10 Best draping trends in fashion

Draping continues to be a recurring fashion trend with designers continuously creating beautiful draped garments that can be added to wardrobes in many different ways . Below are some of the 10 best draping trends for different seasons and functions.

1. The Draped Cocktail dress

A draped cocktail dress which has the loose folds of fabric that shows the femininity of a women’s body is a must have in every wardrobe. A chic example is this Maison Rabih Kayrouz Draped Asymmetric Gown which is trendy and accentuates the body in a soft and subtle way.

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2. A belted drape number

A perfect example of a belted drape dress is this creation by Liberian-born fashion designer and stylist Korto Momolu. Not only does the belt add a touch of color to the black maxi dress, it accentuates the waist thereby magnificently highlighting the curves.

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3. Draped Jersey Dress

Everybody needs a jersey dress in their closet. With their beautiful light, breathable fabric jersey dresses are very versatile and brilliant for the hot summer days. A draped jersey dress like this maxi number by Rick Owens is perfect for running errands, sightseeing and everything in between.

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4. Draped Leather.

A little edginess to a wardrobe is necessary and a draped leather dress like this Lanvin black faux leather bustier number will deliver the much needed edge. Skillfully manipulated through dimensional draping in the form of wrapping and twisting a draped leather dress is just what is needed to level up that sex-appeal.

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5. Angelic White.

A white dress is a staple wardrobe item that comes in all kinds of styles and fabrics. Draping on a white dress creates an aura of sensuality and soft beauty that is essential for the wardrobe. South African designer David Tlale delivers such exquisite femininity in this draped white Alice cape dress.

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6. Floral power

Nigerian designer Duro Olowu has such an edgy and bewildering way with prints and patterns that makes his garments big with celebrities like former first lady of the US Michelle Obama and British actress Keira Knightly. One of his amazing pieces is this draped floral contrast dress that is a stylish must have for those long sunny days.

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7. Draped one shoulder dress

A draped, one shoulder dress in a bright hue like this soft piece by Dianne von Furstenberg is a what is needed to make a wardrobe pop! This dress is both stylish and breathable making it perfect for summer.

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8. Bridal Drape

Who says brides shouldn’t set fashion trends on their wedding day? An ultra-feminine draped wedding dress like this Carol Hannah design is definitely a welcome non-conventional way of walking down the isle.

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9. Draped Jumpsuit

A draped jumpsuit like this Roland Mouret creation is eccentric and fun. Paired with heels and statement jewelry, it is the perfect outfit for a day out.10. Grecian Goddess draping.

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10. Grecian Goddess draping.Elie Saab channeled a Greek Goddess with this beautiful

Elie Saab channeled a Greek Goddess with this beautiful draped gown which is absolutely perfect for glamorous events. Evidently, a draped garment is a must have for all wardrobes which makes draping an essential skill for all designers to have. Designers can therefore learn to master draping techniques by attending the International Draping Workshop organized by FA254 which will be held for the first time in Nairobi and will be taught by international teachers. Apply for the workshop here and get a chance to see your designs fill the wardrobes of fashionistas worldwide.

Written by Faith Katunga