The fabric's strength and versatility make it the top material for the line, while princess motifs draw increased attention.
More makers are turning to Tencel because of its drape and wrinkle resistance, while biostoning produces less environmental strain.
The latest models use materials from overseas, and are specially treated to withstand shrinkage, stains and washing.
Companies continue to favor polyester for its durability and low cost. Makers are also investing in imported embroidery machines to create vivid 3D details.
Frills, ruffles, laces, and effeminate colors such as pink and yellow accentuate the latest releases.
Companies are improving UV, chlorine and bacteria protection of the latest releases.
New designs emphasize the bust line, and may feature drapes or slits on the skirt.
Using polyester thread and taking small purchases are some of the measures companies adopt to improve sales.
Textiles undergo chemical treatments to gain functional qualities such as static resistance and enhanced moisture absorption.