Last Updated on December 3, 2023 by Eve Dawes
The Winter runway trends to know and how to make them work in real life
Winter fashion trends 2023-2024 for women are moving away from casual pieces and back towards more classic, chic heritage styles that are quintessential to the fashion houses. With lots of 1950’s inspired fitted waists, straight skirts, and more voluminous midis in the form of corolla dresses. There’s lots of really elegant winter fashion 2023 for ladies around this season. Saint Laurent brought back the skirt suit and cigarette pants but in a more contemporary way. Women’s winter outfits included massively oversized blazers but with a more structured design than the slouchier styles we’ve seen from designers over the last few years.
At Balmain, Olivier Rousteing also went back to the archives with a classic, chic but modern aesthetic I can’t get enough of. Think sleek tailoring, feminine fitted off the shoulder styles, big bows, polka dots, chandelier earrings, ladylike gloves and large hats in a predominantly black and white palette.
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If you love color, red is the color to be seen in for Winter 2023/2024 for a bold, sensual look. A red dress of some iteration was seen on pretty much every Fall/Winter 2023-2024 runway.
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What are the women’s fashion trends for winter 2023-2024?
These 25 women’s winter trends are easy to work into your winter wardrobe and outfits. From trends that work for everyday and others that I can wait to wear for nights out. As much as I love my cozy loungewear for working from home, I’m excited for all of the structured, glamorous styles this Winter. As well as to get my leather jackets and pointed toe stiletto pumps back in rotation.
Top 25 Winter fashion trends 2023 – 2024 | Women’s fashion to elevate your winter wardrobe
The beauty of women’s winter fashion trends for 2023-2024 is that a lot of these trends can be combined: red leather dresses, an off the shoulder dress with bow details, or sheer layers and stiletto pumps.
A lot of the winter fashion 2023 for ladies are also some of the most glamorous, romantic and chic that they’ve been in a while. I’m not a fan of cold weather but these are looks I can’t wait for it to be cool enough to wear.
- 1950’s dresses
- Micro bras
- High low hems
- Off the shoulder styles
- Skirts layered over pants
- Black neck ties
- Structured shoulders
- Short shorts
- Sheer everything
- Polka dots
- White button down shirts
- Oversize blazers
- Shawl wraps
- Black and white
- Scenic landscape prints
- Double denim
- Sweater dresses
Keep reading to learn more about each 2023-2024 Fall – Winter fashion, the biggest women’s trends and how to wear them in real life.
1. Femme Fatale Winter Fashion 2023-2024 | Red dresses
Red is another color that kept popping up at the Fall Winter 2023-2024 fashion shows. While it might not be original, it’s a pretty seasonal classic that’s empowering and that I adore.
Red dresses especially were everywhere for Fall Winter 2023-2024. Alexander McQueen showed red dresses with sexy cut outs and hip high leg slits, puff ball dresses with high low hems and red leather styles.
Slinky satin halterneck maxi dresses were seen at Ann Demeulemeester. Valentino showed red maxi shirt dresses with slits up to there and skinny black ties.
Courreges opted for sheer red maxi dresses versus warmer red turtlenecks at Fendi and red v neck long sleeve mini dresses at Loewe. If you’re looking for something more glam metallic red cocktail dresses were seen at Ferragamo Fall/Winter 2023-204 and sultry red velvet dresses at Alberta Ferretti.
The sexiest way to embrace the red dress Winter 2023/2024 trend is with a sexy lace or sheer style. Like the seductive lace and satin mini dress at Mugler, sheer red midi at Gucci styled with red sunglasses and blue flat mules, or slinky Blumarine style. Not necessarily great for the cold but sure to sizzle! So layer up with this fashion trend.
2. Winter fashion 2023 for ladies | 1950’s dresses
1950’s dresses ruled the Fall Winter 2023-2024 runways. If you love classic style and a snatched waist, this Winter fashion 2023 for ladies trend is definitely for you. It’s such an elegant look. Embrace this pin up style with a oversized petticoat style dress and belt it for extra waist definition. As seen at Dior, Bottega Veneta and Balmain.
3. Sexiest Women’s Winter Fashion Trends 2023-2024 | Micro bras
For the uninhibited woman, the microbra is another not so practical Winter 2023 – 2024 fashion trend. So get ready to layer up with oversize blazers, shawl wraps, feather shrugs and opera gloves.
Micro bras were all over the Fall/Winter 2023/2024 fashion shows including, Gucci’s crystal logo iteration, CDGS barely there crystal flower bra which were more like nipple cover-ups and would look stunning under a sheer maxi dress, the feather used as a bra at Ann Demeulemeester, and a sexy black leather bra at Gabriela Hearst.
4. High Low Hems
High low hem dresses are back! As seen at Alexander McQueen, Michael Kors, and Moschino.
Style these on their own or layered over pants to check off the other winter trend: dresses over pants.
5. Off the Shoulder Winter Fashion 2023
Off the shoulder and strapless dresses and tops were seen at Balmain, Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2023/2024 fashion shows. It’s a sexy, feminine trend that’s easy to wear in real life.
