Best Brands Known for Modern Dresses - Stylish Labels to Know
Modern dresses are distinctive in style. Florals are out and block colors and large graphical prints are in.

Innovative silhouettes and interesting cut-out shapes are part of the new look of modern dresses. Aje, the Australian brand pictured, is known for designing dresses with cut-out waist detailing and asymmetric hemlines.

Australian brands, in particular, are well represented in this round-up of modern dresses. These labels have a fresh eye for designing dresses for today's style and beyond. Bec + Bridge is one of Australia's most loved brands thanks to pared-back and unfussy modern dresses. The brand is known for its minimalist bridal collection of dresses.

The most famous brand name that has been nailing modern dresses for decades is Diane von Furstenberg. The label's signature wrap dress may be from the '70s, but it is as modern today as it was back then. The brand continues to use modern graphical prints and interesting fabrics like velvet for its modern dresses.
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Acler

Acler

Acler

Australia
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Acler was founded by two Australians to rebel against typical cookie-cutter designs. Expect creative draping and sharp styles that evolve slowly with expert oversight.

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Aje

Aje

Aje

Australia
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Aje clothing is an Australian label known for voluminous dresses and separates. Hand-painted watercolor prints is one of the brand's signature details.

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Amanda Uprichard

Amanda Uprichard

Amanda Uprichard

USA
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New Yorker Amanda Uprichard creates strong statement pieces for the modern working woman who wants to feel powerful and sexy.

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Bec & Bridge

Bec & Bridge

Bec & Bridge

Australia
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Bec + Bridge is a treasured Australian brand designing pieces that epitomize modern, confident women. Known for party dresses, a bridal edit and swimwear.

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Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

USA
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Brandon Maxwell, ready-to-wear designer with a celeb clientele is known for his powerful, shapely silhouettes and beautiful tailoring.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

USA
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Diane von Furstenberg, famous for her signature 70's wrap dress, embodies a sensual confidence with bold look-at-me print dresses.

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GAUGE 81

GAUGE 81

GAUGE 81

Netherlands
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GAUGE81 is an Amsterdam-based clothing label creating bold day-to-night outfits for the modern woman. Find unmistakeable sexy '90's-style outfits to wow.

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Hofmann Copenhagen

Hofmann Copenhagen

Hofmann Copenhagen

Denmark
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Hofmann Copenhagen represents a cool sophistication for modern women. The clothing label aims to create affordable high-quality pieces.

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Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai

USA
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Jonathan Simkhai won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015. The LA womenswear brand is lauded for its contoured feminine silhouettes.

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Lee Mathews

Lee Mathews

Lee Mathews

Australia
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Australian designer Lee Mathews is known for her pared back designs. Modern and functional for ultimate comfort, find pieces made from cotton, linen and silk.

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macgraw

macgraw

macgraw

Australia
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macgraw is the eponymous Australian label of two sisters. The designer dress brand enjoys critical acclaim for their textile innovation of superfine 100% merino lace that does not crease.

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Magda Butrym

Magda Butrym

Magda Butrym

Poland
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Magda Butrym collaborates with Polish artisans to expertly craft womenswear with strong silhouettes. Embroidery, pleating and plaited leather feature heavily.

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