Fashion trends come and go – and some outstay their welcome. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to start looking at the hottest fashion trends in 2020. Some trends from this year will stick around, but we’ll be seeing lots of new styles dominate the runway and streets.
Here are eight fashion trends to watch in 2020.
1. Peplum-Style Tops
Peplum is back. Expect to see a lot of peplum-style tops this spring and summer. For those of you who don’t know, peplum is a style with flared or gathered fabric at the waist. It’s a flattering style that can be dressed up or down.
Pair a peplum top with a pair of jeans for a girl’s night on the town, or pair with a form-fitting skirt and updo for a more formal evening (check out some of the updo hairstyles at TheRightHairstyles for inspiration).
2. Stripes and Polka Dots
The stripes trend (horizontal and vertical) will continue into 2020. Vertical lines will be especially popular because they flatter all body types and look great in photos.
Polka dots will also make a comeback in 2020. Expect to see a lot of dotted feminine blouses and dresses. Experts predict that designers will mix polka dots with other prints or bold colors to make this trend really pop.
3. Puffed Sleeves
We’ve been seeing puffed sleeves for a few seasons now, and 2020 will be no different. The trend has grown and transformed in new and interesting ways, as we’ve seen on the runway.
You can expect to see even more types of puffed sleeves next year. This romantic fashion trend can elevate any look and is flattering to just about everybody type.
The suiting trend is here to stay. From full-on pantsuits to blazer/jean combos, deconstructed suits will continue to be trendy next year.
Suiting was spotted on runways and red carpets in 2019, and that won’t change in 2020. We’ve seen celebs and models wear suit jackets with no pants or blazers with bras or crop top underneath.
Spring will usher in some new takes on deconstructed suiting, like pairing with a Bermuda short or three-piece suits with vests.
5. Neon Colors
Neon colors are sure to make an appearance in spring collections. Expect to see these eye-popping colors paired with soft neutral tones or other bright colors.
Fashion is heavily inspired by the 80s right now, and the neon color trend is a big part of that. But don’t expect to see these bright colors paired with blacks or dark colors (that’s too much of a contrast). We’ll be seeing fewer contrasting colors and more bright colors.
6. Animal Prints
2019 was all about leopard print. In 2020, we’ll still be seeing a leopard, but we’re also going to be seeing other animal prints, including snake and zebra.
Expect to see animal prints dominate outerwear (think maxi jackets) and footwear (think loafers and boots).
7. Faux Leather Maxi Jackets and Pants
Faux leather is back, and we’re seeing this material everywhere. But the biggest items we’re seeing in faux leather are maxi jackets and pants.
While classic black is a great choice, we’re also seeing bold colors, like red or emerald green, and animal prints, like a snake.
Faux leather maxi jackets and pants were a serious trend in the 90s, and we’re seeing that trend come back again.
8. Chunky Boots and Flowy Dresses
Another 90s/early 2000s trend to make waves in 2020 is chunky boots – and we’re seeing them paired with all kinds of outfits. But the most surprising pairing is feminine, flowy dresses.
It’s all part of the modern feminine trend that will be big in 2020. Chunky, black combat boots are being paired with stunningly feminine and flowy dresses in bright pinks, purples, and prints. This pairing of the feminine and masculine was also popular in the 90s, which seems to be an overall dominant theme next year.
In 2020, we’re going to see a lot of mixing and matching different materials, prints, and colors. It’s now okay to play around and have fun with fashion, and you’ll be praised – not ridiculed – for your creativity. But trends from the 80s and 90s are prominent again in 2020, and we don’t see any signs of that slowing anytime soon.