcus Bellevue.

Photos courtesy of Vivian Hsu Photography

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.