This Zingy Dress Trend Is The Ultimate Conversation Starter

Stand out in a kaleidoscope of patterns.

by Hayley Prokos and Jess Ferguson
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Because of their inherently dynamic quality, graphic print dresses are perhaps an acquired taste. Though, when you look around, you’ll easily encounter silhouettes of all kinds, from strappy slip styles to relaxed shirtdresses, that feature a bevy of patterns to suit many aesthetics within the fashion vernacular.

Designers are embracing the look to be sure. For example, Rodarte’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection was rife with psychedelic swirled slips and a dress featuring a horse print. Meanwhile, labels like Jason Wu and Emilia Wickstead leaned into spring florals. And going further back a few seasons, graphic prints ran rampant in the Spring and Fall 2022 collections of Lanvin; the French label employed a mix of geometric motifs and bold blossoms in each of the seasons. This is proof that the design choice continues to remain popular year after year. Designers like Christopher John Rogers and Emilio Pucci, after all, dutifully continue to offer fresh effervescent takes on the classic dress silhouettes.

Whether you’re looking to try out this trend for the first time or take your love of prints to the next level, there are many options available to shop this season. All of the dresses ahead epitomize various iterations of graphic prints — and will likely be the wearable conversation pieces you find yourself reaching for throughout the year.

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