There is no doubt about it, dresses are essential wear for summer. They are practical and cool in the hot weather, easy to wear and comfortable and most important they are feminine and look great. There are so many different style of dress to choose from for the summer from Maxi dresses to prom dresses, there is a dress to suit any occasion. We review the hottest and coolest styles of dress for summer 08.
The maxi dress is long and floaty. This season there are maxi dresses everywhere to fit in with all of the seasons key trends including Boho chic, floral and floaty/ sheer. The Maxi dress is really easy to wear and covers up a multitude of problem areas such as large hips and legs, or white legs that have not seen the light of day since last summer. There are maxi dresses suitable for evening wear, semi formal, casual and beach. The beauty of the of the maxi dress is that you can pick a choose the style to suit your body shape.
Vintage prom dresses are right on trend, whether you want to go to a prom or just want a cool dress to wear for a night out. The classic prom dress style with or without petticoats is a great way to show off your back and shoulders and draw attention away from larger hips and thighs.
Floral Tea Dress
Tea dress is the description given to a traditional style below the knee floral summer dress with short sleeves and flared a little at the waist. Look for delicate floral prints in material such as chiffon, cottons and satins. For the really shear Tea Dress, try wearing with a vintage style petticoat. The beauty of the Tea Dress is that it suits almost all women, almost all of the time. The tea dress is amazingly versatile and can be worn for all sorts of situations such as a wedding, christening or a day at work.
Romantic Ruffle Dress
This season ruffles are everywhere and what better way to wear them than on a girly, feminine, romantic ruffle dress. On the catwalks the key colours were sugary pinks and whites, but you will find a romantic ruffle dress in any colour you want this season on the high street. Ruffles are great for emphasising your best assets, wear ruffles around the neckline to frame your face, wear ruffles around a hemline to draw attention to great legs. A romantic ruffle dress is great for a special occasion when you really want to show your feminine side.
Fifties Style Dress
A full skirted fifities style dress as see on the catwalk at Prada is a key look for summer 08. This style is classic, feminine and sophisticated. There are plenty of styles and beautiful patterns to choose from, so be sure to find one that really suits you. The fifities style dress suits taller ladies the best and is great for covering up a pear shape.
Sheer/ Chiffon Dress
A sheer dress is again a very versatile dress for summer 08. Ideal for any occasion when you want to get a bit dressed up. The beauty of a sheer or chiffon dress is that it really skims you curves and so is supremely flattering and very elegant. As with all of the summer dresses there are so many different style to go for. For a more formal occasion opt for a long sheer or chiffon dress, for dancing the night away, try shorter style chiffon dress.