The ability of dresses and jeans to perform double duty, alternating between dress and casualwear, helped provide both categories with double-digit sales increases last year and lift the growth rate of women’s apparel above men’s wear’s.
Women’s apparel sales at retail grew 3.3 percent last year, expanding to $111.37 billion, according to research from The NPD Group Inc. of Port Washington, N.Y. By contrast, men’s apparel sales rose 1.4 percent to $56.61 billion.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"