The fashion world is abuzz with these styles and you are surely missing out if these dresses are not part of your wardrobe this Spring Summer 2013. From Emma Watson in the figure flattering white skater dress to Paris Hilton in the floral maxi, let’s have a look at the top trends in dresses for this season. But before spewing the list I’d like to say that these dresses are suasible to guts of the fashion wind as well as public decency laws. So my proposition ends here and now run out to buy them and hit airwaves with……
10. Sheath Dress:
The classic sheath dress continues to trend and finds a spot in the SS’13 must have dress list. Originally created by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the sheath dress has been made very popular by the fashion forward ladies such as Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Obama. This A-line basic dress accentuates the women’s curves and highlights their waistline, giving a classy and sophisticated look for the office and transforming into a evening dress when it’s time for a few cocktails for the ladies. Eva Longoria is seen in a tangerine sheath dress, which highlights her curvy figure.
9. Pinafore Dress:
Haven’t we all worn a cute little pinafore dress during our good old childhood days. Seems like we can relive those days, atleast through our clothes, as the apron-style dress is back and it has never looked better and sexier. Designers with their version of the pinafore dress in retro, sporty, casual, edgy and sophisticated style ensured that the dress makes a comeback into our wardrobes. There is something about the school-girl like feel with the pinafore dress that makes it so comfortable, simple yet very stylish. Keeping it casual yet trendy, Kate Bosworth is seen wearing a denim buttoned-up pinafore dress styled with a sleek belt.
8. Monochrome Dress:
One of the easier trends to pick up yet quite striking is the monochrome madness. Call it the blast from the past but its black and white everywhere, with jail-bar stripes, checks, houndstooth and abstract geometric patterns in black and white doing rounds in the SS’13 runways. Today’s designers’ rendition of the 1960s trend is fun, flirty and very modern. Make the trend your own in a monochrome dress and some neon accessories. Jessica Alba lets the chequered monochrome Louis Vuitton dress do the talking at a recent sighting.
7. Body Con Dress:
The bandage dress by Herve Leger is an iconic dress of the 1980s. It is also known as body con dress, which is short for ‘body conscious’. The signature Herve Leger dress looks like strips of bandage-like fabric stitched together to form this ‘oh-so-figure-flattering’ beauty that makes everyone who wears it a starlet. The body con trend is back this season and it is now seen in various silhouettes, color and prints and the best part being that there is body con dress that flatters every woman. Supermodel Miranda Kerr is sending the mercury level skywards in a stunning body con dress.
6. Lace Dress:
If you thought lace was just for lingerie, think again. The delicate and sensuous fabric has been around since the late 15th century and lace has now captured the imagination of designers worldwide, becoming a hot trend for Spring Summer 2013. To balance the intricacy and richness of the lace fabric we prefer a lace dress in a simpler silhouette. Milla Jovovich is seen perfecting the lace dress trend with simple hair, make-up and shoes.
5. Cutout Dress:
Add a twist to the conservative dress or dare to bare with the hot favorite trend of the season – the cutout dress. ‘Slash-it-up’ seems to be the fashion mantra for designers this summer. The trick is to show off your best asset, be it your fabulous abs, great cleavage or a waistline to die for, there is cutout dress for each one of you. Just decide whether you want to bare it or you just want to play peek-a-boo. Gwyneth Paltrow owns the cutout trend in this black dress.
4. Peplum Dress:
Sophistication, classy and elegance are the words that come to our mind when we talk about the waist emphasizing peplum dress. A short overskirt or a ruffle attached at the waistline of the dress is its definition. Peplum dresses go back as far as 1800s. Such is the versatility of this trend that it has made two comebacks: once in 1940 when Christian Dior made those fabulous peplum jackets and the second in 2012 with designers all around the world showcasing peplums in their Spring Summer 2013 collections. So for days when its ‘the lady’ you want to be its definitely peplum for you. Known for trend-setting fashion sense, Kate Middleton is seen wearing the peplum trend.
3. Asymmetric Dress:
Asymmetric dress aka Mullet dress has received mixed response from the fashion police. Though it has been tried by our very own fashionable celebrities, there has always been a very thin line between making a bold fashion statement and a faux pas. Originally a Victorian era dress, the asymmetric dress made its first appearance in the 1870s-80s and then became very popular in the late 1920s and early 30s. Making a comeback in 2011-12, the asymmetric dress is perfect for showing off your long legs and still leaving some for the imagination. For all the risk takers out there, the asymmetric dress is a must-have. Kerry Washington gets full points for this black and yellow asymmetric number.
2. Maxi Dress:
Nothing says it’s time for a little romance and fun than a flowy, floor length maxi dress. A trend first introduced by Oscar de la Renta in the late 60s, maxi dresses have been there inconspicuously in the trend circuit for the better part of the last 40 years until it made a huge comeback in 2006-07. More glamorous, better fabric, prints and surface-designs to die for, maxis are perfect for your stroll at the beach or for a night out with the girls. Fall in love with Paris Hilton seen in a floral maxi dress.
1. Skater Dress:
Inspired from the ice-dance costumes, the skater dress is back with a bang into the trend circuit. This 80s-origin-comeback dress is seen very popular with the celebrities and also with the fashion forward public. This dress type is perfect for all body types and hence so popular. Here we can see Emma Watson effortlessly carrying off this figure hugging white skater dress.