The 6 Best Spring 2024 Fashion Trends, According to the Runways

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While we just ended our month-long journey through the fall/winter 2024 collections, the stores are dropping their spring and summer collections now for our shopping pleasure. It’s time to shrink-wrap those puffer coats and stow away those furry boots for more breezy and, in some cases, sheer options.

Whether you’re going for a classic silhouette that can slip easily into your wardrobe, or you want to try out something a little daring—and even on the other side of fashionably questionable (or questionably fashionable)—we have the trend for you. Just don’t forget to check out our bag, shoe and jewelry trend roundups too, so you’re decked out in spring’s must-haves from head to toe. Shop the biggest spring trends, below.


Sheer Modesty

a woman in a dress

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Alaïa winter/spring 2024.

As it appears, the fashion industry cannot get enough of sheer—especially for a season when everyone is ready to shed those winter layers for something a little airier. But, rather than planning to bare it all come spring, designers are providing their audiences with more options to choose from. Be it in the form of a semi-sheer pencil skirt from Altuzarra (smartly styled with a cable-knit sweater, I might add) or the sheer overlay dresses from Prada and Bevza, plan to use this transparent fabric to add a new layer of intrigue to your ensembles.

Asymmetric Sheer Mesh Dress
Coperni Asymmetric Sheer Mesh Dress
Sequin Organza Skirt
Zara Sequin Organza Skirt
Gwen Polo Shirt

The New ’90s

gucci spring summer 2024

Courtesy of Gucci

Gucci spring/summer 2024.

If the latest collections are any indication, ’90s is the name of the game. It may not come as a surprise—especially as a new take on minimalism moves to the forefront of fashion trends. This time, however, brands are focusing on clean lines with modern touches—high, square necklines and coordinated—but updated—suiting and wardrobe staples, as seen at Helmut Lang, 16 Arlington, Theory, and Tom Ford. Others, like Staud, referenced old collections from the decade, like the bubble maxi skirt from Chanel’s spring 1999 couture show.

Alerone Midi Knit Dress
16Arlington Alerone Midi Knit Dress
Lana Jacket in Eco Cotton Twill
Proenza Schouler Lana Jacket in Eco Cotton Twill
Leif Low-Slung Denim Maxi Skirt
AGOLDE Leif Low-Slung Denim Maxi Skirt

Blue Crush

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MONIC

Proenza Schouler spring/summer 2024.

Last season, the color of the moment was a fiery red. This season, however, it’s all about calming shades of blue. Across the globe, this color has been a constant presence on the runways, from Jason Wu, Proenza Schouler, and LaQuan Smith in New York to Emilia Wickstead and J.W. Anderson in London to Fendi and Alberta Ferretti in Milan. We expect to see this color everywhere next season. And if you can’t wait that long, there are plenty of ways to wear it now, too.

Chiffon Twist January Top
Issey Miyake Chiffon Twist January Top
Ruched Midi Dress with Button Detail
Rabanne Ruched Midi Dress with Button Detail
Alpaca-Blend Cardigan
Róhe Alpaca-Blend Cardigan

Alt-Brides

balenciaga summer 2024 bridal look

Courtesy of Balenciaga

Balenciaga summer 2024.

On the heels of the anti-bride trend, 2024 will be the official year of alternative brides, according to the runways. Designers light Sandy Liang, Weiderhoft, and Altuzarra showed short, unconventional bridal looks that could be just as good for a courthouse wedding as a casual backyard ceremony. If you’re planning to walk down the aisle soon and want a fashion-forward ensemble, grab a more casual party dress and pair it with a longer veil (or a birdcage veil, in the case of No. 21).

Sunday Cotton Midi Dress
Vivienne Westwood Sunday Cotton Midi Dress
Arden Dress
La Saudade Longue Brodée
Jacquemus La Saudade Longue Brodée

Peplum Redux

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Co spring/summer 2024.

It’s the trend I didn’t want to accept was coming, but after seeing it at Prabal Gurung, Chet Lo, Colin Locascio, Ulla Johnson, and so many others, there’s no denying it anymore: peplums are back, and they’re staying for a minute. Thankfully, they’re taking an ultra-chic form in 2024; many of these looks feel more sculpted, drawing attention to the waistline and hip—and they’ll pair beautifully with wide-leg pants and full skirts.

Pleated Button-Front Blouse with Lace-Up Back
Christopher John Rogers Pleated Button-Front Blouse with Lace-Up Back
Asymmetric Pinstriped Peplum Tank
JW ANDERSON Asymmetric Pinstriped Peplum Tank
Esma Puff Sleeve Rib Top
Ulla Johnson Esma Puff Sleeve Rib Top

Capri Comeback

a person walking on a runway

COURTESY OF COPERNI

Coperni spring/summer 2024.

Another trend I didn’t expect to see on this season’s runways? Capri pants. First, I spotted them on the catwalks of Tory Burch 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Retrofête. Then, they made an appearance at Blumarine and No. 21. Bottom line? I’m predicting that these might be a more feminine and dainty alternative to our favorite trousers come spring.

Crop Skinny Pants
Jam Session Relaxed Capri Jeans
We The Free Jam Session Relaxed Capri Jeans
Ruffled Cropped Pants
Coperni Ruffled Cropped Pants

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