Even though that spring feels a million miles away, this is the right time to start thinking about your seasonal wardrobe refresh. That sense of hope and optimism that comes with the warmer weather, when everything is in full bloom and the days are longer, puts the dresses in the center stage.
To help you decide which dresses to add to your 2022 shopping lists, we bring you the 5 predictions for the Spring Summer 2022 dress trends, that everyone will be wearing.
Open Back Dresses
If you’re looking for a subtle way to show off some skin, then you should consider the open back dress. There’s something so timelessly chic about open back dresses. They recall hot summer nights, and they are so comfortable when the temperatures warm up. Brands like Jacquemus and Alexandre Vauthier sent sexy backless dresses down the runway, getting “It” girls obsessed with the style.
It’s 2 in 1 outfit – business in the front, party in the back. Wear it with a blazer during the work day, and throw it off for an after work cocktail party. And the best part is that they come in so many styles. From mini halter dresses and long-sleeve gowns, to cross-back satin frocks for more elegant occasions.
In the past few seasons, fashion industry is completely obsessed with the ’90s trends. An era that focused on simple silhouettes and subtle sensuality – think Tom Ford‘s Gucci. Thanks to a slew of sensual dresses that became an instant hit, he transformed Gucci into the profit making brand it is today.
There is one style in particular which overflowed the spring summer 2022 runways: column dress. Erasing the line between casual and fancy, it is a favorite style among the ’90s superstars – Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder. Its silhouette is very similar to tank style dress, but doesn’t have the bias cut. Tailored close to the body without being fitted exactly to it, the column dress hangs straight down creating a column shape. With its perfect balance of allure and mystery, it is as comfortable as it is chic.
A favorite of many contemporary designers like Proenza Schouler, Khaite, Gabriela Hearst, column dress celebrates the richness of ’90s minimalism. If you are searching for a more elegant version of this style, check out these Sherri Hill Dresses.
The naked dress trend is officially back and it is more naked than ever. While we’ve seen a plethora of iterations over the years, this look doesn’t ever seem to go away. Celebrated by the music superstar, Cher back in the ’70s, the naked dress has a long history. Loyal to creations by designer Bob Mackie, the singer was fearlessly wearing the risqué items created exclusively for her. “She never looked vulgar in anything because she had such an incredible body and she carried it well – she wore it like she was wearing a T-shirt and jeans.” – said Bob Mackie for Vogue. “She was never intimidated to wear something daring and still isn’t—at 71″. – he added.
Right now, there are two different types of the naked dress, that we’ll be seeing a lot this spring : a nude body-con dress, and a transparent or sheer dress. It can be quite tricky to pull this look out, so the best advice is to look out for the inspiration from the red carpet looks worn by your favorite celebrities. Think Zoe Kravitz’s Met Gala 2021 Saint Laurent mesh frock, or Zendaya’s skin-tone gown from Balmain.
The knit dress trend has come back in a big way in 2022. It is actually the kind of dress that never really goes out of fashion. A mid-season essential to show the world how stylish you are, the knit dress is the ultimate spring investment.
To nail this look, try to go with neutral tones. White and an shades of beiges are at the top of the list to exude a minimalist silhouette which is now trendier then ever. You can’t go wrong adding this trendy item to your mid-season wardrobe, look into the latest collections of brands such as Bottega Veneta and Nanushka to find your perfect piece.
There is something so fun and carefree about a mini dress. The trend became famous in the ’60s and ’70s, and now designers are loving it all year round. Every major brand is delivering their take on the mini dress trend, from Chanel and Versace, to Miu Miu and Saint Laurent.
From beaded fitted silhouettes, and cozy sweater dresses, to micro mini dresses, there’s something for every taste. Nothing says “party time” more than an embellished minidress paired with stilettos, and for a business attire go for a blazer dress.
Images – Emm Arruda by Brian Ypperciel for DSCENE