Retro-inspired looks continue to invade the runways – just check out the fall-winter creations from fashion week with silhouettes directly from the 1980s. You know, like, when dramatic volumes were totally awesome!
This party season, stay tuned for theatrical voluminous confections with giant bows, lavish ruffles, shiny satin, prints, and a lot of pinks. (Think Princess Diana's wedding dress, beauty pageant reinas and your favorite quinceañera looks.)
This Alexander McQueen design epitomizes the style that will reign in the coming months and beyond. Gorgeous gathers? Check. Hot pink? Check. Statement sleeves? Check! Billowing skirt? Double-check! Scroll through for even more delectable designs for inspiration whether for a special night out, daytime drama or making a major style statement during party season.
Marc Jacobs floral dress
High necks and ruffles
With its oversized print and tiered billowing sleeves that get lost in the skirt, his midi dress by Marc Jacobs isn't for a fashion wallflower.
Roksanda yellow feathered dress
Birds of a feather
At London Fashion Week, Roksanda showed a feathered in the summer's hottest color, bright yellow, which shows no sign of going anywhere. We're ready for a sunny fall and winter!
The predominance of pink
At Daniel Roseberry’s debut as the creative director of Schiaparelli, a pink cloud-like dress worn with a bedazzled bralet had us floating away on Cloud 9.
Erdem purple floral dress
Nods to Lady Di
British-based brand Erdem, a favorite of Kate Middleton, served up looks like this purple dress with a dramatic oversized bow, a modern take on Princess Diana's favorite looks back in the day.
Valentino red bow gown
Lady in Red
Who can resist the perfect red dress? Valentino sent a design with the Italian house's trademark bow and signature hue down the runway – and we LOVE.
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy's haute couture show included this voluminous metallic design which was a far cry from the royal wedding dress she designed for Meghan Markle.