Trendy Dresses Spring-Summer 2016
Dresses were and will always remain the most requested garment in every woman’s wardrobe. It’s very simple why they are so popular: namely when wearing dresses, women have the opportunity to highlight her graceful feminine lines, her appealing shapes and the smoothness of the image in general. In addition, no other garment can boast a huge variety of designs, styles and silhouettes. Modern fashion designers have proposed a colossal variety of fashionable dresses for Spring-Summer 2016 for all existent tastes and styles. It’s time to find out what dresses will be in style in the 2016 warm season.
Dresses with train, returned in fashion since the preceding warm season will enjoy a distinct popularity this year, as evidenced by the fashion shows by Zac Posen, Antonio Berardi, Osman, Pamella Roland, Dennis Basso, Versus Versace, Alice and Olivia, Katie Ermilio, Zuhair Murad, Christian Siriano, Giles. Certainly, such luxurious outfits can’t be called practical and universal because they do not fit at all for the work days and walks, but will be irreplaceable at parties, weddings, proms, etc.
Mermaid dresses can be suitable more for festive events. At least it was until now, because designers were executing them in maxi length, which made them impossible to be worn in any situation. Although recently the hem of these dresses were shortened considerably, making them more suitable for everyday life. Mermaid midi dresses can be found in new clothing lines by Derek Lam from Dion Lee, Alessandra Rich. Meanwhile, Delpozo, Tracy Reese, Zuhair Murad, Marchesa, Marchesa Notte, Oscar de la Renta, Moschino, Givenchy, Esteban Cortazar, Ermanno Scervino opted for eternal classic, including in their presentations marvelous maxi designs.
Mullet dresses that appeared in the fashion world just a few years ago, became the guests of many major fashion shows. These models imply asymmetric foot and are ideal both for evening and casual fashion. Dresses, whose front is higher than the back, can be found in the collections of Zac Zac Posen, Sachin and Babi, Alice and Olivia, Vetements, Antonio Berardi, Christian Dior Erin Fetherston, Badgley Mischka, Elie Saab, Issa, Julien Macdonald. Due to the large number of designs, lengths and colors used by designers, such outfits are also suitable for any occasion and for any area of specialization of a modern woman.
Smock dresses are distinguished by the presence of ruffles below the chest. Usually such model involves a larger bottom and a higher waistline. For example, with the help of this type of dress you can hide very well the visible abdomen. Even pregnant women opt for such models due to this feature. Flounced dresses can be seen in the collections by Isa Arfen, Delpozo, Lela Rose, Allessandria Rich, Manish Arora, Salvatore Ferragamo, Osman, Sachin and Babi, Wendy Nichol.
Flare dresses Spring-Summer 2016
Flare, trapeze and similar dresses designs have again occupied the leading position in fashion competitions. A number of designers still crave for the retro style, giving us “baby doll” dresses, A-shaped or designs in new look style (Delpozo, Christian Siriano, Betsey Johnson, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana, Pamella Roland Philipp Plein, Tory Burch, Giambi, Les Copains), although modern retro patterns differ much from those of the 60’s and 70’s, which is very good because we are in the 21st century and modern fashion has every right to impose their conditions.
On par with the dresses mentioned above are also fluffy prom dresses and the evening A-line dress, presented with love by Reem Acra, Tadashi Shoji, Barbara Tfank, Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan, Christian Siriano, Marchesa Luisa Beccaria, Maison Rabih Kayrouz , Ermanno Scervino, Delpozo, Dennis Basso, Giles, Givenchy and other famous designers.
This feature is not new to the fashion world. Dresses with asymmetrical top are in increasingly requested and fashion houses again and again include them in their collections. Well, how else? Just look how beautiful look the Greek-style dresses from Alberta Ferretti, Fausto Puglisi, Diane van Furstenberg, Elie Saab, Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano.
Although asymmetry may reflect not only on one shoulder dresses. Asymmetrical can be also the straps on the dress, the cleavage, the cut, the drawings, the decorative items and much more – it all depends on designers’ fantasy (Herve Leger by Max Azria, A Detacher, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Ohne Titel, Mugler, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, SACA, Versace, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lanvin, Armani, Gareth Pugh, Andrew Gn, Jean Pierre Braganza, Emilio Pucci, Antonio Marras, Costume National, Holly Fulton).
Bandeau and strapless dress
These dresses designs are again among the leaders of the new season. They are incredibly stylish and impresses through seduction and simplicity at the same time. Dresses which are held on the body not through the straps and sleeves discreetly lay the bare shoulders, hands and neck area of a woman. They can not be called bold because often dresses have a fitted silhouette, like a case, which makes them very practical both in the office and at a business party. We really need to say that there are also more indiscrete designs, adorned with high slits, bright prints, bold fabrics and original decorative elements. All the variety is reflected in collections by Leonard, Marchesa, Ermanno Scervino, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Cedric Charlier, Bibhu Mohapatra, Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Alberta Ferretti, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Moschino, Naeem Khan, Joseph, Milly, Martin Grant, Monique Lhuillier.
