The Hottest Fashion Trends of 2023 – A Comprehensive Guide

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The hottest fashion trends of 2023 range from tulle-tiered dresses to feather trims. This glamorous update to your party wardrobe can be seen all over the runways, from subtle detailing along cuffs and hemlines to sweeping full fringing at PatBo and Bibhu Mohapatra.

The ruffle trend made a grand entrance this season, with voluminous skirts and blouses making for the ultimate in femininity. The best part? This style can be dressed up or down.

1. Sheer Layers

Sculptural shapes are making a comeback next year. Naina Singla, a style consultant for British brand Poster Girl, tells InStyle that this trend is about turning heads in bold silhouettes — think puff balls and ruffles upon ruffles. As for the 2023 version of maxi skirts, they’re a versatile wardrobe staple worth adding to your closet.

This season, designers are going for “daytime shine,” so you can wear these pieces all day long. Try a shimmery skirt with a simple tank top or denim jeans. A metallic purse can dress up any outfit, too. Look for styles in gold, bronze, and even liquid silver.

2. Purple

The lilac hues that took over our Instagram feed last season have extended their reign on partywear this spring. Expect satiny cocktail dresses and tulle tiers in pretty pastel shades that will give your wardrobe an instant upgrade.

Fringed designs have also been given a fresh new take this season. From full-blown fringed dresses to light tassel trims on knitwear, this is one trend that you can play up or down depending on your personal style.

From lace shirt iterations at Naeem Khan to slouchy oversized blazers at Chanel, this is a versatile trend that’ll work for day-to-night dressing. Slip one of these on over tailored suiting or tuck into a pair of wide-leg pants.

3. Flare Pants

Pink has long been a go-to for occasionwear and with bolder iterations making the mark this season, pink is one of our favorite fashion trends to carry into 2023. Look out for oversized pink hues that push the boundaries of Barbiecore style, alongside softer pastels and coral interpretations. Whether you opt for coords or trouser and blazer combinations, the versatile hue works well with any silhouette.

From ruffled dresses to delicate dip-dye, the runway collections gave us plenty of choice when it came to romantic occasionwear. If you’re looking to add a little glamour into your everyday wardrobe, consider adding a ruffled skirt with vertical ruffles for an elegant finish.

4. Sparkly Lurex

It’s no secret that trends are cyclical—some come and go while others stick around for years. This summer, trends like sparkly lurex are proving to be one of those that’s here to stay.

The trend shows up on everything from slick-back hair bows worn by influencers to sleeveless pleated mini dresses. It’s an ideal way to dress up your day-to-day wardrobe with a dose of shimmer and shine.

Fringe is also extending its lifecycle into 2023, from subtle detailing along cuffs and hemlines to all-over full-fringe drama. Ulla Johnson and Peter Dover both paired the fringe with their bohemian collections while Altuzarra gave it a more sophisticated spin for formalwear.

5. Bermuda Shorts

Despite their reputation as retired tourist attire (you know, the ones you see your grandpa wearing on a cruise), these knee-length pants are back. They’re perfect for fashionistas looking to stay cool in warmer weather without sacrificing on style.

Pink and softer pastel tones are all the rage for summer 2023. From lilac smock dresses at ASOS to floral blouses at Boohoo, pretty styles in these shades are sure to turn heads this season.

Fringe is another trend extending its lifecycle into summer 2023. From subtle detailing along cuffs and hemlines to full-fringe drama, this element gives any outfit a fun touch of drama.

6. Mermaid-Core

The 2023 mermaid aesthetic is not only eye-catching, it’s also an embodiment of a redefinition of iconic beauty and an expanded message of feminism. The spring-summer trend coincides with a wave of oceanic vibes riding the release of the new live-action Disney movie starring Halle Bailey as Ariel.

Hailey Bieber wore Valentino’s turquoise sequin look at Jay Z and Beyonce’s Oscars after-party, resembling the glimmering scales of a mermaid. And, Indian couture designer Kresha Bajaj’s mesmerizing collection of lehengas, sarees, and gowns drew inspiration from the mythical sea creature as well.

For a less obvious take, add mermaid-inspired touches like a scalloped bag or lace bra cup top to your wardrobe. Or, take it a step further with a bonded bodice dress.

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