Resort 2017: The Top 40 Looks of the Season

Resort 2017

Resort collections used to be all about bikinis and sarongs Today, designers use the pre-spring collections as opportunities to create more versatile pieces, ranging from cozy knitwear to warm weather separates. Here, W editors select their favorite looks from the season. Now you just have to wait until November to shop the collections.


Louis Vuitton

With the Summer Olympics around the corner, Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière has performancewear and athletic uniforms on the mind. He even presented the sporty collection in Rio de Janeiro at the city’s contemporary art museum. The bold graphics and bright colors made this look a stand out. — Rickie De Sole

Photo by Getty Images.



Alessandro Michele’s resort 2017 collection was fun and quirky. And, it looked good both coming and going: embroidered snakes climbed up the backs of coats made heads turn. — Rickie De Sole

Photo by Getty Images.



Joseph Altuzarra makes clothes women want to wear, such as these graphic separates that work equally well together as on their own. — Rickie De Sole

Photo courtesy Altuzarra.


Calvin Klein Collection

Polka dots are a major Resort 2017 trend–but no one did them better than Calvin Klein Collection, who gave them a modern twist and in every size. — Rickie De Sole

Photo courtesy Calvin Klein.



It was hard to choose just one look in this very big collection, but this floral dress was truly a standout. It’s a perfect for a holiday party! — Rickie De Sole

Photo courtesy Valentino.


Alexander McQueen

Every look in Sarah Burton’s pre-collections for Alexander McQueen are special and elaborate. Case in point: this eyelet dress covered with painted flowers, paired with multiple studded leather belts. — Sarah Zendejas

Photo courtesy Alexander McQueen.


Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini

What girl doesn’t want to slip into thigh high boots with a coquette kitten heel and put their arms into a little baby doll dress and run out the door feeling a little bit like Brigitte Bardot in the late ’60s, early ’70s? Lorenzo Serafini knows what girls want to wear and right now it is this. — Sarah Zendejas

Photo courtesy Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini.



This season Rochas gave the quirky girl her perfect little black dress. — Sarah Zendejas

Photo courtesy Rochas.


See By Chloé

We can count on See By Chloé to offer the most beautiful bohemian pieces season after season. This dress is a light and airy confection one could live in all spring and summer long. — Sarah Zendejas

Photo courtesy See By Chloé.


Nili Lotan

This Nili Lotan leopard print dress is just as much a wardrobe staple as a LBD. — Sarah Zendejas

Photo courtesy Nili Lotan.


Sonia Rykiel

The vintage style of this shrunken fur jacket and extra long classic belt at Sonia Rykiel feels so chic for evening.— Nora Milch

Photo courtesy Sonia Rykiel.


Nina Ricci

A black silk slip dress gets an eclectic pop of color with off-the-shoulder green shirting sleeves at Nina Ricci. — Nora Milch

Photo courtesy Nina Ricci.


Helmut Lang

For Resort, Helmut Lang returns to the brand’s ’90s shapes we all love, with a silk slip top, cargo pants, and a jacket tied around the waist. — Nora Milch

Photo courtesy Helmut Lang.


Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela Hearst layers the finest fabrics — here an ultra-feminine pale blue lace outfit feels casual with chunky wool sweater made at her sheep ranch in Uruguay. — Nora Milch

Photo courtesy Gabriela Hearst.



Ellery’s resort collection is all about new proportions, like a long skirt and extra long sleeves. — Nora Milch

Photo courtesy Ellery.


Rosetta Getty

This cream satin gown feels like something a modern Cleopatra–or a fashion forward bride–would adore. — Sam Walker

Photo courtesy Rosetta Getty.



Area’s young designers, who often reference hyper-glam days of the early ’00s, are branching into bags for the first time. — Sam Walker

Photo courtesy Area.



Giving new life to the tired cargo pant, Monse introduces a pair with an exaggerated silhouette for Resort. When paired with a ladylike polka dot blouse, the winning combination exudes a confidence. — Sam Walker

Photo courtesy Monse.


Apiece Apart

Apiece Apart’s mix of easy separates and breezy dresses came in new shades including pops of pink and mango. However, it was this high-neck cutout number that was a true standout. — Sam Walker

Photo courtesy Apiece Apart.


