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I kicked off 2020 resolving to go on at least 20 dates, a so-called carrot on a stick that I hoped would force me out into the cruel, daunting dating world and out of my comfort zone. Then, of course, the world changed. And so too did dating. Zoom dates became the norm. Plus, the age-old dating habits and phenomenons we’d come to know and hate, such as ghosting and paper-clipping, were replaced with COVID-era versions, including apocalypsing (treating every relationship like it’s your last) and wokefishing (when someone pretends to hold progressive views to get laid). “This past year, we’ve seen the dating landscape shift in unexpected ways – from new digital dating conventions to all-new approaches to relationships,” says Priti Joshi, Bumble’s vice president of marketing strategy and operations. But she’s predicting that more changes are coming. After all, 55% of daters have a dating-related resolution for 2021, including taking things slower and raising the bar when it comes to vetting matches. Here, Bumble’s predictions for the dating trends we’ll be seeing in 2021. Hardballing This term essentially means “dating like the CEO” and not messing around with partners who aren’t serving you. “Over the past year, almost 70% feel the pandemic has given them an abundance of time to focus on themselves and 43% shared they have more confidence to say what is and isn’t right for them in their dating life,” according to a Bumble release. I’m definitely planning to incorporate hardballing into my life in 2021. Astrolove We all know a Cancer who won’t date a Libra. In the next year, more and more folks will be looking for compatibility according to their zodiac sign, Bumble predicts. After adding an “astrology badge” feature to their app, Bumble noted that people who shared their sign had almost a 60% increase in their average number of matches. And not to further feed their ego, but Leos got the most matches of any star sign in 2020, according to Bumble. Slow Dating It’s like throwing your relationship in a crockpot. It might take a bit to heat up, but the end results are so worth the wait. Folks who “slow date” in 2021 will take the time to get to know each other before meeting up in person, and will be more selective in general — a smart idea in COVID times, to be honest. Most Bumble matches who are slow dating during the pandemic start with a video date before moving on to a socially distanced meet-up. Yes, More Virtual Dating A Bumble survey found that 46% of daters prefered virtual first dates over meeting up in person right away. In the U.S., the use of the app’s Voice Call and Video Chat features increased by 70% after the State of Emergency was declared this past spring. Of course, if you’re getting sick of Zoom dates, there are ways to mix it up. You could play trivia, have a Netflix Party, or play an online game like Quiplash. The Rise Of “New Dawn Daters” Bumble says one in four of their US users will be classified as “New Dawn Daters,” or folks who broke up with their long-term partner amid the pandemic. “They’re now single and ready to start dating again, but many are entirely new to dating apps and understandably anxious about dating right now,” Bumble notes. Fingers crossed that these cuties will refrain from chatting about their exes on the first date. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?3 Couples Share Their Dating App Love StoriesSnow-Globing: The Worst Holiday Dating Trend EverApocalypsing Is The Most 2020 Dating Trend
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After a year that can be measured by the sheer volume of sweatpants acquired to work from home, there’s a glimmer of optimism on the horizon with vaccine rollouts now underway. But even as our most glamorous ensembles await their glorious day back in the sun, a return to some degree of normalcy doesn’t mean we’ll be leaving our loungewear in the dust. In fact, according to the 2021 Pinterest Predicts report, comfortable clothing is poised to take on a new kind of leading role in our wardrobes this year, as part of an on-the-brink-of-trending aesthetic the visual discovery platform dubbed “Athflow.” “Different parts of our lives in 2020, and for better or for worse in 2021, have all just collapsed into each other,” says Aya Kanai, Pinterest’s head of content and editorial partnerships, pointing to how intertwined our professional and personal spaces have become as we began to work from home. An upheaval in how we dress followed suit in the form of sweatsuits, nap dresses, and tie-dye — a visible response to cultural shifts in how and where we work, socialize, and unwind. As we continue to adapt to the changes in our lives, loungewear will continue to evolve, too, Kanai says. Hence “Athflow” — a word that illustrates where the trend came from, and where it’s going. This next phase of loungewear may be a product of the seemingly immortal athleisure movement, but it calls for a refined emphasis on styling by way of slick fabrics, cascading silhouettes, and coordinated sets. In short, Athflow is a polished take on ultra-casual, loose, comfortable apparel. It’s the fun feathered trim of Sleeper’s pajamas, the satisfying fit of Pangaia’s orchid purple track pants, and