Every London Fashion Week Trend That Will Be Huge in 2023


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This season's London Fashion Week has overcome unexpected obstacles while the city honors the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designer JW Anderson paid homage to the queen with the closing look of his show being a simple T-shirt that read "Her Majesty The Queen 1926–2022 Thank you." More abstract callouts included Richard Quinn's runway, which began with models dressed in all black with veils and crowns, and Nensi Dojaka lined her show's entryway with hydrangeas, the queen's favorite flower. While beautiful clothing surrounded these mournful statements, it symbolized a farewell to the queen and hello to a new future.

Can you believe we're already gearing up for 2023? This year went by faster than any before, and seeing designers deliver the first trends to know for the new year was such a thrill. Forever classics like animal prints and slip dresses were combined with new favorites such as bubble hems and an updated way to wear lace. Below, find the six trends you're going to want to know.


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Find the Naomi to your Kate and embrace your inner '90s supermodel with this trend. A simple slip dress may sound boring to many, but once you try it on, you'll see the power that minimalism holds. A perfect extension of the wardrobe staples that couldn't be missed on the runway last season, everything about these powerful slips will turn heads.

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If you prefer to make a bigger statement, turn to a voluminous skirt or dress to align with the 2023 trends. Tulle and taffeta are real winners here, as they accentuate the hourglass figure to the max. It reminds me of a ballerina all grown up.

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Following on the heels of the snakeskin that we saw on the runway at Khaite in New York, London designers echoed the sentiment. As brands boasted bold leopard prints and snakeskin leathers, I'm convinced that this is the new Y2K revival.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of JW Anderson; Courtesy of Erdem; Courtesy of Christopher Kane; Courtesy of Yuhan Wang)

While pastels for spring aren't groundbreaking, seeing them surrounded by lace is a fresh take on the classic color palette. London designers really brought out the romantic in me by promoting these textured pieces.

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Every fashion-industry insider has been buzzing about sheer for an entire year. There's so much to love about any risqué trend. It's evolved to include a lot of sparkle this past season, so I'm shifting my shopping to include more shine.

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(Image credit: Courtesy of Harris Reed; Courtesy of JW Anderson; Courtesy of Chopova Lowena; Courtesy of Richard Quinn)

I felt like a few of the London designers took us on a trip to the Palace of Versailles. The rococo period of art made quite the fashion statement with lots of draping, bows, and larger-than-life statement pieces. Live out your Marie Antoinette fantasies with this trend.

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Up Next: The 8 Top Trends to Know for 2023, Straight From New York Fashion Week

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.