Fashion is an art form. Designers and the people who wear their clothing make statements with what they put on the runway and on their backs. For Spring/Summer 2017, many designers made no secret of how they felt about how we are treating one another.
Romantic dresses have always been dresses with floral prints, ruffles, lace, delicate bows, transparent effects, and flowy fabric. However, this year designers seem to be moving away from the traditional romantic. Instead, they are giving us a much more literal interpretation of romantic.
Above you can see one of these literally romantic dresses from Rodarte featuring an actual heart on the bodice. The heart is made of paillettes and combined with the lace and ruffles is just about as romantic as one woman can get in a dress.
Above you can see Michael Kors’ take on romantic style clothing. This oversized pullover sweater skips symbolism all together and just has the work LOVE. It is clear from this design how the designer wants us to act toward one another in our everyday lives.
Proenza Schouler designers decided to go with the heat to get across their romantic style. This black turtleneck paired with a sequined skirt is a great combination that will substitute for your favorite floral romantic dresses from last season.
Even though the floral romanticism of last season is probably not going to be as popular this spring, you will still find the baby doll look going strong. Baby doll romantic dresses are still going to be popular this spring. The flirty cut of the dress along with embellishments like lace and bows make these dresses very romantic.
No matter whether you are talking about the literal romantic dresses from the runway this year or the flirty baby doll dresses, all of these garments seem to be geared toward a younger demographic. Older women might be more comfortable in a more traditional version of romantic dresses made of rich fabrics like velvet with lace trim.