Dresses never go out of style, and if you’re looking for that perfect one, there’s plenty of choices in stores right now.
From florals to animal print, stripes and geometric lines to sequins, embroidery, leather and knitwear, Pre-Fall 2015 has all the bases covered.
Get wrapped in Diane von Furstenberg’s finely drawn flowers, patchwork motifs, sleek leathers and tribal prints. With jacquard drop hems, loose chiffon maxi dresses and the signature silk jersey wrap dresses, there is something for everyone who wants an ultra feminine vibe.
Choose between structured, fringed, corsetted and flowy looks in warm hues of marsala red, cobalt blue, emerald green, tangerine orange and chocolate brown. Chambray and lace in pale blue hues cool it down while gold and white polish it off with finesse.
Designs with sleek, essential lines are mixed with 1970s-inspired geometric prints for a new aesthetic. Defined waistlines, puffed sleeves, and fluid skirts alternate with more clean, jacquard mini-dresses while the leather dress features snap closures, studs and embroidery for detailing.
An eclectic palette which reveals shades of brick red, burgundy, apricot, dark orange and pink, along with cooler tones like slate, dusty blue and ivy green on neutrals in the way of charcoal, black, and camel.
Tge collection from Kenzo explores the legacy of a tribe using symbolism and utilitarian influence. Hieroglyphics, cult symbols and spiritual signs have blanket stitch finishing while juxtaposed against faux fur jacquards and laser cuts.
Stripes and magnified multicoloured crystal on duchesse satin and knit are a great play on colour depth and texture while volumes and layering have graphic knots and loose draping.
Moving from its signature upbeat mood and contemporary sense of glam, the collection features shapes, colours and patterns that have clear reference to the 1970s.
Bold collars and button closures make a colour contrast for mini dresses while trapeze skirt dresses feature patch pockets, snaps and even pleating. Thick chunky materials such as chenille, fine yarn and rib knits are seen in warm and intense hues such as forest green, dark blue, foliage red and orange.
The brand goes heavily into street culture featuring styles more suited for those who dare. From work wear to military looks, each are injected with personality through the use of quilted, inflated and colourised fabrics.
Be it a sequinned maxi to an embroidered leather dress, it is a collection of humorous cheesiness and over-the-top pizzazz.
The visual patchwork on the dresses has resulted in prints, intarsia and embellishments on elegant, precise and sleek vertical silhouettes that is unmistakably the brand’s DNA.
Surfaces are textured with heart motifs while micro-brocade patterns create tactile expanses of mimosas, lilies-of-the-valley and four-leaf clovers. Silk georgette, denim and double cashmere are the fabrics of choice as seen on midis, maxis and baby doll dresses.
Sharp, graphic, asymmetric, bold. Versace collection is modern in cut, rich in detail. Silhouettes are simple and sleek with neat small-shouldered shift dresses, full volume A-line skirts and evening dresses.
Houndstooth checks form patterns cut from different leathers and suede, or mink, Mongolian fur and astrakhan. Sporty knits sit close to the body, using stitches or leather embellishment while cocktail dresses play with asymmetry, with slashes held by metal or Swarovski crystal staples.