It doesn’t have to be just sexy off the shoulder dresses. Off the shoulder sweater dresses and tops are just as in style for Winter 2024. Just remember to stock up on strapless bras or nipple coverups for cold evenings.
6. Skirts Layered Over Pants Winter Fashion Outfits 2023-2024
Skirts layered over pants were seen at Fendi, Givenchy and Chanel and are a trend which is a throwback to the 2000’s. For this Winter fashion trend stick to winter appropriate materials in matching colors and muted and neutral tones or plaid. It’s a fun trend to play around with.
7. Black Neck Ties
Black neck ties were included in a lo of women’s winter outfits coming down the F/W2023-2024 runways and are giving me flashbacks to the Avril Lavigne era. This Winter think less punk and more chic. As seen at Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior styled with tailored shirts and skirts.
8. Tartan | Winter fashion color trends 2023
A classic winter print that’s back in fashion for 2023/2024. Think less punk and more classic Burberry. Burberry featured all colors of tartan including red and pink, yellow, and purple and black. Thom Browne featured red and black in the form of oversized long line coats.
Daniel Lee featured classic red and green tartan oversized jackets that grazed the floors, as well as skirts, shirts and giant shawls at the Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2023/2024 show. Dior showcased more muted and fitted grey and white longline jackets, as well as classic reds.
The sweatshirt and jacket print to cozy up in this Winter is most definitely tartan and a lot of these options are on sale with up to 60% off.
9. Structured Shoulders
Structured shoulders are still in style for 2023 – 2024 for both dresses and tops. As seen in all colors and different materials at Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2023/2024.
Two of the brands that does strong, structured shoulders the best are Zhivago and Balmain
10. Short Shorts | Sexy Womens Winter Fashion
Not all winter fashion for women is practical this year but when is it! Short shorts aren’t the most wearable Winter 2023-2024 trends but they’re super cute. Style them with all of your winter blazers, bomber jackets, fuzzy coats and either sheer black tights and heels or knee high boots.
11. XXS-XXL Bows winter fashion 2023 for ladies
I love the feminine and romantic bow dress and tops Winter fashion trend and Balmain did it beautifully. With elegant white satin shirts styled with edgier black leather mini skirts both featuring oversized structured bows. Along with stunning pearl embellished styles, flattering waistlines and even bow embellished shoes.
An absolute show stopper was the Balmain green satin cap sleeve blazer dress featuring an oversized bow. GMDH Fall/Winter 2023-2024 collection also featured oversized satin bows. Along with Moschino whose red satin high low gown was a knock out!
Nina Ricci featured sheer polka dot style bow dresses. If you prefer smaller bows, they’re in style for Winter 2023/2024 too. As seen at Valentino. As are hair bows so however you’re thinking of wearing this winter fashion 2023 for ladies, do it.
Feathers are still very much in style and were seen on everything from coats to dresses. Valentino showcased a floor skimming black and white feather coat. Bottega went for color with their mint green and brown feather coat.
Loewe went full on with feather tops styled with feather pants. Coperni featured eye catching metallic silver feather tops and dresses, and Nina Ricci went larger than life with her colorful designs for winter fashion for women.
Leather is always a part of Winter fashion and we love it for it’s practicality and cool girl aesthetic. From sexy red leather dresses at Alexander McQueen to sleek black leather trench coats at Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
It doesn’t have to be a dress. There were also a lot of creative uses of leather including embroidered flowers, embossed logos and Chanel’s leather camellia petals. Leather joggers are also a more casual option. There’s a style and way for everyone to embrace this 2023/2024 winter fashion trend.
14. Sheer Everything
Sheer fabrics might seem more suited to Spring and Summer but there’s no hiding from this fashion trend that’s still going strong. They bring back the art of layering and give a feminine touch to sometimes stark winter styles.
From sheer lace and tulle dresses to sheer black tights and ankle socks the one trend you’re not going to miss this Winter is sheer.
Some of the prettiest See through dresses of this Winter fashion trend for women were in the form of lace dresses at Balenciaga, Gucci and Off-White. This trend may sound daunting. However, styled worn over black pants rather than just lingerie makes this winter trend wearable IRL.
The other way to wear this Bridgerton inspired winter trend is by layering pieces to create a really unique and more delicate look for the day or night. Try layering a sheer long sleeve top or skirt over camisoles, slip dresses, knitted fabrics or turtlenecks.
This is a winter trend to have fun experimenting with and the one above is the one I have favorited that I’ll probably end up buying to wear for my birthday in November.
15. Polka Dots
Another 1950’s inspired Winter fashion trend led by Nina Ricci who featured sheer polka dot style bow dresses, Balmain who showed voluminous midi skirts and Miu Miu’s romantic breezy halterneck polka dot dresses. Whether it’s sheer, mini, maxi, small or giant polka dot print (as seen at Valentino), the one rule is to just wear them this Winter!
