Updated: Mar 20
The holiday season may be behind us but winter definitely isn't! We need to get away and it better be somewhere hot and dry! Is our wardrobe up to it though? What will we need to buy? Let's look at a few Resort 2023 Runway Collections for some interesting style inspiration!
Always chic and fresh, Alberta Ferretti's Resort 2023 collection is just what we need to stay cool in those warm destinations. This collection features a flowy white pantsuit with a side sash and wide legs; a stunning kelly green jumpsuit with a cinched waist, slightly ballooned sleeves and elasticized ankles; floor-length high thread count cotton dresses with full sleeves and drawstring waistlines; stunning midriff-baring string-lace crop tops with matching floor length skirts in navy; and a really stunning pair of flared macrame pants with tassels in cobalt blue or a long dress with a plunging neckline in the same material. They are just fabulous! There are also some unique offerings of pantsuit pieces in goldenrod with a variety of patterns to choose from for mixing and matching, as well as a selection in cobalt. This collection is definitely worth surfing the internet to inspire us to wear full-on colour!
I always look forward to seeing what Carolina Herrera is offering because she never disappoints. Her Resort 2023 collection is sophisticated, fun, and flirty. She is offering three different dress styles in a cherry pattern that can be worn by absolutely everyone. There is a fun mini sundress with ballooned-out sleeves in a blue pinstripe pattern, or one with a ruched bodice and tea-length flared skirt in the same material. She has created a number of pieces in blue pinstripes for people who love classic material, such as a little crop top with straps and wide-leg pants with a large brimmed floppy hat to top it all off. There is a pretty-in-pink Chanel-inspired suit and an adorable little dress, both with fringed cuffs and hems. For more dramatic personalities there is a mini-dress with huge balloon sleeves in a very large blue poppy print that is sure to capture everyone's attention at the nightclub. I really love the oversize-print pink poppy dress with a peter pan collar and short raglan sleeves, and her offerings of leopard print skirts, dresses, pants and tops. There really is something for everyone in this season's amazing collection!
For people who want a tropical aesthetic, Johanna Ortiz has delivered up a collection chock full of eclectic pieces perfect for a beach setting. Each pattern and print is unique in it's own right and suitable for both daytime and night. There is crochet and fringe, palm trees and leaves, and a bit of geometry thrown in the mix. There are wrap styles with long sleeves, halter styles with cut-outs, kimono's and butterfly sleeves, to mention a few. There are a range of colours from muted greens to bold oranges with splashes of neutral tones to keep it real. They are comfortable, practical, and wearable.
The Saint Laurent Resort 2023 collection features a plethora of clingy and drapey fabric. Sleek, jersey-type material from head-to-toe. There are a lot of floor-length dress styles, some with one-shoulder bodices, some fully covered with long sleeves, ruching and draping. There is a lot of black in this collection which is perfect for romantic evenings. The collection also includes midriff-baring crop tops paired with sheer asymmetrical skirts. It is a very refined collection highlighting a variety of styles perfectly suited to upscale cruises. Add one of the blazers in the collection for strolling around the deck apres dinner. If you prefer colour, a few items will pique your interest. The bold tangerine and lemon yellow dresses in the collection offer full coverage for outdoors when you watch the sunset.
I revisit Ulla Johnson each season because she never fails to produce more riveting pieces with each new collection. She outdid herself again with her bold African-print dresses and one in particular with it's grand ballooning sleeves. There is a lot going on in her prints and that's okay. I adore them! Her jewel-toned pantsuits are next generation with their peasant dress toppers and extra wide legs. The colours are rich and bold and make quite a statement. There are also softer shades in her collection but nothing that fades. They're amazing! This collection is an appropriate choice if you're heading to the Caribbean.
Zimmerman's collections never cease to Wow! and their Resort 2023 Collection is a masterpiece! Separates are huge right now so they have loads of them. Zimmerman is known for their romantic aesthetic and their resort collection is absolutely brimming with it. Florals are always in abundance on their full skirts, shirts and crops. Billowy sleeves are a must. They cater to the younger set by providing an abundance of full mini skirts, but older women can wear the longer versions which are typically tea-length. They are also offering some classic styles in this collection, one being a black and white polka-dot halter dress. There are two-piece short sets which are really sweet, and a set with a blazer for the 40+ ladies. This collection is also offering stunning ballgown-style dresses to wear to the prom, and more toned-down dresses for Mom. There are also some pretty casual pantsuits for the beach or strolling around town. This collection is quite unique in that it has it all. It's a must!