ELLE.com's Comprehensive Guide to the Biggest Trends of Spring 2018

ELLE.com's Comprehensive Guide to the Biggest Trends of Spring 2018

Posted by wantmychic on Mar 11th 2018

ELLE.com's Comprehensive Guide to the Biggest Trends of Spring 2018

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BYJUSTINE CARREON

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Spring 2018 is all about this Millennial Pink-adjacent hue, industrial-grade rubber, and the bag you denied your whole life. Read our forecast of the biggest trends for of the season, ahead.

Rubber

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"100% Nitrile / Synthetic Rubber" read CALVIN KLEIN'S industrial-grade pencil dress. You'll never look at your mother's dishwashing gloves the same way again, with brands taking rubberized materials and molding them into unexpectedly chic silhouettes (like a pair of Balenciaga Crocs).

Ruching

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Who needs stiff corsetry when ruching is so much more comfortable? Fabric gets pushed around this spring with DIY pull-through details at Tory Burch, Kardashian-worthy curve-huggers at Tom Ford, and boudoir details at No. 21.

Asymmetrical Necklines

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The Fanny Pack

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We can deny it no longer: the fanny pack is here to stay. No matter your aesthetic, there's a hip-slung bag for you: strap on a sporty number from Rihanna's runway, go minimalist with Rochas, or wear it on the diagonal with Balenciaga.

Transparent

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Go clear this season with all your favorite designers. Chanel convinced us we need an OTK rain boot, Tibi's has us considering over a plastic corset, and Off-White's plastic-wrapped collab with Jimmy Choo already man a fan out ofRihanna.

Lavender

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White Suiting

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If fall suiting belonged togray plaid, then spring is all about a clean slate. The white suit isn’t just for prim and properpresidential eventseither, but was cut as an oversized tux at Adam Lippes, styled with a bra at Tom Ford, and wentSaturday Night Feverwith Acne Studios.

Dark Denim Sets

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We're not crazy enough to retire our vintage, light-wash Levi's, but dark denim is seeing a resurgence. The selvage textile is doing double duty, with sleek Texas tuxedos showing up at Alexander McQueen, Rosie Assoulin, and more.

X-Girl Sunglasses

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Black and White Polka Dots

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Floral might be your go-to spring print, but polka dots will be a close second come next year. The print was spotted everywhere, most notably as a monochrome colorway.

Feathers

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Saint Laurent and Maison Margiela are birds of a feather flocking together. Their plucky runways trimmed their designs in marabou, making for a flirty look that takes flight next season.

Square Necklines

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White Tank Top

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GivenHanes’ collab with both Re/Done Jeansandstylist Karla Welch, the basic white tee is key. Spring, however, belongs to its scrappier sister: the white tank top. Despite its problematic nickname (hint:A Streetcar Named Desiremay have inspired this alias), the ribbed top is getting an upgrade with screen printing at CALVIN KLEIN, twists at Alexander Wang, and layered under sheer florals at Miu MIu.

Puffed Shoulers

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The delicate puff shoulder trend might be inspired by vintage-loving Instagram influencers, but it went high fashion with Christian Siriano's emerald gown and Delpozo's not-so-wearable-but-equally-lovable tulle detail.

Exposed Briefs

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Rainbow

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There's a wearable way to wear the rainbow without channeling Pennywise. Designers like Peter Pilotto opted for a lo-fi spectrum, making the multi-colored trend approachable, mature, and most importantly, chic.

Pink & Red

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Millennial pink is everywhere this season, but we’re inclined to wear it with a pop of rouge. Following in step with Coach 1941, Brandon Maxwell, and Oscar de la Renta, the sherbet color combo will coincidentally hit stores just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Haute Performance

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Statement Straw Hat

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We're still obsessed with the straw bag, but next spring you'll be able to wear it with its headgear equal: the statement straw hat. Oversized at Jacquemus and twisted into a bow at Delpozo, the beachy style is so much more than your basic Panama hat.

Fringe

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Fringe made its way in all forms this season, so there's a look for every level of commitment; We witnessed shredded tees s at Loewe, strips of sequins at Monse, and statement earrings at Sachin & Babi.

Embellished Straps

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