If you’re heading to a Sunday brunch, a wedding celebration, a picnic to the beach or a barbecue/pool party to a friend’s place, and you aren’t sure what to wear follow our top four dresses styles which are the perfect summer afternoon look, showing your girly side, with floral prints, casual and chic styles.
The Drop Waist Dress The drop waist dress and skirt has seen a glorious resurgence on the Spring Summer 2014 runway since the release of The Great Gatsby last year. It first came into fashion in the 1920s and was the dress of choice for frivolous flapper girls attending Gatsby-like parties where they would dance the Charleston all night long. But these days, the drop waist dress has been given a whole new meaning. A low-slung bag is essential for an afternoon of shopping.
Midi Skirt “When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…” The Midi skirt has taken the runway and the street by storm since late last year and has since been going strong. Midi skirts were widely popular in the 50’s. In year 2014 it has returned and landed as a full-fledged trend. If maxi length is not your cup of tea and you are already bored with a mini length, then opt for this refreshing new length which ends a few inches below the knees. With the right type of top and accessories, you’ll find yourself reaching for this skirt more than anything else this season.
How To Wear A Midi Skirt #1 Wear it high-waisted: The number one rule with wearing a Midi skirt – wear it high on your waist, where your natural waistline sits at the thinnest part of your natural curve. When worn correctly, Midi skirt looks great on all body types and accentuates the waist.
#2 Pair it with a crop top or tuck in the top: The focus when wearing this skirt is the skirt itself. So wear it with a crop top or a top nicely tucked to look chic and fashionable.
#3 Wear with or without heels: There is no doubt that Midi skirt + heels = fabulously feminine. Even if it is a kitten heel, it offers a classic look , you cannot go wrong. Wear it with sandals or sneakers for a casual day look.
Maxi Dresses The maxi dress is one of those rare trends that is functional, fashionable, beautiful and most importantly comfortable. A trend that women throughout the decades have turned to is the maxi dress for both fashion and comfort. Another great thing about maxi dresses is that can then look fashionable year round, from winter well into summer. During the summer time we highly recommend you rock a boho chic maxi dress with either a floral or paisley pattern. Have fun choosing then wearing your afternoon dresses ladies!
Floral Belted Dresses Floral belted dresses are this year’s “it” outfit for summertime. Floral print is always the perfect way to usher in the warm weather seasons. This year ladies are adding funky and fun belts. What we love most about the belted floral dress is that it’s super girly and ultra-flirty. This looks is exactly what you need for a date or a girl’s day out on a lovely picnic day. Finish off the look by adding a braided belt for a boho chic look. The belted floral dress is the perfect ensemble to attend a wedding. Try adding a lace blazer and pearl earrings for a simply sweet appropriate look for the nuptials.