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8 Dress Fashion Trends You Will Love Wearing This Year

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If you love wearing dresses as much as I do, then these 8 Dress Fashion Trends will set your heart aflutter.  Now that the warmer months are here it is time to pack away some of your trousers and try out a couple of dresses. They are a great way to stay cool while looking fantastic. We all have fashion must-haves in our wardrobe and dresses are certainly one of them. 

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Sheath dresses

If you don’t know what a Sheath dress is, in fashion, a sheath dress is a fitted, straight cut dress, often nipped at the waistline with no waist seam. The dress emphasizes the waist as its skirt portion is fitted. While the sheath dress can come in many patterns and lengths, it often is worn with short sleeves and reaches knee-length. (source wiki

Sheath dresses are smart, stylish and surprisingly comfortable to wear. You need to get the fit right to be able to pull one-off. Make sure it is not too tight by squatting down on your haunches when you try yours on. Also, ensure that you can fold your arms across your chest.

As far as dress fashion trends go, Sheath dresses are very popular and very flattering too. In the 50’s they became a classic look for the modern working gal and are still very much in style. 

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Maxi dresses

Perhaps the most versatile of all dresses is the maxi. This cut is stylish, very feminine, yet practical and comfortable to wear. Thanks to fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, we the Maxi dress fashion trend. This style became an epidemic in fashion style in the 70’s and women still love wearing them. 

The Maxi dress made a huge comeback due to fashion icons like Kate Moss bringing them front and center in the fashion industry. With their bohemian look and feel, today’s version of the Maxi is more chic and hip than it was in the 60’s. 

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Babydoll dresses

Babydoll dresses are perfect for the spring and summer and, they are a nice option for women looking for a minimalist style dress. They do not take up too much space in a case and are ideal for clubbing or meals out.

Babydoll dresses made their fashion début by a designer called Sylvia Pedler in 1942. they started out as a short nightgown and evolved from there. Int he 60s and 70s, they were widely worn and characterized as a doll-like fashion statement. Much of the Babydoll dress appeal is because they are easy to wear and paired with some boots, looks chic and adorable. 

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Another super casual option is the shirtdress. Although, if you buy one made of high-quality or luxury fabric you can actually dress them up using the right accessories. Add a belt, to create a totally different look.

When it comes to stylish dress fashion trends – the Shirtdress will always remain a popular classic.  Shirt dresses were sometimes called “shirtwaist dresses” when they were fashionable during the 1950s, and often feature a notched collar, elbow length sleeves, and cuffs. 

They came into the fashion world in the 50s and remain a staple item in women’s closets today. Below, are two super cute examples of the modern shirt dress fashion trends we see today. 

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A-line cuts

A-line dresses come in many forms, which is one of the reasons designers keep including them in their collections. This year, keep an eye out for the pleated ones. 

An A-line dress is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. They became very popular in the 50s with the launch of Yves Saint Laurent’s Trapeze Line of clothing. A-line dresses are still very much in fashion and often worn for a more formal fashion look. 

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Wrap dresses

Wrap dresses are very flattering, especially if you choose one that can be adjusted by you to fit your body perfectly. If you are someone who sometimes carries a lot of water they are an excellent option.

A wrap dress typically features a front closure that is formed by wrapping one side across the other and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist. This style forms a V-shaped neckline and is flattering on just about everyone that wears them. 

They can be worn dressed up or casual depending on the style and are always a smart choice when it comes to dress fashion trends. 

Prom dresses

For a special occasion, a prom dress is an excellent option. This year, some real classics have made a comeback. For example, there are some wonderful Empire waist dresses available in the shops.

Prom dresses are not only for the prom. Fashion designers are even pairing them with sneakers and denim jackets and creating a whole new fashion trend. 

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A little black dress

One dress that never goes out of style is the LBD. Every woman should have at least one in her wardrobe. Designers know that they have a timeless appeal, which is why you can always buy them. This year, the majority are long, flowing cuts, which makes them ideal for wearing to a special party.

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Choosing the perfect dress for you

So, now you have an idea of what is available, you need to understand which styles are most likely to work for you. This article explains how to choose the right clothes for your body type.

If you prefer skirts to dresses, just click here to be taken to a recent article I wrote about skirt trends. In it, I show you examples of each type and suggest some ways you can wear them.

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