For evening there’s still plenty of draping but in keeping with the body-con (conscious) trend, toga dresses with fitted bodices and form-fitting ruching give a very up-to-the-minute feel. According to Fashion Era, “the use of a gradually wider A-line silhouette, side or center drapery in the form of gathers, tucks pleats and bow ties,” also provide subtle styling changes this season.
This season’s bold brights of orange, yellow, blue and green give the modern toga dress an injection of sex appeal, from Goddess gowns in Valentino’s signature red to Lanvin’s bold orange in toga-style mini dresses. Metallics of silver, gold and bronze shimmer in one-shoulder styles too, with beautiful draping from designers such as Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. Timeless white and black still remain the classic choice for Grecian glamor with ultra feminine dresses from Zac Posen, Chloe and Celine, to name but a few.
Designer Greco-Roman-style dresses translate easily to high street labels. Inspired by the fashion runways, this is one look that any woman can indulge in that won’t break the bank. Whether it’s a Grecian-style maxi with plenty of draping or a toga tunic dress, this is one of the key trends of the season that is easy to subscribe to.
There is also a distinct Greco-Roman feel in other areas of women’s fashion. Jumpsuits get a Grecian makeover too, and summer swimwear features many one-shoulder designs with flattering (hide the tummy) Greco-Roman draping. Toga-style tunics are versatile and comfortable, sitting atop a pair of wide-legged pants. Temperly London‘s multi-colored striped tunic is one such example, perfect for holiday dressing.