T-shirts (Image courtesy Next Level Apparel)

2020 Color and Style Trends

Alexandria Bruce, Printwear magazine

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According to industry apparel experts, these are the colors, styles, fabrications, and washes that will stick around and gain popularity in 2020. 

Color scheme

These are the colors industry experts have their eye on for 2020. Look out for various shades and hues.

Iconic Color Stack (Image courtesy Fruit of the Loom/JERZEES)

  • Blacks
  • Reds
  • Blues
  • Grays
  • Ivories
  • Browns
  • Greens
  • Yellows
  • Bio-camo
  • Neutral-toned tie-dye
  • Crystal tie-dye



Style points

From washes that offer a vintage look to gender-neutrality, 2020 has a lot in store. Look out for variances in these trending styles, fits, and compositions.

Vintage Gold T-shirt (Image courtesy Cotton Heritage)

  • Vintage washes/heathers
  • Raw cotton
  • Colorblocking
  • Relaxed fits
  • Gender-neutral sizing
  • Hoodies and joggers
  • Recycled fabrics
  • Relaxed five-panel caps
  • Leather patches
  • Cropped tops
  • Heavyweight Ts
  • Baseball Ts
  • French terry


See what HanesBrands, Next Level Apparel, Cotton Heritage, SanMar, Otto International, Fruit of the Loom, and Citadel Brands have to say about trends for the year, here.