17 Spring Summer 2023 Fashion Trends To Get To Know Now (and Where to Shop Them on the High Street)

Bigger shapes, lower waists.

For forward thinkers, taking a look at the spring summer 2023 trends might be helpful in working out which to adopt now.

You might assume there won’t be any that could possibly inform your sartorial choices in the dark depths of winter, but you’d be sadly mistaken. In fact, there are plenty of trends that will be familiar to you if you’ve been keeping up with those for autumn winter this year.

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London, Milan, New York and Paris Fashion week concluded in October this year, with Raf Simons rescheduling his SS23 show due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and moving it to Frieze Week.

street style london fashion week
Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council

It signalled the end of a vibrant set of shows, which represented a return to normality following the pandemic.

Like the seasons that came before it, spring summer 2023 is about pushing boundaries: more skin on show, bigger shapes, even more exaggerated silhouettes and lower waists.

Here, we take a look at the spring summer 2023 fashion trends you need to know now and where to shop them on the high street.

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Summer Sequins

We’re used to seeing sequins during the festive season, but now we’re seeing them celebrated in the summer months too in the form of candy pastel dresses, shimmering maxi skirts and maximalist jackets.

If cargo pants aren’t for you, perhaps this glamorous trend will be more up your street.

Seen at: David Koma, Michael Kors, Huishan Zhang, Valentino and more.

Huishan Zhang ss23 catwalk
Huishan Zhang, British Fashion Council
Tom Ford, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Tom Ford, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Lara sequin-embellished woven mini dress rixo

Lara sequin-embellished woven mini dress, £295, Rixo – buy now

Sequin-embellished straight-leg high-rise recycled-polyester trousers

Sequin-embellished trousers, £200, ROTATE Birger Christensen – buy now

Marc Jacobs The Sequin J Leather Shoulder Bag

The Sequin J Leather Shoulder Bag, £385, Marc Jacobs – buy now

3D Shapes

Just when you thought florals were dull, fashion has other ideas.

This spring, we’re seeing XXL floral shapes, maxi-ruffles, 3D rosettes and more elaborate silhouettes than ever before.

Seen at: Halpern, Rochas, Bottega Veneta, Off-White and more.

bottega veneta ss23
Bottega Veneta, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council
ss23 catwalk halpern
Halpern, British Fashion Council

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Guest Ruffle Maxi Skirt Sister Jane

Guest Ruffle Maxi Skirt, £79, Sister Jane – buy now

Floral Embellished Mini Dress Warehouse

Floral Embellished Mini Dress, £89.40, Warehouse – buy now

Elena 3D Floral Embroidered Dress

Elena 3D Floral Embroidered Dress, £360, Stine Goya – buy now

ASOS EDITION blouson sleeve crop top in tulle in bright red

Blouson Sleeve Crop Top, £80, ASOS – buy now


Another trend we saw on countless SS23 runways were tassels. Whether it was fringed handbags, tasseled bras or flowing skirts, the look has moved away from its Western roots.

While not practical – I remember my favourite tasseled shirt getting caught on people I really didn’t want it to in nightclubs – it’s versatile, and can be as extreme as you like.

Seen at: Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors, Givenchy, Alaïa, Max Zara Sterck, Proenza Schouler, Acne Studios and more.

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Michael Kors spring summer 2023 catwalk
Michael Kors, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Van Noten, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Dries Van Noten, Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council
Twist & Shout Vegan Shacket Free People

Twist & Shout Vegan Shacket, £118, Free People – buy now


Lime Green Fringe Mini Bodycon Dress, £100, River Island – buy now

Mini M tassel-trimmed suede shoulder bag Maje

Mini M tassel-trimmed suede shoulder bag, £259, Maje – buy now

Denim maxi skirts

Givenchy spring summer 2023 catwalk
Givenchy, Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Jeans never go out of style, but after a few years out of the limelight, denim skirts are definitely rising to the forefront in 2023. You can barely go out without seeing them right now, perhaps because they’re one of the most wearable trends of the season.

Seen at: Givenchy, Kenzo, Blumarine, Ulla Johnson, Ganni and more.

Denim long skirt Mango

Denim long skirt, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Split back organic-cotton denim maxi skirt Raey

Split back organic-cotton denim maxi skirt, £165, Raey – buy now

Vintage denim maxi skirt Stradivarius

Vintage denim maxi skirt, £35.99, Stradivarius – buy now


Miu Miu S23 look 24 Small cargo skirt
Miu Miu, Courtesy of Launchmetrics

As the craze for Y2K fashion rages on, utility-inspired design is exploding this summer.

