6 Dresses You’ll Wear Аgain Аnd Аgain This Season
9 March 2017
by Isabelle Ohnemus
Photo: Rodarte / www.rodarte.net
With fashion month and spring in full swing (in our dreams at least), we’re planning our SS17 looks like there’s no tomorrow.
Here’s the fashion insider low down of the six essential dresses you need this season.
The chemise dress
Photo: Chloe / SS17
From Chloé to Dries Van Noten, loosely fitting chemise dresses star in crisp cottons or soft silks. Work the statement sleeve with fabrics cut full and cropped below the elbow, or full-length reaching all the way to your fingertips. Historical references are clear with exaggerated sleeves. For newness, laced-up eyelets evoke a tougher, contemporary attitude. Try simple and yet stylish chemise dress from Scoth & Soda on EyeFitU.
On EyeFitU: Scotch & Soda embroidered dress
The shirt dress
Photo: J.Crew / SS17
The classic shirt dress sees new iterations this season; proportion play is popular, offering dynamic shapes. As seen at Joseph and Céline, exaggerated sleeves also become a focus. Look out for scalloped collars, lace panels, minimal utility pockets and flattering cinched waists. Work the look casually or more dressed up with top colour picks bright white or palest blue as seen on Altuzarra.
Photo: Altuzarra Shirt Dress
The floral dress
Photo: Stylenanda / SS17
Experiment with the floral dress, which is less whimsical this season, and more directional. Think flares and ruffles, asymmetry, plus deconstructed details across midi to maxi lengths. Turn to Vogue China and Vogue Korea for inspiration, where the floral dress is making waves, conjuring a beautifully romantic and feminine mood. Be inspired by playful and floral dressy look by Reformation on EyeFitU.
On EyeFitU: Reformation Floral Dress
The ruffle dress
Photo: Valentino / SS17
With a strong appearance in SS17, various dress cuts are elevated with ruffles. At the Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Chanel shows, pretty trims adorned dresses to add a new dimension to classic shapes or last season looks. Offering surface interest aplenty, full volume skirts show off layers and layers of frills in cascading tiers. Elsewhere, smaller, delicately applied frills were spotted on the catwalk for a lighter take on the ruffle dress. You`ll love the ruffle style from River Island on you!
On EyeFitU: River Island Floral Ruffle Dress
The boudoir dress
Photo: Fendi / SS17
Welcome the boudoir dress to your wardrobe, thanks to inspiration from Alexander McQueen, Diesel Black Gold, Jason Wu and Simone Rocha (who all presented the style this season). With dreamlike sophistication, continuing from the romance of the ruffle dress, the boudoir dress lends a feminine aesthetic in silk, lace and lightweight cottons. The boudoir undertone is achieved with slightly sheer, flowing materials as seen on Adam Selman.
On EyeFitU: ADAM SELMAN Sheer Dress
The drawstring dress
Photo: Stella McCartney / SS17
Last but not least, turn to the drawstring dress for your spring wardrobe update. The garment has been reshaped in voluminous proportions by the likes of Loewe, Marni and Stella McCartney. Choose pared back sandwashed colours for your summery silhouette, and let the simple gathering and ruching of the drawstring do the talking. Be inspired by the drape tea dress from French Connection on EyeFitU!
On EyeFitU: French Connection Drape Tea Dress
It’s time for a new dress… or six!