Flirty spring dresses
Day dresses: Fit & flare dresses
Beautiful dresses are populating our landscape right now, blooming like vibrant flowers on the style scene. Plenty of sexy, skin-baring frocks can be flaunted, plus just as many dreamy dresses that flirt with a chic charm. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing : Fit & flare dresses
Flatter your hip-to-waist ratio in a frock that rocks your fabulous femininity. These dresses nip in at the waist and relax over the hips and thighs to end in a flouncy A-line hem, evoking the “Mad Men”-era style while still feeling utterly now – especially in preppy prints and pretty tints.
Day dresses: Colored lace dresses
Bing : Colored lace dresses
How do you liven up the somewhat staid look of lace? Douse it with glowing, girlish, glorious color. Candy-sweet pastels lend understated charm, buzzing neons offer an unmatched color pop, and watery blues and greens give off a cool elegance. Choose clean-lined, simple dress silhouettes and let lace’s gorgeous texture grab the spotlight.
Day dresses: Maxi halter dresses
Bing : Maxi halter dresses
The easiest and most flattering spring day dress is the long, lovely maxi. These one-and-done wardrobe saviors help camouflage figure flaws and are an uber-femme way to keep cool when the temps spike. They’re also a cinch to accessorize with a cute jacket or cardigan if the weather cools. Halter necklines are both on-trend and way sexy.
Day dresses: Tennis-style dresses
Bing : Tennis-style dresses
A few seasons ago, athletic attire caught the eye of many couture designers, and chic fitness glamour was born. High-end fashionistas are grabbing neoprene-trimmed scuba dresses and sequined anoraks. But for us mere mortals, simple and super-wearable tennis-style dresses are best for spring.
Day dresses: Printed blouson dresses
Bing : Printed blouson dresses
There’s a definite boho vibe in the relaxed contours and myriad floral and global prints, but the blouson dress also seems a timeless, trendless choice for a beautiful spring awakening. These dresses drape, not cling, in typically easy, breezy materials like chiffon or light cotton jersey.
Day dresses: Peplum dresses
Bing : Peplum dresses
How do you take something as basic as a sheath shape and make it undeniably flirty? Add a flounce. Today’s trend-hot peplum dresses have just the right touch of feminine flair, unlike, say, the exaggerated ‘40s or ‘80s versions. These are trim and tailored and make awesome desk-to-dinner dresses.
Day dresses: Blue printed sheath dresses
Bing : Blue printed sheath dresses
We think multitasking is sexy, and that’s why we can’t wait to clinch three trends at once with this springy dress style. All manner of prints are trend-right, as is the spectrum of blue shades from royal to chalky aqua. And that sleeveless or cap-sleeved sheath shape? A must-have for every closet.
Day dresses: Black-and-white mod mini dresses
Short skirts don’t have to be tacky: Show off your spring gams the cute way in a mid-‘60s-inspired mod frock that skews more girlish than garish. Black-and-white geometric prints and stripes are crazy trendy this season, and these little shift dresses are one of the easiest ways to rock them.
Evening dresses: Little white dresses
Bing : Little white dresses
Move over Little Black Dress, the LWD is in town, and is the cocktail frock to be seen in at balmy spring soirees. And while we adore those darling white sundresses for day, we want something daring come sundown. Try one that’s dripping with beading, short and sassy or body-con bodacious.
Evening dresses: Cutout dresses
Bing : Cutout dresses
Let’s welcome the return of warmer weather with a little temperature raising of our own; don one of these daring dresses and spring fever will follow. Open backs, cutaway sides and bare midriffs abound. But subtly sexy illusion panels or simple lace overlays above opaque linings are clearly mesmerizing, too.