Meet the New "Dad" Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing in 6 Months

Something peculiar happened on the fall/winter 2020 runways: We saw a lot of ties. Yes, like the ties a dad would typically wear to work wrapped tightly underneath a button-down collared shirt. When suiting started infiltrating the women's ready-to-wear scene again about two years ago, we had a hunch it would be here to stay but didn't know that all the extras would come with it. Along with the rise of big blazers and tailored trousers, we saw an increase in button-down shirts, loafers, and now, even ties.

Typically, when we see a trend on a runway, it's not expected for it to bubble in the street style scene for another six months (especially with a trend as niche as this one), but somehow, the stars aligned and fashion week attendees were spotted all over the streets of Milan, Paris, and London wearing ties the shows setting the trend for the season ahead. If you need a little time to get used to this more unconventional accessories trend, we don't blame you, but to butter you up to the idea, we put all the best runway and street style images featuring ties for you to gaze upon below.

Whether paired with a traditional suit or layered underneath sweaters and atop button-downs, ties are the trend to keep an eye on both now and in the coming months, as we expect fashion followers to adopt the trend fully by fall 2020.

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Courtesy of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

I know this story is about ties, but I can't stop thinking about that shirt collar. 

On the street:
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The Style Stalker

Clearly, the tie is the accessory your springtime three-piece suit is in dire need of this fall.

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Courtesy of Prada

There are many looks from Prada this season that left me speechless, but the tie styling was one of the subtle styling tricks that stood out the most. 

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The Style Stalker

Even though spending $270 on a tie seems a bit insane, this nylon Prada beauty feels irresistible. 

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Courtesy of Dior

Once again, the tie is proving to be one of the freshest updates to classic suiting for the fall season. 

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Getty Images

Looking at this outfit makes me wish I had any sense of style while I was still attending my private high school. 

On the runway:
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Rokh via Getty Images

Lighten things up and opt for a printed tie to add some excitement to an otherwise basic suit. 

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Tie Trend

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The Style Stalker

You can also deconstruct your suiting and pair similar tailored separates together to create a more unconventional take on the trend (polka-dot tie included). 

On the runway:
Tie Trend

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Courtesy of Toga

Reinvented trench coats were all over the fall 2020 runways, and after seeing this look, I'll be wearing mine with a sleek tie underneath.  

On the street:
Tie Trend

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The Style Stalker

From the tied ankles to the wide tie tucked into the blazer, this look can truly do no wrong. 

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Courtesy of Rag & Bone

Transform all of your leather layers with a coordinating tie. Trust me—no one will see this ensemble coming. 

On the street:
Tie Trend

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The Style Stalker

If this trend is coming off a tad intimidating, ease into it with a digestible monochrome color palette. 

On the runway:
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Courtesy of Gucci

Leave it to Gucci to present the most exciting tie look of the entire season (if you ask me). 

On the street:
Tie Trend

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The Style Stalker

If you're planning on hopping on the tie trend early, we suggest pairing one with all of your long shorts this spring.