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For us fashion girlies, New York Fashion Week is our Super Bowl. The runway shows are officially underway, and the 2024 Spring/Summer collections from labels like Helmut Lang, Coach, and Collina Strada are serving up enough fashion inspiration to keep us warm throughout the fall and winter. From vintage-inspired silhouettes to new takes on this year’s hottest trends, there’s much to see — and look forward to from these collections.
With fall fashion trends taking center stage, seasonally speaking anyway, it can feel hard to pivot to spring style. So whether you’re looking to plan ahead for next year or you want to start incorporating spring trends into your wardrobe now, we’ve filled this trend report with looks, colors, and styling choices you can still take advantage of before the temps drop.
Ahead, find our roundup of the best spring 2024 trends to keep an eye on. And don’t forget to check back — NYFW is still ongoing, so stay tuned throughout the week for even more trends to try.
Drop waists, a style of dress where the waistline sits at or below the hips instead of at the natural waist, were among this year’s standout silhouettes. At Rachel Comey and Collina Strada, elegant draping was used to achieve the effect, while Christian Siriano sent a dramatic drop-waist ballgown down the runway.
Metallics have never looked so luxurious. At Ralph Lauren, models wore loose-fitting gold-dipped dresses and separates that featured lots of molten movement. Elsewhere, designers like Prabal Gurung used clever textures to make metallics come alive.
Sequins were worn down the runway throughout New York Fashion Week, but we were especially drawn to the chilliest iterations of this glittering, party-approved trend. At Colin LoCascio and Sergio Hudson, large paillettes in teardrop and floral shapes breathed new life into otherwise simple statement pieces. Meanwhile, at Kate Spade, tiny chartreuse sequins gave a sheath dress the look of neon chainmail.
Sunny Shades of Yellow
You can always expect a bit of brightness splashed across the color palettes of spring/summer collections. This year, one of the standout shades is yellow, which appeared in a full spectrum of shade variations — including a zesty lemon at Prabal Gurung, rich buttercup at Helmut Lang, and ultra-bright neon at Coach.
Sheer seems to be the trend that won’t quit, and it’s back and better than ever. For spring 2024, designers like Christian Siriano and Coach swapped basic mesh and simple open knits for playful patterns and intricate lace.
The oversized boxy and ’80s-inspired blazers of the fall runway shows appear to be shrinking down to pint-sized proportions for spring. At Flying Solo, gunmetal sequins gave the cropped silhouette a disco vibe. Sergio Hudson went for a preppy houndstooth pattern, while Christian Siriano opted for crinkly metallics. Whatever the texture, this trend is all about the outer layer: Models went topless or sported matching bra tops underneath.
Looks like corsetry is here to stay. Rather than the modern mesh-panel pieces favored for sultry summer looks and music festivals, designers dug into the fashion archives for their spring corset design inspiration. The under-bust neckline and longline silhouettes spotted at Palomo Spain took cues from early 19th century styles, while Dion Lee’s nude-toned corsets with visible boning were giving 1920s girdle. At Collina Strada, the hip-fin structure and dipped waist felt entirely Edwardian.