The 7 Biggest Dress Trends of the Year Definitely Take Us Back to the '90s

Even though we've been living in a '90s trends-inspired world for the last year or so, dresses that were popular during the decade are sticking around. The good news is, they're being reinvented in new ways that we find particularly flattering. Puff sleeves are bringing volume to breezy, A-line dresses, making them seem even fancier than they were before (of course, you can always dress them down with sneakers).

Meanwhile, the wrap-effect dress gets an effortless makeover, only giving off the illusion of a sheath you have to tie securely at the waist. Really, these minis are a lot easier to throw over your head, just like the longer caftans you see here that might as well be beach throw-overs. Brightly colored knit dresses come in all forms - some in '70s halter silhouettes and others with one shoulder or a cutout to help you show skin and amp up the sex appeal.

Finally, feminine details such as ruffles and smocking just give your outfit a noticeable boost after a year of staying inside. Ahead, scroll through all seven dress trends or jump ahead to the category you wish to shop.