6 Dress Trends That Need to Retire in 2016

Just like the years come and go, so do dress trends. Both the tuxedo dress and the long-sleeved gown rose to popularity in 2015. We love the sharp, tailored look of the no-pants tuxedo dress and the way it makes the wearer look sexy and polished at the same time. The long-sleeved gown, on the other hand, is a sartorially-elevated take on the granny dress. What used to be dowdy is now back in vogue, and many celebrities have sported the modest look on the red carpet.

But while there are so many dress trends to love from last year, there are also some we abhor. Here are some of the dress trends we will hopefully no longer spot on the red carpet in 2016.

1. The “Naked” Dress

BeyonceBeyoncé at the Met Gala – ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 4, 2015 (Full Story)

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian at the Met Gala – ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 4, 2015 (Full Story)

Last year’s Met Gala was a fiasco of barely-there dresses. With a fashion event as big as this, it’s not surprising to find many celebrities baring it all for the shock factor. But we’re numb and immune to the charms, or lack thereof, of the “naked” dress. It’s tacky and theatrical, even when worn by the likes of Beyoncé.

2. The Side Cut-Out Dress

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on February 23, 2015

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner attend the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in California on November 22, 2015 (Full Story)

Got a boring dress? Apparently all you have to do is cut the sides out. There was a time when the side cut-out dress was in vogue. But now, we’re just overly exhausted with the look. It looks like an uninspired designer’s way of making a tired dress look contemporary and relevant.

3. The Restricting Off-Shoulder Dress

Amanda SeyfriedAmanda Seyfried at the 2015 Tony Awards in New York on June 7, 2015 (Full Story)

Sarah HylandSarah Hyland at the 67th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 21, 2015 (Full Story)

Don’t get us wrong — this dress is cute. But, it’s not very functional. But then again fashion, at times, is not intended to be functional. The off-shoulder look is nice, but voluntarily having your arms restricted by a piece of clothing and looking like a robot seems quite ridiculous.

4. The High-Low Dress

Rosie Huntington WhiteleyRosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Elle Style Awards 2015 in London on February 24, 2015 (Full Story)

Eva LongoriaEva Longoria at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in France on May 18, 2015 (Full Story)

We don’t know about you, but we just can’t seem to warm up to the asymmetrical-hem dress trend. In Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s case, her dress at the Elle Style Awards 2015 made her look like she was sporting a tail. Or a fin.

5. The Fringe Dress

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ – Photocall in France on May 14, 2015 (Full Story)

Georgia May JaggerGeorgia May Jagger at the 9th Annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on April 16, 2015

The flapper trend has overstayed its welcome. Let’s move on to something that average people can actually wear in real life.

6. The Slip Dress

Amber HeardAmber Heard at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival – ‘When I Live My Life Over Again’ in the United States on April 19, 2015 (Full Story)

Sienna MillerSienna Miller at the 68th Cannes Film Festival – amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes on May 21, 2015

#IWokeUpLikeThis only applies to your face. It’s time to lay the “I rolled out of bed in my nightie” look to rest — even if it is covered in glitter and sequins.

What do you think? This 2016, do you want to see these dresses retire as much as we do?

Credit: DyD Fotografos/Future Image/WENN/Dave Bedrosian/Rob Rich/Andres Otero/Alberto Reyes/Brian Dowling/Brian To/Pat Denton/Joe/Apega/Joel Ginsburg

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