Whether it's a cocktail, casual or winter dress on the agenda, mytheresa.com's alluring selection of hand-picked women's designer dresses, crafted in an array of fabrics will be sure to meet your needs.
Dazzle in a lavish Gucci gala gown or opt for a Diane von Furstenberg summer dress, and don't forget to style with a pair of statement high heels.
Where dresses began
It's said that ancient societies wore tunics which were overlaid with fabric and during the middle ages those from a higher class began to add further material to their tunics to showcase their wealth. From then on dresses began to evolve.
When speaking of the history of dresses, we must not forget to mention the little black dress. Originally invented in the 1920's by Chanel, the LBD has since provided women with a uniform that is both universal and sustainable. However, the garments key rise to fame was in 1961 when Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy LBD in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Another remarkable moment in the history of dresses was in the 1960's when the sack dress evolved into what is now known as shift dress. Saint Laurent realised that the planarity of the dress was ideal for colour blocking and crafted blocks of jersey onto it to replicate an iconic Mondrian design, which led to the desire for printed dresses.
Today, the garment ranges in length, silhouette, and colour from a leather dress to a cocktail dress there's a design out there to suit every woman's taste.
Find a dress perfect for you
If you're heading to a red carpet event, then construct a look that is bold and confident. Opt for a lustrous luxury evening gown from Valentino and pair it with fine jewellery for a show stopper look.
Designers such as Chloé and Isabel Marant offer an array of breathtaking chiffon beach dresses which style flawlessly with sandals and sunglasses. A maxi dress is also another ideal option for strolling the picturesque sands of an exotic location.
When worn alone or with a blazer, a pencil dress by luxury labels such as Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria Beckham make for compelling business attire.
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