Every woman deserves the perfect dress for those warm spring days, regardless of what her own personal style is. The Reformation offers a wide variety of clothing for the woman who likes to be fun, flirty, and maybe a little bit edgy, all while staying eco-friendly. And for the 2016 spring season, we were given beautifully simple vintage dresses that aspire to give us what the brand calls “that feeling when you find the perfect vintage dress that actually fits.”
“We make killer clothes that don’t kill the environment,” the label’s website boldly states. And it is on this site that you can browse through thoughtful designs that pull together all the best aspects from the ghosts of fashion eras past — all while keeping things modern and chic. “Reformation began as a small shop that reconstructed one of a kind vintage pieces — mostly dresses,” the site’s spring dress portal continues. “Because we’re sentimental af sometimes, we created a new collection of dresses inspired by the early days.”
With Reformation, you always have an idea of what to expect. Their clothes reflect the way they speak — a little edgy and revved up, but always composed. And the Reformation vintage dresses for spring 2016 are no exception, as they give a beautiful range for all types of fashion preferences, and of course the throwback designs from our favorite fashion trends from past decades will always be able to make us smile. Many of the dresses in this collection are short, to say the least, and there is also a lot of sheerness and frills. But on the other side of the spectrum, they give us fun shirtdresses and tanks, alongside a few tea length options and classic prints.
The visual for the classic spring dress always seems to fall back to a floral, sheer or otherwise floating dress, and the Reformation spring 2016 collection uses that concept to tie together classic vintage and modern tendencies. The Peachtree and Corey dresses are the most notable for this specific idea. But then you also have dresses like the Liam dress, which is totally youthful and fun, with its button-down style and cute heart pattern — not to mention the pockets! This is easily one of the most versatile dresses in the collection as well, because with the addition of some leggings and boots, this dress doesn’t necessarily need to be worn when it’s hot outside.
The Gene, Kyle, and Mortar dresses, on the other hand, are versatile in their own ways. It would be easy to change up the styling and make these dresses perfect for personal styles of different women. Their streamlined, easygoing appearance makes them the ideal dress for many different shoppers, especially since they’re also so easy to wear. So it can be easy to play around and find the perfect styling for you.
But it’s the Eleanor dress that is in a category of its own. A new vintage trend that has made its way back into favor in recent seasons is lace giving the illusion of lingerie, so naturally there should have been a nod to the revival in a vintage clothing collection. This dress manages to fit easily and maintain a level of elegance that this line would have otherwise been lacking.
With that, everything works together to create an all-encompassing collection that doesn’t leave much room for want. The Reformation vintage dresses are available for spring on Reformation’s website, for between $138 and $148. But for some of the more popular looks, you might find yourself on the waitlist.
Photos courtesy of Reformation