While flowers blooming and birds chirping are usually the first indications that spring is nearly here, in the fashion industry we use a slightly different metric. The arrival of new spring collections is what signals the end of winter for fashion editors, as brightly coloured skirts and sleeveless dresses begin appearing in-store and online.
This process has started happening over the last few weeks, so it only makes sense to start looking ahead at the new trends we can expect for the upcoming season. And there are quite a few to unpack, particularly when it comes to dresses.
We saw several trends emerge from the S/S 20 runways, including crochet dresses and those that featured unique cutouts. While more wearable staples including puff-sleeve dresses, polka-dot dresses and polo-neck dresses were equally as popular. Minimalism reigned again thanks to Bottega Veneta, while maximalists were accounted for with voluminous tiered dresses which appeared at Christopher Kane and Molly Goddard.
Interestingly enough, several of the season’s biggest dress trends are often used in conjunction with each other. For example, Asceno has released a tiered dress with polka dots on it, while Aje’s puff-sleeve dress also featured cutouts. It’s a have your cake and eat it too, kind of situation this spring.
Keep scrolling for a closer look at spring’s biggest dress trends.