Dresses Spring-Summer 2016

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Self-esteem has become the credo of the 2016 summer season. You can enjoy new designs and original details, you can be discreet and feminine, playful and passionate, or you can wear several clothing items at once and you will become a grunge princess. In fashion 2016 freedom of styles and looks is the one that dominates the most.

Dresses Spring-Summer 2016 and fashion trends

This season, one of the hottest trend is body nakedness and asymmetry. The combination of contrasting colors and textures, mix of prints and fabrics, vintage style, ruffles, pleats, lace – all remain on the podium, and respectively in your wardrobe.

Asymmetry and styles mixing allows us to wear everything what’s comfortable for us. Lightweight trains, layering in various options, bare shoulders, and not only… Designers convince us that these must be definitively worn next season. Each of them strives in every way to surprise, because designers fear most of public indifference. However, if you tend to be elegant and beautiful, then draw attention to the designs that we have prepared.

Design and cut

In fashion are bare shoulders, deep necklines, lightweight and soft fabrics, with many cuts, which demonstrate the beauty and suppleness of the female body. The A silhouette is repeating from season to season. There also many trends coming from the previous season such as cuts on shoulders, one shoulder designs, one sleeve, tulip dresses, dresses in antique style.

Ball gown Manuel Facchini, Idan Cohen
Trendy dresses 2016 Kristian Aadnevik, Mother of Pearl
Summer designs Paul Costelloe, Anteprima
long elegant Fausto Puglisi, Alice Olivia
short day Herve Leger by Max Azria

As for the shapes, designers opted for, the answer is simple. Asymmetry and layering in a cut creates those features when various silhouettes harmonize with each other, for example, a fluffy skirt with a straight silhouette, and the waist with an asymmetric train or a trimmed hem. Chiffon trains are waving at every step and at the same time, unveil their owner.

Dresses Spring Summer 2016 DKNY, Dsquared2
elegant occasion Marni, Roberto Cavalli
8 Elie Saab, Georgia Hardinge

Double skirts, dresses worn over skirts, or skirts worn over pants give the image volume and originality. Layering is nothing new but this time everything is more radical. The fabrics layers are mixing one with another, forming trains and “tails”.

9 Marni, Delpozo

Hems can be either floor length or with ultra mini length. Here we have various combinations of lengths, proportions and textures. The geometric print is almost everywhere and the total chaos elsewhere.

The mini, midi and maxi lengths will survive easily in an outfit and also in our wardrobe, we only need to skillfully assort them with other accessories.

Short vaporous dresses Delpozo, Bora Aksu
What are the dresses trends in summer 2016 Dennis Basso, Iris van Herpen, Burberry Prorsum
yellow color Fausto Puglisi
evening dress 2016 Badgley Mischka

Classic silhouettes, on the waist and large fit with supple waist are also present.

elegant on the waist Cristallini, Zeynep Kartal
Evening dresses 2016 on the waist Aigner, Alberta Ferretti

The lingerie style with the half naked body is matched with the demonstration of those items that previously had their place under the dress, now they are on the dress. You have not forgotten those fluffy skirts that were worn under other clothes that were fashionable some 50 years ago, right? If you have not known, then it is time to do – fine skirts worn underneath aren’t worn this way nowadays…

Lingerie style Alberta Ferretti, Self Portrait
knee length Givenchy, Betsey Johnson

There are designers like Armani and Carolina Herrera, who have nothing to shock the audience with or use excessive luxury. Ease and perfection, elegance and quality – these are the main features of these collections. Finally, elegance is an eternal beauty

What are the dresses trends in Spring 2016 Carolina Herrera
luxury Giorgio Armani

Dresses Spring-Summer 2016 and trendy fabrics

The most stylish and modern options of the season are mesh, lace dresses and transparent fabrics. In season 2016, you can enjoy the most delicate and dense fabrics of lace, transparent fabrics combined with jewelry and accessories. One of the main fabrics of the new season is the mesh: light and luxurious, with and without prints, with embroideries and sequins, knitted woven and laser – an assortment for every taste.

21 Dennis Basso, Dion Lee
Dress with bare shoulders Spring-Summer 2016 Blugirl, Badgley Mischka
22 Iris van Herpen

A special admiration deserves lightweight and flexible fabrics, used by Herve Leger and Balmain to create their wonderful.

Dresses Spring-Summer 2016 Perforations Herve Leger by Max Azria, Balmain

You can choose summer 2016 dresses made of thin cotton or “crumpled” cloth from the 90’s. Leather fabrics sit easily on slim and slender bodies from Anthony Vaccarello collection.

