It’s time for springtime and fun, flirty dresses! Read on as our fashion columnist shares the three best ways to add a new spring dress to your wardrobe this season.
It’s officially time to ring in spring in Cincinnati. Although the season started a little bit ago, the weather is in bloom and we can finally slip into spring dresses with bright heels. Dresses are feminine and flawless when it comes to styling a look. Simply select a dress, layer on a few jewels, and step into a pair of shoes. Easy, breezy so you can enjoy some sunshine. Whether you are looking for a dress for Keeneland, graduation, wedding or garden party, here are a few styles that are hot this season:
Shift and Shirtdresses
Both styles are flattering on most body types and work well in spring since they usually have a sleeve.
Shift dresses gradually get wider at the bottom. You can find them in both fitted and looser cuts to best fit your shape. Lilly Pulitzer offers several options in bright patterns like the Charlene Print Dress and solids like Topanga Lace Shift Dress that are perfect for parties.
Shirtdresses button down with a cinched waist and easily transition from work to weekend wear.
Fit and Flare
Creates an hourglass silhouette because it shows off your waist with a fuller skirt. Whether you’re dressing up or down, fit and flare is a hot trend this season. This style looks gorgeous for weddings or graduations in colorful lace like this one by BB Dakota. Fit and flare is also an opportunity to wear floral prints or mix patterns like this dress by Taylor.
Coordinating tops and skirts give the illusion and ease of a spring dress but offer more bang for your buck. Not only can they be worn together, but they can serve as separates to diversify their look. Kate Spade is leading the way with this timeless, classic look. By pairing together two pieces that are alike or using a common color like green in this Stripe Romona Top, outfit planning is simple. Shop the look for less at department stores or create your own combinations from existing clothes.
Take an inventory of the rest of your seasonal wardrobe. Pastel or tweed jackets are great to layer over a dress. Additionally, consider adding culottes, scallop hem pieces and crop tops for the brave ladies out there!