Fashion Print Trends for 2019: Spring Prints & Patterns are Back!

From 90s inspired to fun florals to contemporary pop prints & patterns, here’s our round-up of the top fashion print trends 2019 from the top designer collections. Which one would make it to your closet?

Fashion Print Trends for 2019

Whether your look is free and bohemian or classy and conservative, there is a print to suit every taste, occasion, and personality. From exotic and bold to simple and classic, prints are where it’s at this spring.

Pop Prints: Go Bold & Colorful

Marni, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott, Celine

Pop prints are a great idea in the summer, when you can don bold, colorful printed dresses and skirts to barbecue parties, pool parties and the beach. They’re one of the fashion print trends that we saw in so many designer collections for 2019 that we can’t even feature them all! This year, it’s go bold or go home. When it comes to prints, the wilder, the better!

Leopard & Cheetah Prints: Go Wild with Animal Prints

Saint Laurent, Elie Saab, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana

Animal prints never go out of style. They can vary in color from the typical brown and black to wilder-looking blues and pinks. Of course, the leopard print, with its familiar black and brown horseshoe shape, is the most common but that doesn’t mean you won’t also find zebra or cheetah. Black and white zebra stripes stand out even more when you add a pop of bold color. If you’re not ready to go full-on with this look just yet, try accessorizing instead. Grab an animal print clutch or a cute scarf and wear them with solids to begin. Animal prints provide you with an opportunity to have fun and take baby steps outside of your comfort zone.

Colorful Micro-florals: Be a Flower Child

Elie Saab, Simone Rocha, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli

Few looks say ‘spring’ like a bright floral print! You can go for tiny, old-fashioned micro-florals or large, tropical prints. Micro-florals are sweet and feminine with colors and combinations to suit any style, and have become one of the hottest fashion print trends for 2019. Retro colors and flowing sleeves can take you back to the future with a 70s flower-child vibe.

You can also keep it conservative with black, stencil flowers on a white background. Florals look great on all clothes, from tank tops to plus size dresses (here are some trendy dresses I found). If you can’t decide if floral prints are for you, try a solid tee tucked into a floral pencil skirt. Top it off with a light denim jacket and some great, dangling earrings. Since floral prints are perennially popular in the spring and summer, there is bound to be a style and color combination that is perfect for you.

Scarf Prints: Greeks Bearing Gifts

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Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana

For a classical style, check out some of the tile prints available this spring. For a look reminiscent of Mediterranean tiles, these prints are usually small, symmetrical, repetitive shapes with pastel or monochromatic colors. The designs are especially striking in an ombre fabric. If you prefer a more conservative style, but want to think outside the box a bit, tile prints may be just right for you because they are seldom bold or overbearing. Start out with a tile print scarf or a blue and white print tunic. A cute tile print will go anywhere throughout the spring season and into summer.

Geometry: It’s not just for the Classroom

Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Oscar de la Renta

Geometric prints are everywhere this spring! Like floral designs, these prints can vary greatly in color and style. Geo prints can be tiny and repetitive or large and abstract, depending on your personal preference. These prints are popular on tees and tunics, but you can also find them on crops or skirts. Abstract geos are striking on skirts or dresses with a handkerchief hem. Pair a geo print scarf with a solid shirt. Geo prints are fun and versatile, and can be worn with confidence by anyone.

Gingham is a Perennial Favorite

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Jeremy Scott, Molly Goddard, Altuzarra

Gingham prints are usually cotton or linen, so they are cool, comfortable, and stunning. From a black and white, gingham blazer, paired with a bright, bold scarf or purse, to a knotted, gingham, button-down shirt, this look is always a favorite. Gingham is an old-fashioned fabric that never looks dated.

Polka Dots for the Win!

Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Celine

Who doesn’t love polka dots? Whether you want a teeny-weeny, yellow, polka dot bikini or a micro-dot, black and white shirt dress, polka dots will take you from the beach to the office in no time. Polka dots come in large, bold prints or subdued micro-dots. You cannot go wrong with polka dots over the summer, as this retro style is one of the most popular fashion print trends of the year.

Bright Stripes are in Style

Moschino, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab

Stripes come in all colors and widths. But the colorful ones are some of the top fashion print trends for 2019. Chevron stripes appear on flowing ruanas, as well as on handkerchief skirts and bold blouses. Bold, wide stripes appear on button down shirts, pencil skirts, or even sheath dresses. And don’t forget pinstripes! They can be vertical or horizontal, wide or skinny–there are stripes to fit all tastes this spring.

Plaid is Not just for Winter

Chanel, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Versace

Plaid is often associated with winter fabrics, but bright, spring plaids are always in style! From the light, cotton madras plaid shirts and blouses to shorts and crops, the pastel blues, pinks, and yellows are eye-catching, yet cool and comfortable.

Slogans and Logos Send a Message

Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jeremy Scott

Logos and slogans on clothes only grow in popularity. Soda logos, like Fanta or Coca-Cola, appear on tees this year, along with ever-popular brand-name and designer logos. For a fun, casual look, logos tell a story without you having to say a word.

There is a Perfect Print for You this Summer

Don’t be intimidated by prints! Whether you’re looking to go bold or stay cool, you can find a print to achieve your spring look. Prints are always a style choice for spring. From traditional polka dots, gingham, stripes, or florals, to bold animal prints, plaids, and whimsical logos, there is something wonderful out there made just for you to wear this spring!

Hope you enjoyed our list of the top fashion print trends for 2019. Which print is next on your shopping list? Let us know below!


Read next: Different Types of Fashion Prints: Fashion Glossary Terms

About the author:

Emelina Vigier is a fashion blogger over at Awearness, a lifestyle and fashion blog. For concerns and feedback, please email [email protected].

Print collages & runway images: Shilpa Ahuja


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