5 fashion trends that will be huge in 2020 and where to shop them

What's hot for 2020?

fashion trends 2020

We've surveyed the SS20 runway looks and picked out the top 5 fashion trends that are practical and timeless, as well as stylish. From classic polka dots to 80s inspired puff sleeves, there's something to suit every taste.


fashion trends 2020

fashion trends 2020

Trouser suits were all over the SS20 runways. They’re super chic, sleek and versatile. This coming season keep your eyes peeled on the high street for lots of pastel and earthy toned separates. Trouser suits are perfect for work, weddings, holidays and even dressed down for day to day.

Shop the trend

M&S Purple Trouser Suit

fashion trends 2020

SHOP NOW: Blazer, £59 (opens in new tab) andTrousers, £39.50, both sizes 6-24, M&S (opens in new tab)

Phase Eight Pale Blue Trouser Suit

fashion trends 2020

Coming soon to Phase Eight

Primark Trouser Suit

fashion trends 2020

Jacket, £23, Trousers, £13, Sandals, £6, all coming soon to Primark

Polka dots

fashion trends 2020

Polka dots are such a timeless and feminine print. Ever since Julia Roberts wore the classic brown and white polka dress in Pretty Woman, we’ve been sold.

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The effortless print is back again for SS20 in many forms. Look out for dresses, blouses and cute polka dot shoes.

Shop the trend

Matalan Polka Dot Dress

fashion trends 2020

Coming soon to Matalan

Oliver Bonas Polka Dot Dress

fashion trends 2020

Black and Peach Spot Midi Dress, sizes 6-18, £79, coming soon to Oliver Bonas


fashion trends 2020

fashion trends 2020

Leather and faux leather looks became very popular at the end of 2019, and we’re set to see an even bigger surge of leather on the high street this coming spring. Leather, PU and vinyl clothing of varying colours will be plentiful. Leather trench coats and macs are set to be particularly popular and make a fun retro change from a usual beige trench.

Shop the trend

Topshop PU Coat

fashion trends 2020

SHOP NOW:Tan PU Reptile Coat, sizes 4-18, £79, Topshop (opens in new tab)

John Lewis & Partners Leather Coat

fashion trends 2020

Modern Rarity Leather Coat, £365, coming soon to John Lewis & Partners

M&S Leather Skirt

SHOP NOW:Autograph Leather Skirt, sizes 6-24, £179, M&S (opens in new tab)

Snake print

It’s time for leopard print to take a step back, as 2020 is the year for snake print to shine. Spotted numerous times on the SS20 catwalks, snake print is dubbed to be the hottest animal print of the season. If fancy a subtle pop of animal print, opt for a snake print shoe, bag or belt.

Shop the trend

French Connection Coat

SHOP NOW:PU Faux Snake Mac, sizes 6-16, £165, French Connection (opens in new tab)

Mango Shirt and Skirt

SHOP NOW: Snake Print Shirt, sizes 6-14, £29.99 (opens in new tab) and Printed Midi Skirt, £35.99, sizes xs-xl, both Mango (opens in new tab)

Puff sleeves

A big trend last summer, 80s style puff sleeves are back again this year – and they’re even bigger and better. A floral puff sleeve dress will have you sorted for any spring/summer occasion you may have.

Shop the trend

M&S Floral Dress

SHOP NOW: Per Una Satin Printed Relaxed Midi Dress, sizes 6-24, £55, M&S (opens in new tab)

George at Asda Floral Dress

Coming soon to George at Asda

Dorothy Perkins Floral Blouse

Coming soon to Dorothy Perkins

Happy shopping!

Emma White is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has worked in the publishing industry since she graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of Southampton in 2018. Combining her love of writing and fashion, she started working as part of the fashion team at woman&home in early 2019.

Emma writes about a broad range of fashion topics, from trending seasonal styles, to sustainable fashion, how to get designer looks for less on the high street and timeless wardrobe classics. When she isn’t writing she is probably shopping, looking for the latest piece to update her wardrobe.