the romance of a billowing long-sleeve blouse by Lisa Says Gah. It’s the answer to how we’ll keep comfortable when we’re no longer relegated to the sofa ,but still not ready to transition to the outfits we wore pre-pandemic. Drawing from the behaviors of more than 400 million Pinterest users — many of whom come to the platform to plan for the future, be that a forthcoming home decor upgrade, a desert elopement, even an entrepreneurial dream-in-progress — Kanai and her team were able to make data-driven predictions on what they believe consumers will be needing in the months ahead. Their annual report identifies Athflow as an emerging trend in the fashion category ,with major potential to take off in 2021 (and for anyone with doubts, let it be known that eight out of 10 of the company’s predictions came true for 2020, the year that no one saw coming). With search volume around terms like “home dress women” doubling and “oversized outfit” tripling compared to this time last year, along with spikes in activity surrounding “soft outfits,” “oversized outfits,” and “cotton jumpsuits,” the people — or at least, their IP addresses — have spoken. And what they want are ultra-wearable looks that can be dressed up or down; looks that are for swooning or Zooming. More specifically, Pinterest defines Athflow as “professional enough for the ‘office,’ stretchy enough for the yoga mat, and comfy enough for the couch.” This does sound a lot like athleisure itself. The difference, however, is how the category could inform the way we turn up to the workplace or more business-like settings, whenever and wherever that might be. After a year of comfort taking center stage in all things style, it’s not so far off to imagine office-goers feeling tempted to swap their crisp pre-pandemic slacks for roomy joggers upon receiving the green light to go back to their long-abandoned desks. Kanai also believes the rise of Athflow will correspond with the decline of genderedness in clothing — a fitting observation considering the trend’s characterizing lack of form and inclusive fit. The rules of the dress code as we know it may become as flexible as the lockdown fabrics we’ll be reluctant to abandon. “This idea of who is the self that you bring to the office and what does professionalism look like, I think is very much reflected in the Athflow concept because what is appropriate for professional dressing, what’s appropriate for career dressing, all of that is changing,” Kanai asserts. Heather Gramston, head of womenswear at Browns Fashion, shares that it came as no surprise that loungewear over-performed for the online luxury retailer last year as comfort eclipsed all other priorities for those following stay-at-home orders in their abodes. And with working-from-home forecasted to stick in some capacity post-pandemic, so too, she says, will the appeal of the outfits we wear while doing so, whether or not we’re still in the cloffice (that’s quarantine speak for a closet-office). “We expect this to continue as there is likely to be a permanent shift to working more often from home and, undeniably, our mindset has changed around loungewear which is now being incorporated as an everyday outfit outside of that working-from-home vibe,” Gramston explains. It’s true that it’s not uncommon to find people wearing pajama-esque get-ups or ribbed two-piece sets à la Simon Miller everywhere from the park to the grocery store (and a sleek pair of mules to boot). As such, designers are being intentional about including more casualwear in their latest collections so that next season’s loungewear looks are versatile enough to transition from informal to formal settings. For Spring/Summer 2021, Browns has boosted its roster of brands with a bundle of increasingly popular labels to offer relaxed silhouettes in cotton and knit fabrics. These include The Frankie Shop, Live The Process, and LESET, among others. High-fashion’s heavy hitters are also embracing this hybrid aesthetic of laid-back business attire. Case in point: Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’s S/S 21 co-debut featuring extra-long hoodies layered over voluminous skirts paired with pointy-toed kitten heels (see photo above). Plus-size retailer 11 Honoré also recently launched an “Athluxury” collection. The retailer’s design director Danielle Williams-Eke describes it as “pieces that can work comfortably throughout the day but that are chic, stylish, and fit well.” This translates into a size-inclusive selection of satin T-shirts, cashmere dusters, and silky wide-leg pants from its private label and by brands such as LNA, LaPointe, Azeeza, and Baja East — all of which are worthy of a pin on an Athflow board. The analogous trends may be about ease, but, Williams-Eke cautions, to eschew the fine line between Athflow and traditional loungewear, fit must always come first. “One rule I always follow when wearing flowy and oversized pieces is to balance your proportions. If you are wearing an oversized top, opt for a fitted pant or legging. Wearing a wide-leg flowy pant? Pair it with a fitted top. Layer your flowy jackets and sweaters over a form-fitting tank or dress,” she advises. Like lockdown, stay-at-home attire has lasted far longer than we thought, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. With some tough days likely still ahead of us in this pandemic, the transition to outdoor clothing will be as gradual as the return to “normal” itself, so don’t store those sweatpants away just yet. But what initially materialized as a temporary fix for dressing behind closed doors has opened up new ones to a form of sartorial self-expression — one centering the wearer’s comfort above all else. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Winter Trends That Will Be Everywhere In 2021These Fashion Brands Thrived Despite The PandemicIt's Prime Time For Building A Capsule Closet
