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5 Dresses to Wear This Summer 2016

5 dresses to wear this summer

Summer screams dress season and all for good reasons. The weather is warm and this time of year is a hive of activity with Spring Racing Carnivals, end of year functions, Christmas parties, Christmas day and of course New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The dress is my favourite piece of clothing because you chuck it on and are pretty much done. It makes getting up to do the school run easy and means less time meandering in the wardrobe for an appropriate ensemble.

If you’re looking to add some dresses to you wardrobe this season, here are some of the hottest styles you might like to consider.

Tassels and Pom Poms

These fun embellishments are being seen on everything from fashion to accessories and even homewares. We love the gorgeous details in these dresses. They add an eclectic vibe to a simple dress.

tassel and pom pom dressesFrom left to right: Lioness Pom Pom Dress $79.95, Talisman Menara Dress in Indigo $79.95, ASOS Pom Pom Dress $39.00

T-shirt Dress

My favourite summer, everyday dress is the t-shirt dress. The devil is in the details – not to short and skims over bumps acquired over winter. These styles will wash well time and time again so you can get good wear out of them.

t-shirt dress

From left to right: Bohemian Traders Scoop Neck Tee in Khaki $129, Freez Mint Tee Dress $49, Bohemian Traders Stripe Scoop Neck Tee $129

Florals

Can’t go past a gorgeous floral dress for summer. It’s a timeless pattern, perfect for Spring Racing and Cocktail parties.

floral dresses

From left to right: Chi Chi London Amber Dress $89.95, Portmans Floral Shift Dress $89.99, Spell Designs Babushka Short Sleeve Play Dress $169.00

Off The Shoulder – OTS

Off the Shoulder is a big deal this summer. For great tips on how to wear an OTS number (ie bra and how to keep the sleeves creeping up your shoulder) check out this post from Nikki from Styling You. OTS dresses are in demand this summer. If you find a dress you love, grab it because it won’t be available for long.

Off the shoulder dresses

From left to right: Katies Off The Shoulder Embroidered Dress $69.95, Adrift Poppie Dress $89.99, Bohemian Traders Frida Black OTS Maxi Dress $179.00

Cold Shoulder

For those of us that can’t embrace the OTS trend, the cold shoulder dress may be the perfect fit for you. No need for a strapless bra and you get to still have your shoulders on show.

cold shoulder dressesFrom left to right: Cooper St It’s Like That Midi Dress $189.95, Esther Qadesha tunic dress in denim $79.95

Which dresses will you be wearing this summer?

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Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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