Founded in 1961 by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, the house Yves Saint Laurent has become one of the leaders of the luxury ready to wear market. Synonym of modernity and elegance the brand has managed to evolve with women’s tastes and desires.
Yves Saint Laurent was known for his good tastes but mostly for his provocative sense of fashion. Indeed, the genius fashion designer revolutionized the codes of women’s fashion by introducing new pieces in the women’s wardrobe. Did you know that Yves Saint Laurent was the first one to introduce the tuxedo for women ? Indeed, Yves Saint Laurent blurred the lines between men and women and he also helped the cause of women rights by helping them getting free from the dress yoke.
Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008, but his legacy still lives on and his visionary vision of fashion has inspired a lot of great designers like Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane and even Maria Grazia Chiuri who dedicated her last Dior Cruise collection to the iconic designer.
In 2012, Yves Saint Laurent clothing line was renamed Saint Laurent but the iconic style remained unchanged.
Today, we’re going to focus on the top 10 dresses seen in Saint Laurent collections in 2020. Prepare your shopping list ladies because you’re going to want buy them all.
YSL SUMMER 20 FULL SHOW
ZOE KRAVITZ IN A YSL GOLD CUSTOM GOWN FOR THE 2020 BAFTA AWARDS
Zoe Kravitz was literally dressed like a real trophy for the annual Bafta Awards in London ! The actress was spotted wearing a full length gold custom gown made by house Saint Laurent.
The dress was very simple and yet very elegant and dazzling. The floor length dress was cinched at the waist featuring long sleeves and a high round neckline.
The actress added a pop of color with bright lipstick and nailpolish. However, she kept the overall look minimum to let the dress shine by itself. The figure hugging cut was really flattering on Zoe Kravitz’s petite frame and we couldn’t help but think of the Hollywood Golden Era when we saw this amazing sequin dress.
In May 2016, Yves Saint Laurent announces that Zoe Kravitz will be one of the ambassadors’ brand. In fact, Zoe became the new face of the fragrance Opium and we’ve also seen her on several ready to wear campaigns since then. Her exotic beauty and boyish look bring a touch of modernity to the French luxury brand.
Zoe Kravitz dazzles on the red carpet for the 70th BAFTA in London
ALISON BRIE WEARING A YSL ONE SHOULDER EMBROIDERED DRESS AT THE 2020 SUNDANCE FESTIVAL
Alison Brie attended the “Horse Girl” premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in a one shoulder embroidered dress by Saint Laurent. The dress was really feminine and flowy yet we could see her underwear through the skirt which was deliciously sheer.
At first sight, this dress could seem classic and a bit boring but when you look closer, you’ll notice few details that make the dress more interesting. We love the one shoulder strap which is closed by a knot on top of her shoulder. The panel on the front is delicately open to let a bit of skin pick through which is very flattering on her neck and shoulders . We also love the sheer fabric on the skirt which let us see her pretty legs.
The actress added a bit of edge to this look by wearing a leather belt and dark burgundy lipstick. The overall look seems effortless but edgy and elegant in the same time. The beautiful embroidery gives a romantic vibe to this dress while the sheer black fabric and dark lips give a fiery touch.
KATIE HOLMES WEARING A BLACK MINI DRESS FROM THE READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
The actress Katie Holmes was spotted wearing a satin mini-dress from the YSL ready to wear collection at the Nordstrom NYC Flagship Opening Party. Her look was simply elegant and yet really sexy.
This black satin mini-dress from YSL is the perfect cocktail or event dress ! It’s simple but in the meantime it’s really fun and sexy. We love the short length that highlighted her long legs.
We also love the asymmetrical cut of the dress that makes it more modern and sophisticated. The dress is also draped at the waist which is very flattering on her body. The square shoulders gives a bit of boldness to the look which is the perfect mix between classy and sexy.
Her polka dots tights and red lipstick finish to give a young and fun vibe to the overall look. In few words, this dress seems really easy to wear and very flattering. I don’t know for you but this dress is going straight to my wishlist ! 🙂
ASYMMETRIC VELVET DRESS FROM THE YSL READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Damn this dress is fierce ! Another unmissable mini-dress from the YSL ready to wear collection. Velvet is really in this winter and we love this really bold cocktail dress. The least we can say is that Saint Laurent knows how to modernize the classic mini-dress. Indeed, their black dresses are never boring !
Who said you need to wear bright colors to be noticed ? This black dress will make you the star of the evening for sure ! We love the asymmetrical neckline which delicately highlights the neck and shoulders. We love the velvet fabric which gives a very sensual vibe to the figure hugging dress. It’s the perfect dress to show your curves ladies !
And can we talk about the pockets ? I personally love dresses with side pockets, look how confident she looks in this picture ! The pockets give a casual vibe to the dress which is a huge contrast with the refined black velvet. The overall look is modern, sexy and yet very sophisticated.
ELECTRIC BLUE LAME PLEATED DRESS FROM THE YSL READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Another easy to wear dress from the YSL ready to wear collection ! This dress has a very simple cut but the electric blue makes it very fun and bold – the perfect party dress.
