It might surprise you to hear this, but believe it or not, fashion editors can experience trend fatigue. It’s a commonly under-diagnosed condition, particularly amongst the style elite, mostly due to the fact that we love to shop. However, once in a while (usually at the end of each season), it’s not uncommon to experience a general malaise when scrolling through Instagram or a slight eye twitch when browsing Zara’s new-in section.
If this is sounding all too familiar, we prescribe a good dose of timeless style, and by that, we mean pieces that exist in a different realm to the fluctuating seasonal fashions. With spring around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before our feeds are awash with new dresses—each one clamouring for our attention. So in the interest of your (and our) sanity, we’ve handpicked five classic dress styles that will never go out of style.
Coming in at a range of price points, these antidote dresses (unofficial term) are flattering and chic, and primed to slot into your spring capsule wardrobe. They’re also the sort of pieces that can easily be adapted for any occasion. Just look at Rixo’s Martha dress, which would look just as good paired with tan sandals and raffia bag as it would with strappy heels and a clutch bag. Therein lies the power of the timeless dress.
So if you’re in need of a little new-season trend downtime, scroll down and see our timeless edit.