9 Fashion Trends of 2023 You Need to Know, According to Experts — Top Fashion Trends of 2023

Oh yeah. The time has come to look forward to the new year. When it comes to fashion, that means taking a look at the best fashion trends for 2023.

I know I know; given how the trend cycle plays out, it becomes difficult to follow. Don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place. We ELLE editors keep our fingers on the pulse of what’s coming down the runway, chronicling the biggest trends we’ll see next season (case in point: our favorite spring 2023 fashion trends, which you can shop right now). Of course, if anyone’s going to know what’s really going to be trending next season, it’s an expert at a big fashion store like Kate Davidson Hudson, editor-in-chief at LuisaViaRoma (and former ELLE employee!). Purveyor of what the luxury e-tailer will be stocking next season, Davidson Hudson undoubtedly has its eye on the biggest 2023 fashion trends that everyone will be wearing next year. See what she predicts will steal the spotlight in the new year and shop them all so you can start wearing them now.


simone rocha ss23

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“This hyper-feminine mood makes sense as an elevated evolution of the prevailing athleisure trend we’ve seen so much in recent seasons. It also touches on the current obsession with 90s fashion and the Y2K mood. Invest in body staples in soft pastel shades, as well as a classic pair of ballet flats to perfectly channel this off-duty dancer look.”

Tulle bodice with cutouts
Nancy Dojaka Tulle bodice with cutouts
Wrap skirt in jasmine color
More Jasmine wrap skirt
Buffy ballerina with pleats
Reformation Buffy ballet flat with pleats

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Minimalism of the 90s

sandy liang spring 2023

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“The return to sleek lines and clean minimalism of the 90s elevates simple basics and understated fashion accessories to essential status for the new season. This refreshed look offers a modern-minimalist slant as the fashion pendulum swings away from the maximalist noise we’ve seen so much of the past few seasons.”

Short dress with an open back
Mango short dress with open back
90s Curve Love ultra high rise straight leg jeans
Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans 90s
Rachel Bag


moschino spring 2023


“Daytime sparkle isn’t a new concept, but this spring, high-octane shine is taking center stage in some of the season’s trendiest looks. Historically, we’ve seen a return to glitter treatments in fashion during difficult times — whether political or economic — with sparkle and shine becoming an expressive form of escapism, so it makes sense to see designers push that idea into ready-to-wear this spring.”

Heather dress
Stretch jersey top with sequins
Commando T-shirt made of stretch jersey with sequins
Transparent T-shirt with sequins and a bow on the back
ASOS DESIGN Curve Sequin Bow Back Sheer Peplum Top

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Slip into it

brandon maxwell spring 2023


“The reinvention of the classic ’90s day dress fits perfectly with fashion’s new obsession with the idea of ​​elevated basic dresses for spring. Some of the most compelling iterations have been executed in dramatic, floor-gazing silhouettes (see: Saint Laurent) or reimagined with dramatic lace appliqués (Loewe) or bold color blocking (at Paco Rabanne).”

Ribbed long dress
Skims Ribbed long dress
90s slip dress
Silk white dress from the 90s
Stephanie in Wild Rose
Réalisation Par Stephanie in Wild Rose

Column dressing

laquan smith spring 2023

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“Designers this spring are mentioning modern takes on classic cuts and silhouettes as a common theme. The elongated column dress and full-length skirt were born from a renewed interest in timeless designer shapes. This sharp and flawless silhouette is updated for Spring 2023 in bold color plays and interesting textural details, such as pleats and strategically placed cutouts.”

Chiffon bra balconette dress
Christopher Esber Balconette Chiffon Bra Dress
Onfis long open back jersey dress
Musier Paris Onfis long open back jersey dress
Lurex Haze strapless dress
Tibi Lurex Haze strapless dress

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An oversized denim-on-denim look

diesel spring 2023


“There are few things that are more perennially classic than denim. This season, designers stepped up their fascination with classic blue jeans as they tapped into the ultra-oversized, slouchy, deconstructed vibe of the ’90s and doubled down on their enthusiasm for the trend by offering more complete denim-on-denim looks that felt both nostalgic yet on-point. Spring.”

Benny cotton flared wide leg jeans
Made in Tomboy Benny Cotton Flared Wide Leg Jeans
90s trucker jacket
Levi’s 90s trucker jacket

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Jennifer Baggy Jean from the 90s
7 For All Mankind The 90s Jennifer Baggy Jean

Silver metallic colors

michael kors spring 2023

JP Yim

From Gucci to Michael Kors and Balenciaga, designers have incorporated high-shine metallics into all their new season looks as a fresh update to a range of more classic silhouettes. Bonus: In their spring iterations, they work just as easily during the day as they do at night, says Davidson Hudson.

Round mesh skirt with sequins
Paco Rabanne round mesh skirt with sequins
Dolly sandals
Nikki faux leather cross body clutch
Steve Madden Nikki Cross Body Faux Leather Clutch

High utility

stella mccartney spring 2023


You love cargo pants, I love cargo pants, we all love cargo pants—and we’ll continue to feel that way in 2023. But now the look is spreading to other areas of your wardrobe. “We’ve had utilitarian cargo pants since the turn of the century, and they’ve aged well. For 2023, designers have developed this mood into a more elevated take on the famous staple, making cargo pants or a jacket a seasonal anchor in your wardrobe rotation,” explains Davidson Hudson.

Mesmerize Me Plain pants
FP Movement Mesmerize Me Tight Pants
Audrey Pleated Cotton Cargo Mini Skirt
Frankie Shop Audrey Pleated Cotton Cargo Mini Skirt

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Work jacket Indigo Britt
Alex Mill Indigo Britt Work Jacket

A game of proportions

tom ford spring 2023

JP Yim

Put away your minions. Next year will be about inflated proportions. Davidson Hudson tells me, “From Louis Vuitton’s epically oversized handbags to Tom Ford’s voluminous jewels, accessories take on a slightly oversized, surreal look when filtered through spring’s new play on proportions.” There you have it, folks.

Lucite bracelet with wide facets
Alexis Bittar wide faceted lucite bracelet
Treasure beach collar
Lizzie Fortunato Treasure Beach Collar
Vivian's ring
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Dale Arden Chong is ELLE.com’s senior fashion editor. She was previously an editor at MensHealth.com and has written for Who What Wear, GLAMOUR, The Coveteur and more. She loves fashion, food and art, among other things, but her greatest love is K-pop idol V from BTS.

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