Spring 2021 is embracing a silhouette well-loved in the 1990s and we’re not mad at it. This season, subtle and simple is all the rage. See all that with the classic column dress.
Fashion trends change per season. It’s an ever-evolving industry that takes inspiration from different eras. One moment we’re all into the ‘80’s aesthetic, and the next, we’re on disco fever like it’s the ‘70s. As the second date of the 2000s opened up, another decade swears to take over — the ‘90s. It’s spring, and runways all over the world are beginning to dictate what’s hot and what’s not this season. Thankfully, one of the silhouettes taking over this season is a comfortable take on subtle sensuality — column dresses.
We’ve seen it on the red carpet and the runway, but these days, our only runway is the halls of our own home. A column silhouette is a dress stripped down to its simplest form. It flows straight down, providing the wearer a column shape. It doesn’t fit exactly into a frame but rather closely sewn for an understated finish.
You don’t need much to achieve this look, but the perfect dress or skirt to fill in your spring column chic fantasy. Here are some options from our collection.
1. Botanical Bloom
The texture, colors, and patterns on a column dress don’t have to be as simple as they had been in the ‘90s. We’ve seen it come with a metallic touch or a straightforward, solid color. With its form that drops straight down as its essence, an excellent way to change up this silhouette is by giving it a pattern.
Take the Edith Dress with its nature-inspired pattern. It’s a great way to wear a column pattern on a tropical getaway. The dress just subtly drapes around the body without taking its form. However, the eyelet trim on the waist along with the deep V neckline provides an illusion that shapes the body. Made from rayon and cotton lace fabric, the outfit is a comfortable yet stylish wear for warm and humid weather. Wear it on the beach or at home with your hair up to accentuate the dress’s neckline.
2. An Elegant Classic
You can never go wrong with time-honored colors and silhouettes whether you’re out on a holiday or lounging at home. Black is easily one of the colors you can wear no matter the season. Put it on a column dress, and an instant classic is born. The combination of both exudes intriguing sensuality and prestige.
The Manon Dress does exactly that with its unparalleled take on a column form. This is a versatile piece you can bring on a spring holiday. The soft, flowy lines on this number embrace the waist just right to give it a slight figure but keep it cleverly simple. The stunning deep V neckline can accommodate a set of layered necklaces if you wish to accessorize over its minimalist structure.
3. Slits and Slides
A great column dress should be able to embrace your figure in a relaxed manner. As simple as it seems, the delicacy of this silhouette makes it as mysterious as its alluring. A gathered or trimmed waist is a great way to flatter your figure as it falls to a straight pattern.
Experience this first-hand with the Maison Dress as the upper part of the dress embraces your body’s natural shape, and the lower part falls to a column structure. This dress comes with a striped pattern that also elongates the figure of the wearer. Made from lightweight Rayon, this number is a comfortable must-have in your resort wear capsule wardrobe. However, its highlights are the side slits that give the attire a unique quality.
4. Sultry Maxi
There are ways to wear a column dress other than through your typical strapped dresses. You can wear it as a halter top, tube top, one shoulder, or even with long sleeves. Case in point, the Elegant Maxi Dress. This garb defies everything you think you know about the column silhouette.
This figure-flattering number is made with the flowy, lightweight Rayon Voile. It allows the dress to free fall on the sides for a column-like illusion. It comes with a deep V neckline and a front slit as sultry yet graceful details. Even as a column dress, the gathered waistline emphasizes the natural curves of your body. This easily contrasts the relaxed sleeves that fall right by under elbows. This garb is a versatile piece that’s clean and easily styled with any accessory.
5. Keeping It Casual
While we’re at it, let’s keep on subverting your expectations of what a column dress should look like. There are many ways to wear this dress and, therefore, a ton of different occasions to wear them to. If you want a more casual look, this silhouette paired with a button-down structure is enough for a modern twist on a classic form.
This button-down garb has everything you love about a column dress — its shape and timeless appearance— plus a contemporary spin to it. The Classic Shirt Dress is made from luxuriously soft rayon fabric. The button-down front and chest pockets give it a little bit of a utilitarian feel. Meanwhile, the side slits add graceful movement to the material that drapes right above the ankle. The tie belt provides a relaxed way to cinch your waist. For a more casual look, you can top off the look with a pair of flat sandals.
Mystifying Elegance in Spring
There are many ways you can wear a dress this spring. However, if you’re looking for a clever way of inciting mystery and enigma to your everyday look, the column dress is perfect for you. It’s comfortable enough to be worn at home and elegant enough to be worn on a dreamy spring holiday. Whichever your reason is, the column dress is a classic silhouette you never go wrong with.
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