We’ve all watched the fashion weeks as they unraveled. We saw all the collections and trends and coveted at least one of the pieces presented. But, as far as trends go, one that made a big splash was the romantic trend. Designers all over the world united in bringing the ultra-feminine back to life this spring. Therefore, here are 5 amazing dresses from their collections that may serve you as shopping inspiration this season and how to wear them.
The word “emotional” was not chosen lightly. It is actually the word used to describe the collection he presented for Spring 2016. He wanted us to look at his dresses and smell the faint rain scent that lingers in the air after a spring shower.
As far as visuals go, he tried to inspire through his dresses the idea of pebbled paths, worn with moss in a Japanese garden. Flower canopies were extremely important in his present collection. Here is a superb example of a white maxi dress, lightly covered in green and black flowers. The effect truly is mesmerizing. The dress really is like cold rain falling on rocks and grass from a white-clouded sky. You can wear this dress with flat strappy sandals, loose hair and very little make-up.
Romantic dresses don’t necessarily have to mean flowers, so don’t get caught up in the routine. Valentino, for example, took the romantic trend to the runway with a very bold move – the romantic tribal dress. This means that the iconic fashion house basically combined maxi, flowing dresses with tribal patterns.
He added feathers, fur and metallic colors, in order to create an edgy look. It reminds the on-looker of nights in the desert sands, cold and clean-cut, thanks to the straight line and sharp angles he used. You can easily pair this dress off with another hottie from this season’s runways, the leather backpack. Go for a petite one. And remember this look is all about travelling and being comfortable. Romantic can also mean earthbound and ready to go at any moment’s notice.
It’s first on our list because we know spring is wedding season. And it should actually be called THE Lazaro wedding dress because it’s absolutely gorgeous. It was presented as part of the Lazaro Spring 2016 collection on the runways and it definitely belongs to the romantic floral trend.
The breath-taking gown is pearl in color, with a creamy finish on the top layers. This simply makes you want to touch it. It has a sweet-heart neckline corset, embellished with a myriad of lacy flowers. That pattern descends onto the large dreamy skirt. And as if that wasn’t enough, the dress is covered with layer upon layer of tulle, each and every one with a large border. The optical illusion creates a sense of stripes on this magnificent ball-gown of a dress.
Another amazing piece from the Spring 2016 runways you can get inspired from is Blumarine’s sheer floral dress. The dress in itself as well as the whole outfit are a perfect example of androgynous fashion done to perfection. The dress is short, see-through, has vertical stripes in different shades of gray and some very beautiful flower appliques.
However, the shape of the dress is clearly inspired from a man’s classical shirt, loose and buttoned in the front. To top it all off, Blumarine covered it with a maxi, flowing and very light trench coat. The lines of the outfit are extremely fluid, making you reminisce not only of gender defying fashion, but of a mix between urban and rural as well. Choose a pair of high heels for this outfit, so as to lengthen your figure. A small bag, such as a clutch should complete the look.
One of the crowning jewels of the Spring 2016 romantic trend is definitely Alberta Ferretti’s collection. Here is a ground-breaking example from her line, this amazing green and gold gown. The inspiration is clearly taken from indoor architecture a couple of centuries ago. It was designed to represent a lavishly adorned wall, turquoise in color and complete with flowery tapestry.
As far as romantic goes, there’s nothing that could top this particular gown. However, keep in mind you need to wear it on a special occasion. This means the dress was not meant as street-wear. Choose a pair of nude high-heels and wear your hair tied back. You do not want anything to steal focus from the dress.
Extremely soft and elegant, the romantic dresses seemed to simply float down the catwalks. All of them were worn with minimal hair and make-up. A simple touch of mascara and liner, coupled with a rosy cheek and lip will definitely do the trick.