I've told you how leather dresses, edgy ruffles, and seventies silhouettes have taken over the runways as of lately, but sometimes we just want to see an out-of-this world, princess-worthy dress that makes you sigh and wish you had a red carpet event to wear it to. Here are my favorites of the resort 2016 collections.
Above: a gorgeous vintage style dress from Rebecca Taylor's resort 2016 collection.
Feathery tulle dresses are a Marchesa favorite, and sometimes, things become classic for a reason. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have made a masterpiece of a princessy dress yet again with this blue number. Layers pile on top of each other in places to blend into a rich, dark color, while the cobalt blue fabric catches the light on the expertly frayed edges.
Karl Lagerfeld really played with layers this resort season, and used everything from lace to scallops to paillettes to do so. The scallps, sequins, and delicate layers of fabric are heavenly on this dress, coming together to make an intricately unique silver number that, despite layers upon layers, looks unbelievably light.
Call me crazy, but I adored Gucci's retro-kitschy pieces that walked the runway this season. Maybe it was the smart and slick styling of the glasses-adorned models, but I thought these piled-on embellished seventies numbers were quirky and cool.
Elie Saab always looks positively red carpet-ready to me, and these dark and gothic numbers stuck out this season. The casual finger waves on the models dresses down the vampy dresses, but the dark lace speaks for itself.
A remnant of the seventies influence, one trend on the runways were black gowns with bright floral embellishmen. Monique Lhuillier is known for her red-carpet staples, and this dark-but feminine number is modest but still sexy with sheer moments, ready for any celebrity to grace for the cameras.
Thakoon Panichgul never fails to delight and surprise me. He recently decided to merge his signature and little sister collections, as many designers are deciding to do to economize their work. His resort collection was noticably casual, but dresses like this one stood out because of the print and mesh combination that could be so elegantly dressed up, but also look cool as standalone pieces dressed down as the model wears it here.