Evening Dresses Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2016

The spring and summer season traditionally favors various evening dresses, among them you’ll find formal classical gowns and fervent maiden pieces of wardrobe with frills and ruffles, high-low skirts, mermaid cuts, deep slits, cutouts on the waistline and so on.

Evening dresses spring-summer 2016 is a merge of traditions in the form of the fitted silhouettes peculiar to the 50s style, summer dresses with chiffon skirts, and modern cuts with futuristic motives.

Here are main tendencies in evening gowns for spring/summer 2016.

Cutout dresses

You have a thin waist, beautiful skin and you don’t want to hide it behind a thick bodycon dress? Then your choice is a stylish dress with cutouts at the waist. Alex Perry joined in his evening dress juicy orange color, typical for summer, clear cut, minimalism and cutouts at the waist. This combination makes this  evening dress the hot trend for 2016.

White dress by Valentin Yudashkin’s looks informal, this kind od dress is more appropriate for a beach. This style is perfect for girls who love loose silhouettes and simple evening dresses. Alberta Ferretti offered the long tunic-dress made from of lightweight translucent fabric. Cushnie et Ochs released vanilla shade below the knee bustier dress.

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Alex Perry, Valentin Yudashkin, Alberta Ferretti, Cushnie et Ochs

Deep V-neckline evening dresses

Deep V-shaped neckline is an eloquent characteristic of evening dresses spring-summer 2016. It lengthens the neck, elongates the silhouette making you look slimmer, regardless of the type of the dress. Transparent dress by Antonio Marras recreates the style of the 50s, long dresses by Diane von Furstenberg has all the features of the Greek style, dark dress with a floral print by Jill Stuart is suitable for everyday wear and for an evening out. Zuhair Murad doesn’t change his dresses style, offering form-fitting long gown with deep V-neck.

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Antonio Marras, Diane von Furstenberg, Jill Stuart, Zuhair Murad

Wrap evening dresses

If you are going to buy an evening dress, but at the same time you want to purchase a trendy dress, avoiding the super formal look, then consider a version of kimono style wrap dress. This excellent dress is rooted not only in everyday clothes, but in evening wardrobe as well. Amanda Wakeley dress looks the least formal, evening outfits by Etro and Temperley London are able to hide figure flaws. Gorgeous dress by Dennis Basso doesn’t look like all of the above models because it has only a wrap skirt and a solid top.

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Etro, Amanda Wakeley, Temperley London, Dennis Basso

Appliqués evening gowns

Appliqués in the form of lacy and flower motives are widespread on modern evening dresses. Especially good they are combined with transparent fabrics, covering the body where it is necessary to hide nudity. In general, appliqués create original 3D-design of a dress, allocating it against others, made from smooth fabrics.

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Antonio Marras, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Johanna Ortiz

One shoulder evening dresses

One shoulder dresses were extremely popular in the 80s, but now again this fashion is firmly rooted in the present. These dresses are good for a hot summer, no matter how formal design is, this style always looks festive. Besides, if you have wide shoulders, it is better to wear these dresses, which delicately conceal this small flaw of the figure. One shoulder Greek style dress with soft draperies – it’s feminine and trendy.

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Diane von Fursetnberg, Johanna Ortiz, Giorgio Armani, Tony Ward

Deep slit evening gowns

Philipp Plein offers a translucent white dress with a slit, Valentin Yudashkin – the silver one shoulder dress. Redemption reveals a form-fitting black dress with a side slit, in the Escada Resort 2016 collection  appeared similar tight-fitting black dress with a slit in the middle. Fausto Puglisi as many other designers released a Greek style dress with a slit.

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Valentin Yudashkin, Redemption, Escada, Cushnie et Ochs

Greek style evening dresses

Soft draping, and pleats, airy fabrics and light neutral colors as the advantage of authenticity of the Greek dresses are perfect for spring and summer. The same dress can be adapted for wedding, prom or formal evening events without a strict dress code.

The most beautiful evening dresses in the Greek style were presented in the collections of Alberta Ferretti, Fausto Puglisi, J. Mendel. Colored Greek dress were seen is in the collections of Pronovias, Reem Acra, Marchesa.

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Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Amanda Wakeley, Valentino

Victorian style evening dresses

Victorian style seems to have stolen the hearts of fashion designers who do not stop in their imaginations while adapting it to modern dresses and blouses. And if we’ve already seen casual dresses in this style, it would be surprising if the evening gowns we couldn’t find them.

Victorian style evening dresses insists on lush or flared sleeves, closed neckline, frills on the collar and the high collars to hide the neck.

