27 www.Char l e s tonWomenPodcas t . com | www.ReadCW. com | www. Ins t ag ram. com /Char l e s tonWomen Spring feels like the season to celebrate women. There is something regal in seeing those first flowers rise up from the dirt and stretch their necks out toward the sun that mirrors the female condition like nothing else can. The newborn plants seem delicate, but they are made to weather every storm, are born from manure and keep coming back more brilliantly than before. They cannot be tamed by tornadoes, and they thrive in thunder. Their colors are too many to count, and the varieties are endless. The azalea family alone boasts pinks, purples, reds, blues and yellows of every shade. They exude a presence and a strength to be admired like art. It is this brand of feminine energy that is seeping through into the spring trends this spring season. The Charleston area, being the hub of Southern culture, outdoor events and pretty pastels, has fully embraced the 2023 warm weather wardrobe trends with big, live-oak-length open arms. As seen on our front cover, flowing layered gowns, pretty pastels and both printed and woven-in florals are huge fan-favorites this year. Designers are taking notes from nature and tradition alike to accentuate the female form. In the South, it also comes with a pinch of sugar, a little extra ruffle and an even more exaggerated floral. A great example of this is shown on model Andrea Felber, who shines in the Badgley Mischka gown from downtown Charleston’s 2023 Fashion Trends Pull from Nature Capturing spirits of spring and womanhood in your wardrobe Charleston Women in Style Photos by Mark Staf f . Andrea Felber models Rhodes Boutique gown by Badgley Mischka.