Photo:Courtesy of Prada; 16Arlington; Jil Sander; Victoria Beckham; Bottega Veneta
We look forward to spring for many reasons, but it's the fresh fashion offerings that really get us going. And the most noteworthy? All of the pretty new dresses. Emphasis on pretty, because amongst the tons of trends we're seeing for spring, ultra-feminine and delicate silhouettes rank high. To that, there are actually key dress styles that we marked from the S/S 2023 collections. While all statement-making in their own right, the It-styles of the moment can be dressed up or down for a multitude of spring occasions. Whether you've got a wedding, brunch date, or a special dinner, there's a dress for you below.
Out of the trove of runway photos to sift through, we were able to create an edit of eight key dress trends the style set is going to be all about this season. Keep scrolling to uncover them and shop runway-inspired picks to prepare for the season ahead.
Photo:Courtesy of Max Mara; Ralph Lauren
Maxi hemlines are nothing new to the fashion scene, but the modest trend is only getting bigger from here on out. Showing up in a floor-length column dress takes "power dressing" to a whole new level.
Photo:Courtesy of Loewe; Brandon Maxwell
And on the opposing side of maxis, hyper-cropped hemlines also were spotted heavily on the runways. And when brands like Loewe or Valentino put something on the runway, it's hard to say no.
Photo:Courtesy of Blumarine
Thanks to the Y2K craze, denim is no longer reserved for your favorite pair of jeans. Gone are the days of the Canadian tuxedo being dated because it's about tackling the fabric head-on in this sartorial age. The more denim, the better.
Photo:Courtesy of Loewe; Carolina Herrera
If you're looking for a unique dress trend, look no further than this dramatic trend. (At WWW, being dramatic is a compliment.) Exaggerated silhouettes like bubble hems or drop waists add a flair to designers that otherwise lean more minimal.
Photo:Courtesy of Saint Laurent; Jacquemus
At Jacquemus and Saint Laurent, fabric draping was a focal point of the spring collections. The manipulation of fabric offers an artistic approach to dressing and has the power to draw interest almost instantly.
Photo:Courtesy of Coperni; Acne Studios
We did say that pretty was in, didn't we? And that statement has never stood more true than for the surge of rosettes in fashion. We love it as an accessory, but even more when it's appliqued on a dress.
Photo:Courtesy of Saint Laurent; Nensi Djoka
Celebrities like Jenna Ortega, Madelyn Cline, and Emrata have given their full support to sheer dresses, but we promise it's more wearable than you think. The looks below from your favorite retailers are evidence enough.
Photo:Courtesy of Prada; Brandon Maxwell
Taking notes from '90s minimalism, designers like Prada and Brandon Maxwell sent down slinky and silky slip dresses down the runways. While it may be simple, the look is always refined and timeless.