Franken-Dresses Are Officially a Thing and These Pictures Prove It

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What happens when different sliced and diced fabrics come together in the same killer silhouette? That would be what we’re dubbing the “franken-dress," a patchwork-like piece that's been popping up everywhere during New York Fashion Week this season.

Carolina Herrera kept the look elegant with a tea-length style in soft lavender and confetti print silks (above), while Zero + Maria Cornejo went for an updated Grecian effect with a single-shoulder cut made from several swatches of blue and white fabric. And we have to give props to Jason Wu: He brilliantly kept four miss-matched materials cohesive by sticking to dainty prints and similar color schemes.

Keep scrolling for these styles and more must-try takes on the trend.

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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera
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Jason Wu

Jason Wu
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Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo
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Tome

Tome
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Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai
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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller
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Colovos

Colovos
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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez
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