There’s more to fall fashion than cozy knits and statement jackets. This season, dresses made a significant impact on the runways, from New York to Paris. And it appeared that no trend was too tired — minimalism, 80s glam, mod squad. You name it, we saw it. With every option under the sun, it’s easy to get lost in the mix. That’s where our little cheat sheet comes in handy. Below, we’ve rounded up the top five Fall 2015 dress trends actually worth trying. Because there are only so many maxi dresses we can take.
Burberry Prorsum, Emilio Pucci and Lanvin were just a few of the labels that dreamed up fall’s opulent bohemian rhapsody in the form of sweeping hemlines, bold prints and a touch of fringe. Just be sure to leave the patchouli at home.
Slip dresses were a mainstay on the runways of Celine, Prabal Gurung, Salvatore Ferragamo and more. Worn with flats and an oversized jacket, this is the one trans-seasonal dress that has some real staying power.
We have to admit, we’ve never been overly fond of babydoll dresses, but labels like Chloe and Erdem made it their mission to give the itty-bitty design a grown-up makeover for Pre-Fall and Fall 2015. We totally took the bait.
Designers like Alberta Ferretti, Joseph Altuzarra and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy served up a fresh take on the late 19th century costume by reworking puffed sleeves, high-neck collars and ruffled edges into feminine, body-hugging silhouettes made for the modern romantic.
It’s official: Nerdy is the new sexy. In less than a year, Alessandro Michele’s about-face vision for the Gucci girl has kick-started a revival for the fashion muse who is as bookish as she is bohemian. Sound like anyone familiar?