Expect to see more dirty denim, colossal pockets, buckles everywhere and an overriding theme of cargo everything.

Seen at: Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Marine Serre and more.

Black Parachute Trousers, £45, Monki – buy now

Kensington Multi Strap Kurt Geiger London

Kensington Multi Strap, now £169, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

Dolly Indigo Jeans Miista

Dolly Indigo Jeans, £280, Miista – buy now


Water-Repellent Oversize Bomber Jacket, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Lingerie-inspired design

yuhan wang lingerie-inspired design
Yuhan Wang, courtesy of British Fashion Council

Waist-cinching corsets, babydoll night dresses and lashings of lace were spotted at what felt like every show at Fashion Week.

Whether you’re keen to embrace the sexy see-through dress or prefer a more subtle approach to the trend, lingerie-inspired design is one to watch.

Seen at: Poster Girl, Yuhan Wang, Nensi Dojaka, Armani, Gucci, Valentino, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, Prada and more.

Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council ss23 street style trends
Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council
Aurelia Silky Corset Top Free People

Aurelia Silky Corset Top, £118, Free People – buy now

contrast lace colour block slip dress topshop

Contrast lace colour block slip dress, £50, Topshop – buy now

For Love & Lemons Jourdain Maxi Dress

Jourdain Maxi Dress, £328, For Love & Lemons – buy now

Low waists

It feels like the more I’ve willed low waists to go away, the stronger the trend has become. Anyone with me?

Despite my fear of flashing my belly, waists are getting lower and lower thanks to designers like Miu Miu, David Koma, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.

Seen at: Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Versace, Fendi, Coperni and more.

Jordianne Dunne at Fashion Week
Deborah Iona, British Fashion Council
Drop organic-cotton low-rise baggy jeans Raey

Drop organic-cotton low-rise baggy jeans, £160, Raey – buy now


Wide-Leg Low-Rise Jeans, £79, Cos – buy now

90s Baggy Low Jeans H&M

90s Baggy Low Jeans, £24.99, H&M – buy now

Summer Black

dior ss23
Dior, Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Off-White, Dries Van Noten, Valentino, Versace, Jil Sander, Dior, Alexander McQueen, Richard Quinn, Ferragamo and more.

It’s not the first colour I think of when I think of summer, but after fashion’s foray into a world of bright colours, we’re making a return to the simple shade.

Models wore it head-to-toe in a multitude of different and exceptionally chic ways; full-length dresses at Valentino, ultra-sleek hooded bodycon at Versace, and gothic gowns fit for a funeral at Richard Quinn.


Long Black Dress with Wool, £79.95, Massimo Dutti – buy now


The Waisted Tuxedo Blazer, £225, COS – buy now

Shopping Bag Medium Axel Arigato

Shopping Bag Medium, £170, Axel Arigato – buy now

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Sheer Everything

valentino ss23 catwalk
Valentino, Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Valentino, Nensi Dojaka, Versace, Chanel, Prada, JW Anderson, Emilia Wickstead and more.

The sheer fabrics that draped the catwalks for SS23 almost felt like an extension of the underwear as outerwear trend, but it appeared so often, it needed a category of its own.

Remember a few years ago, when everyone wore sheer dresses over jeans? The look might just be making a reappearance in 2023.

Alchemy x Lia Aram semi-sheer minidress

Semi-sheer minidress, £287, Alchemy x Lia Aram – buy now

 Pearl Embellished Mesh Top & Other Stories

Pearl Embellished Mesh Top, £45, & Other Stories – buy now

Can't Stop Won't Stop Slip Free People

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Slip, £88, Free People – buy now

Y2K Denim

grece ghanem at paris fashion week
Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Molly Goddard, Celine, Marques’Almeida, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Valentino and more.

Spotted baggy jeans at every turn on your tube journey this morning? It’s no coincidence.

Y2K-style denim is taking over, whether it’s cargo jeans, two-tone or low-waisted pairs.

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I Heart You

model wears green heart dress at victoria beckham ss23
Victoria Beckham, Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Victoria Beckham, Moschino, Carolina Herrera, Nensi Dojaka, Paul & Joe and more.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you might be wearing hearts even after the day passes.

