If even Giorgio Armani has a negligee-inspired dress, then baby doll looks are definitely a trend.
Armani's take featured a layer of black sheer pleating over a dark floral pattern, finished with poufy translucent shoulders. Baby-doll looks are hot this season on the runways at Milan Fashion Week, with a parade of lacy eyelet and pleated mini-dresses, many featuring feathery touches.
The flighty, breezy looks are often accompanied by sturdy shoes, balancing a young women's desire to be sure-footed with her more romantic side.
Highlights from Friday's womenswear previews for next spring and summer, with shows from Armani, Diesel Black Gold and Versace: