One of summer 2020's hero pieces was the day dress. Whether a tiered-maxi, a house dress, a wrap dress, or a prairie dress, comfortable silhouettes with long hemlines proved to be the ideal, fuss-free, and put together warm weather staple. This autumn, we’re continuing to keep comfort and ease in mind when it comes to our closets, and stylish single-item outfits like dresses stand out once again.
This fall, countless brands are making a strong case for shirred dresses. On a practical level, the rise of shirring is not shocking. Over the past months, we've grown accustomed to putting comfort and ease first, and shirring offers plenty of stretch to accommodate for long (sometimes lazy) days spent at home. And designers have reimagined them in surprising ways. There are, of course, the romantic maxi dresses with gathered waists and billowing sleeves, but perhaps more interesting are the sleek and minimalist iterations. Think shirt dresses with smocked waists, and slinky tie-dye dresses made from comfortable fabrics with shirred bodices. The result is quite eye-catching.
Plain or printed, crisp or flowy, the market is awash with beautiful shirred dresses made perfect for this upcoming season, no matter what the future holds.
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