When looking for a designer quality summer dress online at sites like Axparis.com (a favourite of mine), one thing you will find is that you can find the perfect dress, but it’s what you do with it that counts! The right dress for the wrong affair can be a total flop and the right dress with the wrong accessories can be equally unforgiving. This summer, pay attention to these 5 style notes you need to follow if you want to make the most of your wardrobe and your natural physical attributes.
Cotton Breathes for a Breath of Fresh Air
In the winter it’s important to dress warm and so you can add layer upon layer to provide the protection against the elements that you need to stay comfortable. In the summer it’s a different situation altogether. There is a limit to what you can take off, so opt for cotton when buying a summer party dress simply because cotton breathes.
Bright Colours for Summer Are Trending
If you want to be the life of the party, choose a dress that is brightly coloured with big, bold prints. Style notes for summer 2016 include the bold use of colour to capture attention and add a bit of all that is tropical. This is the time of year where you don’t need a holiday in the Bahamas because everywhere you turn is warm and sunny – in the northern hemisphere that is! So wear your tropical colours at home and you’ll feel as though you’ve travelled to some exotic beach in the middle of paradise.
Mini to Midi around the Clock
Another great aspect of summer is that you can change the length of your dress to suit the time of day. This wouldn’t be possible in the dead of winter because who would be brave enough to go to a New Year’s Eve party dressed in a super-mini skirt? In the summer it is always warm enough to party around the clock and change the length of your dress at will. Daytime parties often accommodate those super-short minis whilst evening affairs are ideal for a midi length dress. Isn’t summer wonderful? I actually have a really fantastic dress that has an elastic hem, so it can go from a mini, to a midi, to a maxi with ease!
Don’t Over Embellish
Part of wearing a party dress is in knowing how to embellish the dress. Some ladies like to wear loads of bangles and bracelets but there are those who believe you should never wear too much jewellery. If you are going to accessorise your summer party dress, do so with good taste. Keep bangles to a minimum when travelling about in the day and for evening affairs, high quality adornments are the perfect embellishment for attending any soiree whatsoever. It’s a case of less is more when it comes to jewels, especially in the warm summer months.
Set the Pace with Flats
Finally, you can’t wear that lovely party dress barefooted – or can you? Actually you might look pretty silly but you probably could get away with it if you were attending a beach party. Even at night when dressed for a summer party, you might want to consider flats. They are more comfortable than heels and you can get around much more easily than you could in heels. Make sure to pack some plasters though, because we all know sandals can cause some wicked blisters!
Choosing the right summer dress is important, but style notes dictate what you should and shouldn’t do when wearing a beautiful summer outfit. Keep in mind that it’s often what you do with it that makes a difference so use these notes to help you look your best and enjoy those lovely summer affairs!
Hopefully we'll have some long, warm, sunny days for you to really enjoy this year but in the UK we can never be sure so make sure to take an umbrella with you...
What are your top summer style tips?
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