Fashion Month has come to an end, leaving us with a very clear view of everything we’ll be wearing next spring. Designers are predicting big pants, short shorts, and an official end to tiny bags. Scroll through for the biggest trends from the spring 2020 season here.
Big Bags on the Runway
Hot pants staged a triumphant comeback on the spring 2020 runways—from itty bitty knit shorts at Hermès and Ferragamo to denim cutoffs at Rag & Bone and spandex at Brandon Maxwell. For those who’d rather ease into Daisy Duke status, Chanel styled the look with black tights.
We’ll spare you the groundbreaking florals this season and instead, look to ’60s and ’70s wallpaper for your print fix. Retro prints ruled the runways—bringing both major color and pattern to all the top collections. Serving up mod home decor realness, vintage wallpaper (and couch) prints were channeled in the form of suiting at Prada and Marc Jacobs. Christopher Kane opted for a more psychedelic wallpaper print in the form of spring dresses, while Etro and Alberta Ferretti delivered a more bohemian-print option.
We typically reach for basic black or brown when it comes to leather goods, but Rochas and others are encouraging you to get colorful. Designers offered a rainbow’s worth of buttery leather in hot pinks, kelly greens, and more bright ideas.
You likely have a polka dot dress hanging in closet right now, but next spring is the season to wear it on the daily. We spotted the trend at Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, and Altuzarra, where they all refreshed the classic print in new shapes and sizes.
Say goodbye to dainty necklace layers this spring, because Prada, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta are calling for a singular statement. Collar necklaces are on the come-up in clunky materials like oversized seashells, oversized chains, and more, say it with me, oversized collarbone-grazing styles.
If there’s one accessible trend to cop next season, it’s the rope belt. We saw the twisted accessory walk the runways of Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, and Valentino, but technically you can cop it from your local hardware store.
Crochet is getting a cool update come spring. Think ultra-feminine dresses, polished suiting, and eveningwear that feels modern with a special touch of Grandma’s handmade crochet. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation—à la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.
When designers aren’t thinking small—in terms of short shorts—they’re suggesting a super wide-legged pant for spring. Test it in a trending cargo like we saw at Tibi, or go all out with Carolina Herrera’s tent-like trousers.
Bra- Top Craze
Get the business-meets-pleasure look (or reserve it for your next beach vacation) with the undergarment as outerwear this spring.Crop tops are no longer cutting it—the bra top has officially entered the party. From crochet iterations at Dior and Giambattista Valli to a more daring sheer number at Loewe, bikini dressing comes in all textures and styles. Just add a high-waisted skirt and you’ve got the perfect summer look.