We don't know about you but after months of cosy loungewear and thick knits we're ready for a change. Sure, we needed to be coddled and comforted during winter 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-sleeve dresses are still going strong after lockdown'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 find hyperfeminine pieces in the white micro trend. Just try to avoid spillages...
For those unwilling to compromise on comfort, a knitted dress makes a happy change from 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.
Read on for the five dress trends convincing us to ditch our sweats this spring.
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