Bardot necklines, asymmetric hemlines and figure-skimming silhouettes: take a closer look at the three key event season dresses that we love right now.
1. The Bardot Dress
Most commonly associated with Hollywood starlets, the Bardot dress has made its comeback in recent seasons – and we predict it won’t be going anywhere for the next few. Showing off shoulders and collarbones while keeping the upper arms covered, this elegant shape is both flattering and easy to wear for event season. For a timeless look, stick to neat A-line silhouettes in classic colours, and style with simple accessories in the very same palette.
2. The Asymmetric Midi
We were as surprised as you were when designers took a liking to handkerchief hemlines but having seen – and loved – the asymmetric styles of the current season, we’re more than convinced that this key shape is here to stay. But while free-flowing pieces are favoured by the summer months, event season calls for something more tailored – much like this modern midi. Combining its uneven hemline with structured guipure lace in cobalt blue, this occasionwear piece proves the trend’s endless versatility.
3. The Pencil Dress
Pencil dresses might seem more at home in corporate settings than invite-only events but this season’s styles are helping to reinvent their nine-to-five reputations. Off-shoulder necklines and soft lace fabrications come together to create a softer aesthetic for these otherwise structured designs, making them feel altogether more appropriate for weddings and cocktail parties alike. Make your choice between red and navy, and elevate with polished accessories.
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