Fall's Top Trend? Dressing Like a Greek Statue, of Course


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I don't mean to talk myself up too much, but I will say this: It's rare that a trend sneaks up on me. I spend hours every day combing through sartorial research of all kinds, be it on Instagram, runways from both the past and the present, movies, and more. Yet, I'll be the first to admit that one particular trend that's proving to be quite popular this fall lived right outside of my periphery for weeks, even months, before I was finally able to see it for what it was. Or rather, until our editor in chief, Kat Collings, gave it a name: Greek-statue dressing. Immediately upon hearing it, a full picture of what this trend looks like appeared in my head, complete with exact products that fit the bill, as well as runway looks and IG examples.

The name is really quite self-explanatory, but generally, if an article of clothing is drapey, twisted, knotted, or sort of 3D in shape, it's probably a good fit for the Greek-statue trend. Brands such as Christopher Esber, Jacquemus, Vivienne Westwood, and Paris Georgia have been working with these techniques for seasons now, as have other labels including Loewe, Toteme, Khaite, The Row, and Christopher John Rogers. Basically, if you type "Greek statues of women" into Google and the resulting images look similar to the dress, skirt, or top you're referring to, you've successfully mastered the art of dressing like a Greek statue.

To familiarize yourself with the trend that every chic brand is embracing right now (and beyond, as proven by the spring 2024 examples below), scroll down.

On the runway:


Tory Burch

At Tory Burch, heavily draped minis with asymmetric sleeves and delicate bubble hems were worn solo as well as with contrasting tailored blazers, proving that if you're interested in pieces that fall under the Greek-statue trend but don't want your look to be solely defined by it, all you need is something stiffer and more tailored to add on top. 

This Toteme top is beloved by fashion girls in Paris and Los Angeles alike. 

If I were posing for a statue, I'd wear this Reformation x New York City Ballet gown. 

Drapey, off-the-shoulder tops like this one are the perfect, dressed-up alt for a basic tee. 

Hailey Bieber wore this fire-engine-red dress during her NYC press tour for Rhode's collaboration with Krispy Kreme, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since. 

On the runway:


JW Anderson

Jonathan Anderson's London show for his experimental brand JW Anderson heavily featured drapey peekaboo dresses like this one, with other colors including mossy green and sky blue. 

This Helsa skirt deserves to be preserved throughout time in the form of a gorgeous statue. 

I bought this top not knowing there was a matching skirt to go with it. So I'm sure you can guess what I did next.

Shop the matching Crepe Draped Midi Skirt ($70).

This is not your average oversize T-shirt, that's for sure. 

On the runway:



At London Fashion Week, 16Arlington's show featured a bevy of sculptural pieces, but the ruched, almost molded look of this LBD on Paloma Elsesser is easily my favorite. 

Halters are everywhere right now. Get in on the trend while simultaneously checking off another without spending more than $25 with the help of this stunning drapey style from H&M.

My suggestion? Style this mini on top of a simple maxi dress to add some interesting texture and dimension.

On the runway:



Jonathan Anderson continued doling out Grecian-inspired looks at Loewe, where these heavily draped strapless dresses caught the attention of attendees and online watchers of the S/S 24 show alike. 

Get the same look from Loewe long before the collection hits stores with this available-now Paris Georgia dress. 

This skirt does more than live rent-free in my head. I pay it to stay there. 

On the runway:


Christopher Esber/Launchmetrics Spotlight

Christopher Esber has long practiced the art of Greek-statuesque design, using draping, ruching, and asymmetry in many of his brand's collections. His S/S 24 collection was no exception, with cutout and textured frocks like this one especially standing out from the Paris Fashion Week show. 

But you don't have to spend thousands or even hundreds to master this trend. H&M's making it more than possible for under $50.

Think of all the belting opportunities that this dress opens up. 

On the runway:


Prabal Gurung/Launchmetrics Spotlight

At Prabal Gurung's NYFW show, held in the rain on Roosevelt Island, models donned draped, flowing garments made even more Grecian with sculpture-like gold earrings. 

Thinking ahead to spring 2024 like I am? This dress should go on your shopping list.

A gorgeous addition to anyone's wardrobe. 

Sale finds this epic don't come around that often.