Bringing the gothic version of dresses that you’d definitely want to buy this Fall
Thematically darker and monochromatic, it is the season of browns and beiges with not many flowers to be seen, but speaking fashion-wise, in the recent time Fall trends have become more colourfully frivolous and especially, the floral prints are an ode to this contrast between seasons and fashion. This year’s AW19 collection portrayed how to bring florals, which ideally is a spring trend, back to life as Fall arrives by simply going a few shades darker on the base fabric. By adding this gothic touch to the otherwise bright floral dresses, brands like Prada, Dolce, and Gabbana and Giambattista Valli transformed a well-revised Spring fad as an all-new Fall closet essential. Nodding our approval to it, we’ve got you a carefully-picked list of floral dresses with that inky hit for Fall, that will help you lead this tenebrous trend. From luxurious velvet to opulent crystals, the florals this season are anything but ‘just florals’ and definitely deserve a special place in your wardrobe.
Giambattista Valli’s Floral Cape Evening Dress
Crafted from the finest silk, this floral cape dress subtly hugs your body and looks royal. With an overall flaring silhouette, the dress gives a descent feminine outline with back zip and pussy bow fastening. Plus, the contrasting colours of black and pink provide the attire a dynamic which makes it immensely pleasing to look at. This dress would be a prime choice for a dinner party, as both, the hostess or as a guest; pair it with crystal earrings and square toe kitten heels to complete the look.
Preen By Thornton Bregazzi’s Ibbie Floral-Print Velvet Dress
A colour that reminds you of falling leavings with a hint of blue sky – that’s how this Thornton Bregazzi’s velvet dress from the AW19 runway grabs your attention as soon as you lay eyes on it. Inspired from the Victorian era and tailored from rich floral-printed velvet, the dress has a V-neck accentuating your collar bones and spaghetti straps that add a touch of ‘sexy’ to this elegant asymmetrical dress. With an unconventional look, the dress skirt has ruched and billowy skirt adding to it an abstract vintage touch. You could pick it to grace a vintage look with similar accessories or a pair of striking blue tights and ankle boots for a quirkier look.
Giambattista Valli’s Crystal And Sequin Floral-Embroidered Mini Dress
An excellent display of Giambattista Valli’s signature romantic approach, the dress features a glamourous crystal-embellished neck and sequin overlay for a dramatic look that perfectly balances between elegant and offbeat clothing. The structural feminine silhouette adds glitz and volume to your shoulders while the white-pink floral embroidery adds the required pop of colour, thereby, setting the dress apart from the conventional LBD. Wear this for a formal party to make a stand-out appearance, add pearl earrings and silver-tone stilettoes to wrap up the final look.
Commission’s Chain-Embellished Floral-Print Satin Midi Dress
Inspired by the 90’s body-fit slip dresses, this satin midi dress is a perfect mix of vintage yet fresh style. With rich red-hued rose motifs and chain straps, the piece emanates a sense of nostalgia of a retro movie with a little touch of gothic style as well. With the concealed hook and zip fastening, the dress has a smooth seamless silhouette which is perfect for blending in with any body shape. Wear the dress over a sleek turtle neck or bare, and add bold eye makeup for a sensational look.
Balenciaga’s Floral-Print Velvet Maxi Dress
There’s a certain appeal to slip velvet dress which is created by the silhouette drawn from the person wearing it. This Balenciaga velvet dress does exactly that, as it fits your curves just right by making you feel the luxury of Italian craftsmanship. With tiny floral motifs all over the dress and a floor pooling hem, this dress is an ideal fit for an evening party. Carry a sleek bun and gold hoop earrings with minimal makeup to make the most out of this dress.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Printed Roses Kimono Dress
The perfect blend of oriental and Italian design, this Kimono dress is your answer to ‘what to wear to a lunch party’ on a cloudy day, which apparently is perfect for Fall right? With the classic red roses on black silk, the dress is statement worthy – from structure to the lace detailing. Style it with a bucket bag, a wide belt, and go for a minimalistic hairstyle like a sleek straight mane or a tousled low bun.
COMME DES GARÇONS’ Blazer-Style Flared Dress
From the creative vision of the Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo comes this unconventional blazer-style dress. With multicoloured cashmere-wool blend blazer and underlying floral print dress, the statement outfit doesn’t conform to gender stereotypes and is a piece apt for Fall. The style may not be for everybody, but if you like to have a little fun with your fashion choices then this is the dress for you. Hop into a pair of sneakers and don a messy bun to get the unconventional but flattering look.
So our job here, to give you the best florals for Fall, is done. It’s your turn, shop before they sell out!