5 Major Trends from the Paris Fashion Week Runways That We'll Be Wearing in 2024

And just like that, we've come to the end of another fashion month, and as the Paris shows bring the season to a close, there's a lot to be said about the tone of the finale. Outside the shows, Parisian street style told a tale of sunny colours, risqué cut-outs and statement accessories, but it's what happened on the runways that will inevitably set the standard for how we dress in spring 2024—and believe me, we have a lot to discuss. 

If the A/W 23 shows taught us anything, it's that Paris has a penchant for grandeur: think feathers, metallicshot reds and maxi silhouettes, but S/S 24 looks to be a slightly more subdued affair. This isn't shorthand for boring, but we can expect more wearable trends to come out of the city that gave us haute couture. In fact, there are plenty of what we'd consider wardrobe staples in the way of tailored trousers, blazers and midi dresses, but with a whole host of new ways to style them. 

If you're looking for a buzzy new print, want to see the prettiest colour trend since Barbie pink or fancy some pointers on how to supersize your silhouettes, keep scrolling. These are the five biggest trends to come out of Paris Fashion Week for spring 2024. We're already counting down. 


(Image credit: Courtesy Nina Ricci, Jason Wu, Zimmermann)

Style Notes: After a year of punchy pinks and sizzling reds, it's time for a palette cleanser, and this serene shade of pastel blue appeared in no less than seven shows in Paris. Just as we were getting accustomed to the creamy banana-milk shade that the French street style set have been wearing in droves, it's time for a new pastel to surface, and baby and power blues are the hues of choice for the start of next year. You heard it here first. 



(Image credit: Courtesy Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney)

Style Notes: Over the last few years, power dressing has reinvented itself from structured '80s suiting to looser, relaxed fits; but on the spring 2024 runways in Paris, we saw it return to its roots. The shoulder pad is back and bigger than ever. Shirts and blazers are amped up with exaggerated, boxy fits (almost to cartoon proportions at Louis Vuitton), but are paired with wide-leg trousers rather than the predictable pencil skirt. Could this return to razor-sharp tailoring be the end of jeans in the office? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it is a sure sign to pair your denim with an oversized blazer. 



(Image credit: Rokh: Justin Shin/Getty Images, Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hermès, Valentino: Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

Style Notes: It just wouldn't be summer without showing a little skin, and according to the French runways, all it takes is a bit of midriff to make the biggest statement in 2024. From Valentino's ab-baring bralettes to Loewe's cropped crew necks (albeit worn over a tank), the chopped-off crop is a fun way to play with proportions and elongate the torso. 



(Image credit: Courtesy Chanel, Balenciaga; Comme Des Garcons: Julien De Rosa/AFP via Getty Images)

Style Notes: Florals for spring might not be groundbreaking, but don't expect to see any pretty, ditsy prints next year, as dark florals have gone supersized. Big, full blooms are set against dark backdrops and paired with rosettes, and, most notably in the case of Balenciaga and Chanel, worn head-to-toe for a sultry journey through the night garden.



(Image credit: Courtesy Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton; Casablanca: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Style Notes: We should have known from the huge popularity of the Adidas Samba and Salomon trainers that 2024 would be gearing up to a sportier vibe. Expect fashion to kick into top gear, with nods to rugby, varsity, motocross and football infiltrating even the luxury houses with a dose of athleisure. There's something for everyone in this trend, whether it's the moto jackets that appeal to Gen Z or the easy, off-duty track pants that we all rely on; it's time to take one for the team and mix sporty separates with dressier tailoring for the new way to wear stripes in 2024. 


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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.