6 Fashion Trends for Spring 2023

Last October, during the waning days of the Spring 2023 fashion month, Thom Browne brought fashion enthusiasts back into the gilded days of the 19th-century France within Napoleon III’s Opera Garnier. There, his troop of models theatrically walked down the runway in opera coats, crinoline silhouettes, and tons and tons of wide-brimmed hats. It was this moment that perhaps sums the spring 2023 fashion trends up best: glamour, and lots of it.

The spring trends forged from last fall point to a mutual desire to go big and to go bold–or at least feel that way to some extent. They ask one to, as they say on Tik Tok, “romanticize” their life in any and all aspects. Aside from the several nods to the crinoline skirt silhouette, houses such as Alexander McQueen sent down ensembles equipped with strong shoulders for moments when one desires to feel empowered. Valentino and Fendi emulated the draping technique synonymous with the dresses often depicted on the godly-women of greek mythology. Some designers, such as Ralph Lauren, pointed to the American Wild West and all the escapism to come within the rollings landscapes in the region.

But, some designers also made it clear that this desire for glamour doesn’t always need manifest into some grand display. Luxury that is more of a whisper, not a shout, is still on the minds of many. For them, glamour isn’t caked with gold, but instead found in the smaller details. And, according to some houses such as Miu Miu, glamour may be found in practicality. What’s not luxurious about having several pockets available to hold onto your treasures?

 

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Below are some of the spring 2023 trends sure to make this season a visually delightful one.

The Revival of the Crinoline Silhouette

paris, france october 03 editorial use only for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house a model walks the runway during the thom browne womenswear springsummer 2023 show as part of paris fashion week on october 03, 2022 in paris, france photo by peter whitegetty images

Thom Browne Spring 2023 collection showcased a wide array of crinoline skirts within the Opera Garnier in Paris.

Peter White

In the 19th century, crinoline, a structured petticoat, was used to widen women’s skirts to and make waists appear smaller. Could it be that it’s back? Alongside Thom Browne, Loewe, Gypsy Sport, and Jacquemus sent down a few of their own versions. How does one incorporate this dramatic silhouette into their own wardrobe? Easy. Heading to a wedding? What about a chic cocktail party uptown? The crinoline silhouette is sure to dazzle today just as it did more than 200 years ago.

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Ruched A-Line Midi Skirt

Ruched A-Line Midi Skirt
Credit: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Leighton Pleated Circle-Cut Skirt

Sachin & Babi Leighton Pleated Circle-Cut Skirt
Credit: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

LOYALTY PROGRAM

dior LOYALTY PROGRAM
Credit: Courtesy of Dior

Leighton pleated A-line skirt

Sachin & Babi Leighton pleated A-line skirt
Credit: Courtesy of Farfetch

Power to the Shoulders

london, england october 10 a model walks the runway at the alexander mcqueen ss23 womenswear show at the old royal naval college on october 11, 2022 in greenwich, england photo by david m benettdave benettgetty images for alexander mcqueen

Alexander McQueen Spring 2023 had several garments with strong, broad shoulders.

David M. Benett

Nothing evokes more sartorial empowerment than a strong, bold shoulder. The British love it (hence Alexander McQueen leading the trend) and, like the aforementioned trend, accentuates the waist. But, the British weren’t the only ones to partake in this trend. Gucci showcased a plethora of jackets with a strong shoulder (a divergence from the usual Italian silhouette), and Schiaparelli, too. If you’re in need to feeling both glamorous and powerful, find a blazer with a shoulder as such.

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Women's Peak Shoulder Leaf Crepe Jacket in Black

Women’s Peak Shoulder Leaf Crepe Jacket in Black
Credit: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Carlyle Open-Back Jacket

A.L.C. Carlyle Open-Back Jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

ASOS DESIGN double breasted tux suit blazer in black

ASOS DESIGN double breasted tux suit blazer in black
Credit: Courtesy of ASOS

Angelina Tweed Blazer

goodman Angelina Tweed Blazer
Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

The Goddess Effect

paris, france october 02 editorial use only for non editorial use please seek approval from fashion house a model walks the runway during the valentino womenswear springsummer 2023 show as part of paris fashion week on october 02, 2022 in paris, france photo by peter whitegetty images

Valentino spring 2023 showcased several elegant dresses that emulated the garments donned by Greek goddesses.

