Watercolor Dresses: Timeless Trend Making Red Carpet Comeback

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The watercolor print is not a fresh trend, contrary to what some may think. This design has been around since 2009 and has resurfaced from time to time.

Watercolor prints have been a trend since 2009 and have become increasingly popular, even on the red carpetWatercolor prints have been a trend since 2009 and have become increasingly popular, even on the red carpet (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

Recently, though, we noticed that watercolor dresses have become increasingly popular, even on the red carpet.

1. Miley Cyrus in Floral Dolce & Gabbana Dress

Miley Cyrus in a gorgeous beachy Dolce & Gabbana gown, accessorized with layered necklaces that complemented the dress perfectlyMiley Cyrus in a gorgeous beachy Dolce & Gabbana gown, accessorized with layered necklaces that complemented the dress perfectly (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

Miley Cyrus looked flawless in a Dolce & Gabbana gown at Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids Choice AwardsMiley Cyrus looked flawless in a Dolce & Gabbana gown at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards held at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on April 2, 2011 (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

2. Jennifer Lopez in Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014 Dress

Jennifer Lopez in a Bibhu Mohapatra dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps at the March Of Dimes' Celebration Of Babies Hollywood LuncheonJennifer Lopez in a Bibhu Mohapatra dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps at the March Of Dimes’ Celebration Of Babies Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on December 6, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

3. Tia Mowry in Colourful Nicole Miller Dress

Tia Mowry kept the focus on the dress with a coral pout that complemented the bold colors of the dress perfectlyTia Mowry kept the focus on the dress with a coral pout that complemented the bold colors of the dress perfectly (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

Tia Mowry chose a bold and vibrant Nicole Miller 'Carson' neoprene dress with a stunning watercolor print that featured a jeweled neckline and a flirty, feminine flared skirt at the ‘That Awkward Moment’ LA premiere Tia Mowry chose a bold and vibrant Nicole Miller ‘Carson’ neoprene dress with a stunning watercolor print that featured a jeweled neckline and a flirty, feminine flared skirt at the ‘That Awkward Moment’ LA premiere held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles on January 27, 2014 (Credit: WENN / FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza)

There’s something so dreamy about dresses that feature the watercolor print. With light brush strokes applied on soft fabric, these dresses look like wearable art and stylish options no matter what season.

Because this print is normally set on rich fabrics like silk and satin, watercolor dresses are typically costlier than your normal casual frocks. We scouted our favorite online shops and found a barrage of options that feature this beyond-lovely print.

Take your pick from these fab finds:

Elizabeth and James Colorwash Leah DressElizabeth and James Colorwash Leah Dress, $395

MSGM Neoprene DressMSGM Neoprene Dress, $807

Theyskens' Theory Dinta Watercolor DressTheyskens’ Theory Dinta Watercolor Dress, $595

Parker 'Karen' Silk Blouson DressParker ‘Karen’ Silk Blouson Dress, $242

Funktional Path DressFunktional Path Dress, $207

Graham & Spencer Layered TankGraham & Spencer Layered Tank, $349

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