Having spent nearly two decades at Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri made her debut for the house of Dior during the SS17 presentations. The fashion world waited with baited breath to see what creations would make their way down the runway...and the looks did not disappoint. One key look which stood out above all else was the 'bustier' dress, and it seems that over the past 9 months no matter what the event/occasion someone will grace the red carpet wearing one of these gowns. A particularly flattering style, these dresses are a new take on the 'underwear as outerwear' trend that we've seen over the past few seasons. So why are they so popular? Well for a start, Dior is known world over as one of the most luxurious fashion brands so given the chance who wouldn't want to wear one of their dresses? Secondly, these dresses are ultra feminine with a sensual appeal. They also come in a number of different fabrics: tulle, leather and even embroidered - so they can look either pretty or dramatic depending on what you want to opt for. The most worn style of this bustier dress has 'Christian Dior' branded shoulder straps. Usually with such popular styles, celebrities may not want to wear them after a while to avoid 'following a trend' but there really is no stopping this look at the moment and Dior has continued to develop this look in their most recent collection. Celebrity fans include: Jennifer Lawrence, Bella Hadid, Chiara Ferragni, Lily Donaldson, Felicity Jones, Kirsten Dunst, Jaime King, Elizabeth Olsen, Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev and Dianna Agron...
And it's not just on the red carpet where this look has reigned supreme. The bustier dress has also become of the most popular choices for editorials...
Antonina Petkovic for Harper's Bazaar Malaysia / Jennifer Lawrence for Madame Figaro
Hilary Rhoda for Harper's Bazaar / Emily Ratajkowski for Vogue Spain
Jourdan Dunn for Glamour UK / Eva Herzigova for Elle Russia
Kiki Willems for Porter Magazine / Dasha Khlystun for Numero
Niki Trefilova for Elle Czech / Felicity Jones for Glamour UK
Arizona Muse for Harper's Bazaar Germany / Zlata Semenko for Elle Kazakstan
Jennifer Lawrence for Harper's Bazaar / Christy Turlington for Harper's Bazaar
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