Find Your Signature Dress Style
New season fashion can be worrying if you haven’t yet worked out your signature style. Not sure whether your prefer to spend your springtime in pretty florals or understated dressed down looks? Which look is perfect for you? Here’s what you need to help you work out your own signature style. These are the top 10 trending dress styles for Spring. Work out which one you prefer and which one suits your body shape best and you’re on the way to working out your individual fashion style for the season. With the party season almost upon us, there’s no time to lose!
The One Shoulder Dress
Indecisive weather be gone! Move over strapless dresses, we don’t need your uncomfortable bandeau top. Opt for the one shoulder dress, a fashion style that’s currently trending. It’s subtly sexy and most importantly, everything stays in the right place. Sleeve wise, options are abundant. Go for a single strap, capped t-shirt or full length.
The Ruched Dress
This is an ‘80s comeback that we’re glad to see. The gathering or pleating of material is a super flattering detail that is usually seen on the side of one’s leg, around the bust or torso. Now it’s transforming bodycon and midi dresses, hugging your curves in all the right places. Pair it with some strappy sandals, hair clips and a small handbag.
The Shirt Dress
For days that require minimal effort, wear a shirt dress. Inspired by the old ‘oops I stayed over at my boyfriend’s house and I didn’t bring a change of clothes’, the shirt dress is a fashion style that’s traditionally casual, loose and sexy with a collar and button-down front. Latest fashion styles incorporate thick belts or corsets, giving the old shirt a new facelift.
The Midi Dress
Perfect for spring events, the midi is a versatile fashion style suitable for events ranging from casual to formal. Miranda Priestly may not be impressed but pull out your floral and patterned dresses for spring. Wear with some strappy sandals or ankle boots depending on the occasion.
The Handkerchief Hem Dress
Asymmetry is in! A step up from the one shoulder, the handkerchief hemline is a fun and unique alternative to typical fashion styles. Featuring an uneven hem, usually seen with layered materials at varying lengths, they add a sweeping sense of movement to an outfit. Or try out a high-low hem to achieve the same result.
The Slip Dress
It hasn’t been an undergarment for years and now the slip dress is gaining traction as one of the most popular dress styles in the country. Perfect for hot days (hello global warming), they’re typically satin, silk, or another fabric that shimmers and sport a cowl neckline or V-neck and spaghetti straps. For slightly cooler spring days, layer with a band t-shirt, polo or turtleneck.
The Wrap Dress
The worst feeling after eating is realising your dress is too tight. Cue the wrap dress. This adjustable fashion is a practical style that is both flirty and feminine and pairs perfectly with ruffles. It accentuates the waist and gives the illusion of an hourglass figure.
The Blazer Dress
Date night coming up? Spice things up a notch with this classy yet sexy ensemble. You’ll need an oversized blazer, a solid colour or a checked one will do the trick. Next, grab a statement belt that’ll cinch in your waist. Then pull out a pair of knee-high boots to finish off the look.
The Long Sleeve Dress
Trans-seasonal fashion is all about balance. Bare legs are appropriately paired with covered arms. Long sleeves come with a range of fashion style. Bodycon, skater or midi – they all work. Deep V-necks work a treat. Setting side by side exposed and covered skin is alluring.
The A-line Dress
A-lines are as easy as A-B-C. They are fitted at either the waist or hip, then flare out to create the shape of an A. This fashion style emphasises the waist and flatters the bottom, perfect for pear-shaped bodies. Less on the curvy side? A belt will lend you a helping hand.
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