The 7 Biggest Prints of 2023, by a Self-Confessed Prints Lover

Sink your teeth into these.

Last Updated on June 12, 2023

What are the print trends for 2023, I hear you ask!

In my humble opinion, you’re either a prints lover or you’re not. You either prefer to keep things simple, or you choose the more is more approach to fashion.

That’s not to say minimalists can’t wear prints, but there’s certainly a type of person who wears prints in every capacity, to the point where it becomes part of their identity.

I definitely fit into the latter category, so when the time comes each year for a new set of prints to start brewing in the fashion world, I get very excited.

It must be said that it doesn’t matter what’s trending if you don’t feel it fits in with your style identity. At Wear Next, we encourage you to embrace the trends that you identify with and leave the ones that you don’t.

So let’s get into it, shall we? For those as excited as me for a new year of busy prints and pretty patterns, here are the print trends set to dominate in 2023.

Black woman wears check co-ord outside molly goddard at lfw
Courtesy of BFC, Deborah Iona

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What are the print trends for 2023?

Multi-coloured stripes

Almeida SS23 stripes
Courtesy of Imaxtree

Sure, stripes are a fashion staple. But in 2023, they’re going to be a lot more colourful.

Multicoloured stripes are one of the key print trends coming through for the year ahead, and there was no shortage of them on the SS23 runways.

We saw this trend at Marques Almeida (above), Zimmermann, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.

Kitri Marley Cotton-Blend Top

Marley Cotton-Blend Top, £95, KITRI – buy now

Sia Sequin Stripe Midi Dress Olivia Rubin

Sia Sequin Stripe Midi Dress, £320, Olivia Rubin – buy now

Patterned trousers H&M

Patterned trousers, £29.99, H&M – buy now

Oversize Striped Blazer from Zara

Oversize Striped Blazer, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Check mate

model wears plaid coat at paul costelloe ss23
Courtesy of BFC

Kate Moss was the moment when she modelled for Bottega Veneta (below) in a casual plaid shirt, but this wasn’t the only show that featured the classic print.

Checks featured at Paul Costelloe (above), Dior, Acne and Vetements.


Oversized Checked Wool-Blend Shirt, £89, Cos – buy now

Gingham Seersucker Cotton Dress Toast

Gingham Seersucker Cotton Dress, £195, Toast – buy now


Soft Brushed Checked Long Sleeved Shirt, £29.90, Uniqlo – buy now

Cropped Checked Thin Jacket from Sofia Coelho x NA-KD

Cropped Checked Thin Jacket, £23.98, Sofia Coelho x NA-KD – buy now

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Artistic florals

close up of floral print at van noten ss23 show
Courtesy of Imaxtree

Florals are never far away, but they’re getting an artistic update for 2023. At Van Noten (above), Louis Vuitton and Yuhan Wang (below), the florals looked like they could be in a gallery.

3 models backstage in florals at yuhan wang
Courtesy of British Fashion Council
Stine Goya Eddy Floral-Print Crepe Blouse

Eddy Floral-Print Crepe Blouse, £96, Stine Goya – buy now

Cami Midi Dress rixo

Cami Midi Dress, £265, Rixo – buy now


Floral Print Shirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Frankie Silk Dress from Reformation

Frankie Silk Dress, £298, Reformation – buy now

I Heart You

model wears green heart-print dress at victoria beckham ss23 show
Courtesy of Imaxtree

Ready for Valentine’s Day? Wear your heart on your sleeve this year, literally.

Hearts were emblazoned subtly (and not so subtly) on dresses at Victoria Beckham (above), Nensi Dojaka (below) and Paul & Joe.

2 models wear heart-embellished dresses at nensi dojaka ss23 show
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

Valentina Georgette Maxi Dress, £179, Ghost – buy now

Glovetanned Leather Heart Cross Body Bag Coach

Glovetanned Leather Heart Cross Body Bag, £295, Coach – buy now

Cherish Print Midi Dress Sister Jane

Cherish Print Midi Dress, £69, Sister Jane – buy now

Red Heart Print Frill Mini Dress from New Look

Red Heart Print Frill Mini Dress, £35.99, New Look – buy now

Sunset shades

2 models wear prints backstage at paul costelloe ss23 show
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

There’s nothing more delicious than a good sunset, but if you’re not going on holiday this year, why not wear the shades instead?

These gorgeous orange and pink hues were featured on dresses at Ferragamo and Courrèges, bodysuits at JW Anderson (below) and co-ords at Etro.

model wears sunset print at jw anderson
Courtesy of Imaxtree
Daybreak Cardi Vol.2 House of Sunny

Daybreak Cardi Vol.2, £95, House of Sunny – buy now

Alamea abstract-print stretch-woven midi dress  
Farai London

Alamea abstract-print stretch-woven midi dress, £150, Farai London – buy now

Sunset Mini Dress Pink Multi from Princess Polly

Sunset Mini Dress Pink Multi, £45, Princess Polly – buy now

Optic swirls

model wears swirl print at jacquemus show
Courtesy of Imaxtree

You didn’t think we’d miss these, did you?

Swirls have been on the cards for a while, and they’re here to stay. Jacquemus (above) added texture to their wavy beachwear, while they got psychedelic at Missoni, Rodarte Sass & Bide.

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Freddie Co-ord in Wave Print Ilk & Ernie

Freddie Co-ord in Wave Print, £129.50, Ilk & Ernie – buy now

Jessi Linen Dress Reformation

Jessi Linen Dress, £145, Reformation – buy now

jersey polo neck top & Other Stories

Jersey polo neck top, £35, & Other Stories – buy now

Swirl print maxi dress blue from Moonsoon

Swirl print maxi dress blue, £75, Moonsoon – buy now


shot of model wearing polka dots in saint laurent ss23 dhow
Courtesy of Imaxtree

Polkadots are such a classic print, it’s unsurprising that designers went dotty over them for 2023.

This retro-inspired print made its mark at Chanel, Saint Laurent (above), Halpern (below) and Richard Quinn (bottom).

halpern ss23 show
Courtesy of British Fashion Council
Tayce modelling in polka dot prints at Richard Quinn ss23 show
Courtesy of British Fashion Council

Black Spot Halter Neck Midi Dress, £45, River Island – buy now


Polka Dot Print Shirt – Studio, £129, Massimo Dutti – buy now

Soiree Polka Dot Shirt Sister Jane

Soiree Polka Dot Shirt, £69, Sister Jane – buy now

Bright Spot Wrap Woven Mini Dress from Karen Miller

Bright Spot Wrap Woven Mini Dress, £85, Karen Miller – buy now