Saint Laurent dresses always look very simple but the refinement of their creations is always in the details. Indeed, this short dress is full of cute details that make it perfect for a party.
We love the pleated electric blue fabric that gives volume and body to the dress. We also love the small buttons on the top and the beautiful neckline which delicately highlights the breast.
Besides, the dress can be worn casually with rock accessories like a black belt, a hat and some black boots. You can finish the look with a black perfecto and you’ll be the ultimate hipster. You can also wear this dress with high heels and I think it could be a perfect dress for a birthday party. Overall, this dress is young and fun and the electric blue screams : “Let’s party !”
ASYMMETRIC STRIPES PARTY DRESS FROM THE YSL READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
You’re young and free and you love to party ? This dress is your go to dress. Like the electric blue dress, this asymmetric stripes dress is perfect for a night out ! We love the subversive vibe coming from this dress which is the perfect mix between cute and sexy.
This dress is really modern and yet very easy to wear. The corolla skirt makes is very young and flattering while while the tight top accentuates the breast and the waist.
We love the black and gold stripes which make the dress more fun and party looking. The dress can be worn more casually with black booties and black tights. It’s the perfect dress, if you want to look sexy but casual. We love the asymmetric neckline which compliments the shoulders.
Overall, this dress is the perfect party dress for the younger women out there. It’s fun and sexy but it remains sophisticated enough to look very well put together and trendy. I would highly recommend this dress for a teenager or a young woman.
POLKA DOTS DRESS FROM THE YSL READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
Spring is just around the corner and we can wear dresses from the last YSL Fall collection. This polka dots dress will still be a hit for next season. Elegant and easy to wear, it’s going to be your perfect go to dress for the mid season.
Indeed, in Saint Laurent pre-fall collection, Anthony Vaccarello focused on designing a real wardrobe for real life, often shaped with major shoulders.
This collection includes some classic and timeless pieces like this polka dots dress which can be worn all year round but more especially for Fall and Spring. If you want to invest in a piece that you’ll wear for a long time, this piece is definitely a staple !
We love the light fabric and the lavaliere collar which give a furious retro vibe to this timeless dress. The big white polka dots are very fresh whereas the short length makes the dress more modern.
LEOPARD DRESS FROM THE YSL READY TO WEAR COLLECTION
We all know that Saint Laurent loves animal printed clothes like no other designer brands ! Indeed, YSL is known to be chic but subversive and wearing a classic cut dress with and animal print is definitely a statement.
This large cut dress is very flowy and feminine but the leopard print gives a real edge to the look. We could easily wear this dress for spring with black booties and a black hat. Besides, this dress can be worn in your everyday life if you want to rock a bold look.
We long the extra large long sleeves which give a retro vibe to the dress and the chiffon fabric which seems very light for spring. Overall, this dress seems really easy to wear for the fierce Saint Laurent women who love to wear statement pieces.
ONE SHOULDER PRINTED DRESS FROM THE YSL SUMMER 20 #YSL31
Few days ago , Saint Laurent shared some sneak peeks from the new collection which is going to be available very soon. We immediately fell in love with the dress worn by actress Zoe Kravitz.
The new collection from Anthony Vaccarello is going to be oriental. Indeed, the colors and the prints remind us of the exotic Orient and we can’t wait to find it in YSL stores !
We already know how much Vaccarello loves asymmetric dresses but here, he’s going a bit further with a long sleeve and a cut out side which makes us see a little bit of side boob. 😉
The overall look is deliciously subversive and yet very refined and sophisticated. We love this deep blue mixed with gold and brown which give deepnest to this amazing dress. I bet, we’re going to see this dress everywhere really soon. 😉
STRAPLESS MINI DRESS FROM THE YSL SUMMER 2020 #YSL31
We’re going straight back to the 80s with this mini black dress that highlights every curve of your body. This strapless dress is already available in stores so if you like it don’t wait too much because my little finger is telling me it’s going to be one of YSL best-sellers really soon.
We love the crazy decollete which looks like a piece of art on the breast. I guess, it’s going to be difficult to look elsewhere if you wear this dress. We also love this horizontal folds that give texture to the dress.
With this dress YSL revisits the classic black dress and the least we can say is that’s this dress is far from being boring. No, it’s fun and bold while still being sophisticated and really chic.
Saint Laurent knows how to create bold pieces without being too trashy and that’s what makes it one of the most respected luxury brands out there.
This is end of this top 10 YSL dresses in 2020. 🙁
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list. Of course, we could have had so much more as the Saint Laurent collections are always full of amazing pieces.
The best thing about Saint Laurent ready to wear though is that the dresses are really easy to wear which makes it a good investment. Besides, YSL dress are always timeless so you’ll be able to wear them for a long time. If you never bought any YSL piece before, I would suggest starting with a classic piece like one of the little black dresses.
Feel free to react in the comment section, do you agree with this list ? Which dress caught your eyes and where would you wear it ?
Finally, if you want to find the perfect YSL handbag for your outfit don’t miss our article on the top 10 Yves Saint Laurent handbags !