Get the Dress-thetic

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There’s a dress for every occasion, and an occasion for every dress. Farah Baig shares some of the latest trends when it comes to dresses and her favourite pieces from the Rasario Resort 2024 collection and Genny Pre-Fall 2024-2025 collection.

Let’s face it — glamourous dresses will just never go out of fashion as there is something so divinely feminine about a beautiful dress. With brands taking on a renewed, creative approach through 2023, we’ve seen phenomenal dresses on runways and in ready-to-wear collections that are just hard to resist.

Perfecting your dress-thetic would need having a keen eye for detail, and taking advantage of some of the fantastic trends we’ve seen in 2023 that are sure to make their way into this year too.

Sultry dresses with side slits have made a big comeback and work well in all lengths, with floor-length dresses just exuding elegance. Large 3D details including roses, meticulously sewn out of fabric, have been adorning dresses while additional details such as bows, laced-up backs and frills have been taking designs up a notch. While form-fitting silhouettes aren’t going anywhere, we’ve seen a growing affinity towards relaxed fit dresses. Structured, tailored dresses with collars have been back for every occasion. Whichever you choose, we’re sure you’ll look stunning!

Cosmopolitan Chic with Genny
Genny’s Pre-Fall 2024-2025 collection is inspired by the essence of the modern, cosmopolitan woman navigating the dynamic facets of her urban life. The collection is chic, and can take women from business meetings to art galleries, theatres, and events with ease.

The collection has several noteworthy outwear pieces, but what caught our eye were the dresses which radiated towards glamour and femininity. The collection boasts a rich array of luxurious materials, including worked cloths, buttoned wools, technical and structured cady, wool gauzes, lurex pinstripes, jersey with rhinestones, jacquard tweeds, sequined denim, silks, crepe de chine, laminated chiffons, and iridescent velvets.

While the colour palette features several shades of grey, we were drawn to the light lavender and avibrant lacquer red. Genny’s Pre-Fall 2024-2025 collection masterfully captures the spirit of the modern, dynamic woman making her mark in the bustling metropolis.

Rasario’s Roses
Since 2012, Rasario has been creating spectacular evening wear, cocktail dresses and ready-to-wear pieces. The same can be said for their Resort 2024 collection which is sure to turn some heads. It seamlessly merges Asian and Gothic influences with a nostalgic nod to the ‘90s and 2000s. It’s a celebration of the semi-dramatic, featuring sultry Gothic undertones inspired by drapery and the symbolic beauty of roses.

Redefining fashion with transformative silhouettes, Resort’24 showcases voluminous roses, intriguing cutouts, and understated teardrop necklines, offering styles from mini to maxi. The iconic corset silhouette takes centre stage, gently flaring into elegant trains. Sleek column dresses, ruffles, asymmetry, and abundant drapery, accentuated by corset inserts, provide a diverse array of styles.

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