Amidst a world troubled with political turmoil and separatist movements, fashion remains hopeful. Dubbed as the industry “that sells dreams”, designers call on us to remain positive, to fall in love, and to come together again, so to speak. Across different collections, we find undertones of romance and steam, but this season, we don’t reach for the slinky slip dress après l’amour, we fashion one out of our still warm, possibly damp bedsheets. Here, I pinpoint the different iterations of the after-sex bedsheet dress, flowing white robes suggesting a long night of passion under the covers, as seen on the runway.
First, on Palomo’s hotel inspired collection, we see a playfully draped white cotton dress finished with embroidered hems, a single dangling earring, and pointy leather slip-ons. The look is completed with a very flattering coral blush look for a hint of post-coital flush.
At Jacquemus, the French designer unpacks yet again a package from his sunny southern upbringing with “La Bomba.” Here we see a mid-length white dress that hugs the body in all the right curves.
The bedsheet dress imagined by Simone Rocha is silky and gathered at the knees while over at Loewe, it’s asymmetric, ruffly, and tied at the waist. Playful, light and coquettish, the after-sex bedsheet dress is not only a must-have this summer, it’s the mood.