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The 5 key trends you can take away from New York Fashion Week

Prepare to bare some shoulder and dress like you're ready for bed.

These are just two of the key looks we've spotted time and again on the runways at New York Fashion Week spring/summer 16.

See the five we've put on trendwatch...

By Kitty McGee and Lucy Reber

  • Proenza Schouler

    The off the shoulder trend that emerged this summer is staying for next year.

    Not only off the shoulder, but strapless and one shouldered styles have been key in New York...

  • Givenchy

    One-shoulder looks are made less dramatic with the addition of a delicate strap.

  • Jill Stuart

    A silky, flowing silhouette at Jill Stuart.

  • Tibi

    Sunday morning slouchy at Tibi.

  • Jill Stuart

    Or throw caution to the wind and embrace the completely bare shoulder.

  • Milly

    Milly did it with sleeves and loose ruffles.

  • Tracy Reese

    It's best worn in block colours.

  • Tibi

    Strapless bras are a must.

  • Hugo Boss

    Off-the-shoulder details gives chic tailoring a more feminine edge at Hugo Boss.

  • Victoria Beckham

    Florals are key for summer - the twist this season are big bold shapes.

    We were particularly taken with the dynamic print at Victoria Beckham, which felt really new. 

  • Coach

    The florals were fresh at Coach.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Go big or go home.

  • Oscar De La Renta

    Dark, gothic flowers were a SS16 catwalk favourite.

  • Michael Kors

    A dress appliqued entirely with poppies is a surprise hit at Michael Kors.

  • Calvin Klein

    A 3D motif rocked the runway at Calvin Klein.

  • Milly

    Always a staple on the front row, shirts have been prevalent on and off the catwalk this season.

    From shirting fabrics on shorts at Thakoon to long shirts worn with bare legs at Milly, you won't go far wrong with a shirt dress for SS16.

  • Narciso Rodriguez

    There was a martial arts theme at Narciso Rodriguez.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Clean-cut collars and knotted waists showed up at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

  • Monse

    Monse gave a playful take on the shirt dress.

  • Diesel Black Gold

    A ruffled waist detail gives the look a feminine feel at Diesel.

  • DKNY

    DKNY opted for a longer style with traditional collar and bold cityscape print.

  • Lacoste

    A wide-sleeved take on the grandad shirt at Lacoste.

  • Givenchy

    Always fans of wearing night wear for day, we were thrilled to see the return of negligee slips at Givenchy.

  • Calvin Klein

    Wear with pumps, delicate necklaces and a big coat.

  • Thakoon

    Acceptable for the office? Dressing gown style cover ups at Thakoon.

  • Thakoon

    It may not feel like power dressing, but it sure looks comfortable.

  • Kate Spade

    Darker colours are a safe way to try the print pyjama set style.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Or go for the full-on bedtime feel, as at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

  • Ralph Lauren

    Far from Zzzzzz at Ralph Lauren.

  • Tommy Hilfiger

    The trend is given a sporty twist at Tommy Hilfiger.

  • Raquel Allegra

    Andy Pandy-inspired - and we love it.

  • Atuzarra

    Tie dye print, as seen at Altuzarra, BCBG Max Azria, Tracy Reese and Raquel Alegra, is the ultimate in laid-back summer styling.

  • Tracy Reese

    Opt for sunset shades or dark blue and greens for the new season.

  • BCBG Max Azria

    Fancy a spot of DIY tie dye?

    Here's some fabulous inspiration for your old jumpers, from BCBG Max Azria.

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