This Early 1900s Trend Is Bringing Sexy Back

It's true what you heard: Fashion is cyclical. (Bell-bottoms — check. Fringe — check. Structured shoulders — check.) But it can take a while for things to come back around again. We're talking a good century, sometimes. Yes, while we readily anticipate some details to return after a certain period of time (some say 25 years is the sweet spot), we were surprised to see an Edwardian-era trend pop up on yesterday's Zimmermann runway.

The Spring '16 collection was romantic and ornate, but carefree in its frilliness, as Zimmermann is wont to do. It also previewed a high, ruffled neckline (from the early 1900s) that we're banking on coming back next season. Only difference is, this time the frocks and tops are bringing hemlines way, way up, too. What the ruched and pleated numbers lacked in length, they made up for in height. We'll call this fabric compensation at its best. Lookin' good for your age, neck ruffles!
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White, ruffled, perforated perfection.
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This is the new (old) kind of '90s garb.
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The bib, rucking, and billowy sleeves make this frock over-the-top romantic.
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We'd love this top with ripped black jeans as much as with this matching skirt.
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Work that short hemline and high neck, girl.
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