5 Fresh Dress Trends To See You Through Spring

Designed by Meg O'Donnell
We don't know about you but after 12 months of cosy loungewear, we're ready for a change. Sure, we needed to be coddled by comfort during lockdown but as the days get longer and the first signs of spring appear, we have the urge to shimmy out of our joggers and into dresses made for frolicking.
So what's on the agenda this season? Tiered and puff-sleeved dresses are still going strong after last summer's cottagecore wave and its predecessor, the prairie trend, but this spring we're looking to new styles and silhouettes that have piqued our interest. Fans of romance and ruffles can still find hyperfeminine pieces in the white micro trend, thanks to labels at SS21 from Acne to Altuzarra making the crisp hue the most appealing of the season. Just try to avoid those spillages...
For those unwilling to compromise on comfort, the knitted dress will make a happy change from your co-ordinating loungewear while swerving any structured rigidity. Denim, neglected and gathering dust for the majority of the past year, is this season's comeback kid. Thanks to impressive sustainability innovations, there's a slew of upcycled and reworked dresses to choose from. And what would spring be without gingham? The picnic print never fails to signal the optimism of the new season. If that feels too bucolic for you, psychedelic prints from checkerboard to swirls will be right up your street.
Ahead, meet the five dress trends convincing us to ditch our sweats this spring.
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