Dresses with slits and cutouts
Cutouts in figure shapes are another fashion trend. In addition, such “nakedness” may be in the most unexpected areas of the garment. Sometimes they look like designer’s tricks, with which it can focus on certain parts of the body, sometimes it seems that the dress was cut by some kids who got in their hands a pair of scissors. You can get acquainted with this trend by analyzing collections by Nicole Miller, Mara Hoffman, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Cushnie et Ochs, Gabriele Colangelo, Caitlin Price, Dsquared, Eckhaus Latta, Calvin Klein Collection, Mugler, Christian Kane, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Parsons MFA, Philipp Plein, Hood by Air.
It is time to analyze the most requested fabrics used by brands to sew new dresses collections.
Leather dresses became a classic for some time. They confidently entered our daily lives and did not intend to go anywhere. And although leather garments no longer shocks anyone as it did once, today they enjoys a distinct popularity because in order to be able to wear such a dress you’ll need not only to spend a little more money, but also to have a body to match it. In the new warm season leather can be seen both black and colored. For the colored leather opted Au Jour Le Jour, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Nina Ricci, Threeasfour, Mugler, Fendi, Jason Wu, while for the black – Celine, Gareth Pugh, Courreges, Diesel Black Gold, Cushnie et Ochs, Edun, Givenchy , Ermanno Scervino, Jil Sander, Guy Laroche.
Knit fabric, perforations and mesh
Perforations, mesh fabrics, hand knitting or machine knitting are seen more often in the fashion shows. And if last season appears only certain mesh elements, then this year we are virtually swept away by all kinds of dresses, sewn from such fabrics. If you can create manually such beauty – immediately go to work. Those who do not possess such skills and techniques, we recommend to pay attention to lines of clothes from Balmain, Dolce and Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Derek Lam, Alice and Olivia, Tracy Reese, Valentino, Sophie Theallet, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Acne Studios, Akris, Alexander McQueen, Alexis Mabille, Sibling, Simone Rocha, Dennis Basso, Yigal Azrouel, Sonia Rykiel, Diesel Black Gold.
Fabrics with different textures
Analyzing new collections of some fashion designers, we see that on the creation of dresses, they used several fabrics simultaneously. Such fabrics can be combined perfectly with one another, and on the contrary – may vary by texture and color. To what end designers have used these tricks? Maybe they were too attracted by the patchwork technique? Or maybe they decided to create collections from the left fabric? Or is it a clever novelty? Regardless of the chosen purpose they’ve successfully managed to do so. Such outfit certainly catches the eye. To get acquainted with dresses of different textures, check out the collections from Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Ashley Williams, Toga, Stella McCartney, Jacquemus, Antonio Marras, ADEAM, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Transparent fabrics were again used to create rich assortment of collections for spring-summer season. Fabrics such as silk, satin, chiffon, embroidery, batiste, organza etc. were often seen in Calvin Clein lines Collection, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, DKNY, Ermanno Scervino, Blumarine, Arthur Arbesser, Akris, Aquilano, Anna Sui, Ashley Williams, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum collections. And of course, many designers also again urge us to wear such outfits on the naked body.
Décor and trimming
It is very difficult to impress someone with rich decor elements, however, in the new spring-summer season, designers made this attempt. Besides standard fringes, ruffles, pleats, sequins, and other trimmings, fashion designers have resorted to the most complex 3D applications, amazing ornaments created from metal trimming. In addition, there could be seen really impressive outfits decorated with long fluffy ostrich feathers, fur color or intricate combinations thereof. Some outfits looked more like exotic animals and insects, others – brightly colored cushions, while the other – fields and meadows with delicate flowers or bright globes of disco clubs and naive and colorful drawings created by children. All this splendor can be admired thanks to the hard work of Givenchy, Veronique, Branquinho, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, VFiles, Moschino, Phillipp Plein, Temperley London, Alexander McQueen, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zac Zac Posen, Dolce and Gabbana, Manish Arora, Marchesa, Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Threeasfour, Luisa Beccaria, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Au Jour Le Jour, Akris, Betsey Johnson, Anthony Vaccarello, Altuzarra, Antonio Berardi.
The selection of colors also proved to be very intense and complete. Here we see the deep blue (Ralph Lauren, DKNY) and the passionate red (Elie Saab), and orange (Reem Acra, Salvatore Ferragamo) and metallic shade (Prabal Gurung, Saint Laurent), and green (Vetements, Gucci), and gold brown (Nina Ricci, Stella McCartney), and yellow (Roksandič Tome) and wine color, pink and purple (Anna Sui, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta), and blue (Tracy Reese). In addition, it was very used the ombre coloring technique and the color blocking style (Fausto Puglisi, Marco de Vincenzo, Delpozo, Monique Lhuillier).
Of all the variety of fashion prints for 2016 spring-summer season, winners proved to be geometric prints, both in the shape of thick severe stripes and also abstract shaped ornaments (Issa, Prada, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Elie Saab, Roksanda, Stella Jean). In addition, a have great popularity have also the vegetable print, that can be seen in collections by Giamba, Gucci, Tamara Mellon, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta. Classic animal prints rarely meet in the new season.
Here we are at the end of this article that describes the main dresses trends for spring-summer 2016 season. We can say with confidence that such rich diversity of designs, colors and decor can puzzle even the most skilled fashionista. In this case we can only give one piece of advice – stay true to your taste, style and your instinct.