One and Done

Spring Dress Trends

text by Nicole Spellman   photos courtesy of Barneys New York

Spring is here, signaling that it’s time to shed our winter layers and don the favorite one-and-done piece: the dress. Here, we break down the six top trends of the season with flirty frocks perfect for weddings, vacations and everywhere in between.

Ultra-Fem Floral

ZIMMERMANN Billows Embellished Floral Linen-Silk Minidress

Floral dresses may always be a go-to for spring, but this time around we’re loving anything over-the-top feminine. Smocking details and mini ruffles are extra flattering with cinched-in waists.

Feather Trim

VIVETTA Alshain Silk Dress

Marabou and ostrich feather trim are currently trending on the red carpet and the runway. Fully embrace it in an all-over feathered dress by Vivetta ( pictured here), or take a more subtle approach with a decorated hem in styles by Lisa Perry, Azeeza, or Prada.

Bold Graphics

VERSACE Lace-Trimmed Graphic Silk Slipdress
Versace’s Tribute Collection has put bold, late-’80s-inspired graphics back on our radar. Dresses in super-saturated hues and bright designs are well suited for tropical getaways.


SAINT LAURENT One-Shoulder Dress 
The one-shoulder dress is the of-the-moment answer to last year’s “cold shoulder” trend. Asymmetrical necklines are perfect for fashion lovers who like to make a statement.

Modern Lace

PROENZA SCHOULER Lace & Chiffon Cocktail Dress
Think modern rather than Victorian when opting for a lacy frock. Designers dreamed up edgier nuances for the fabric by working it with unique drapery, prints, and metallic embroidery.

Strapless Gown

DEREK LAM Accordion-Pleated Crepe Strapless Gown
We saw many iterations of the strapless dress for SS18, especially in maxi lengths. With top variations like self-tie knots and sweetheart cuts, it’s a head-turning staple for summer weddings.