Now that sweaters and boots are well and truly in our daily rotation, the thought of springtime dresses seems like a lifetime away. Luckily, fashion month brings the warm-weather season that little bit closer, giving us a glimpse into what fashion-forward frocks we have to look forward to when we can bask in the sun once again. But don’t get your minidresses out too soon. One of the most unexpected and dominant dress trends we saw coming out of S/S 20 runways was one that involved fabric—a lot of it.
Long, billowy, trapeze-like dresses were seen everywhere from Roksanda to Valentino. Hemlines were dropped, often grazing the floor. Many hung loosely from collarbone to calf with no restrictions, like an artist’s smock—often with equally modest Victorian high-neck collars and long sleeves that hung past the wrist. These are dresses that take up space—long and often voluminous with practically no focus on exposure—exuding a sense of ease, comfort, and security.
If you’re eager to take on the trend before everyone else does, you can shop the gorgeous dress style set to be draped all over our favorite fashion muses in 2020 right now with our coolest picks below. Style them with edgy combat boots or chunky Chelsea boots for a cool-girl look this season.
Long, flowy dresses were dominant at Roksanda, billowing around the body in easy-to-move-in fabrics.
At Lacoste, maxi dresses reigned supreme, but this time in pleated varieties in shades of springtime yellow, aquamarine, and pastel blue.
Fluid jersey fabric flowed beautifully from neck to ankle and wrists at JW Anderson in gorgeous shades of teal blue.
At L'Oréal's runway, long, billowy, draped fabrics came in graceful spring florals with ruffles and voluminous sleeves.
Valentino's vivid frocks hung from the collar bone to the ankles with no restrictions in a voluminous cloud.
We could see ourselves wearing this easy and effortless Chloé dress to every spring and summer wedding season. (Bonus points for the cool pockets!)
Altuzarra's color-block number is bold, eye-catching, and super easy to wear for spring. The tiered layered stripes add volume and dimension to the chic frock.
Long sleeves, long hems, and a fresh silhouette that we're fully on board with at Stella McCartney.
Take your white shirtdress to next-level chic with a trapeze-like silhouette that grazes the floor as seen at Erdem.
Shop the trend:
H&M Wide-Cut Dress ($50)
Turn heads in this vibrant stunner.
Free People Aurora Boho Dress ($299)
Pair this billowy dress with cool combat boots.
Résumé Portia Polka Dot Maxi Dress ($253)
The perfect dress to nail the trend. And this color though!
Mango Flower Chiffon Dress ($80)
Who needs to wait to spring when you can wear the trend in fall with this stunner?
City Chic V-Neck Maxi Dress ($89)
Free People Feeling Groovy Maxi Dress ($168)
Take up some space with your frock!
Verona Long Sleeve Layered Maxi Dress ($79)
This could pass for designer.
Free People Ashley Babydoll Dress ($168)
Wear the trend in a cool floral print.
ASOS Tiered Smock Maxi Dress ($56)
This is easy to wear to work and on the weekend.
Sister Jane Tiered Maxi Dress in Vintage Floral ($141)
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