7 Dress Trends Celebrities Are Wearing On and Off the Red Carpet This Year

Some things will never change, and one of those things is that celebrities wear dresses a lot—so many dresses. The types of dresses they wear tend to change from year to year. Since they have access to a bevy of designer pieces and stylists on speed dial, celebs are early adopters of dress trends and often dictate which will take off. Accordingly, I'm here to talk about some of the biggest celebrity-endorsed dress trends of 2024.

There are seven specific dress trends that I've noticed dress-loving celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Olivia Rodrigo wearing on repeat this year—both on and off the red carpet. If you trust celebrities when it comes to trends, these popular dresses are surefire bets for looking on-trend this summer, so I found some of the best styles for each trend to shop. Keep scrolling to shop them while they're hot and still in stock.

Fit-and-Flare Dresses

Lopez, among others, has fully embraced fit-and-flare dresses, one of the most elegant trends of the season. There's no shortage of beautiful options on the market for this timeless trend.

Jennifer Lopez wearing a fit-and-flare dress in Paris.

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WHO: Jennifer Lopez

WEAR: Hermès bag; Femme shoes

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Bubble Dresses

The early 2000s trend we never thought we'd see again has made a strong comeback, and it's surprisingly wearable. Just ask Hailey Bieber, who just wore a mini version with loafers.

Justin and Hailey Bieber walking with a pizza box.

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WHO: Hailey Bieber

WEAR: Après Studio Bubble Dress ($272); Miu Miu bag; The Row Leather Loafers ($1290)

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Drop-Waist Dresses

Drop-waist dresses are the most princess-like trend on the red carpet this year, but there are also plenty of casual takes on the trend flooding the market right now.

Jasmine Tookes wearing a pink dress on the red carpet.

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WHO: Jasmine Tookes

WEAR: Saint Laurent shoes

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Boho Dresses

Thanks in large part to Chloé's buzzy F/W 24 collection, boho is making a comeback, and the first thing to reflect this is dresses.

Katie Holmes wearing a boho dress on the red carpet.

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WHO: Katie Holmes

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Sheer Dresses

Celebrities love sheer dresses, perhaps more than any other dress trend there is. As Laura Harrier beautifully displayed here, it's fully possible to look completely elegant wearing one.

Laura Harrier wearing a sheer dress on the red carpet.

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WHO: Laura Harrier

WEAR: Mugler dress; Manolo Blahnik shoes

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Black-and-White Dresses

One of my personal favorites on the list, black-and-white dresses are a common sighting on the red carpet. They're classic, bold, and more popular than ever.

Elsa Hosk on the Cannes red carpet.

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WHO: Elsa Hosk

WEAR: Prabal Gurung Atelier dress

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Polka-Dot Dresses

Polka-dot dresses are playful and familiar. They're never really gone, but this season, they're back to being a trend. Rodrigo, for one, is on board.

Olivia Rodrigo wearing a polka dot dress.

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WHO: Olivia Rodrigo

WEAR: Reformation Jessi Linen Dress ($148); Le Specs Outta Love Sunglasses ($65); JW Anderson Bumper Bag ($643)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.