Diamonds are great and all, but if you ask us, dresses are a girl’s best friend. They’re versatile, comfortable and fun. No matter what your shape is, there are amazing lace prom dresses options so you can feel like a million bucks.
Whether you are dressing for a brunch with your girlfriends or you need a quick look for a dinner date, a dress is always the answer to most style dilemmas. A dress is an essential wardrobe piece, and what’s great about it is there are the perfect fit and style for every single body type.
From pretty maxi dresses to the chic flats everyone is wearing to the fresh swimsuit trend that is already taking over (and more), the Net-a-Porter sale is stocked with incredible finds that hit on what’s cool for summer. Here, I’m highlighting 7 of my favorite summer trends from the sale and my picks to add to your cart before they sell out.
The key is in knowing the dress style that works for you as well as how to own it. Keep on reading to get a breakdown of all our favorite styles of trendy dresses that are absolute must-haves for your wardrobe. Whenever you need to dress to impress, simply grab one of these and you’re good to go!
With the summer heat officially here, there’s sometimes nothing more relaxing than a flowy dress to help combat the warm weather. But as things heat up, this unique season also brings along some new dress trends that are refreshing closets as people make way to spend more time in the sun — doing so according to safe social distance practices, of course.
The biggest fashion trend of summer 2020 has been “anything goes” as people adjust to their lives turning upside down this year. As we’ve had to adapt to new ways of living, the ‘must-have’ trends or the ‘in-season’ pieces feel very obsolete. We’ve been forced to take a look at what really matters in our lives and, for some, fashion doesn’t have as strong of a hold on our priorities as it once did.
Here’s our simple approach for finding the best dress for your body type!
Your Perfect Dress
To find your perfect dress style(s), it’s a good idea to meet us in the middle. Yes, at your waist! To find the perfect dress to fit your body shape, determining where and how the waist of your dress hits you will make all the difference. Trust us!
Best summer off the shoulder prom dress in 2020
Experts we consulted about summer dresses noted various trends that included tie-dye dresses, neon summer dresses, dresses with puff sleeves, denim and crochest options — and options especially comfortable for wearing at home.
From this time last year, Poshmark saw a 75-percent increase in orders and listings of women’s tie-dye apparel. From a splash of bright colors that brighten moods to relaxing pastel hues, summer dresses are all about the tie-dye print this summer.
What is a fit & flare?
Cue the confetti drop: The fit and flare looks great on just about everyone, and will never go out of fashion. This iconic style is fitted through the bodice, flaring out right below the hip. It creates a slimming, balanced silhouette while accentuating the good and hiding everything else.
A fit & flare is best for these body types:
Because of its balanced proportions, this dress is truly a winner for almost every body type. Apples may find that it creates a more defined waistline. Athletic shapes will love it for the extra curve. And since the fit-and-flare resembles an hourglass on the hanger, it’s an obvious fit for hourglass shapes.
1. Almond Wrap Around Midi Dress
The modern wrap dresses are so full of possibilities when it comes to style that it is high time to revisit these universally flattering wardrobe favorites and a staple for every body shape (but most especially for pear and apple curves).
There’s a widening selection of colors and patterns available for the easy wrap dress that makes it obvious to be the go-to for weekends and trips. When paired with pumps and a bright structured blazer, a modern wrap dress instantly transitions into an easy workwear option that is anything but average.
2. The Work-to-Evening Dress
Incorporating bright colors into your line of dress selections allows you to transition from workday to evening with ease. Chic sheath dresses make faithful ‘one and done’ look when warmer weather beckons you in staying out later and catch up with the colleagues after work or with friends. This style is flattering on both lean, athletic bodies and hourglass shapes.
3. The Cool & Effortless Maxi Dress
If the maxi dress had a slogan, it would most definitely be “Good vibes and sunshine for all.” It is one of those dresses that looks great on every body shape. Whether you’re cruising your local outdoor market or running errands, there’s no easier option for go-with-the-flow spring and summer style. Dress up the maxi with a pair of espadrilles and ultra-chic shades on your next brunch date. Or, keep your look low-key with leather thong-style sandals and your fave floppy sun hat. Have a jersey maxi that’s a tad on the lengthy side? Tie the hem in a knot for some extra style umph.
4. Floral Print Heavy Lace Skirt Trim Midi Dress
Is there any other print that is more synonymous with the mesmerizing show of spring blooms and vibrant colors? Certainly not. Grab and slip into that slim spaghetti-strap dress with a waist tie detail. It can let you layer with a crisp white tee underneath, which is currently trendy as it was in the 90s.
Do you want a romantic look? If so, then choose floral styles that have ruffles as details. Paired with a bright-colored clutch, statement necklace, and neutral, stacked-heel sandal, we are a hundred percent sure you will turn heads with the sweet and sassy combo.
5. A Work-to-Evening Shift Dress
Incorporating bright spring colors into your line-up of dress selections makes it possible to transition from work to evening with casual, but elevated ease. A chic sheath dress is a faithful “one and done” day-to-night look when warmer, summer weather beckons you to stay out later than usual to catch up with friends or colleagues after work. This style is especially flattering on both hourglass and lean, athletic body shapes.
6. The Casual A-Line Prom Dress
Are you on the lookout for a dress that has a bit of fit-and-flare and can complement your silhouette? If so, then the A-line dress would be your A-1 choice as it can define your waist. It’s great even during winter when paired with tights and booties.
If you are curvy, an A-line dress with more flare is guaranteed to suit you well. You can dress up a casual, subtle-patterned style with a pair of chunky heels or your favorite T-strap sandals. You can also take the understated approach with a much dressier style like silk or lace by wearing it with a denim jacket and flats.
7. Timeless and Elegant Midi
Whether you’d like your dresses with plenty of flow and movement, or you’d prefer those that are more of chic and sleek bodycon, midi dresses are must-have style staples. Their hemlines grace calves, making them perfect options for formal events including weddings and graduations. Lean and rectangular body shapes can be accentuated in a bodycon dress. If you are an hourglass or apple gal, you will look a stunner with a billowy silhouette.
Is there a new silhouette that you would like to try? Check out our new arrivals to stock up on the latest styles of must-have, trendy dresses!