The New Dress Micro-Trend No One Knows About Yet

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The dress trend I'm about to share with you is on the brink of fame. While still micro in stature, there is no doubt in my mind that within just a few months, this is the dress trend you'll be seeing everywhere from summer through fall. The trend itself is actually more of a detail and as aforementioned, it's definitely still bubbling. It all has to do with the shape of the bodice on the dress either coming to a sharp V-shape or a wider one that has seams that just graze the inside of the hip bone. After taking a look at the detail on the dresses and imagery below, you'll likely be reminded of a princess's character dress or a ballerina's tutu (at least that's what it reminded me of). If that's what you see, you're not far off. One of the dresses below from Sleeper is actually named the Belle Dress for that very reason.

The elongated front bodice makes for such an intriguing shape and instantly elevates any dress no matter what the material or design. Scroll through the assortment of frocks here and you'll find everything from casual day dresses to formal gowns that each feature this stunning new micro-trend. So far, only certain dresses that embody this trend have begun to pick up steam, but it's only a matter of time before the detail is officially everywhere, including your closet. Below, shop the new dress micro-trend we're backing and get ready to fall in love with this oddly beautiful new detail.

Sleeper's Belle dress is something I contemplate buying in every color available. This pink gingham, however, is a clear standout amongst the rest.

Sleeper Belle Linen Dress in Navy ($196)

Tove Solene Pleated Organic Cotton Dress ($575)

Alaïa Cotton-Gabardine Maxi Dress ($3310)

Khaite Esma Open-Back Jersey Midi Dress ($2900)

This dress proves that this subtle detail can make a world of a difference. While this particular frock is fun and formal, all the daytime versions will make your casual wardrobe assortment ten times better as well.

Self Portrait Embellished Taffeta Midi Dress ($510)

Khaite Mila Stretch-Knit Midi Dress ($1980)

Anna October Kate Cutout Ribbed-Knitted Mini Dress ($525)

Staud Astro Dress ($375)

I bet you never knew you needed a navy summer dress so badly until you saw this one.

Sleeper Belle Smocked Linen Midi Dress ($280)

Emilia Wickstead Neville Sleeveless Crepe Maxi Dress ($1554)

LoveShackFancy Cedria shirred broderie anglaise cotton-voile mini dress ($475)

Cecilie Bahnsen Clementine Smocked-Bodice Cotton-Blend Dress ($1550)

Black bows, silky satin, and this new micro dress trend are all you need to be the best-dressed person at your next event.

Self-Portrait Gathered taffeta midi dress ($450)

Frame Malibu Maxi Dress ($548)

Rasario Two-Tone Embellished Duchesse-Satin Mini Dress ($1755)

Christopher Kane Mindscape Printed Satin Minidress ($1765)

Can you tell I'm partial to this dress? I love it and I have no shame.

Cult Gaia Tricia Cotton-Blend Gauze Maxi Dress ($458)

Sea Alyssa Lace-Up Denim Midi Dress ($390)

Self-Portrait Bow-detailed cotton-poplin mini dress ($455)

Sleeper Belle Linen Dress in Lime ($196)

Next up, shop the dress trends that will define this year's Hot Girl Summer.

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