The Top Fashion Dresses For 2024
2024 is coming! And you know what that means! It’s all about out with the old and in with the new. So far so well, we’re already envisaging the top fashion trends that we will see throughout the year. Because we are going into the Spring/Summer 2024 season, we already have a clue of what fashion designers are planning for us on and off the runway.
Most people don’t like dresses and tend to go for the basic top and jeans combo, whereas putting on a dress is the far easiest and most comfortable option they can wear for any setting. If wearing a dress intimidates you, or you only do so during special events, allow us to educate you on how simple and chill rocking a dress each day can be empowering.
Yes, we’re not disputing that dresses come with a manner of sophistication and ultra-glamor, however, the correct dress style can be worn with a hoodie and a pair of sneakers – not to mention how some dresses look amazing and are super comfy which will make you abandon wearing pants forever. And when you come to terms that rocking a dress only entails you putting on a single piece of clothing and just like that, you’re set to go, there will be no looking back. In this guide, we will look at the different dress styles that will be huge in 2024!
Kickstart your New Year shopping with the following top fashion dresses of 2024
1. Slip dresses
Slip dresses have been a good fashion style for several years now, and the trend is expected to continue in 2024. From classic ones to elaborate lacey pieces, a slip dress falls under those staple types that can be dressed down or up and can be rocked throughout the year. Layering is essential when dealing with this undergarment-style type of dress. During the colder seasons, you can wear the slip dress with a casual sweatshirt or a chunky knit. When transitioning into spring, compliment the look with turtlenecks or t-shirts underneath. During the hot summer months, you can rock the slip dress as-is and is one of those smooth-sailing pieces you just put on and you’re all dressed up for the day!
2. Tassel/fringe dresses
These dresses are among the most stirring fashion trends we had the pleasure of seeing on the 2024 runways. Major brands such as Chloé, Jonathan Simkhai, and Proenza Schouler included tassels in most of their clothing features, however, the most notable ones are certainly dresses. It goes without saying that this dress style isn’t for everybody – only the bold among us can rock a dress entirely covered with tassels. Fortunately, toned-down designs of this dress style are available and have a slight fringe at the hemline, offering more room for others to enter into this fashion trend.
3. Tube dresses
The 2000s fashion sense is still strong in 2024, and with regard to dresses, nothing shouts Y2K more than tube dresses. If you’re unsure how to properly rock it, tube dresses are similar to slips. Layering is an excellent method of adding some intricacy and texture to your wear, and thrift stores should be your number one friend when it comes to locating this classic ‘90s and 2000s wear. If you’re concerned about the possibility of the dress slipping, ensure that you choose a dress that comes with a silicon rubber strip on the inside of the top part. It will help stick the dress better to your skin and also show your physique.
4. Sheer dresses
Sheer dresses are by far the most daunting and bold trend in 2024, but don’t fret – wearing this dress is actually pretty simple. If you are going for a night out in the town, you can put on your best lingerie or bodysuit underneath the sheer dress, but if you are going to wear this dress during the daytime, to avoid getting much attention and judgey eyes, the best method to rock the dress is under another dress. Play with what you already have in your wardrobe; even simply putting on a tank top and some leggings under a transparent maxi dress is enough. To reiterate, layering is essential with this trend as well!
5. Denim dresses
Denim has always been a huge trend and the 2024 runaways have not been short of this wear. Designers have been seen to dress their models head-to-toe with their denim designs. If you feel embarrassed wearing jeans with a denim jacket and a denim top – this is definitely a difficult look – choosing to go with denim is the far better way to rock this denim style without being too overcome. All of this, not including the fact that denim wear is durable, means that if you buy one today, it can last you for years if not decades.
6. Knitted dresses
Going with a knitted dress is ideal if you are looking for comfort, and don’t want to get out of your home in sweatpants. An oversized knitted dress will enclose your body like a blanket, but it still appears as if you put in the time to work on your outfit. Rocking this dress in style is also incredibly easy because you don’t need to incorporate much: heels, boots, or sneakers, coupled with some jewelry, and you’re good to head out!
7. Sequin dresses
Sequin dress style designs were a big deal in the early aughts, however, heading into the late 2000s and early 2010s, they were dethroned by bodycon dresses, which received massive traction thanks to the Insta baddies and Kardashians. But sequin dresses are making a resurgence, so make sure to go look in your mother’s or older sister’s back closet. Although the sequin-style dress is frequently worn during nights out, you can dress it down with an oversized denim jacket and a pair of sneakers.
8. Drop waist dresses
These dresses are all over during the 1920s, and you can expect this old-fashioned fad to make a comeback in 2024 – but in a more contemporary manner. Drop waist dresses are ideal spring and summer dresses are can be worn for a day of errands given how they are a little oversized and are super comfy. Although anybody can wear a drop waist dress, persons with a short torso and small physique will especially be fans of this trend because it will elongate the upper part of the body.
9. Slit dresses
When the word slit dress is brought out, the first thing most of us think about is the 2012 Academy Awards where Angelina Jolie wore a black Versace gown. In 2024, you can expect slit dresses to be all over, and although they will definitely feature on red carpets, we will also get to see them being worn in everyday settings. Why is this? A dress showing off your thighs is always eye-catching, it doesn’t require over-accessorizing, making it the ideal piece to wear when you don’t have time to get prepared with jewelry and makeup.
10. Metallic dresses
In 2024, everybody deserves to get 15 seconds of fame, and nothing is as striking as a metallic dress. Honestly, there is a myriad of metallic dresses in the market and there is no reason why everybody should have one in their closet. For a night partying out with friends, rock a metallic dress coupled with a leather jacket and booties; for lunch, rock a metallic dress with sneakers and a knit sweater; for a wedding, wear the dress with a classy blazer and strappy heels. Regardless of the setting, you will look amazing, and people will definitely notice!
11. Bubble dresses
These dresses are best known for their baggy skirts that feature a folded hem that gives off that ‘bubbly’ look. Bubble dresses are commonly short because long designs would give off a princessy look. You don’t need many accessories when wearing a bubble dress because its odd design is already captivating. While bubble dresses can be worn throughout the year, they are ideal for the hotter months with no layers included.
12. Midi dresses
If you got any midi-style dresses in the mid-2010s when they were a hotcake and the talk of town, congratulations on your fashion sense. In 2024, the midi dress style will be rocked all over as more and more people are warming up to the fact that this is a classic trend that’s here to stay. If you don’t know the length that is best suited for your leg type, make sure that it doesn’t cut you off at the middle of your calf because it can make you appear shorter. Alternatively, go for midi dresses that cut just below the knee or a couple of inches above your ankle.
2024 is the year of stylish dresses and you should jump aboard the fashion wagon early on. Make sure to go with a color and design that accentuates your body type. Shop around for different designs and fill your closet for the year.
And there you have it! I believe that the aforementioned dress styles will define 2024!