24 Blugirl, Altuzarra, Anthony Vaccarello

Decorative elements

For the decoration of beautiful dresses with A silhouette are mostly used flowers, freills, folds and bright color palette. We can not note that the main trend in terms of decor are ribbons, waving after supple silhouette of models or are tied in bows. Sometimes the dress is itself created from separate ribbons.

Long summer dresses 2016 Simone Rocha, Francesco Scognamiglio
Short summer dresses 2016 Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso
26 Lisa Perry, Holly Fulton
stylish blue Chloe, PPQ

The embroidery will always exist, but what differ is the type and the place where they are located. What are offering us designers who use embroidery to decorate their designs in every fashion season? Applications, smooth surface, hemstitch, cutwork, embroidery with beads and sequins…

Broderiile vor exista mereu, insa difera tipul si locul unde acestea sunt amplasate. Ce ne propun designerii, care folosesc broderia pentru decorarea modelelor sale in fiecare sezon de moda? Aplicatii, suprafata neteda, ajur, cutwork, broderie cu margele si paiete…

29 Marchesa Notte, Alice Olivia

Imitation of folds in the form of cut strips, mosaic, metal decoration, mesh and reflective elements – all these are also perfectly combined into a single look.

Transparent dress Anthony Vaccarello, Balmain
30 Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrera

Fringes are used in many executions – as a coil, braids with beads and crystals.

Spring-Summer 2016 Dresses with fringes Daizy Shely, Marco de Vincenzo
black long Edun, Valentino

Handmade lace of various types, bright flowers, pleats and draping represent the eternal classic, which gives the image femininity and refinement.

Lace dresses Vionnet, Bora Aksu
Pleated designs Barbara Casasola, Carolina Herrera

Dresses from Herve Leger by Max Azria, Balmain, Emanuel Ungaro have a special feature: mesh braids or bandage strips, while Alberta Ferretti’s dresses braids are made of chiffon.

37 Balmain, Emanuel Ungaro
36 Alberta Ferretti, Herve Leger by Max Azria

Color range

Here designers advices us to give free rein to the imagination. Yet, analyzing collections of dresses in 2016, we noticed that the white color is present in all collections. You will say that white is mandatory in summer and you are right. Therefore, let us see which are the most common colors on the podium? The various options of blue, white and red combination, green, especially the green shades from prints.

Spring-Summer Dresses 2016 Colors Anteprima, Luisa Beccaria
39 Ralph Lauren, Hermes

Armani collection can not be overlooked as it shows shades of pink, tangerine, coral, blue, purple and gray. In Armani collections, the simplicity of design is compensated by the tasteful combination of colors.

40 Emporio Armani

Although summer is hot, black remains a requested color among designers and in our wardrobe. Black geometry from collections demonstrates how ideal shapes can be obtained. When using this color range, you have to consider all the pros and cons of the body to not get an extra volume. As for the bright color palette, we have to mention shades of tangerine, iridescent color spots, green. The collections from Idan Cohen, Pamella Roland, Holly Fulton, Paul Smith and many others contain pieces of clothing in the bright color palette.

One of the fashionable colors is silver, which is found both in tone to the molten state, and by small flickering and glowing particles.

Sparkling dresses Spring-Summer 2016 Philipp Plein, Rohmir


The striped print continues to be among the most solicited in terms of trends. Just in 2016, this print looks very unusual. It comes from different angles, can have different width, in the new season very wide stripe are met and these are also blending with other prints.

Therefore, do not hesitate to choose the stripe print and if beauty and elegance aren’t the words that characterize you; be careful with horizontal stripes because they are very capricious, especially in those important areas of the body.

Striped dresses Spring Summer 2016 Jonathan Saunders, Reem Acra
long elegant with vertical stripes Salvatore Ferragamo

The print animal is here to stay. Leopards, tigers, pythons, and crocodiles are already our friends, so the choice is yours. A great popularity has not only regular leopards and other mammals, but also those in completely unexpected colors.

animal print Hogan, Roccobarocco

Wild flowers like poppies, chamomile, fantasy flowers and blurred color palette in combination with abstract and geometry … Birds, butterflies, flying from skirt to blouse, from blouse to shorts … Equally popular is the ethnic print that sometimes is proposed by designers in the form of embroideries.

floral print Luisa Beccaria, Naeem Khan
What dresses to wear in 2016 Dolce & Gabbana

The nostalgia for all that unusual, sometimes crazy chaos, fighting against beauty is the way we see new dresses designs for the 2016 spring-summer season. In the new season we can look whatever we want. Many designers have tried to assert their selves on the podium, others have shown restraint and have remained loyal to the eternal beauty and elegance. You choose who to follow.

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