Dresses like works of art. Wind-like in their etherealness. Majestic with their floor-grazing silhouettes. Dramatic as decked in sublime embroideries and fancy appliques. They’re the ones to still out hearts, the ones we can’t help but swoon over as we browse our favorite collections. They’re the dresses of dreams.

And the magic continues. After the break, 11 breathtaking gowns from pre-fall 2016.

A look at Marchesa’s regal gown of delicate embroidery and feminine sheer instills the idea that fairytales can come true. Sometimes they just take the guise of enchanting gowns of cool, powdery tones:

See more: Marchesa Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

It may be the unexpected clash of intense colours juxtaposed to the airy silhouette, it may have to do with the Grecian-Goddess like feel of the pleats and draping coming together, but everything about Tadashi Shoji’s gown screams dreamy:

See more: Tadashi Shoji Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

A glorious feat of superb flower-appliques, a sophisticated silhouette true to Oscar de la Renta’s unmistakable aesthetic, and a bold shade of red that places its classic muse in modern times is what makes this dress worthy of its own fairytale moment:

See more: Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

Borrowing from the inimitable grace of ballerinas, cast in tulle the colour of skin and gently sprinkled with darling flourishes, these Delpozo dresses appear to have stepped straight out of a dream:

See more: DelPozo Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

There’s something about a timeless silhouette cut in a fabric alive with colour that oozes of effortless sophistication, a garnished neckline further emphasizing the Audrey-like elegance of this Marchesa Notte gown:

See more: Marchesa Notte Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

If spring were a dress, its blooms a symphony of beautifully hued flower-appliques dancing all over, than Naeem Khan’s otherworldly design would be epitomizing the most enchanting season of all:

See more: Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking gowns pre-fall 2016

Reem Acra’s precious silhouette makes for a stellar example of how breathtaking can sometimes have more to do with a silhouette – sculpted, mermaid-like and closely following the lines of the body – than anything else, but the impressive detailing doesn’t hurt:

See more: Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

Pre-fall of 2016 appears to be the season of bold contrasts, of endearing femininity, of show-stopping silhouettes, and true to all those, Monique Lhuillier’s gown makes it hard to draw your eyes away:

See more: Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fallm 2016

The glitz and glamour coming from the likes of Elie Saab is always the noteworthy kind and this splendid gown of silver sequins and see-through panels carries some of the old world elegance in it:

See more: Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

Both dramatic and ravishing, cool and princess-like, minimimalistic and lavish, Christian Siriano’s gown brings together the best of two worlds:

See more: Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

Oozing of enchanted forest inspiration and imagined in dreamy botanical prints, Dennis Basso’s pre-fall 2016 gowns dream up a romantic tale, this full-skirt gown a ravishing example of what the collection feels and looks like:

See more: Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 2016.

most breathtaking dresses pre-fall 2016

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