Celestial blues make a gentle yet powerful statement for next season. Pale tints that take their cue from sunny skies or limpid pools look even more dreamy in diaphanous nylons or fluid satins. Designers used these blues in head-to-toe ensembles or in clashing totals, as in a turquoise sweater with a pale blue skirt and lilac boots. For a contrasting note, a flash of goldenrod yellow brings in an offbeat accent to a crystal pleated skirt.

Sally LaPointe Cruise-Resort 2020
Nehera Cruise-Resort 2020
Kate Spade Cruise-Resort 2020
Karen Walker Cruise-Resort 2020
Claudia Li Cruise-Resort 2020
Hellessy Cruise-Resort 2020


Red, white and blue remain a go-to for warm-weather apparel. As in our SS19 Trend Tale American Dreamz, the associations may change, but the references remain constant. For resort, there are western yokes, ginghams, fresh shirting stripes and intarsia knits, all in flag colors made more sophisticated with offbeat touches like pink, wine or light periwinkle blue. Wide leg pants, flared shorts or knitted briefs bring in a 40s bathing beauty feel, perfect for exotic beaches, country picnics or urban rooftop celebrations.

Stella Jean Resort 2019
Chloe Resort 2019
MSGM Resort 2019
Miu Miu Resort 2019
Zac Posen Resort 2019
Alice & Olivia Resort 2019


The newest color-blocking is a simple two-color split. The effect can be as subtle as two shades of a single hue or as graphic as black-and-white. The duotone feature brings a bit of individuality to the season’s minimalist dresses, which are often softened by a center pleat or knot. Sportier styles might use bold color, and the two opposing halves can be laced-together, Frankenstein-style.

Hope Resort 2019
Partow Resort 2019
Simonetta Ravizza Resort 2019
Unravel Resort 2019
Koche Resort 2019
Andrew Gn Resort 2019



The trench coat, like a motorcycle jacket or a pair of jeans, is one of those basics that can be endlessly reinvented while still maintaining its design integrity. For next Resort, newness comes from sleeveless versions, color or fabric-blocking, cape-like slits for arms or puff-shouldered sleeves with channel-elastic cuffs. Fabrics include rustic linens, smooth cottons, lightweight corduroy and flat-quilted nylon. Novel touches can be as splashy as floral-appliquéd shoulders or as subtle as a single red button.

Ports 1961 Resort 2019
Tibi Resort 2019
Preen Line Resort 2019
Sonia Rykiel Resort 2019
Phillip Lim Resort 2019
Derek Lam Resort 2019