There are a few typical spring trends you can expect to see every year: floral patterns, brighter hues, and varying lengths of skirts and shorts will always make an appearance this time of year. But if you’re looking for styles that can solidify your stance as the trendiest gal among your friends, you’re going to want to step things up a bit from the normal go-tos.
Take a look at a few of these bold trends for spring that will have you looking fun and fashionable when the weather warms up.
Slip dresses were once reserved as an undergarment, but they resurged in the ’90s as a popular dress alternative. This spring they’re back again, highlighting silhouettes and subtle curves of all who dare to bare the style. This innerwear-turned-outerwear looks best in classic silk, but don’t be afraid to play around with velvet—another “it” fabric for the season.
If you’re too shy to wear anything that resembles lingerie, visit Woman Within to find designers that make collections with a variety of sizes. Finding something that flatters your shape will help you feel more confident instead of “naked,” even when you’re wearing less.
This isn’t the off-the-shoulder trend you’re used to, because this is an entirely new, shoulder-flattering look. Check out the examples presented from Harper’s Bazaar. They covered shoulder cut-outs from spring catwalks of designers like Derek Lam, Givenchy, Wes Gordon, Erdem, and Alessandra Rich.
You can sport the style in whichever look best complements your shape, from lace sweaters and button-up blouses, to bodysuits and blazers.
If your a fan of vintage, the Victorian goes way back. It’s dramatic and somewhat goth, but if you’re brave enough to give it a go, Pop Sugar’s Hannah Weil McKinley called the Victorian look one of the must-have trends of the season.
She wrote: “High necklines, ruffled sleeves, and regal details set this lineup of Victorian-era-inspired pieces apart. But rest assured, designers are bringing them into the modern world with short hemlines, sheer finishes, notice-me fabrics, and even denim.”
According to The Observer, shoes will replace bags this year as the ultimate accessory status symbol, so you’re going to want a pair that really stands out. Thankfully, it isn’t too hard to make a lasting impression with this season’s rainbow shoe trends.
Find a heel that cascades in colors, or a pair of sandals with a hue on each strap. You can easily pair them with a variety of colors, but pairing them with an outfit made up of more neutral tones can help you avoid looking overdone.