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From cool crochet to the return of hot pants, this is your official guide to spring’s top trends.

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1. The Disco Collar

And just like that disco’s not dead. The wide collar favored by the Studio 54 set made a surprise comeback on the spring 2020 runways. Modernized on coats, jackets, and button-downs at Lanvin, Ferragamo, JW Anderson, and beyond, the look is often shown with contrasting colors to make it really stand out. Because what’s the point of a super collar if you can’t really see it?

Pictured: Lanvin, Victoria Beckham, Salvatore Ferragamo, Saint Laurent, JW Anderson

The Disco Collar

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The look is most impactful in jacket form—bonus points if it has a contrasting collar as seen on the Paco Rabanne runway.

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Groove into the trend with this eye-catching button-down.

The Disco Collar on the Street

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Whether over a white blazer or a leather trench coat, a pronounced collar will definitely imbue you with Saturday night fever.

2. Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet

Crochet is getting a cool update come spring. Think ultra-feminine dresses, polished suiting, and eveningwear that feels modern with a special touch of Grandma’s handmade crochet. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation—à la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.

Pictured: Marni, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jil Sander, Gabriela Hearst

Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet

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Jonathan Simkhai’s delicate midi dress complete with a matching cardigan tied at the waist got the season’s crochet trend just right.

Gypsy crochet midi dress

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Doilies aren’t the only thing crochet is good for. Prime example is this sunny and sultry dress. 

The Crochet Dress on the Street

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Gabriel Union proves that a crochet dress doesn’t have to be relegated to the beach. It can look chic and effortless on the streets of Paris, too.

3. Some Like It Hot Pants

Who wears short shorts? A lot of us. Hot pants staged a triumphant comeback on the spring 2020 runways—from itty bitty knit shorts at Hermès and Ferragamo to denim cutoffs at Rag & Bone and spandex at Brandon Maxwell. For those who’d rather ease into Daisy Duke status, Chanel styled the look with black tights.

Pictured: Hermès, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Brandon Maxwell

Some Like It Hot Pants

Isabel Marant : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring Summer 2020

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Balance out the ultra-short shorts with long sleeves or a jacket on top, à la Isabel Marant.

Hot Pants

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Take inspiration from the Chanel runway and style a pair of black tights under these black short-shorts. 

Hot Pants on the Street

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Whether you style them with leggings or over a mesh dress; pair them knee-hight boots or pumps, rest assured that hot pants will make your legs sizzle.

4. Highlighter Reel

What’s fluoro pink, orange, blue, green, and yellow, and refuses to blend in with the crowd? All the highlighter-inspired neons gracing your favorite catwalks, from Tom Ford to Christopher John Rogers, and Courreges. Subtle may not be her specialty, but these vibrant shades pair wonderfully with black, white, or tan, and know how to make an entrance.

Pictured: Courreges, Christopher John Rogers, Jacquemus, Marni, Balenciaga

Highlighter Reel

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Valentino knows this trend is at its best when it’s go big or go home. A striking neon maxi dress is one way to make an entrance—and an exit.

Bright green dress

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The neon hue is not for the faint of heart. Indeed, it’s for the bold and adventurous. 

Highlighter Hues on the Street

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Fluorescent colors are meant for this with a flair for the dramatic. But if you’re more subtle with your approach to dressing , opt for a neon accessory instead.

5. Business in Bermuda

If the thought of hot pants makes you want to run, Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Putting a twist on the classic suit, designers from Bottega Veneta to Chloe to Givenchy embraced the Bermuda short suit for spring. Part nine-to-five, part California cool, meet the next wave of the bike short trend.

Pictured: Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Altuzarra, Givenchy, Tod’s, Dion Lee

Business in Bermuda

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Tom Ford offered a more playful take on the Bermuda suit—opting for a hot pink mismatched-fabric iteration.

Faux-leather Bermuda shorts

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Wearing Bermuda shorts off-duty or posing for street-style photographers is harmless. But wearing them in corporate setting can be tricky. Pro tips: keep the colors dark, and pair them with sleek button-downs. 

Bermuda Shorts of the Street

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Unless you’re model or super leggy, the length of Bermuda shorts may stunt your height. The best way to prevent this from happening is to pair these trousers with flat footwear.

6. Bra-Top Craze

Crop tops are no longer cutting it—the bra top has officially entered the party. From crochet iterations at Dior and Giambattista Valli to a more daring sheer number at Loewe, bikini dressing comes in all textures and styles. Just add a high-waisted skirt and you’ve got the perfect summer look.

Pictured: Fendi, Dior, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Loewe

Bra-Top Craze

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Make it ultra feminine by styling a ruffle-embellished bra top with a high-waisted midi skirt, as spotted on the Lanvin runway.

