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Traditionally more confined to the eveningwear market, draping has moved over into daywear for next spring, and offers a fluid alternative to the more structured styles from autumn 08. Versatile as a trend, the draping options veered from long folds on floor length dresses to layered contrasting materials on shorter dresses. Bubbled shaped hems added extra volume, while drapes which fell from the bust down to the hips were a popular silhouette.

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