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Before you all start shouting "too soon!," just hold your horses because we're not about to bring back the trapeze shape. With a drop waist and a full skirt, this new doll dress shape is not the tent-like babydoll dress of the mid '00s. Much more figure-flattering and less likely to garner the question "So, when are you due?" this new silhouette is youthful, whimsical, and not at all sloppy-looking. Designers have been dabbling with this dress style for the past couple seasons, and we think it's high-time we start embracing this as a springtime alternative to the tea dress. Ahead, seven examples of the new doll dress shape to inspire you in your springtime dress search.
Some people develop an irrational rage when faced with a product they could make themselves. But for us, even if we had access to the same materials, the same embellishments, and the same starting piece, we are not Junya Watanabe. Our pants would just look weird instead of wonderfully weird. But for those of you with read
When Refinery29 editors enter the office in oversized dresses layered over culottes, they're showered with compliments. It's one of the perks of working in fashion. We realize the same isn't true of corporate settings that adhere to a different, more limiting dress code. (The mere thought of wearing glitter loafers is just read