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Looking Ahead: Fashion Trend and Style Predictions for 2024

Drop waists:

From fashion week to the it-girls on your For You Page, drop-waist dresses are stepping into the spotlight. The elongating silhouette hugs your torso and flares out below the hips, providing the eye with an intriguing shape that’s different from the typical A-line. It’s even infiltrated the bridal world; you can be sure to see on both the runway and wedding aisles.


It may be winter, but petals are in full bloom. Our favorite brands, including Reformation, Anthropologie and even Forever 21 are placing rosettes on the fronts of their tops and dresses. As a simplistic yet sophisticated detail that uplifts any look, we can expect to see a lot more flora in everyday outfits.

Big Bows:

Though it pains us as much as you to see teenage girls adorning their homecoming dresses with almost absurdly large bows, a trend is a trend. Stemming from the coquette, ballet-core fads of 2023, New York Fashion Week saw bows become bigger, but maybe not better.


That’s right, metallics aren’t only reserved for Menlo’s upperclassmen during spirit week — the flashy coppers, silvers, and golds that ruled during the ‘70s disco era are making their return this winter. Traditionally, metallic textiles and metallic threads that offer a glossy, shiny look have been reserved for nightlife, but designers like JW Anderson and Gabriela Hearst are adding shimmering silver skirts, dresses and tops to their daytime looks.



Photos by Chloe Lee. Models: Caroline Clack, Bianca Putanec, Amber More, Kieran Pichai, Landon Pretre and Katie King

Double Denim:

While denim-on-denim may appear to be solely a thing of the past, 2023’s “Cowboy-Core” seems to have resulted in the return of Justin Timberlake’s iconic runway look. In 2024, elevating denim means doubling down. So, go ahead, pair that old jean jacket with your favorite blue jeans. Though it may have once been a fashion crime, now you’re not doing anything wrong.


Who’s to say that men are limited to the traditional white wife beater when it comes to tank tops? It’s a “Tank Holiday”, as Vogue would call it, and we’re seeing funky and stylistic tank top choices all around. More and more unique tanks coming in vibrant colors, distressed textures, knit fabric and more can be seen from the runways of New York Fashion Week to the streets of San Francisco.

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Sonia Dholakia, Arts & Lifestyle Editor

Number of years in The Coat of Arms: 3

Favorite aspect of journalism: Working with the entire staff to create a great product and becoming friends along the way.

Interests outside of school: Mock trial, traveling, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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