The fashion world fell a little out of love with fairytale dresses over the past several seasons, as street style stars glammed up athleisure and made masculine cuts the new cool. But the number of frills and flounces and amount of tulle and chiffon showing up at fashion weeks has grown exponentially this year. Even more surprising is that these fantastical creations aren’t being worn with the usual dose of heavy irony characteristic of those women who dress for the fashion front row. You’d expect to see at the very least a leather jacket thrown over a chiffon dress, or a pair of no-nonsense black boots balancing out the frivolity of a tulle skirt, maybe even some heavy hardware on a handbag. But no, the fashion elite is opting for an unapologetically pretty and feminine look instead. So, for all you closet romantics, it’s time to ditch your joggers and bring on the embroidery. Scroll on for some inspiration, and where to buy.
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This wrap dress from ethical retailer Reformation is so pretty without overwhelming your frame with ruffles and frills. The mix of pink and red is subtle but very fashion forward.
Foxtrot dress, €375 at thereformation.com
What I love most about this dress is its deep shade of inky blue. For me it balances the femininity of the piece, making it a bit more wearable, however it doesn’t dilute down the romantic feel of the piece one bit.
Long silk crepe dress, €250 at uterque.com
Floor length, peach, and layers of frills… it doesn’t get prettier than this frill dress from & Other Stories.
Frill dress, €48 (reduced from €95) at & Other Stories