Fashion

We predict this is set to be the next big red carpet trend

From opera gloves to embellishments and extended, statement trains, often we see specific trends take off on the red carpet. (opens in new tab) There might be a particular shade that celebrities can’t seem to get enough of (hello, Valentino pink (opens in new tab)!) or a noteworthy silhouette that’s suddenly omnipresent. Often these trends appear quickly, yet once you notice them, it might seem like they’re hard to escape. 

Case in point: hooded dresses are absolutely everywhere right now.

From Olivia Wilde (opens in new tab) to Michaela Coel, Bella Hadid (opens in new tab) and more, so many celebrities have been spotted wearing the dramatic style over the last few weeks. Tessa Thompson sported a hooded, mesh dress on the red carpet at Venice Film Festival in September, and just a few days later Katie Holmes wore a black, long-sleeve iteration to the Tom Ford fashion show in New York. 

Katie Holmes attends Tom Ford Show in New York

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This week alone, Olivia Wilde attended a Women in Film event in a hooded dress from Saint Laurent’s latest collection, while Michaela Coel stepped out at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere wearing a custom Ferragamo look that featured an embellished strapless gown and matching embellished hood. 

Michaela Coel at the Black Panther premier

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So where has this trend come from, we hear you ask? As with most things, it started on the runway. Holmes’ look was plucked straight from Tom Ford’s Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, while Wilde’s gown debuted as a part of Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2023 range. 

This season alone, hooded dresses were a huge trend on the runway for the aforementioned Saint Laurent, but were also seen as a key silhouette at Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Halpern, Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini and Ferragamo.  

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Storied French label Alaïa also heavily featured hooded silhouettes during its Spring read-to-wear collection debut in July. 

Could this silhouette be the next big thing? With endorsements from this chic set, we can only imagine the look is set to take off. Stay tuned.