Jil Sander

The classic trench gets a modern twist with Jil Sander’s heavyweight fabrics. This rich almond-hued coat feels fresh with a slightly overextended sleeve and drop-shoulder proportions. — Sam Walker

Photo courtesy Jil Sander.


Carolina Herrera

Celebrating her 35th year in business, Carolina Herrera referenced her classic silhouettes and styles with a youthful air. — Sam Milner

Photo courtesy Carolina Herrera.


Marc Jacobs

One could easily miss this prairie dress look among the over-the-top frills, logos and animal prints in the collection. With its ’80s-style puff sleeves and zebra-printed ankle boots, it’s a fun take on a classic Marc Jacobs style — more wild and subversive than sweet and demure. — Sam Milner

Photo courtesy Marc Jacobs.


Giambattista Valli

Season after season, you can always count on Giambattista Valli to have the most precious of floral frocks. — Sam Milner

Photo courtesy Giambattista Valli.


Christian Dior

As decadent as the Blenheim Palace surroundings, Christian Dior stuck to their house signatures — lace, florals and sequins in perfect feminine harmony. — Sam Milner

Photo by Getty Images.



Sequins, lurex, and rainbow stripes could be sensory overload; however, the ease of this sweet summer dress paired with dressed-up oxfords make it a staple outfit for almost any destination or occasion. — Sam Milner

Photo by Getty Images.


Temperley London

Temperley evokes a sense of vacationing in the city for the bohemian who likes a little bit of structure. — Grace Fuller

Photo courtesy Temperley London.


Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin’s collection has such elegance, yet looks so comfortable — which feels so chic! — Grace Fuller

Photo courtesy Rosie Assoulin.


Thom Browne

The intricate pleats and seams are what draw fans expect from Thom Browne every season. For Resort, he used asymmetry in a way that made the pieces feel lighthearted and playful. — Grace Fuller

Photo courtesy Thom Browne.



Zimmerman’d wispy florals still feel grounded thanks to bold colors and strong silhouettes. — Grace Fuller

Photo courtesy Zimmerman.


Emanuel Ungaro

This sharply tailored look feels both powerful and girly thanks to a strong shoulder and pretty floral print. — Schanel Bakkouche

Photo courtesy Emanuel Ungaro.


Prabal Gurung

Pearl buttons lining the slit on the dress add a little edge to this otherwise classic, elegant look. — Schanel Bakkouche

Photo courtesy Prabal Gurung.



Karl Lagerfeld delivered a vibrant and romantic collection that had a decidedly folky influence. — Schanel Bakkouche

Photo courtesy Fendi.



A graphic leather jacket and sporty miniskirt are perfect for the city slicker at any time of year. — Schanel Bakkouche

Photo courtesy Versace.



The designer served up plenty of his romance for resort with elegant floral dresses made out of pleated silk chiffon. — Schanel Bakkouche

Photo courtesy Giamba.


Adam Lippes

Adam Lippes is know for his romantic floral prints, but this charming lace dress stole the show because of its bright and fun hue. — Caroline Grosso

Photo courtesy Adam Lippes.



This was the first Resort collection from Protagonist. The shock of orange sherbet color was a welcome addition to the clean and chic neutrals the brand always offers its customers. — Caroline Grosso

Photo courtesy Protagonist.



In the last few seasons Tome has focused on covetable shirting in many different silhouettes. This shirt dress is an easy pack-and-go look that you’ll want to wear all summer long — or right now, if we could! — Caroline Grosso

Photo courtesy Tome.



Walk into Winnie Beattie’s Nolita store Warm on a cold day and you’re instantly transported to climate better than a January day in New York City. Her boutique’s in-house line has captured the same spirit in its easy dresses and separates. Here, a favorite floral from her resort collection. — Caroline Grosso

Photo courtesy Warm.



Brock has all the romantics out there swooning over their resort collection. The opening look could easily be an undergarment from over a century ago, but paired with a high boot, it feels both modern and fanciful. — Caroline Grosso

Photo courtesy Brock.



Josep Font consistently makes exaggerated shapes feel so chic and wearable, even when they are deeply complex in their construction. — Grace Fuller

Photo courtesy Delpozo.