11 Fashion Trends for the Winter of 2020

Fashion trends are always changing. For the fashion-conscious, keeping up with the latest trends is essential. If this sounds like you, then it’s time that you know about the key fashion trends for Winter 2020/2021.

The runways of London, Paris, Milan, and New York, as well as what the leading celebrities and fashionistas are wearing in their Instagram feeds gives us some idea of what we can expect to see this season. Let’s take a look at the key fashion trends for Winter 2020/2021.

Oversized and Voluminous Coats

As it’s winter, we must first talk about coats, as you won’t be able to leave your home without one. The outerwear trend we’ll see this winter is for voluminous and oversized coats. A coat like this feels so cozy that you will be comfortable wearing it as the weather gets cold and frosty.

This season, we’re seeing sophisticated coats that are suitable for a range of events, from day to evening. Some coats this year are belted at the waist, while others are open, allowing the voluminous folds to have full effect. John Galliano came up with a collection of oversized coats with extra-long sleeves, while Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and other designers are also featuring oversized coats with minimal embellishments.

Faux Fur Coats

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Animal rights activists have been consistently fighting for the rights of animals for years and years. The fashion industry today has embraced this movement and are trying to be more ‘ethical’ in their designs. The designers this winter are opting for faux fur which will give you the same warmth and elegance as real fur, but without the ethical concerns. One key trend this winter is for knee-length faux fur coats with jeweled buttons down the centre. Designers like Michael Kors and Givenchy have heavily featured faux fur on their winter runways.

Ankle-length Trench Coats

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A good looking trench coat is a staple of this winter season. Many designers have created fashionable trench coats this year, with the ankle-length trench being a key trend. White and tan are the most prominent colors featured in trench coats for winter 2020/2021. We’re also seeing trench coats with ribbons on the waist instead of belts.

Buttoned Capes

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Capes are timeless: there is nothing as unique an elegant as a cape for winter, and this versatile piece of clothing can easily be paired with a pleated skirt and blouse. Givenchy and Jason Wu among other designers presented buttoned capes this year. With the comfort and warmth of a coat, but without the sleeves, a cape makes a stunning and bold fashion statement.

Equestrian-inspired Fashion

Many people love the equestrian look and this year designers have brought this look in the runways. High neck-lines, boots, and billowing sleeves have all caught fashion lovers’ attention this year. For winter runways, models have featured blazers, Bermuda shorts, and even equestrian helmets.

Victorian Neckline

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You will see Victorian necklines in many dresses and tops this winter. This high-neck design may be decorated with a ruffle or ribbon, and either way is a flattering design on many body types. These necklines were prominent in the early 20th century and bring a vintage look to any outfit.

Off-the-shoulder Dresses

Another common theme in this year’s fashion shows is off-the-shoulder dresses. In a new twist this year, the of-the-shoulder neckline is now asymmetrical. This is a wonderful way to show off your beautiful shoulders and reveal a little skin in colder weather.

Patchwork and Fringe

Patchwork pants, skirts, and even maxi dresses will be another trend in winter 2020/2021. Patchwork is a fun affect that will make your outfit stand out. Patchwork this year will range from monotone to multi-colour.

Another fun trend this year is long fringes. The runways this year featured fringe on dresses and skirts. This element is perfect for a date night or any special occasion.

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Puff Sleeves

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Puff sleeves are a dramatic look that is very much in fashion this winter. Voluminous sleeves look fabulous with a square neckline a simple round one, adding an exciting twist to any outfit.

Check Prints

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You will also see check prints in both men’s and women’s fashion this year. This pattern is being brought into more unusual items like coats, which are equally suitable for casual and special events.


Leather is always in style and this year is no exception. Designers Fendi and Dunhill brought men’s leather outfits to the runway this year, with leather pants, leather coats, Celtic and Co boots and even a leather hat.

Designers got very creative with their winter collections this year. One thing that many of these designs have in common is that comfort and warmth is the main focus. It’s also great to see designers being more ethical in their designs and the materials they use. Why not try some of these key fashion trends this year?

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