7 Fall 2023 Fashion Trends We Can’t Wait to Wear

One other season, one other whirlwind fashion month already flashing before our eyes—but not without us catching a handful of the largest trends to make it down the runways. Recent York Fashion Week is already well previously (by the way in which, did you see this season’s happenings with our editor dispatch?), which suggests our team has already begun tracking one of the best fall 2023 trends to sit up for when temperatures begin to drop. If you happen to aren’t able to think concerning the next round of cooler weather just yet, you possibly can still shop our favourite spring 2023 fashion trends while there’s still time to prep your wardrobes.

I will be updating this list as we proceed through London, Milan, and Paris—so be sure you bookmark it for further research. Without further ado, listed below are one of the best trends from fashion week.


Tailored suiting at Proenza Schouler.

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Indisputably on the planet, designers have returned to the tried-and-true staples of classic tailoring—and it comes as a breath of fresh air. From Brandon Maxwell’s shorts suits to the pared-down blazers at Proenza Schouler, designers are adding a bit more structure to our lives this fall. Amid all of the noise of micro-trends, this is likely to be just what the doctor ordered.


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Seeing Red

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The fiery hue on view at Sandy Liang.

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Every season, there is a color that takes the industry by storm. And while it should be early to make an official call (we’re still waiting to see what’ll pop up for the remaining of the month), it’s protected to say red shall be a giant one for fall and winter. While some designers added a fast flash of the fiery shade to looks, others like Sandy Liang, PatBo, Silvia Tcherrasi, and Alejandro Alonso Rojas swathed their models in red. Suffice to say, you’ll be seeing this color increasingly.

Dark Romance

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Rodarte showed darker designs with romantic touches like lace.

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It’s possible you’ll already be conversant in the viral TikTok trend of Dark Academia, but now the style world has moved on to its romantic side. Rodarte returned to NYFW doing what it does best: romantic, ethereal looks—only this time, it took a darker turn, calling to mind its costumes for Black Swan. The American brand wasn’t the just one to tackle the theme, though—Adeam and Sandy Liang, amongst others, also touched on it with rosettes, Victorian-inspired details, lace, and more.

Leather Sets

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Brandon Maxwell took leather jackets up a notch with all leather the whole lot.

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Everyone knows that the early drop in temperatures calls for a classic leather jacket. But if you’re seeking to take the leather look up a notch, why not consider a coordinated set à la Brandon Maxwell or Coach? Leather blazers and matching maxi skirts were a recurring theme down the runways, and nobody is upset about it. Consider this as the delicate big sister to your favorite biker jacket.

No Pants, No Problem

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A Sergio Hudson design showcases legs for days.

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Pants? I don’t know them—and apparently, neither will you come fall 2023. Bottega Veneta, by means of Kendall Jenner, could have sparked the trend for spring, but rest assured: Fall and winter 2023 shall be all about showing off your legs—every inch of ’em. The trend popped up at Theory, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Sergio Hudson, and LaQuan Smith. If that range of designers tells you anything, it’s that this trend is for everybody.

A Sheer Thing

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There’s much more sheer in our futures, like this slip dress style from coach.


Perhaps you’ve already caught on, however it seems to me that the autumn 2023 fashion collections appear to be gearing you up for warmer days ahead (take that for what you’ll). At Heron Preston, Coach, Proenza, and others, sheer paneling—whether or not it’s in the shape of classic mesh or romantic lace—marched down the runways. You’ll find it in slip dresses, on blouses, and so far more. Be prepared: It could be more to your transitional weather looks than those dead-on winter ones.

Free the Nipple (Almost)

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A playful fried egg covering at Puppets and Puppets.

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Last season, we saw an emphasis on derrières amongst one of the best fall 2023 fashion trends. But this season, designers are bringing the main focus forward. Whether it’s in the shape of an avant-garde bra featuring fried eggs à la Puppets and Puppets or artful appliqués—like those at Christian Siriano and Bronx and Banco—be prepared to see some unique coverings. Sure, it is probably not essentially the most accessible trend on the market, however it does bring a latest sense of focus to the feminine form—and a simple option to pull this trend off is with an ornamental bra.

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Dale Arden Chong is the Senior Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Previously, she was an editor at MensHealth.com and has written for Who What Wear, GLAMOUR, The Coveteur, and more. She loves fashion, food, and art, amongst other things—but her biggest love is K-pop idol V of BTS. 

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