Seasonal ready-to-wear doesn’t always apply for those of us living in a tropical climate like Malaysia. However, growing complaints about the heat and circulations of spring blossom trees on social media signals our own transition from the cooler monsoon months to warmer weather.
With the world opening up and businesses operating at almost-normal capacity, we’re looking forward to dressing up and going out (safely) again. Though we can’t deny the comfort of lounging in pyjamas and sweats all day, we don’t mind trading them for a dress or two to celebrate the brighter days ahead.
From sheer numbers to puff-sleeved frocks, these are the dress trends that are taking over Spring 2021. Shop our top picks below.
Brands like Dior and Fendi teased us with sensual, sheer midi dresses and flowy maxi gowns during their SS21 presentations back in October and we’ve been eyeing one ever since then. Made for showing off a little skin while helping us keep cool in the heat, we can foresee these see-through pieces everywhere this season. (Photo: Fendi, Dior, Giambatista Valli, Valentino)
Remember the puffy sleeve blouse trend? Turns out those exaggerated sleeves are still in for this spring, completing equally voluminous frocks. The more volume on the sleeves, the better. (Photo: Mara Hoffman, Alexander McQueen, Loewe)
Do you floss?
Forget crop tops and Bermuda shorts. Get yourself a midriff-baring dress with wraparound strings that have come to be known as “flossing” (don't ask us why). Playful and daring, it’s the epitome of springtime fun. (Photo: Jacquemus, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham)
Yes, it’s clichéd but no, we’re still not tired of florals for spring. Bring on a whole flower garden in vivid hues and all-over prints, we say, and designers have definitely delivered on that front. Rather than delicate, soft florals, this season is all about large, confident and bright blooms.
Oscar de la Renta
Pleats, ruffles, lace and embroideries come out to play this season, creating cool, visual textures. Soft fabrics such as silk and tulle are folded or layered to create three-dimensional effects, debuting alongside intricate crochet and wool dresses.
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