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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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