Trends and styles of the contemporary world offer limitless options to dress in. However, this was not always the case for women.
The evolution of the dress for women has seen some dramatic transformations throughout history. Over the centuries, dresses have been reimagined and acclimatized to social change- and in the case of the mini, it has even been deemed as an icon of cultural evolution.
The skirt volumes of dresses have gone through quite the evolution- from those hooped ‘wonder how she sits’ silhouettes that were popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the derriere enhancing bustle forms in the late 1900s. The roaring ‘20s brought on a shorter, less form fitting silhouette that freed the legs to dance the night away. The 1930s pulled down the hemline again but also gave way to more casual styles. With World War II in the ‘40s, military-inspired suit dresses featuring structured shoulders, belted waists, and A-line styles were all the rage.
With Dior’s inception of the ‘New Look’- a full volume, nipped at the waist silhouette in the 1950s, he established himself as a high authority in defining the chic, modern designer dresses that we see today. With the rebellion that the 1960s brought on, women’s fashion had slipped into a mini mania. The ‘60s also saw the rise of the bohemian aesthetic. During this time, the longer lengths did not vanish entirely, the boho trends gave it a makeover with their quintessential floral prints and fringes. The ‘70s and ‘80s saw an explosion of sequins everywhere for disco ready looks. Shoulder pads and bold, color blocked dresses were also statement feats of the disco era. 1990 onwards boudoir dressing was incepted, owing to Princess Diana’s iconic slip dress. This gave way to a string of satiny slip dresses with spaghetti straps, in all lengths possible. Today, we see various innovative iterations of these designer dresses.
Le Mill houses various designer labels from across the globe that carry a diverse designer dresses collection. Find your perfect dress at Le Mill’s brick and mortar space in Colaba or online at lemillindia.com.
Designer dresses, during any season, are a fun option. They are feminine, flattering and come in a wide array of styles. Picking between a mini, midi, maxi or asymmetric can be a challenging task. We decode the styling codes of designer dresses for every occasion.
Soaring temperatures call for push pants to the back of your wardrobe. Mini dresses are ideal for those hot summer months. Add mini designer dresses from Zimmermann, Rhode and Aje should definitely be on your packing list for a tropical holiday. Fuss-free minis from Kika Vargas and Malie are apt for a warm day on the go. If you’re planning a night out on the town, Silvia Tcherassi’s designer dresses collection should be your go-to.
The best of transitional dressing, the midi designer dresses collection at Le Mill is all about being comfortable while looking absolutely chic. These are the dresses you can take to an elegant dinner, straight from your day at the beach. While solids work well for the sundowners in the city, tropical prints are a must-have for your vacation wardrobe. Buy midi designer dresses from Balenciaga, Kika Vargas, Dries Van Noten, Aje and Alexis only at Le Mill.
Add a polished upgrade to any outfit with a maxi from Le Mill’s designer dresses collection. Easy, breezy and uber stylish- there's a maxi for any occasion. Scour through the designer dresses collection of Zimmermann, Malie, Aje, Silvia Tcherassi and Lovebirds Studio for your new favorite maxi.
Latest collections from Balenciaga, Zimmermann, Silvia Tcherassi and many more are housed at Le Mill. Check out Le Mill’s designer dresses collections for women online at lemillindia.com.
Le Mill’s curated edits of designer dresses for women include functional styles, timeless designs and statement pieces that will fit right into any fashion-forward wardrobe. For the ultimate resort wear designer dresses collection- Zimmermann, Silvia Tcherassi and Kika Vargas are the designers to turn to. Saint Laurent’s striking edits comprise of statement designer dresses that are designed for a refined look. Sacai and Balenciaga craft elevated designer dresses that are rooted in fine tailoring and contemporary aesthetics. Casual designer dresses from Lovebirds Studio and Aish Life should be your go-to for lounging around.
Find the right designer dresses for you from brands like Zimmermann, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and many more exclusively available in India at Le Mill.Read Less