This Will Be the Most Popular Dress Style of 2020

Now that sweaters and boots are well and truly in our daily rotation, the thought of springtime dresses seems like a lifetime away. Luckily, fashion month brings the warm-weather season that little bit closer, giving us a glimpse into what fashion-forward frocks we have to look forward to when we can bask in the sun once again. But don’t get your minidresses out too soon. One of the most unexpected and dominant dress trends we saw coming out of S/S 20 runways was one that involved fabric—a lot of it.

Long, billowy, trapeze-like dresses were seen everywhere from Roksanda to Valentino. Hemlines were dropped, often grazing the floor. Many hung loosely from collarbone to calf with no restrictions, like an artist’s smock—often with equally modest Victorian high-neck collars and long sleeves that hung past the wrist. These are dresses that take up space—long and often voluminous with practically no focus on exposure—exuding a sense of ease, comfort, and security.

If you’re eager to take on the trend before everyone else does, you can shop the gorgeous dress style set to be draped all over our favorite fashion muses in 2020 right now with our coolest picks below. Style them with edgy combat boots or chunky Chelsea boots for a cool-girl look this season.

On the runway:
Dresses at Rosanda SS 20 Runway Show


Courtesy of Roksanda

Long, flowy dresses were dominant at Roksanda, billowing around the body in easy-to-move-in fabrics.

The Best Long Dresses for Spring 2020


Courtesy of Lacoste

At Lacoste, maxi dresses reigned supreme, but this time in pleated varieties in shades of springtime yellow, aquamarine, and pastel blue.

Long Dresses Are a Big Trend for Spring 2020


Courtesy of J.W Anderson

Fluid jersey fabric flowed beautifully from neck to ankle and wrists at JW Anderson in gorgeous shades of teal blue.

How to Wear a Maxi Dress in Spring 2020


Stephanie Cardinale, Getty Images

At L'Oréal's runway, long, billowy, draped fabrics came in graceful spring florals with ruffles and voluminous sleeves.

The Most Popular Dress Style of Spring 2020


Estrop, Getty Images

Valentino's vivid frocks hung from the collar bone to the ankles with no restrictions in a voluminous cloud.

Long, Billowy Dresses Are a Must for Spring 2020


Courtesy of Chloe

We could see ourselves wearing this easy and effortless Chloé dress to every spring and summer wedding season. (Bonus points for the cool pockets!)

The Coolest Dresses for Spring 2020


Courtesy of Altuzarra

Altuzarra's color-block number is bold, eye-catching, and super easy to wear for spring. The tiered layered stripes add volume and dimension to the chic frock.

Stella McCartney Spring 2020 Dresses


Dominique Charriau, Getty Images

Long sleeves, long hems, and a fresh silhouette that we're fully on board with at Stella McCartney.

The Dress Style Everyone Will Wear in Spring 2020


Courtesy of Erdem

Take your white shirtdress to next-level chic with a trapeze-like silhouette that grazes the floor as seen at Erdem. 

Shop the trend:

Turn heads in this vibrant stunner.

Pair this billowy dress with cool combat boots.

The perfect dress to nail the trend. And this color though!

Who needs to wait to spring when you can wear the trend in fall with this stunner?

This is easy to wear to work and on the weekend.