The Trapeze Dress


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. Osman Yousefzada_PinkDress.jpg

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! , trapeze dress from Spring/Summer 07, Stockists: Selfridges, Liberty, Podium and Fred Segal, Saks 5th Avenue. HM_TrapezDress.jpg

I love Hannah Marshall‘s dress, which is in silk chiffon and has many layers. trapeze dress from Spring/Summer 08, £1,299.00 at Nina and Lola.

The ’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.



Topshop trapeze dress £45.00.  Littlewoods swirl trapeze dress, £49.00.


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One comment

  1. Gemma
    April 16, 2008 at 23:23

    I love Alek Wek in that baby pink Osman dress. It really suits her skin colour. I have tried a blue version of that Osman dress in Selfridges last year, It just went on, and on. The sales assistant told me it was 25 meters of fabric, probably more. So clever and so understated, it literally turns into something else. So I had to buy the Osman for Mango version of the babydoll dress, not as amazing, but you can’t go wrong on 80Euros, pity it only came in black, as couldn’t afford nearly 1,600 for the original.

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