Bow-embellished wool bra top

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Two trends in one? Yes, please. Get an early start on the bra-top craze with this crocheted version you can layer under your favorite cardigan to achieve that sought-after Katie Holmes street style look

Bra-Tops on the Street

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With the bra-top trend being invariably revealing, it is best to pair it more concealing items (unless, of course, you’re on island). Some choice items include long, pleated trousers, Chesterfield coats, and high-waisted anything.

7. In Tiers

Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black and white.

Pictured: Molly Goddard, Christopher Kane, Roksanda, Dior, Alexander McQueen

In Tiers

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Chanel’s tiered maxi skirts are surprisingly versatile pieces for spring—dress them up with the right blouse and shoe, or make them more casual with a bra top and sandals.

Tiered ruffled-taffeta maxi skirt

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Wear it now with the perfect crop-top or T-shirt. 

Tiered Skirts on the Street

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From flamenco dancers to ballerinas at the Paris Opera, tiered skirts have long been part of the dance lexicon. Now, you can two-step with the professionals in a flirty frock of your own.

8. ’60s Wallpaper

We’ll spare you the groundbreaking florals this season and instead, look to ’60s and ’70s wallpaper for your print fix. Retro prints ruled the runways—bringing both major color and pattern to all the top collections. Serving up mod home decor realness, vintage wallpaper (and couch) prints were channeled in the form of suiting at Prada and Marc Jacobs. Christopher Kane opted for a more psychedelic wallpaper print in the form of spring dresses, while Etro and Alberta Ferretti delivered a more bohemian-print option.

Pictured: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Fendi, Etro, Christopher Kane

’60s Wallpaper

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Your grandparents’ old kitchen wallpaper, but make it fashion in the form of a flouncy Christopher Kane dress.

Good Witch Floral Long Sleeve Midi Dress

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A colorful, abstract print dress that captures the playfulness of ’60s wallpaper in sartorial form. Just add sandals and go.

’60s Wallpaper on the Street

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From the flowing silhouettes to the lively patterns, the ’60s was all about having fun with fashion. To whit, the decade was called swinging for a reason.

9. Birds of a Feather

When it comes to eveningwear, as much as the world is wont to convince you, sometimes a little black dress just won’t do. Enter: boldly feathered frocks and tops from Burberry, Valentino, Attico, and more. While almost certainly light as air, these ensembles pack a heavy sartorial punch.

Pictured: Christopher John Rogers, Prabal Gurung, Burberry, Valentino, Richard Quinn

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If you don’t have a black-tie event to tend to, take note from Attico and give the look a bit of edge by styling a glam feathered top with a cool pair of trousers or jeans.

Feathered high-neck tulle crop top

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Ideal for your next night—offset the glam feathers with a pair of jeans or a printed pair of pants.  

Feathers on the Street

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The best way to show that you’re no turtle dove—but rather a bird of prey—is with flouncy feathers.

10. Well-Vested

While the term borrowed from the boys is so passe in 2019, there is something decidedly last midcentury Savile Row about the vest. Whether included as part of a three-piece suit at Burberry and Etro, or mismatched with a jacket at Louis Vuitton, there’s something quite dapper and appealing—not to mention endlessly flattering—about the almighty waistcoat.

Pictured: Celine, Max Mara, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone


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Etro gave the classic white suit an update with the addition of a matching vest styled underneath.

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From the golden buttons to the horesbit details to the shine of the leather, this is not just a regular vest. It’s a cool vest. 

Vests on the Street

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Vests can be dapper and streamlined, or fresh and funky. But no what style you choose on any given day, know that they will add greater dimensions to your look.

11. Spring Leather

Once reserved strictly for fall and winter, leather is ready to have its moment during spring too. The material was spotted on spring 2020 runways from New York to Paris in just about every form—from colorful jackets at Coach 1941 and Bottega Veneta to skirts and pants at Marni and Alexander McQueen.

Pictured: Coach 1941, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Sally LaPointe

Spring Leather

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Get the look right for the season by opting for a colorful skirt or jacket iteration that can be styled countless ways. Going for lime-green separates and unexpected outerwear, Marni nailed it.

Floral-Print Leather Skirt

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Nothing says “spring leather” quite like this colorful rose skirt from Prada. 

Spring Leather on the Street

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If a leather skirts sounds heavy, lighten it up with a no-fuss top or a simple T-shirt.

12. Le Polka Dots

Designers are digging in their luxury heels when it comes to the almighty dot—simply put, the trend shows no sign of slowing. The innovative duo that is Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix found a place for the polka dot on a maxi skirt-and-simple tank pairing, topped off with a head feather, while Balmain embraced volume for the enchanting print, and Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera went fitted, ’90s, and sheer for one of his takes on dots.

Pictured: Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Maison Margiela, Paco Rabanne, Balmain

Le Polka Dots

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Freshen up the trend by opting for an enlarged polka-dot print as seen at Carolina Herrera.

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Wear this graphic dot print dress now with your favorite boots and with strappy sandals for all your spring weddings. 

Polka Dots on the Street

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With a great polk dot dress, your style will surely run circles around everyone else at a party.

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