Victoria Beckham gave a subtle nod to the trend with a draped heart dress (above), while Nensi Dojaka opted for lingerie and slip dresses with entwined hearts at the chest.

Kurt Geiger London
Kensington Heart Cross Body

Kensington Heart Cross Body, £159, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

Cherish Print Midi Dress Sister Jane

Cherish Print Midi Dress, £110, Sister Jane – buy now


Heart Sweatshirt, £90, Sézane X Bobo Choses – buy now

Check Mate

kate moss walks for bottega veneta
Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Bottega Veneta, Dior, A.W.A.K.E. MODE, Vetements, and more.

I fear sounding like a broken record, but as fashion trends are so cyclical, it’s unsurprising to see designers taking inspiration from the decades of the past. Grunge is back this year, and Kate Moss walking for Bottega Veneta in a plaid flannel shirt solidified it.

Checked coat Sandro

Checked coat, £249.50, Sandro – buy now

UO Black Check Mesh Maxi Dress Urban Outfitters

Black Check Mesh Maxi Dress, £49, Urban Outfitters – buy now

The ’80s Blazer Everlane

The ’80s Blazer, £178, Everlane – buy now

Polka Dots

Saint Laurent SS23: model wears polka dot two-piece
Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Saint Laurent, Chanel, Molly Goddard, Proenza Schouler and more.

Polka dots are cool again. Saint Laurent (above) sent co-ordinating two-pieces in black and white spots down the runway, while Chanel opted for mini-dresses.

Brb, diging out that famous Topshop dress to wear again this spring.

Embroidered polka-dot blouse Mango

Embroidered polka-dot blouse, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Polka-dot ruffled woven midi dress Claudie Pierlot

Polka-dot ruffled woven midi dress, £329, Claudie Pierlot – buy now

Alicia skirt

Black polka dots

Alicia skirt, £115, Sezane – buy now

Which shoes will be popular in 2023?


Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Prada, Raf Simons, Dior, Versace and more.

Mary-Janes are getting their moment! Prada’s chocolate iteration had up-turned toes, while Dior completely reinvented them. Instead of one strap, there were seven, snaking all the way up the leg.

Mary-Jane heeled-shoes Marni

Mary-Jane heeled-shoes, now £300, Marni – buy now

Bacara 55mm glitter mary-jane shoes

Bacara 55mm glitter mary-jane shoes, £575, Nodaleto – buy now

Buckled Cylindrical Heel Mary Janes Charles & Keith

Buckled Cylindrical Heel Mary Janes, £69, Charles & Keith – buy now

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miu miu aw22
Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Chanel, Thom Browne, Loewe, Givenchy, Miu Miu and more.

Google searches for balletcore are rising at a staggering level, so we can safely assume the trend is going to be the biggest of the summer.

Miu Miu, Thom Browne and Chanel’s ballet flats have twisted my arm when it comes to the trend.

Ribbon-strap buckled patent-leather ballet flats Miu Miu

Ribbon-strap buckled patent-leather ballet flats, £580, Miu Miu – buy now


Satin Ballet Flats, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Bow-embellished satin ballet flats

Bow-embellished satin ballet flats, £195, Porte & Paire – buy now

Twinkle Toes

Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at: Chanel, AZ Factory, Fendi, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Maison Margiela and more.

Is it me, or is everything embellished with crystals right now?

Expect to diamante-everything this summer, including your shoes – and not just on dainty heels. Knee-high boots are covered in crystals and even flats too, adding a dose of glamour to just about any outfit.

Gucci Demi embellished slingback pumps

Demi embellished slingback pumps, £790, Gucci – buy now

Bow-Tie Mesh Mules - Silver Charles & Keith

Bow-Tie Mesh Mules, £99, Charles & Keith – buy now

Burlington crystal-embellished leather over-the-knee boots

Burlington crystal-embellished leather over-the-knee boots, £179, Kurt Geiger – buy now

Retro trainers

Emili Sindlev wearing retro trainers at copenhagen fashion week

If you buy one pair of trainers this summer, make them retro.

From Copenhagen Fashion Week, to the feet of stars like Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber, these nostalgic sneakers are proving their worth in our wardrobes this year. Personally, I’m sold!

Samba Og Shoes, £90, Adidas – buy now

Gola Classics Women's Badminton Plimsoll Trainers

Badminton Plimsoll Trainers, £65, Gola – buy now

Vlado Stenzel Suede Trainers Puma

Vlado Stenzel Suede Trainers, £64, Puma – buy now