The triangular shape (A -line) dress has been around since the early 50’s. It was originally designed to be worn with low heels and bouffant hair – it later transformed into the baby doll dress during the 60’s. Vintage 1960 trapeze dress, $126. The trapeze dress has proven very popular over the past few seasons as it’s fun and easy to wear. The modern trapeze dress looks great with the highest of heels and it’s important that the dress fits well on the shoulders. This style looks best with bare legs as it’s important to create a balance because the dress hides your shape. Many designers have lots of different takes on this dress.
The Osman Yousefzada‘s dress has more of a sheen, a satin feel and in pink it’s very in keeping with the 60’s baby doll dress! Osman Yousefzada, trapeze dress from Spring/Summer 07, Stockists: Selfridges, Liberty, Podium and Fred Segal, Saks 5th Avenue.
The high street’s take on the trapeze dress is more A-line, is may not be as exciting as the trapeze dress but the shape is still inspired by the trapeze dress.