6 of the Most Whimsical Fall Fashion Trends

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Fall fashion doesn't always mean heritage plaids and chunky sweaters. In fact, this season, designers proved that whimsical fashion trends are the future, and our inner little girl is slightly freaking out. When we say "whimsical fashion," we mean it—tinsel confections, neon brights, the craziest crystal pieces you've ever seen, and, if you can believe it, even more.

Ahead, we are highlighting the most whimsical fashion moments we saw come down the F/W 18 runways thanks to designers like Gucci, Prada, Ashish, and Balenciaga. Call us dramatic, but we have a feeling some of the collections we reference here just might go down in history as the most whimsical fashion moments of all time, which is why we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see the best looks—and to shop them as well.

Go on to see six of the most whimsical fashion moments from the F/W 18 collections and to shop the trends for yourself.

Crystal Fringe

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This season, the crazier the crystals the better. Don't be afraid of the embellishment dripping off of everything from party dresses to shoes. 

Pictured: Gucci F/W 18

Ruffled Minis

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Feeling a little saucy? We thought so. The next time you're in need of a killer party dress, opt for one that has ruffled '80s vibes. 

Pictured: Alexander McQueen F/W 18

Noisy Neon

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Neon has been everywhere this fall season, and while at first glance it might seem like a tricky trend to try, it's one that will take your seasonal look to the next level.

Pictured: Prada F/W 18

Iridescent Everything

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Embrace the out-of-this-world iridescent fashion trend full force with a glistening dress or shiny trench coat, or take a walk on the milder side with just a hint via a belt bag or sneakers. 

Pictured: Maryam Nassir Zadeh F/W 18

Garden Girl

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Would it really be fall if we didn't incorporate some sort of festive floral print into the mix? The answer is no. End of story.

Pictured: Balenciaga F/W 18

Tinsel Town

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Risky business? Nah—we'd rather have pretty business. Try testing this tinsel trend with polished pieces like a button-down shirt or really lean in with a statement outerwear piece.

Pictured: Ashish F/W 18