Peter White

Glamour is found in ease and fashion houses understood this for 2023. Where else to find inspiration other than Greek goddesses who donned draped attire. At Valentino, Ferragamo, and Fendi, silk chiffon gowns billowed effortlessly down the runway and all the while, fantasies were conjured: spring trips to Italy, or perhaps running through the French countryside. Whatever and wherever it may be, it’s time to invest in a garment which channels the romantic powers of Aphrodite herself.

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THE NIXON DRESS

Khaite THE NIXON DRESS
Credit: Courtesy of Khaite

Dessy Collection Convertible Neck Long Sleeve Chiffon Gown in Sky Blue at Nordstrom, Size 16

Dessy Collection Dessy Collection Convertible Neck Long Sleeve Chiffon Gown in Sky Blue at Nordstrom, Size 16
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Pleated chiffon embellished gown

Self-Portrait Pleated chiffon embellished gown
Credit: Courtesy of Mytheresa

Foldover Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Gown

goodman Foldover Off-the-Shoulder Chiffon Gown
Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Low Key Luxury

milan, italy septembre 24 kate moss walks the runway during the bottega veneta ready to wear springsummer 2023 fashion show as part of the milan fashion week on september 24, 2022 in milan, italy photo by victor virgilegamma rapho via getty images

Kate Moss walks for Bottega Veneta while showcasing the power of low-key luxury.

Victor VIRGILE

Scoff at logos? Think peacocking is a thing for the nouveau? Or maybe you’re just someone who is a bit of a quiet dresser to begin with. Well for those who may turn the cheek to loud fashion trends, fret not: designers are catering to you, too. Mary Kate and Ashley Olson are America’s emblem for quiet luxury and this spring 2023 season. And alongside them, Matthieu Blazey at Bottega Veneta asks, why must glamour be a big deal? Can doing life’s mundanities, such as going to the grocery store or running errands, be luxurious, too? This spring season, consider luxury in the every day.

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Soles Grain de Poudre Jacket

goodman Soles Grain de Poudre Jacket

Now 60% Off

Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

70s High Rise Wide Jeans

A.P.C. 70s High Rise Wide Jeans
Credit: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Kensington High-Neck Cashmere Sweater

Kensington Kensington High-Neck Cashmere Sweater
Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorfs

Ultrafine Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater

Cashmere Ultrafine Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater
Credit: Courtesy of Falconeri

Wild West

ralph lauren spring 2023 runway

Ralph Lauren heads out west for spring 2023

Filippo Fior

There are not many places that offer an escape in the way that the American Wild West does. While certainly not as wild nor as barren as depicted in films in the last century, the terrain still evokes a sense of fantasy—especially to Ralph Lauren. But, it isn’t just the American designer who is drawing attention out west. Burberry, in a seemingly novel move, sent full denim looks down the runway with some pants reminiscent of cowboy chaps. For the spring 2023 season, don’t be afraid of incorporating some beaded suede jacket or even a pair of cowboy boots to your wardrobe.

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Aden Wrap Fringe-Hem Midi Skirt

Ralph Lauren Aden Wrap Fringe-Hem Midi Skirt

Now 30% Off

Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Ariana Chambray Minidress

Ariana Chambray Minidress

Now 70% Off

Credit: Courtesy of Veronica Beard

Twist & Shout Vegan Shacket

Blank NYC Twist & Shout Vegan Shacket
Credit: Courtesy of Free People

Geo-Motif Wool-Blend Shawl Cardigan

Ralph Lauren Geo-Motif Wool-Blend Shawl Cardigan
Credit: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Pockets Galore

paris, france october 04 a model walks the runway during the miu miu ready to wear springsummer 2023 fashion show as part of the paris fashion week on october 4, 2022 in paris, france photo by victor virgilegamma rapho via getty images

Pockets, and lots of them, are on Miu Miu’s mind for the spring 2023 season.

Victor VIRGILE

While straying away from the frills of the aforementioned trends, several designers this season have their eyes on cargo because, hadn’t you heard? Practicality is always luxurious. This season, pockets were a massive hit with designer houses as many pants featured not just one set of pockets, but two, sometimes three! Givenchy stocked up on pockets, and so did Miu Miu and Isabel Marant. Evidently, cargos are here to stay. At least, for the spring 2023 season.

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Carolina Classic Woven Utility Pants

goodman Carolina Classic Woven Utility Pants

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Credit: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Alice + Olivia Baggy Cargo Jeans

Alice + Olivia Baggy Cargo Jeans
Credit: Courtesy of Farfetch

long-sleeve shirt jacket

Totême long-sleeve shirt jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Farfetch

Trucker Jacket in Felted Wool-Cashmere

Trucker Jacket in Felted Wool-Cashmere
Credit: Courtesy of Theory

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