Selena Gomez's Off-the-Shoulder Dress Is Wrinkled on Purpose

She just co-signed one of spring's most unusual fashion trends.

Selean Gomez onstage at the Rare Beauty mental health summit wearing an intentionally wrinkled dress
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Selena Gomez is redefining workwear, one purposefully creased dress at a time.

In between date nights with Benny Blanco and filming Only Murders in the Building, Gomez hosted Rare Beauty's annual Mental Health Summit in New York City on Wednesday, May 1. She left her CEO-esque suiting at home and instead opted for an intentionally wrinkled off-the-shoulder dress. It's a true boss move, as far as personal style goes.

Selena Gomez stands on a step and repeat in a white off the shoulder dress

Selena Gomez took a break from filming Only Murders in the Building to attend Rare Beauty's Mental Health Summit, wearing an intentionally wrinkled midi dress.

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Her dress, styled by Erin Walsh, came from the Australia-based label Maticevski, a brand known for designs that are both feminine and experimental. That intersection was obvious in Gomez's dress: The piece featured an exaggerated off-the-shoulder neckline that gathered at her collarbone like a rumpled bedsheet or a fluffy cumulus cloud. From there, it extended into a semi-fitted bodice and an asymmetric skirt—both cut from a metallic-cream fabric that was wrinkled all over.

Gomez let her dress's texture do all the heavy lifting, limiting her accessories to a white (and as-yet unidentified) top-handle bag. She also wore a pair of tan suede heels and pulled her hair into a high ponytail. Given the occasion, we can safely assume her rosy cheeks and just-bitten lip color came from Rare Beauty.

Selena Gomez leaves a Rare beauty event wearing a white off the shoulder dress and suede pumps

Outside the venue, the light captured the texture and structure of Gomez's intentionally wrinkled dress.

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Clothes that look like they were just pulled out of the dryer—that is, wrinkled, crumpled, or otherwise resembling a ball of paper on purpose—are one of fashion's most intriguing new trends. The put-the-iron-down movement started in Spring 2023 collections by Prada and Burberry; this year, it's been embraced everywhere from wedding dresses (at Danielle Frankel) to daywear (see: Gomez's aforementioned dress).

After Gomez's recent outfit changes including monochromatic palettes and heavy-duty leather jackets, an airy, textured piece like hers is a pleasant surprise. The entrepreneur is known for showing sides of herself that are perfectly imperfect; maybe she's leveraging her fashion to make the same point.

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Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.