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.
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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.
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What are the print trends for 2023?
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.
Lucs Stripped Knit Jumper, £280, Stine Goya – buy now
Striped pencil skirt, now £140, Sunnei – buy now
Jersey Striped Round Neck Top, £29.50, M&S – buy now
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
Plus Size Plaid Belted Cotton-Blend Shirtdress, now £188.30, Ralph Lauren – buy now
Checked Straight Coat, £80, Only – buy now
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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.
Eddy Floral-Print Crepe Blouse, £96, Stine Goya – buy now
Lucy Floral Dress, £325, Rixo – buy now
Anna Multi-Flower Jumper, £125, Kitri – buy now
I Heart You
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.
Valentina Georgette Maxi Dress, £179, Ghost – buy now
Glovetanned Leather Heart Cross Body Bag, £295, Coach – buy now
Cherish Print Midi Dress, £110, Sister Jane – buy now
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.
Daybreak Cardi Vol.2, £95, House of Sunny – buy now
Alamea abstract-print stretch-woven midi dress, £150, Farai London – buy now
Gradient Knit Sweater, £288, Acne Studios – buy now
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, £129.50, Ilk & Ernie – buy now
Jessi Linen Dress, £145, Reformation – buy now
Jersey polo neck top, £35, & Other Stories – buy now
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).
Black Spot Halter Neck Midi Dress, £45, River Island – buy now
Polka Dot Print Shirt – Studio, £129, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Polka Dot Print Skirt – Studio, £129, Massimo Dutti – buy now
Soiree Polka Dot Shirt, £69, Sister Jane – buy now