Trend Report: Neutral Dresses for Spring
We’re about to find ourselves in neutral territory. But this season’s incarnations of fashion’s most versatile color palette are anything but safe. New nudes, ashy greys, smoky gunmetals, breathy metallics, and intriguing ivories.
They’re make a very compelling case for the art of subtlety. They are anything but bland. One of the best things about these agreeable hues is that they are a welcome addition to a wide variety of events and occasions.
Though they are having a major moment right now, are timeless enough to keep forever. They can be worn four out of four seasons of the year. Here we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite style-savvy takes on the trend.
Read on to see what the buzz is all about:
Hit the color wheel jackpot with this beautiful prom dress. Three of this season’s shade obsessions in a single gown. Its nude column silhouette features gold thread embroidery and a gauzy, embellished tulle overlay done in an alluring blush tone.
Wear the sleeveless design to prom, but then keep it close. Why? Because the eternal design will get a lot of wear over the years, perfectly pretty for any formal event.
Quick Tip: That insanely gorgeous tulle overlay is incredibly fun to work down a winding staircase. That’s should you happen to find yourself in such a location.
The furthest thing from boring, this neutral-based dress is a thrill to wear. Entrancing the room with allover gunmetal embellishment and a slit up to there. Fitted through mid-thigh, the skirt drapes gracefully to the floor.
The back dips just slightly for an elevated finish. Despite its heavy embellishment, this dress can be worn to a wide range of events. The unimposing hue somehow lets it fit in while standing out.
Don’t you just love the magic of fashion?
Quick Tip: Go all in on the heel, picking one that’s sky-high, to really showcase that exposed leg.
Nude and gold come together to create this stunning mermaid style. Swirling designs of sparkling crystal detail both the bodice and skirt. It creates unmatchable shine with every shimmy.
The two-piece silhouette adds a youthful element to the sophisticated mermaid skirt shape. As does a touch of sheer paneling at the front bodice. Its back is left sheer as well, so don’t be surprised if you turn more than a few heads when you exit the room.
Quick Tip: Go for a starlet look by parting your hair on the side and creating soft, touchable curls. A smoothing cream will give it a polished finish.
There is nothing confusing about this grey area. This particular hue is deep, rich, and sophisticated. Intricate gold embroidery at the bodice and the hem of the skirt twinkles with allover crystal embellishment in the most grown-up of ways.
It’s an aesthetic affirmed by the seductively low back. It’s made complete with an unexpected and incredibly alluring embellished strap at the small of the back.
Quick Tip: Use bronze shadows and gold shimmer on your eyes to pick up and enhance the gorgeous embroidery.
You’ll look like you’re moving in a mythic dream-time in this attention-grabbing gown. Sheer skirting and shaded glimpses of midriff make their sartorial intentions quite clear. Everyone will be listening.
The high-sparkle crystal embellishment extends to slim straps. These crisscross seductively across the open back. An open back that is cut quite low to maximize the femme effect.
Quick Tip: Wear this if you’re going to see your ex – or that new guy you’ve been eyeing. This dress is impossible to resist.
Nude is thought to be an entry-level hue. However, this eye-catching design immediately broadcasts your sartorial experience. Delicate beaded embellishments weave their lovely way down the godet skirt and across the bodice.
Sheer paneling at the neckline and back bodice, along with a chic two-piece, midriff-baring design glam the whole thing up. That’s in the downtown way the fashion set loves so much.
Quick Tip: Echo the embellishment in your handbag selection. We like a beaded box clutch or wristlet pouch as an elegant touch.
Sleek, svelte, and heavily strapped. This body-skimming design can’t help but make a modern and memorable impression. A low open back, deeply curving side cutout and a thigh-high slit are a stylish way to broadcast your confidence.
Best of all, the streamlined silhouette has major staying power. That means you can wow the crowd in this dress for years to come.
Quick Tip: The aforementioned sleek and svelteness makes this a perfect canvas for look-at-me jewels. We love it with wide crystal-encrusted bangles and cocktail earrings.
There is something so romantic about the light grey hue of this sleeveless dress. Crafted from stretch mesh, it’s a dreamily comfortable concoction to wear. That makes long events a breeze – and the airy feel of the skirt is so much fun to dance with.
The fitted bodice features a sweetheart neckline with molded cups, enhancing the romanticism. Hand-stitched crystals and liquid beading cover the bodice with gorgeous floral patterns.
This silhouette is especially great for girls with smaller busts and wider hips. That’s because the bodice finishes at the natural waist where the fully-lined skirt takes over, flowing gracefully to the floor.
Quick Tip: Take a cue from the beaded detailing and add a few flowers in your hair. This looks especially sweet with slightly undone, braided hairstyles.
This dazzling trumpet gown definitely knows how to make itself heard. The sleeveless, body-hugging design features hand-stitched crystal embellishment and grey thread applique. It will let you sparkle and shine all night long.
A sheer neckline, open back, and swishy tulle godet skirt lend dramatic flare.
Quick Tip: Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle. Jeweled earrings, jeweled hair clip, jewel-encrusted shoes, jeweled handbag – you name the accessory, we want to see it twinkle.