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Modern Dresses For Today’s Style and Beyond

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Modern dresses are distinctive in style. Florals are out and instead block colors and large graphical prints are in.

You can also expect modern dresses to have innovative silhouettes and interesting cut-out shapes. Brands like Aje, an Australian brand pictured here, is well known for its popular styles featuring cutout waist detailing and asymmetric hemlines.

Australian brands, in particular, are well represented in this round-up of modern dresses for their unique, and fresh approach to designing dresses for today’s style and beyond. Bec + Bridge is one of Australia’s loved brands known for creating modern dresses with a pared back, unfussy aesthetic.

The most famous brand name that has nailed modern dresses is Diane von Furstenberg. The label’s signature wrap dress may be from the 70’s 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 their dresses.

Read on to discover these exciting modern brands, reinterpreting dresses for today.
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Aje

Aje

Aje

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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Bec & Bridge

Bec & Bridge

Bec & Bridge

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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Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

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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Hofmann Copenhagen

Hofmann Copenhagen

Hofmann Copenhagen

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

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

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

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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Nicholas

Nicholas

Nicholas

Nicholas, the namesake clothing label of Australian Irene Nicholas, is known for her dresses with cinched in waists made in bold prints.

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Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi is the British label loved for their signature asymmetrical dresses. The brand enjoys a loyal celebrity fan-base.

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Ramy Brook

Ramy Brook

Ramy Brook

Ramy Brook is a New York designer making vibrant women's clothing, perfect for a confident striking look. Find sexy silhouettes that show off your figure.

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Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Vallance is the Australian designer employing her signature of structured tailoring to luxury timeless pieces, loved by celebrities.

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Ronny Kobo

Ronny Kobo

Ronny Kobo

Ronny Kobo is the namesake label of the Israeli-born, USA-based designer. Known for exotic animal prints and designs that are comfy yet sexy with. The label has been worn by many celebrities and style influencers.

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