6 Popular Dress Trends That Will Dominate Our Feeds This Spring

We may be bundled up in a zillion layers right now, getting through the bitterly cold winter, but there’s no doubt our minds are already thinking forward to the trends we’ll be wearing by the time spring 2020 comes along. And there is plenty to get excited about this year—Bermuda shorts, colorful leather, and three-piece suits, to name a few. But today we’re homing in on dresses, one of our favorite pieces to update when a new season arrives. The spring 2020 runways provided us with a plethora of entrancing frocks to whet our sartorial appetite. From thrifty-chic '60s-wallpaper prints to bold statement sleeves and floor-grazing maxis, scroll below as we share the most popular dress trends to come off the S/S 20 runways that are guaranteed to be all over our Insta feeds in a few months time.

Long, Loose & Billowy

One of the most popular trends to emerge from the spring runways were long, billowy and trapeze-like dresses that hung loosely from collarbone to calf with no restrictions. These often featured equally modest high-neck collars and long sleeves that hung past the wrist. Expect to see dresses that graze the floor and take up space on an Insta feed near you.

On the runway:
The Biggest Trends of Spring 2020

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Courtesy of Roksanda
Billowy Dresses Ar Trending for Spring 2020

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Courtesy of JW Anderson
Flowy, Maxi Dresses Are Trending for Spring 2020

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Stella McCartney, Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

Polka Dots

If there's one print that will blow up our feeds come spring, it's unquestionably, polka dots. Spotted on frocks all over the runways—from Marc Jacobs to Carolina Herrera—the classic print will be your go-to for work, weddings, weekends, and beyond.

On the runway:
Polka-Dot Dresses Are Trending for Spring 2020

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Carolina Herrera, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
How to Wear Polka-Dots in 2020

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Gucci, John Phillips/Getty Images
Trending Polka-Dot Dresses to Shop Now

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Michael Kors, Victor Virgile/Getty Images

Striped Knit Dresses

We love the ease and effortlessness of a one-and-done ribbed knit sweater dress. Spring 2020's iterations come in lightweight ribbed fabrics, featuring stripes, metallic touches, and uplifting hues.

On the runway:
Stripe Knit Dresses Are a Must for Spring 2020

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Zimmermann, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
The Must-Have Dress Styles of Spring 2020

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Kate Spade, Imaxtree

The Best Dress Trends to Wear This Spring

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Self-Portrait, Victor Virgile/Getty Images

Statement Sleeves

The S/S 20 runways got plenty of dramatic sleeve action—from billowy puff sleeves to voluminous ruffles—the mantra for the new season is Go bold, or go home!

On the runway:
Statement Sleeves Are Trending for Spring 2020

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Giambattista Valli, Imaxtree
The Coolest Dresses to Try This Spring

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Valentino, Estrop/Getty Images
Puff-Sleeve Dresses Are Trending Hard

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Prabal Gurung, Victor Virgile/Getty Images

'60s Eclectic

This spring we're going to party like it's 1969! Graphic and eclectic 's prints were seen on mini, midi, and maxis—from Paco Rabanne to Marc Jacobs, and Fendi—proving that vintage wallpaper prints and '60s flower power are back. Opt for bohemian fabrics and folkloric detailing to nail the thrift-chic look.

On the runway:
60s Floral Dresses to Try This Spring

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Marc Jacobs, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Vintage Floral Print Dresses Are Trending for Spring

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Fendi, Estrop/Getty Images
How to Wear 60s Floral Prints This Spring

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Paco Rabanne, Peter White/Getty Images

Tiers

Give your dresses a touch of drama this spring and opt for a frock with tiers. Seen at Chanel, McQueen, and Roksanda, these frocks can easily be dressed up or down. Give them a casual, everyday touch by wearing them with flat sandals or sneakers. 

On the runway:
Tiered Dresses Are Trending for Spring 2020

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Christopher Kane, Gamma Rapho/Getty Images
The Coolest Tiered Dresses to Try This Spring

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Molly Goddard, Gamma Rapho/Getty Images
Tiered Dresses Are a Must-Have for Spring 2020

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Roksanda, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
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