What Fashionistas Are Wearing Now

In an era of online business meetings and WFH dressing, fashion trends come from all over. From a new twist on tie-dye (spotted on Reformation’s Gen Z-approved slip dress) to subdued ombre coloring, these fresh styles from the runway will bring your closet some refreshing springtime style.

Maxi dresses have reached a new pinnacle of adorability thanks to the cottagecore aesthetic trend inspired by stores like Free People. Expect more oversized sleeves than ever, with balloon shapes at Fendi and perfectly puffed gowns from Rodarte.

The Little Mermaid

For girls who love Ariel and all things princess-y, this is a must. It comes in sizes S-XL, and the skirt has an elastic waistband, so it’s comfy to wear all day long.

Kids can dress like their favorite mermaid with this pretty purple tank, complete with “Part of Your World” text and a shimmery mermaid scale pattern. It’s made of lightweight fabric, so it’s ideal for summer.

Halle Bailey, who stars as Ariel in the new The Little Mermaid film, wore this custom Valdrin Sahiti gown to the movie’s premiere on 8 May. Its iridescent sheen evoked ocean waves, while the bustier’s shell-shaped structured cups recalled Ariel’s signature bra top.

Sultry Mesh

See-through frocks are everywhere this season. From sexy lace-up styles at Valentino and floral sheers at 16 Arlington to hooded gowns at Saint Laurent and Altuzarra, it’s no secret that the elusive trend has arrived in full force.

Add a sultry glam to your night-out look with this mesh midi dress. It features a sleeveless square neckline with adjustable spaghetti straps, a sexy corset-inspired design, ruched detailing and a curve-hugging bodycon silhouette. Pair with hoop earrings and clear heels for the ultimate party ensemble.

While a sheer mesh dress screams red carpet, the fabric can be artfully styled for day-to-day looks too. Try a striped mesh bra and panty set from Windsor with an underwired mesh bra, lined striped illusion pattern, adjustable spaghetti straps, hook and eye closure and a high-waisted thong bottom.


As the name suggests, grunge is a counterculture style that emerged in the ’90s with the famous band Nirvana as its greatest proponent. While the style has changed slightly with fashion trends, it remains a cool option for those who want to express their individualism.

The main feature is ripped jeans and worn flannel shirts. These can be paired with black shoes or combat boots and a beanie.

Many indie grunge styles are based on the Seattle-style favored by Kurt Cobain, who may have died from heroin addiction but left behind a legacy of music and style. Black leather shoes, combat boots, and a beanie complete the look.

Bare It All

Every so often a trend from a single show will spark an entire wave of similar styles. This is the case for sheer dressing, which went from red carpet staple (think Cher in a transparent dress) to NYFW must-have. From cellophane-like frocks layered over boldly hued maxi skirts at Tory Burch to frothy frocks that reveal your undergarments at Victoria Beckham, this is the season for you to get naked in style. Just be sure to pair your see-through frock with a structured blazer, if needed, to keep it looking polished and professional.

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources and may not reflect the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

Oversized Sleeves

Oversized sleeves blew up on the runway and high street this season – from balloons attached to sweaters at Fendi and McQueen, to perfectly puffed gowns at Rodarte and double-breasted winter coats at J.W Anderson. But it’s best to dip your toes into this trend gently at first – avoid oversized T-shirts that reach down to your elbows, which can look weedy rather than chic.

An oversized T-shirt tucked into a pair of baggy denim pants looks cool and casual. You can accessorize this outfit with a bucket hat or caps for a more stylish look. You can also tie the front ends of the shirt to create a crop top style.

Naked Dressing

The naked dress is a fashion statement that allows you to show off every curve of your body. From the side boob to the butt cheek to the hip bones to the nipples, this sexy trend is all about showing off your strength and femininity at the same time.

Naked dresses are a red carpet mainstay for celebrities who love to turn up the heat at events with a daring style choice. From Rihanna’s 2014 CFDA look to Queen Bey at the 2015 Met Gala in a sheer illusion design, this trend has gone full glamour. Try pairing a see-through dress with a pair of high-waisted black briefs for a bold contrast or a nude option for a monochromatic look.

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