The 15 Hugest Fall Trends From Europe’s Runways

Carven, Photo: Courtesy of Caven; Lanvin, Photo: Courtesy of Lanvin; Stella McCartney, Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

The models are all on serious R&R vacations, the designers are all sleeping in, and the photographers are finally letting their cameras cool down. The last of the Fashion Weeks may have ended, but we’re just getting to the good part — hashing out the trends, of course!

The overarching themes for fall are boxier shapes, twists on work dressing, and nerdy-grunge revamps, but we’ve whittled it down to fifteen looks that really get our style gears turning. From padded hips to the return of the Cosby sweater, here are the trends you’ll see everyone wearing, come fall.

Carven, Photo: Courtesy of Caven; Lanvin, Photo: Courtesy of Lanvin; Stella McCartney, Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Padded Hips — Exaggerated, full hips were everywhere — a boon for those of us who don’t already have an hourglass figure

 

Chloe, Photo: Courtesy of Chloe; Balenciaga, Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga; Carven, Photo: Courtesy of Carven

Peach — Softer and more soulful than last season’s pale pink, peach is a color that looks great with other nudes, or paired with more vibrant hues. 

 

Alexander McQueen, Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen; Carven, Photo: Courtesy of Carven; Valentino, Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

Laser-Cut Lace — Thick fabrics were laser-cut with lace patterns and turned into clothes that looked like a beefed-up, badass doily. And that’s a good thing! 

 

Nina Ricci, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Mulberry, Photo: Courtesy of Mulberry; Valentino, Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

Glitzy Tweed — Regular tweeds were given a glam makeover with metallic threads, slimmer silhouettes, and cheeky embellishments. 

 

Dolce & Gabbana, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Valentino, Photo: Courtesy of Valentino; Balmain, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Pearl Beading — Whether scattered on sheer dresses or used to create intricate embroidery, pearls ran the gamut this season, looking old-world delicate like at Valentino, or completely rock-‘n’-roll at Balmain. 

 

Vanessa Bruno, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Stella McCartney, Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney; Balenciaga, Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga

Cosby Sweaters — Dr. Huxtable would have been all over these graphic, in-your-face sweaters. We love how the shows styled them, with solid-colored skirts, boots, and a layered turtleneck.

 

Balenciaga, Photo: Courtesy of Balenciaga; Jil Sander, Photo: Courtesy of Jil Sander; Dior, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Silver Trimmings — Instead of in large swaths of silver, this metallic shade popped up in unexpected ways: to line the hem of a skirt, to accent a the break in a peplum, and to balance out a prim blazer.

 

Matthew Williamson, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Acne, Photo: Courtesy of Acne; Stella McCartney, Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartneyshell

The Extra-Large Coat — Coats with rounded shoulders, baggy sleeves, and knee-length cuts were ubiquitous this season. Worn with sporty separates, this ’60s-by-way-of-’80s shape looks new and modern. 

 

Valentino, Photo: Courtesy of Valentino; Erdem, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Paul Smith, Photo: Courtesy of Paul Smith

Long Shift Dresses — From ankle-length to floor-length, these long shifts help create a super-sleek silhouette while playing with patterns, embellishments, and prints. 

 

Paul & Joe, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Kenzo, Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo; Balmain, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Skirt Suits — These aren’t your average corporate suit sets. In awesome materials, great jackets, and flirty cuts, these fit in better at a party than in the boardroom. 

 

Erdem, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Stella McCartney, Photo: Courtesy of Stella McCartney; Rochas, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Sweater Sets — Thank you, Michelle Obama! We love the matchy-matchy sweater sets as a cheeky layering option.

 

Emporio Armani, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Nina Ricci, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Kenzo, Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo

Spaghetti Straps — Super-thin straps made a comeback with the assistance of dark, dramatic dresses.

 

Antonio Marras, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Valentino, Photo: Courtesy of Valentino; Miu Miu, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Tapestry Prints — Woven, embroidered, gorgeous tapestry prints showed up on the runway in the form of long dresses, rich coats, and beautiful suit sets. 

 

Gucci, Photo: Courtesy of Gucci; Etro, Photo: Courtesy of Etro; PPQ, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Velvet Dresses — Sumptuous velvet frocks graced ever-so-many runways in body-hugging silhouettes

 

Kenzo, Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo; Miu Miu, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Basso & Brooke, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo

Vertical Stripes — Prison-striped pants, shirts, and blazers are slowly edging out horizontals as the stripe of choice. We love mixing up thicknesses à la Kenzo! 

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