It's (Finally!) Dress Weather: The 10 Dress Styles You Should Buy Now

May 21, 2012 by Jessica Parker
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Dresses gone wild – or at least quite interesting. No longer interested in your basic sheath dress? Or Maxi? We’ve got you covered. All the spring dress trends are below and we’ve picked out the best of the best. Find the silhouettes that best fit your body type and dare to try a new style. The mullet dress may not sound cool, but it is tres chic and very flattering. Your roundup below.

2012’s Hottest Dress Trends:

Peplum – this little waist pouf showed up during awards season (remember how Emma Stone rocked the hot pink peplum skirt??) and it scared us a little. All that attention on the hips? But it is cute, fresh, and worn the right way, flattering. We are loving the Alice + Olivia version, but Zara offers a cheaper version.

High Low (Mullet) Dress – Don’t let the nickname fool you. This style is all over the place and a great way to show off tan legs and keep cool even as the heat sets in. It’s breezy and care free.

Mint– Refreshingly cool just to look at, the mint dress is the pastel queen this season.

Floral – Yes, you can wear florals without feeling like a tablecloth, flower child, or your grandmothers latest piece. They are feminine and beautiful this spring, adding pops of color and pattern to our cityscape.

Colorblock – Dare to be bold with the colorblocking style this season. If you haven’t embraced the fact that color is in, then look no further. These chic sheath dresses are easy everyday wear and paired with some nude patent heels, you’ll look like the spring fashionista you are.

Tangerine – It has been called the color of the season and it’s hard not to see why. Deep orange hues and tantalizing tangerines are buzzing about.

Polka Dot – This quirky print is no longer left for itsy bitsy bikinis. Designers sent polka dot frocks down the runways this season and we all oohed and ahhed. Nothing like a solid polka dot to feel girly and updated.

Bold Stripes – This season, the bigger, the bolder, the better (not to sound like Kanye or anything)

Miracle – It’s a miracle you don’t own one. This silhouette is flattering even on your fat days (I swear). Sexy and slim fitting, it plays tricks on the eyes and we love a good illusion.

Sheer Skirt – A celebrity favorite, the sheer skirt is flowy and boho chic. You’ll live it in this summer and it will take you from casual day wear with sandals to nighttime goddess in wedge platforms.


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