10 Spring 2024 Fashion Trends We're Starting to See Sprout

Like early crocuses, these silhouettes and styles are already popping up.

A model in Spring 2024 trends at Dries Van Noten
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Some of spring 2024's best fashion trends are already visible in the wild. The streets of New York, for instance, have become an all-out fringe fest, with thin strips fluttering on every city block. But to accurately dive into the upcoming season's top silhouettes and styles, you should rewind to last September's fashion month. There, across fashion's biggest metropolises (New York, London, Milan, and Paris), designers decided what was in store for spring 2024. Months later, those trends are finally sprouting—because many eager fashion folks just can't wait until the March equinox to really start dressing.

Set alongside New York's cityscape views and in Paris' gardens and ornate chateaus, the Spring/Summer 2024 collections prioritized quality craftsmanship. Draped clothing akin to Grecian statues made of marble was prevalent on Chloe, Ralph Lauren, and Fendi's runways, while Paco Rabanne and Proenza Schouler integrated opulent feathers throughout. As it has for several seasons, honest wearability also remained a priority. You may want the future version of yourself to wear the very cool, high-waisted pants from Loewe, or you may decide you are finally saving up for a very impressive Chanel tweed. 

Keep scrolling for a thorough breakdown of the collections we'll all be wearing soon. Ahead, shop the spring 2024 fashion trends that were revealed on last September's runways and are already coming to fruition.

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spring 2024 fashion trends seen at fashion week

Preppy yachtie staples seen at Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu, and The Row.

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Taking preppy style beyond a button-down shirt and a pair of brogues, designers across the circuit tapped into a fresh-off-the-schooner spirit. Looks that would blend in at any yacht club ranged from one-piece swimsuits teamed with trench coats at Dries Van Noten and water-proof windbreakers at The Row to boat shoes and polo shirts at Miu Miu's life-aquatic runway.

Sculpted From Stone

spring 2024 fashion trends seen at fashion week

Structured draped dresses at Chloé, Ralph Lauren, and Carolina Herrera.

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In contrast to the laidback and bodacious boating energy, the structured draping of spring 2024 has a more deliberate, artistic feel. Seen in regal metallic gowns (Ralph Lauren) and easy day dresses (Carolina Herrera and Chloe), designers manipulated their fabrics to look as if they worked with stone, not gold lamé or cotton.

Birds of a Feather

spring 2024 fashion trends seen at fashion week

At Paco Rabanne, Proenza Schouler, and JW Anderson, feathers stole the show.

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Feathers presented a flouncy, playful lightness throughout Spring/Summer 2024's collections, ranging from subtle, everyday drama seen with Proenza Schouler's feather-fitted shoulder bag to Paco Rabanne's chainmail dress trimmed with peacock plumage. La Double J's printed tunic with feather trim captures the airy detail's statement appeal, while Andres Otalora's dark slip demonstrates that they can lean understated, too.

Soft Baby Blues

spring 2024 fashion trends seen at fashion week

Baby blue at Emilia Wickstead, Issey Miyake, and Fendi.

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Don't underestimate the power of a pastel. Baby blue, one of spring 2024's top color trends, was a dominating force on September's runways despite its soft saturation. At Emilia Wickstead, Issey Miyake, and Fendi, the light shade was a soothing reprieve from eye-popping brights and neons.

The Big White Dress

spring 2024 fashion trends seen at fashion week

Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, and Atluzarra prove white has statement-making impact.

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While the little black dress is a perennial wardrobe staple, spring 2024 brings its contrasting counterpart, the big white dress, to center stage. Altuzarra's billowing ivory gown epitomizes the silhouette in its most dramatic form, while Ferragamo and Carolina Herrera offer a more understated understanding of the best white dresses. The key here is to seek out voluminous silhouettes that give the neutral shade more of a presence.

Fringed Fun

the fringe trend seen on Alexander McQueen, Prada, Bottega Veneta's spring/summer 2024 runways

Fringe in full effect at Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Bottega Veneta.

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Flouncy fringe proliferated across spring's runways, as seen in the showings from Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, and many, many more. But it was Prada that offered a love letter to trim: grommet-punched fringe and metallic strips that blew in the breeze blended quality craftsmanship with a care-free spirit.

As for how to wear the fringe trend in 2024, try a Western-style leather jacket adorned with strips for a contemporary cowgirl look. For more of a beach-ready vibe, loose-thread trim on crochet pants or a woven bag will have you itching for a piña colada.

Net Worth

Diotima, Gabriela Hearst, Proenza Schouler

Net detailing at Diotima, Gabriela Hearst, and Proenza Schouler.

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Sheer's been gaining traction for a while now. It's hard to ignore Hollywood's admiration for see-through bits on the red carpets and as It-girl party wear. Making a case for transparent pieces is more challenging when it comes to an actual wardrobe—i.e., the pieces you'll want to turn to for workwear, weekend wear, and everything in-between.

Enter the sheer trend's sophisticated older cousin, netting. It goes beyond mesh and ventures into the power net territory—substantial, quality fabrics that drape beautifully and have a wide range of layering potential. Pop them under blazers, style them over skirts, or even alongside a barely there knit set if you want to show sheer trend devotees how to master the look the grown-up way.

Tailoring Takes the Cake

Altuzarra, Theory, Proenza Schouler

Precise tailoring at Altuzarra, Theory, and Proenza Schouler.

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Nothing exudes more confidence than a perfectly tailored outfit—suiting or otherwise. On the Spring/Summer 2024 runways, designers ran with the concept, from ladylike midi-skirts to shrunken jackets to full-on suits. Like Jeffrey Kalinsky of Theory said, "Uniforms are an easy way to make people feel good." So, naturally, investing in a handful of great tailoring pieces seems like a no-brainer.

Denim Darlings

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Phillip Lim, Brandon Maxwell, and Emilia Wickstead all offered inspired takes on denim,

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We talk a lot about working smarter, not harder, and the same ethos can be applied to your wardrobe—incorporating staples that will give you the most when it comes to price per wear and versatility. Denim is one of those wardrobe workhorses, and unlike many trends (er, millennial pink), it's unlikely this "trend" will feel overplayed or passé. Designers like Phillip Lim (who returned to the New York runways after a four-year hiatus) and Emilia Wickstead made a case for head-to-toe denim separates, while Brandon Maxwell paired distressed and reworked denim with blazers and thoughtfully woven through his artfully designed skirting looks.

Lessons In Layering

FFORME, Prada, Brandon Maxwell

Prada, FFORME, and Brandon Maxwell showcased novel approaches to layering.

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Layering does not come easily. Pulling it off takes time to perfect; nevertheless, the spring runways urge us all to experiment with unconventional layering techniques that can be achieved—with the right mix of textures, colors, and fabrics—even with some of the pieces in your own closets. From FFORME's zen-infused tunics over silky pants to Prada's cool pairing of fringy skirts and canvas work coats over dresses, the Spring/Summer collections are inspiring us to play with clothes.

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes everything from trend reports to fashion featurettes and long-form profiles. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, writing shopping e-commerce guides, assisting with market for fashion photo shoots, and assigning and editing fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.