Minimalist dresses are similar to the Little Black Dress: They are timeless and elegant, feminine and sophisticated. Sadly, with Phoebe Philo’s exit from Céline, the brand — once the go-to place for #minimalist lovers — is set to undergo huge changes under its new creative director, Hedi Slimane. In fact, at Celine’s Spring/Summer 2019 runway show, there was none of Céline’s old aesthetic of tonal palettes and practical wear. Instead, true to Slimane, designs veered towards an edgy rock ‘n’ roll vibe, with bouffant, big-shouldered ’80s-styled dresses, sequinned plunging-neck dresses, metallic skirts and ruffled babydoll dresses.
So if you’re mourning the loss of your favourite label and are desperate for other options to satisfy your need for simple, clean lines, don’t fret. We’ve sussed out a range of basic yet stylish pieces you can add to your wardrobe.