Known for her body-conscious silhouettes, Shoshanna Gruss explored a softer mood this season, imagining her girl on a beach on the French Riviera or the Italian coast. “I design for the fantasy life that I don’t always lead — yet,” she laughed. “Maybe when my kids get a little bigger.” An off-the-shoulder silk chiffon halter dress in a micro floral print with a tiered, ruffled hem and a few looks in a Moroccan tile print captured the relaxed, feminine spirit Gruss was going for. Colorful textured lace dresses featured overlays and flirty fishtail hemlines, particularly in the Shoshanna Midnight eveningwear range. Gruss was also focused on making her collection more inclusive in terms of sizing, incorporating elastic into several of her looks, which go up to size 12.

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