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Antonio Marras, Elie Saab, Gucci, Erdem

Evening dresses with ruffles

If frills and ruffles is your way to make your style noticeable and add volume to your dress, then you should only choose the size and design. This year you will find large and small ruffles that adorn the faces of the dress, the waist, the hips or down below the skirt.

Dresses with ruffles in the style of the 20’s appeared in the collections of Erdem, Michael Kors combines small and large ruffles around the dress, Chanel, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu, Reem Acra also expressed their passion for flounces.

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Alexander McQueen, Erdem, Ralph Lauren, Delpozo

Light airy summer evening dresses

A formal event is not an indispensable reason to wear a suffocating silk or satin dresses that may look heavy. However, this can be attributed to any dense material, for which there is always appropriate alternative of evening dresses from light fabrics, which beautifully move when walking.

Light colored long evening dresses appeared at Alberta Ferretti, Christian Siriano, Elie Saab, Delpozo, Dennis Basso, Ralph Lauren, Giambattista Valli.

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Leanne Marshall, Zac Posen, Giambattista Valli, Etro

See-through evening dresses

Transparency is achieved in different ways, often with a transparent fabrics, but it can also be a lace or perforated material. The last two trends will not hand over positions in their effort to show women’s body.

In the spring-summer fashion collections there are dresses with transparent front, see-through skirt or it may be the gown with partially translucent layers over the entire length.

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Diane von Furstenberg, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Lela Rose

А-line evening gowns

We call them princess style dresses. The fitted silhouette with a flared stiff skirt in the 20th century were glorified by Christian Dior, and to this day, we continue to benefit from his findings. It is easy to guess that Dior drew inspiration for their dresses in past eras, thank to that a modern girl can feel like a real Princess in these evening dresses, looking like ball gowns.

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Alex Perry, Christian Siriano, Delpozo
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Emilia Wickstead, Marchesa, Alberta Ferretti

Evening gowns with thin straps

Summer evenings are conducive to wearing not only dresses from light fabrics, but also evening dresses with thin straps. These dresses look very sexy, elegantly highlighting the shoulders and collarbone without closing the cleavage.

Compare dresses at Chloé and Milly. The first is a tunic, the second is a real evening gown – minimalist, clean, elegant. The dresses by Greg Lauren, Prabal Gurung both look like a nightgown, especially the Lauren’s one.

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Chloé, Greg Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Milly

Baroque print dresses

Baroque is a recognizable stylish print which every new season covers dresses. This year the most striking baroque prints were seen in the collections of Erdem, Naeem Khan, Dolce&Gabbana.

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Derek Lam, Naeem Khan (2,3), Dolce&Gabbana

20s style evening dresses

The style of 20s characterized by the presence of sequins, shining fabrics with mother-of-pearl iridescence, fringe and the neutral shades as an advantage and a kind of indicator of the authenticity of the outfit. This season the style of the 20’s is very popular.

For example, the top of Givenchy gown looks ordinary, but when the attire descends down, it’s acquiring a bold floral print. A beautiful dress from the collection ofElio Abou Fayssal has sheer sleeves and skirt with embroidery that goes into the “mermaid tail”, richly decorated with fringe. Hervé Léger presented the evening dress with fringe in a daring bondage-style.

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Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, Temperley London, Lydia Lavin

Tiered dresses

Tiered dresses don’t leave the runway, and the pret-a-porter collections continue to fill with luxurious dresses with numerous tiers, restrained or bulky, smooth or dynamic. Exquisite evening dresses with tiered skirts were shown in the collections of Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Osman, Sachin&Babi, Marchesa, Delposo.

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Delpozo, Osman, Valentino, Sachin&Babi

Mermaid evening dresses

Mermaid is still a popular style of evening dresses that suits different types of figures. If you have wide hips, don’t choose a dress that clings heavily, opt for a loose version of “mermaid’s tail”.

Look at Delpozo dress – it has an absolutely non-contiguous straight cut and original type of “tail”. Oscar de la Renta gown has a tiered skirt that gradually widens from the waist, and creates a strong feeling of the contrast between hips and ankles.

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Delpozo, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Katie Ermilio

Evening dresses with train

Of course, this is impractical, and may be worn in dry weather and indoors only. But if all the components are present, why not wear a beautiful evening gown with a long train that dragged along the ground, continuing its splendor a few inches from your ankles.

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Christian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Dennis Basso

Pleated evening dresses

Summer favors light fabrics, that beautifully move when walking. The same features may be applied to dresses with pleated skirts. If you choose a pleated dress, give preference to minimalistic outfits and one-color fabrics to hold the charm and not to detract attention with fancy design.

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Vionnet, Tibi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bibhu Mohapatra

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