There’s an allure about draping that I find sleek and stylish. Nothing like that elegant, flowing, Grecian feel, and knowing that it takes great tailoring plus attention to detail to achieve the perfectly draped piece. It says ladylike luxe at its best.
I have my favourite designers for those classic, fluid, draping styles that cascade down the feminine form in such glorious luxeness.
I love love love Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood, the asymmetric, draping aesthetic is simply exquisite – with just the right portion of edginess. I have big plans to collect Anglomania dresses.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Vionnet and RM by Roland Mouret also make the most decadently exquisite draped pieces; with dresses perfectly flattering the feminine form.
RM by Roland Mouret Drache draped silk-blend dress £1,200
Vionnet Ruched crepe and silk dress £1,255
Michael Kors Crepe-jersey draped dress £850
Matthew Williamson Asymmetric draped silk-satin gown £1,095
Fendi Draped wool sweater dress £820
Vionnet Draped crepe de Chine dress£1,305
Thakoon Addition Draped silk-satin top £385
Lanvin Draped washed-satin halterneck dress £1,320
Bottega Veneta Draped silk-jersey dress £1,680
Karen Millen is as exquisite as it gets on the high street. The tailoring is flawless and draping done to perfection, it could easily pass for high-end designer gear. I especially love the coat, I mean, how do you get it right with a fabric that thick?
Karen Millen Jersey Draped Structured Dress £180
Karen Millen Unstructured Drape Coat with Check Lining £265
Karen Millen Draped sleeve jersey dress £150
Karen Millen Drape Front Vest £39.50
Karen Millen Minimalist draped dress £99
We can’t deny the sartorial perfection of Alexander McQueen, so it’s no surprise that the label gives us some generous draping; from both diffusion line McQ and the main line.
Alexander McQueen Cape-back crepe dress £1,245
McQ by Alexander McQueen Sleeveless Flannel Check Drape Dress £230
My go to online store, Asos does not ever disappoint when it comes to the lower priced versions of our secret obsessions. They also give us some great draped pieces.
ASOS White Asymmetric Strap Drape Front Dress £85
ASOS Drape Front Top £18
Ringspun Bleach Effect Drape Tunic Dress £38
Zara studio T-shirt £19.99
Zara drape neck T-shirt £19.99