Fall Winter 2020 2021 trends: the short dress. See the runway looks and discover the new trends Baby dolls for the day, short cocktail dresses, little (very little) black dresses and lovely short velvet numbers: the short dress is back and maybe it can help seeing the future with renewed enthusiasm. American economist and professor Paul H. Nystrom in his 1928 book The Economics of Fashion observed that when hemlines get shorter, the stock market flourishes, and the other way around. An interesting theory that have us all ponder on the return of miniskirts and mini dresses; is fashion sending us a message? We all wish for a prompt recovery and this goes hand in hand with the fluctuations of hemlines and designers’ creativity, although Nystrom’s statement has been proved wrong several times: with the success of the New Look (and mid-length dresses) after the war, or with the stock market crash in 1987, when mini-suits were all the rage.While the most searched topics on Google fashion-wise are currently “wide pants”, “tracksuit bottoms” and “comfy knitwear”, designers still want to entice us into wearing wonderful short ruffled and flouncy dresses with romantic puffed sleeves or breezy fringes that oscillate with every step.