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16. White Button Down Shirts | Classic Womens Winter Fashion Trends
With 80’s power dressing in the shape of oversized blazers being a big part of Winter 2023/2024 fashion it only makes sense that button down white shirts are back in style too. Seen tucked into black mini and midi skirts at Dior and Prada. It’s an easy piece to work into a lot of your winter outfits.
From Prada to Free People, white shirts are a versatile wardrobe staple that can be used for every season. Whether that’s for a beach coverup or styled with suits or jeans for Fall and Winter.
17. Oversized blazers
Oversized blazers with just as oversized shoulder pads were everywhere from Prada to Courreges to Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2023-2024. The most popular colors for this winter fashion trend on the runways were black or white. Style them with everything from this seasons short shorts to fitted midi skirts and jeans.
18. Shawl wraps
Oversized shawl wraps are the practical winter trend that make sense to layer over the micro bras, 80’s power suits and sheer styles trending this Winter. For the most chic look for Winter 2023/2024 create monochromatic looks with black pants and stiletto pumps as seen at Saint Laurent.
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19. Black and White Winter 2023/2024 color trend
If red or tartan’s too much for you, black and white and houndstooth is very much in fashion too. From chic Balmain outfits to black velvet dresses at Emporio Armani, black dresses styled over white turtlenecks at Chloe and lace and sparkly black and white iterations at Chanel.
This black and white dress combines 3 Winter 2023 trends (LBD, black and white and sheer fabric) and is by hot new on the scene brand Helsa.
20. Beige winter color trend 2023-2024
Beige in all shades is back in style in a major way for Fall and Winter 2023/2024 and an easy way to embrace the quiet luxury fashion trend. It always looks elegant.
I’m going to see how this sweater dress looks on me as I love the detachable shawl concept and idea of adding a gold Chanel chain belt for a luxe touch. In the meantime, I just got the most fabulous beige coat. Which is a timeless piece and easy way to wear the beige color trend this Winter on repeat.
It’s an easy color to add to your Winter closet with either a camel trench coat, longline coat, luxe beige sweater or sweater dress for a seriously effortlessly chic look. As seen at Hermes, Saint Laurent and Michael Kors.
From cozy beige knits to chic beige longline coats and trench coats, these are the pieces I’m eyeing this season. Albeit with a hefty coat of self tanner since beige tends to wash us blondes out.
21. Scenic Landscapes | Pretty Womens Winter Fashion Trends 2023-2024
One of the prettiest fashion trends for Summer and Fall continues into Winter 2023/2024 if the form of watercolor landscape prints. Style these pretty dresses that evoke memories of Summer over sheer black tights or under shawl scarves, another Winter fashion trend.
I bought a couple of them as you know I love a cute feminine dress and have been wearing them already. For Winter, I’ll just add tights/stockings and a long black coat to this bustier mini dress.
22. Double denim
Sorry, not sorry, there’s no getting away from this fashion trend and I’m here for it! Double denim is still going strong for Fall and Winter 2023/2024. Just make sure the denims are an exact match for a cohesive on trend look. As seen at Ami, Y/Project and Versace to name a few.
23. Little Black Dress | Fall winter 2023/24 fashion trends
LBD’s are always in style but this Winter the designers got extra creative with them. Think unusual necklines styled with statement shoes. As seen at Loewe, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton.
Checking off 4 winter trends with this outfit: LBD, off the shoulder, bows and long gloves.
24. Gloves To Complete Your Winter Outfits
I’ve been waiting for ladylike opera gloves to come back in fashion ever since Dua Lipa rocked long white leather gloves in Levitating and again this week after just watching the movie ‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’.
The chic, feminine, 1950’s aesthetic continues with leather, tulle and satin gloves. An affordable and practical way to give your winter wardrobe and outfits an update. As seen at Dolce & Gabanna, Saint Laurent, Versace and Dior.
I’ve always loved the glamorous retro looks from the 60’s and bought a pair to wear to a ball this Summer. Plus long gloves are great for hiding nails that are overdue a manicure and my hands are always freezing!
Wear them with a cap or 3/4 length sleeve to make the most of them and wait for the compliments to roll in. I’ve added a pair that works with touch screens if the thought of taking them on and off all of the time annoys you.
25. Sweater dresses
Sweater dresses are a perennial winter classic and wardrobe staple. For Winter 2023-2024 look for off the shoulder styles, fitted bodycon or chunky cable knit styles.
Style them with trending cowboy boots, loafers, Mary Janes ankle or knee high boots. This is one runway trend that works really well in real life. I rounded up the best sweater dresses in a separate article since they deserve a whole feature.
Winter outfit ideas to nail 10 of the biggest winter fashion trends
Here’s some Winter outfit ideas from casual winter outfits to workwear, to chic going out look to cute winter outfits that nail all of the biggest Winter fashion trends this year.
These 10 pieces that are great to build a Winter capsule wardrobe from to recreate all of these Winter fashion outfit ideas that are right on trend this season and make the biggest runways trends work in real life.
It’s early in the year so I’ll keep updating this post as new styles come in and others sell out.