The New Dress Micro-Trend No One Knows About Yet

The dress trend I'm about to share with you is on the brink of fame. While still micro in stature, there is no doubt in my mind that, within just a few months, this is the dress trend you'll be seeing everywhere from summer through fall. The trend is actually more of a detail, and as previously mentioned, it's definitely still bubbling. It has to do with the shape of the bodice on the dress either coming to a sharp V-shape or being wider with seams that just graze the inside of the hip bone. After taking a look at the detail on the dresses and imagery below, you'll likely be reminded of a princess's dress or a ballerina's tutu. If that's what you see, you're not far off. One of the dresses below from Sleeper is actually named the Belle Dress for that very reason.

The elongated front bodice makes for such an intriguing shape and instantly elevates any dress no matter the material or design. Scroll through the assortment of frocks here, and you'll find everything from casual day dresses to formal gowns that each feature this stunning new micro-trend. So far, only certain dresses that embody this trend have begun to pick up steam, but it's only a matter of time before the detail is officially everywhere, including your closet. Below, shop the new dress micro-trend we're backing and get ready to fall in love with this oddly beautiful new detail. 

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Sleeper's Belle Dress is something I contemplate buying in every color available. This pink gingham, however, is a clear standout among the rest. 

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This dress proves that this subtle detail can make a world of a difference. While this particular frock is fun and formal, all the daytime versions will make your casual wardrobe assortment 10 times better as well.

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I bet you never knew you needed a navy summer dress so badly until you saw this one. 

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Black bows, silky satin, and this new dress micro-trend are all you need to be the best-dressed person at your next event. 

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Can you tell I'm partial to this dress? I love it, and I have no shame. 

Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 


She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.