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The Elevated Gypsy Dress Is Your New Evening Statement

Billowy, '70s bohemian-inspired gypsy dresses get a cocktail-appropriate makeover with prints and embellishments. We show you the ways to look affirmatively glam.

Unless you had lived through the ’70s during the era of Veruschka (that’s the supermodel) and Biba (that’s the iconic London store), or are the hippie-inspired and vintage-loving twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the laidback, breezy silhouette of a gypsy-inspired maxi dress isn’t the first outift that comes to mind when you mention the word ‘glam’. Things are changing, though, as the bohemian staple makes a major comeback as evening wear for Spring/Summer 2020.

The dress packs an elevated punch with reimagined necklines, sheer peek-a-boo fabric and next-level accessories like waist-cinching belts and door knocker earrings. The trend’s carefree precedence takes a decidedly sexy turn at Saint Laurent with a deep plunging V-neck; at Celine, the rich tapestry fabrics and embellishment scream ‘after hours glamour’; while at Etro, swishy maxi dresses come in bright summery colours and prints. The main question now is: are you ready to boogie?

On the runway

Celine by Hedi Slimane silk, $5,200, Celine
Silk, $5,800, Etro
Linen, $630, Innika Choo
Cotton, Kate Spade New York
Vita Kin linen, $1,895, www.matchesfashion.com
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello embroidered silk muslin, $15,100, Saint Laurent
Jacquard, Chloe
Cotton, Maje
Wool, Gucci
D'ascoli cotton, $365, www.matchesfashion.com