The Fall 2017 collections featured an abundance of cutting-edge trends, from Victorian collars (as seen at John Galliano, Lemaire, and Kenzo), wallpaper florals (as seen at Delpozo, Ralph Lauren, and Coach 1941), and plush velvet gowns (as seen at Altuzarra, Erdem, and Jason Wu) but long-sleeve dresses (as seen at Michael Cinco, Zuhair Murad, and Reem Acra) are the ever-present force throughout the shows.
The standout movement across the major fashion maisons has been to go long, with hemlines dipping to the floor. Sleeves have also taken a dip to graze wrists and go as far as to the knuckles. Long-sleeve dresses are officially cool again. It’s a lady-like movement, taps in to the Middle Eastern aesthetic for modest silhouettes, and is at the top of the trend barometer for Fall 2017. Here, the Vogue Arabia fashion desk curates the best long-sleeved, secret-weapon dresses from the core collections to copy/paste into your wardrobe rotations for the new season and beyond.