One of the best things to emerge on the S/S 21 runways? A whole new take on comfortable fashion. And no, I don’t mean sweatpants if that’s what you’re thinking. While I won’t be retiring my sweatsuits, leggings, or tube socks anytime soon, I am eager to add in some new pieces that are comfy but also feel on-trend and fashion-forward. One category this applies to? Dresses.
If you’re looking for some fresh everyday dresses to add into your wardrobe, there are a number of styles that you’ll want to take a look at that we saw everywhere in the spring collections. From long-sleeve maxis to jersey pieces to new takes on shirt dresses, there are so many stylish dresses hitting the market right now. I’m suddenly feeling inspired to add these into my repertoire for my standing Zoom meetings. Ahead, the 5 everyday dress trends I’m telling everyone about now.
Long-Sleeve Maxi Dresses
One of the freshest dress trends on the S/S 21 runways? Long sleeve maxi dresses. If you're into great basics, this is the ultimate piece to add into your wardrobe. What I love about it most is how versatile it is. You can pair it with sandals for spring, then add boots and a coat for fall.
Photo:Courtesy of Peter Do
Pictured: Peter Do S/S 21
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Pictured: Sportmax S/S 21
More than ever, designers have been rethinking what comfortable fashion looks like. With a strong set of ribbed dresses in the spring collections, it's proof that cozy clothing doesn't always need to involve a pair of sweatpants or leggings.
Photo:Courtesy of Thebe Magugu
Pictured: Thebe Magugu S/S 21
Photo:Courtesy of Christopher Esber
Pictured: Christopher Esber S/S 21
The classic shirt dress is back and cooler than ever. With details like cutouts and twisted waistlines, designers are bringing some modern design ideas to the piece. One of the coolest ways to wear one in the transitional months? With a pair of knee-high leather boots.
Photo:Courtesy of Proenza Schouler
Pictured: Proenza Schouler Resort 21
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Pictured: Nanushka S/S 21
Another great dress basic? Anything finished in a slinky jersey material. We saw these pieces all over the S/S 21 runways and they instantly conjure some of the iconic pieces from Helmut Lang and Calvin Klein in the '90s.
Photo:Courtesy of Simon Miller
Pictured: Simon Miller S/S 21
Photo:Courtesy of Tom Ford
Pictured: Tom Ford S/S 21
High Slit Dresses
The detail I've been seeing everywhere on the runways? High slits added to more casual pieces like linen and jersey dresses. Proof that it's the perfect addition of a skin-baring element that you can even work into your everyday dresses if you're so inclined.
Photo:Courtesy of Jacquemus
Pictured: Jacquemus S/S 21
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Pictured: The Attico Resort 21