Here They Are: The 8 Major Dress Trends of Fall 2023

fall dress trends 2023


Blumarine; Proenza Schouler; Simkhai; Coach

If you ask us, it's never too early to be planning ahead. We may still be months away from the start of the next season, but there's nothing stopping us from thinking about our fall wardrobes. Lately, we've been doing just that, diving into the fall/winter 2023 collections and pulling out the season's major trends. 

There's a lot to be excited about this season, whether it be an impactful color trend or a sophisticated new silhouette. We'd even argue that the fall dress trends on deck are some of the season's best. With fashion moving toward classic and sophisticated dressing, the dresses you're about to discover ahead are largely of that variety. Whether it's a chic blazer dress, a sultry plunging neckline, or an A-line silhouette, discover the fall dress trends that are set to be major for the season ahead. Then, of course, shop our picks within each.

The Deep End


16Arlington; Lanvin; Bottega Veneta

This season, designers such as Bottega Veneta and Lanvin introduced dresses with dramatic plunging necklines in the form of a deep V that feel at once sultry and sophisticated.

Power Hour


Coperni; Victoria Beckham; Simkhai

Everyone looks great in a structured blazer, and that's what this trend is all about—taking elements from traditional power suiting and reimagining them in the form of a minidress. Styling one couldn't be any simpler, whether you wear yours with ankle boots like Emily Ratajkowski's Simkhai look or with another hot fall accessory, fishnet tights, per Victoria Beckham.

So Sweet


Coach; Blumarine; Coperni

For those of you who are after a Y2K moment, this trend is delivering the perfect dose of nostalgia in the form of asymmetric ruffles cut from soft and delicate chiffon. At Coach and Blumarine, a rosette adornment makes it all the sweeter.



Brandon Maxwell; Proenza Schouler; Bottega Veneta

We've noted how full circle skirts have been bubbling back up this year after a long hiatus, and now, the '50s-inspired silhouette is spilling over into dresses with pretty A-line numbers that feature cinched waists and full-volume skirts.



Sandy Liang; Tory Burch; David Koma

Well, well, well, if it isn't the color trend of the season. Everyone is buzzing about this shade of fiery red right now—and for good reason. The rich hue makes a bold impact but is oddly easy to style. Expect plenty of dresses in shades of chili-pepper and saffron red.

Layered Looks


Blumarine; Simkhai; The Row

While the runways indicated that we'd all be wearing dresses over our pants, celebs like Jennifer Lawrence have already been experimenting with the layered look IRL, and it only confirms that the nostalgic styling idea is staging a huge comeback this fall. Ready or not, we're going back to 2003.

Soft to the Touch


Acne Studios; Jil Sander; Coperni

Touchable textures were a theme we saw mimicked across the fall collections via coats, shoes, and bags. Dresses are the unexpected item to emerge alongside them in fabrics ranging from fluffy feathers to hairy tinsel.

Motion Pictures


Rodarte; Puppets and Puppets; Lanvin

You can always count on at least one trend to fall on the avant-garde end of the spectrum, and this assortment of silky dresses screen-printed with vivid imagery is certainly ticking fall's experimental box. Whether it was Rodarte's fantastical fairies or Lanvin's serene calla lilies, these dresses qualify as works of art in their own right.