Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back
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Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back


Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back

With everyone from Versace, to Bottega Veneta, to Fendi showcasing grunge-inspired elements on their 2023 runways, we couldn’t help but put together an edit of grunge-style dresses for us all to shop right now! As you might have guessed, we were spoiled for choice. Meaning, our top picks have you covered for everything from red-carpet events to cool and casual off-duty plans. So, whether you’re all about luxury leather dresses, slinky satin slips, or moody floral printed maxis, you’re in luck. Keep scrolling to shop the hottest new grunge-style designs from Alexander McQueen, Chloe, All Saints, and more, and give your closet an edgy 90s-inspired update that’s right on trend for the year ahead.

Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back

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Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back


Dress These Grunge-Style Dresses Up Or Down

When it comes to grunge-style dresses, always look out for the most versatile designs. That way, you can just as easily rock them with leather or denim outwear and boots as you can with heels for your after-dark plans. For example, the lingerie midi slip dress by Saint Laurent is a perfect choice. Firstly, the slinky white silk skirt perfectly contrasts the sheer black lace bust and matching lace hemline. Secondly, this dress looks amazing with heels. However, with leather boots and outerwear, it takes on a chic grunge-inspired edge that we just can’t get enough of!

Meanwhile, when it comes to the ultimate staple slip dress, the Cupro midi by St. Agni is the one. This gorgeous gray dress is perfectly suited to grunge-inspired looks so will compliment any accessories, boots, or layers you style it with. What’s more, it’s incredibly flattering and will see you through countless casual and dressy events all year round.

  • ALLSAINTS Mila Velvet & Lace Maxi Dress

  • ASOS DESIGN Crinkle Wrap Midi Tea Dress

  • SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN Textured Mini Dress

  • CHLOÉ Bustier Topstitched Wool-blend Midi Dress

  • SELF PORTRAIT Belted Crepe Mini Dress

  • ALTUZARRA ‘Kaya’ Dress

  • FREEPEOPLE Valeria Maxi Dress

  • NAADAM Wool Cashmere Button Detail Sweater Dress

  • ELAN Mock Neck Tiered Dress

  • SAINT LAURENT Lingerie Midi Dress

  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Women’s Deconstructed Corset Dress


  • L’ACADEMIE Penn Midi Dress

  • GAUGE81 Asan Dress

  • RETROFÊTE Lema Coated Denim Mini Dress

  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Dyed One-Shoulder Day Dress

  • FREEPEOPLE Dahlia Maxi Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Brynne Mini Dress

  • FREEPEOPLE Black Pirouette Mini Dress

  • REFORMATION Baxley Floral-print Crepe De Chine Midi Dress

  • DANIEL RAINN V-Neck Organza Dress

  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Strapless Asymmetric Ruffled Dress

  • ST.AGNI Cupro Midi Bias Slip Dress

  • CHLOÉ Paneled Leather Midi Dress

  • BRANDON MAXWELL Halter Slip Dress

  • ASOS DESIGN Fringe Check Mini Dress

  • ALLSAINTS Melody Tempest Midi Slip Dress

  • INTIMATELY Under My Spell Slip Dress

  • INTIMATELY Look Your Best Maxi Slip Dress

  • FREEPEOPLE Margot Printed Dress


Go All-Out In Runway-Worthy Grunge Style Dresses

Don’t get us wrong, grunge-style dresses are perfect for your off-duty closet. However, when the opportunity arises to go all out and showcase this trend to the fullest – we say go for it! Therefore, we’re currently holding a torch for the women’s corset dress by Alexander McQueen. This glam gown demands your attention and holds it thanks to the exaggerated ruffle details that decorate the structured corset top. As for the skirt, plenty of volume and a sexy thigh-high split show off a glimpse of your legs. It’ll also showcase your choice of designer footwear. Our advice? Stay on theme and pair this darkly romantic silhouette with leather ankle boots.

Meanwhile, if exploring the romantic side of this trend has you intrigued, opt for the strapless ruffled dress, also by Alexander McQueen. First, a beautiful boned corset, voluminous skirt, and oversized ruffle trim make up this theatrical soft peach gown. From here, it’s all about the contrasting black leather accessories. Style yours with leather boots, and a black leather belt or harness for runway-ready vibes. So, either way, this dress will draw a crowd and an endless stream of compliments!

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Embrace The Trend: Modern Grunge Style Dresses Are Back

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