Fashion Trends We’ll All Be Wearing in 2020, According to the Runways

Maggie Griswold
Fashion Trends We’ll All Be Wearing in 2020, According to the Runways
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I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a big ~planner~, but when it comes to keeping an eye out for upcoming trends, I like to think I’m pretty capable. I mean, I’m the sort of person who plans her fall wardrobe in spring, so you know I’ve already got my eye on what trends we can all expect in the coming months. While, of course, everything is a bit of a guessing game, checking out designer runways can help predict the 2020 fashion trends. (Plus, they’re just fun to peruse for outfit inspiration.) If you haven’t been paying attention to this year’s runway shows, have no fear. I took a good, long look at what designers will be offering in the next year and put together a list of 12 trends we’re likely to see in 2020.

Whether you’re someone who likes to plan their wardrobes months in advance or just like to keep ahead of the trends, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for below. From the runways of Caroline Herrera, Off-White, Miu Miu and more, there are so many trends of which to be aware. Get ready to don some ruffles, polka dots and colorful leather ensembles in 2020. These trends are big, bold and statement-making. 2020 is leaving absolutely no one in the shadows.

1. New York Fashion Week

NYFW Runway Spring/Summer 2020

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Carolina Herrera show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA

Not Your Average Polka Dots—

Think polka dots are for kids and your grandma? Think again. The Spring/Summer 2020 runways were chock-full of elevated polka dots, so prepare your 2020 wardrobes.

NYFW Runway Spring/Summer 2020

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Christian Siriano show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA

Marigold Mania—

Not quite mustard, not quite gold—marigold is a color in between that you’re sure to see plenty of in 2020.

NYFW Runway Spring/Summer 2020

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Area show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA

Suit Up—

2019 has been the year of the suit, and 2020 will be no different. The runways were filled to the brim with suits, suits and more suits. (I’ve actually never seen so many suits in my damn life.)

2. London Fashion Week

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JW Anderson show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, London Fashion Week, UK – 16 Sep 2019

Fringe, Fringe & More Fringe—

Let it all hang loose in 2020, baby. Expect a major fringe trend from all your favorite brands in the coming season.

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pushBUTTON show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, London Fashion Week, UK

Bright (Very Bright) Green—

We all know neon has been (and will continue to be) very trendy, but pay special attention to this bright green hue. It’s sure to make a major splash in 2020.

STYLECASTER | 2020 Runway Trends

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Roksanda show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, London Fashion Week, UK

Ruffles Galore—

Bring back those ’80s bridesmaid dress vibes, baby. Ruffles are sure to pop up in myriad 2020 collections.

3. Milan Fashion Week

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Annakiki show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Milan Fashion Week, Italy

Colorful Leather Looks—

Not only is 2020 the year of the leather (and faux leather, of course!!), but it’s the year of the colorful and punchy leather look. Now’s the time to grab a bright leather jacket, folks.

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Marco Rambaldi show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Milan Fashion Week, Italy

Shine Bright—

All kinds of metallics and shiny fabrics graced the Spring/Summer 2020 runways, so you’re sure to see a lot of this trend in the new year.

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Bottega Veneta show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Milan Fashion Week, Italy

The Coat Dress—

I love a reason to not have to think about getting dressed, and the coat dress is the ultimate in lazy-girl fashion. This style was all over the runways this season, and will definitely pervade the 2020 markets.

4. Paris Fashion Week

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Off-White show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France – 26 Sep 2019

Caught In Your Net—

Netting was everywhere at Paris Fashion Week. And it’s all very The Little Mermaid meets high fashion. Expect to see plenty of netting details from your favorite designers in 2020.

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Miu Miu show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France

Keep It Neutral—

When in doubt, keep it neutral. The Spring/Summer 2020 runways were filled with effortlessly chic neutral looks you’re sure to love in the new year.

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Givenchy show, Runway, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France

Bralette Babe—

If you need another reason to ditch the underwire bra and grab a comfy bralette, here it is. Bralettes as tops are about to make a major splash in 2020, and I’m ready for it.

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