Pre-Summer 17 Catwalk Alert: The Romantic Dress
By Lizzy Bowring

Not your traditional summer dress, ethereal dresses are refined with pretty ruffles on the pre-summer catwalks. The WGSN Catwalks Team report on this key item.

Jun 09, 2016
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The Pre-Summer catwalk shows display The Romantic Dress
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Each season, in addition to our in-depth catwalk reviews at WGSN, we spotlight the early trends that are coming through.

Right now we’re in the middle of Pre-Summer 2017 and key themes are already emerging from the shows.

Spotted at Red Valentino, Gucci, Erdem, Christian Dior and Delpozo; it was all about The Romantic Dress.

As a romantic mood continues to evolve, designers look to historical references and past brand DNA to update details and silhouettes. Ethereal dresses are refined with pretty ruffles and floaty layers while embroidered embellishments appear on lightweight layers of tulle and silk chiffon. Inset lace provides a sculptural aspect for this whimsical item.

If this trend were a person it would be: Margot from The Good Life, meets Tavi and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Gucci and Erdem display The Romantic Dress

Gucci and Erdem display The Romantic Dress

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