For fashionistas who want to channel the season’s schoolgirl style this season, the perfect jumper can easily complete your wardrobe. Drawing its cues from the 1990s, the jumper dress has returned in all its girlish glory. The season’s hottest frock features autumnal plaid prints, wide straps and delicate pleats. While you may be taking over the boardroom instead of ruling the playground, you can always embrace the playful schoolgirl dress for day or night. Here are a few easy ways to master the Fall 2016 variation of the trend now.
For a wearable and versatile Saturday sartorial statement, follow the example from the Suno catwalk. The look of blue and brown checks, a longer midi hem and perfectly pressed pleats is the ultimate finish. Try pairing a similar jumper dress with a loose long-sleeved blouse, a plush scarf and black ankle booties.
Embrace the runway look for the business day, in a knit black, red and white houndstooth print jumper (as seen at Thomas Maier). Add a classic white shirt, a coordinating chain purse and a pair of calf-high black leather boots. Whether you have an in-office day or an afternoon full of events and meetings, you are sure to stun in an inspired look.
You may not think of this youthful trend as a nighttime outfit, but you can certainly bring your jumper frock into the evening hours. Capture the look at Jason Wu, with a funky green and navy blue jumper in a tighter, more sensual cut. A thigh-high slit and curve-skimming cut will help to emphasize your physique. Meanwhile, velvety black pumps and a fitted top transform this day dress into a hot commodity for Friday night.
Photos: Vogue Runway