Rather than simply stepping into the spring/summer style season, consider sashaying your way forward with the transformative power of a fringe dress. Thanks to the cascades of tassels and strings dripping from its fabric, a fringed frock will move as you move, turning even the plainest of outfits into something with pizzazz, with little effort required.
This waterfall effect was on full display at New York Fashion Week, with fringed pieces flooding the runways of designers like Bronx and Banco, Hervé Léger, Bevza and Proenza Schouler. Whether you want to adopt the look on its own or combine it with another major trend like hot pink hues or metallic accents, this is one summer style that’ll have you feeling like a fashion star.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up five different fringe dress styles with shoppable options for each.
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Pink Fringe Dress
With the Barbiecore trend top of mind — Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie film is slated to hit theatres this summer — we’re applying the colour pink to any and all fashion things throughout the season ahead.
Hutch Fringed Sleeveless Dress, $, available at Anthropologie
Mango Fringed Shift Dress, $, available at Mango
Norma Kamali Fringed Slip Minidress, $, available at mytheresa
Fringe Mini Dress
Nothing says summer-ready like a barely there frock with a flirty twist. Keep it short, keep it simple and, most of all, keep it fun.
H&M Fringe Mini Dress, $, available at H&M
NA-KD Sequin Fringes Midi Dress, $, available at NA-KD
Just Cavalli Fringed Mini Dress, $, available at Farfetch
Metallic Fringe Dress
Shiny, sparkly, silvery fabrics and accessories were quickly identified as a major spring/summer 2023 trend, so why not add an inspired metallic touch to your tassels? It doesn’t take much convincing for us to say yes to a style dripping with rhinestones, like this Zara fringe dress.
Zara Seamless Rhinestone Dress, $, available at Zara
ASOS DESIGN Bodycon Mini Sweat Dress With Diamante Fringing, $, available at ASOS
ELLIATT Nebulous Dress, $, available at Free People
Cut-out Fringe Dress
If there’s anything we’ve learned from observing the style on runways and celebrities alike over the past two years, it’s that when it comes to the cut-out trend, the limit does not exist. Apply the skin-baring look to the waist, shoulders, back or sides of your fringe dress and you end up with the ultimate combination of flirty and fun.
Leslie Amon Sol Cutout Fringed Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Karen Millen Plus Size Cut Out Fringed Bandage Knit Midi Dress, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
Amy Lynn Annabelle Cut-Out Sequin Dress, $, available at Wolf & Badger
Fringe Trim Dress
If full-on flapper is not for you, consider a dress that limits the fringe to its edges. A fringed hemline can be as subtle or as dramatic as you desire, depending on the tassel length.
Sandro Paris Fringed Bustier Dress, $, available at Sandro Paris
525 Fringe Dress, $, available at Revolve
Reformation Cary Cotton Knit Mini Dress, $, available at Reformation
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