We often talk about the everyday, throw-on-and-go dress — a single wardrobe piece so good on its own, it doesn't even require you to wear anything else. And, the 40 looks ahead exemplify this very dress.
In our fantasies, we imagine we'd give work presentations in Armani's pocketed numbers, which are made for avoiding awkward hand gestures. We'd grocery shop in Proenza Schouler, treating every aisle as a reason to let our fringe swish. And, we'd dig into a feast wearing Stella McCartney because, well, wildly mixed prints secretly hide splashes of sauce. As for Delpozo — that, you can bury us in.
Of course, in reality, these dresses are simply the ones that stood out to us the most during Fashion Month. They're the ones we couldn't take our eyes off of as soon as they appeared on the runway. And — wishful thinking — they're the ones we wish we could "throw on and go," no matter where we're going. After all, these beauties are really too special to wear while watching Netflix.
From New York all the way to Paris, take a daydream through the prettiest dresses from Fashion Month, ahead.
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Consider this the perfect combination of inside-the-lines and outside-the-box, executed by Balmain.
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Just when we think we've seen every iteration of the sheer overlay, Akris give us this Tetris-like, peekaboo design.
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Giorgio Armani makes a strong case for trains, which are so much more badass when they start at the sternum.
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Just take a moment to let this beautiful wave of a Burberry Prorsum dress wash over you. (Bonus: her Berks!)
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Somehow this Christian Siriano is dramatic and non-fussy all at the same time. And, it has pockets — genius!
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Those sunny, sparkly stripes are like a blaze of glory across this half-on/half-off-the-shoulder stunner by Creatures of the Wind.
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Christian Dior needs nothing more than a simple embellishment and swingy skirt to win us over.
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Pockets again! Some (endearingly awkward) starlet will kill it on the red carpet in this Elie Saab gown.
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If there's any label that truly owns pretty Fashion Week moments, it's Delpozo. This sheer, oversized, crystalized, wonderfully weird dress is one we can't get out of our heads.
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This Givenchy lacy mini dress is so enchanting we almost didn't even realize Cara D.'s famous brows were M.I.A.
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Florals for spring are actually groundbreaking — as far as this Maison Martin Margiela design is concerned.
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The beauty of this Dries Van Noten dress is not knowing where one line ends and another begins.
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Marni may be the master of ugly-pretty, but in our eyes, this dress is all badass and beautiful.
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The classic shirtdress gets the Jonathan Saunders treatment with a graphic print and sheer overlay.
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In some piece of fan fiction, the bride of C-3PO wears this Peter Pilotto dress. (In reality, we'd gladly take it off her hands.)
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Ruffles were a huge trend this season, and the ones at Rebecca Taylor were some of the first we fell for.
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On paper, frilly, lacy, pastel dresses sound a bit saccharine for our taste, but this Zimmermann dress gives all those elements an unexpected twist we love.
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Though Stella McCartney is an expert at clean, minimal design, she's hardly a slouch when it comes to mixed prints. This breezy frock does it effortlessly.
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Even anti-body-con girls can't resist these beaded, multi-colored pieces from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
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Prabal Gurung is the king of pretty dresses with an edge. This fabric mashup is just the latest example.