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As we take our pandemic uniform — matching sweatsuits, tie-dye, Nap Dresses, and more — firmly into 2021, outerwear is getting a seasonal makeover, with a number of new winter coat trends taking over Instagram’s fashion feeds.While monochrome, minimal dressing has been trending for the past year, coats and jackets are anything but classic in 2021, with printed, can’t-miss styles dominating this cold-weather dressing season. Textured quilted and leather-like fabrics are also getting more popular with shoppers looking to upgrade their outerwear without making too much of a style statement. And, as the pandemic’s hold continues, prompting many to spend more time outdoors in the winter, designers are responding with longer and more winter-proof silhouettes that are as fashion-forward as they are practical.Ahead, five coat trends that will be everywhere this winter season.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Checkerboard Print JacketBlame it on Queen's Gambit and our newly reinvigorated obsession with chess, but this mod fashion trend is back. While the Stand Studio Nino faux fur coat, the style that has been all over Instagram (pictured here), is currently mostly sold out — at the time of publishing, Bergdorf Goodman has one size left— there are other outerwear iterations of the trend.If a full-length, faux fur checkerboard coat is too much of a style commitment for you, the print also comes in more casual fleece and short jacket options.Stand Studio Marcella Jacket, $, available at Lisa Says GahCurrent Mood Checkered Faux Fur Coat, $, available at Dolls KillKule The Checkered Puffer, $, available at ShopbopVans Embers Jacket, $, available at VansPrinted PufferThe biggest outerwear winter trend, the printed puffer, is also one of the most fun. With prints ranging from floral to tropical and animal, these jackets instantly add a statement — not to mention warmth — to any cold-weather look.Puffers from Farm Rio (pictured here) — an abashedly happy and print-heavy brand from Brazil — are especially beloved by Instagram's most stylish. Styles from the much-anticipated The North Face x Gucci collaboration will likely pop up on street style’s finest in the next month, too.Farm Rio Mixed Macaw Puffer Jacket, $, available at ShopbopGap Upcycled Lightweight Puffer Jacket, $, available at GapColdesina Nylon Puffer With Hood, $, available at CoEditionTory Burch Down Reversible Printed Puffer Jacket, $, available at Saks Fifth AvenueShearling CoatThe warmest coat on this list, shearling options now come in vegan and affordable styles. This season, the ever-popular shearling biker jacket silhouette has been traded in for a longer, knee-length hemline. Bonus if you can find one with oversized statement pockets, like the popular Stand Studio Aubrey faux patent shearling coat, of which Nordstrom currently has a few sizes left.ASOS DESIGN Curve Shearling Parka, $, available at ASOSStand Studio Adele Coat, $, available at BandierFrontrow Reversible Eco Coat, $, available at W ConceptWhistles Ultimate Faux Shearling Biker Coat, $, available at Bloomingdale'sQuilted CoatQuilted jackets have also gotten longer and baggier this season (to fit all the bundling we’re doing underneath). Danish export Ganni's Recycled Ripstop Quilted Coat (pictured here), in particular, made internet rounds thanks to its matching detachable collar (sold separately and currently sold out) — another one of fall and winter's big trends — and dress-like silhouette.For colder temperatures, choose a quilted coat with some down fill.Ganni Recycled Ripstop Quilt Coat, $, available at GanniCOS Mid-Length Reversible Quilted Padded Jacket, $, available at COSZara Down Puffer Coat, $, available at ZaraH&M Quilted Jacket, $, available at H&MLeather Trench CoatThanks to celebrities like Katie Holmes and Zendaya, classic tan trench coats have gotten a winter upgrade. Instead of opting for a black leather trench a la Matrix, try one in an unexpected color, like a yellow, burgundy, or blue, that could transition well into spring, or one featuring interesting detailing.Mango Leather-Effect Trench Coat, $, available at MangoBLANKNYC Sonya Faux Leather Trench Coat, $, available at AnthropologieApparis Lucia Faux Leather Trench Coat, $, available at Bloomingdale'sNew York & Company Faux Leather Flyaway Trenchcoat, $, available at New York & CompanyLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Winter Trends That Will Be Everywhere In 2021The North Face Jacket That We Can't Seem To QuitThese 5 Dresses Were Everywhere This Summer
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