16 JAN - 2023
Romantic dressing has a new friend: the dreamy goddess-inspired draped trend.
Channel the ultra-feminine look with fluid pleating into everyday dressing that injects a little bit of interest into every outfit, and suits all body types. The ruching highlights all the right things, but can be moved around to suit your shape.
Whether it’s a figure hugging dress (a La Norma Kamali) or separates that can be broken up with classic pieces that are already in your wardrobe. Although the draped look is currently in trend, we believe it’s a timeless addition to your wardrobe that won’t go out of style!
Below are our favourite draped pieces to get you hooked on the latest trend.
This shape has been super popular (a la Paris Georgia), sp I’m glad to come across another Kiwi brand’s twist on the off-the-shoulder draped top. I love the variations of colours, and better yet, as each piece is custom made you can request colours too. Win win! I would pair this with a pair of black jeans and heels for the perfect girls lunching outfit.
Draped Stone Top
Gloria Drawstring Dress
Dune Midi Dress
Karina Mini Dress
You can’t get more classic Bec and Bridge than this. Available in 9 colours, the Karina Dress will literally fit in everyone’s wardrobes. The crepe fabric is soft, and has a bit of stretch so it’s comfortable on the body. Pull on an open white shirt for a more casual look, or dress it up with heels for dinner! PS. You can also rent this on Designer Wardrobe!
If you’re a resident fashion chum around here, you’ll know I can’t stop talking about Norma Kamali. It took me a while to buy in, but once I did, I can honestly say the reviews are true. The Diana dress works for everyone, perfectly shaping the body. While this pick is the mini dress, both this and the maxi (which I own) is the perfect summer wedding guest outfit.
Another kiwi brand buying into the trend is Wynn Hamlyn. The subtle drape runs down the body, which is mirrored in a few different dresses and tops for his recent collection. The Ruby One Shoulder Dress is a standout for both everyday dressing and for all your events, which I’d pair with some strappy sandals.