Ready for spring break already? Designers this season must’ve been anticipating our needs. Clothes and accessories in sunset shades, dip-dyed to look like a delicate watercolor reminiscent of ocean sunsets, populated the runway in early 2023 shows.
This unexpected, ready-to-wear trend features custom dresses in rich colors like ruby red, bright orange and Pantone’s Viva Magenta. These feminine pieces often feature a body-hugging silhouette or large leg-slit, both shapes seen on runways and projected to be trending styles for the season.
Bright hues, perfect for sunnier days ahead, are softened with a watercolor-looking technique, mirroring nature with warm, rich color palettes that are versatile enough to carry on into the next season.
This “sunset effect” is brought to life with vibrant dip-dye shading on body-accenting dress silhouettes, as seen with trendy designers like Etro, Ferragamo, and Courrèges at spring fashion shows in Milan and Paris.
We’ve picked our favorite watercolor-esque blended sunset shade style, perfect to be dressed up or down, as we finally draw closer to warmer weather.