Even though we still have a couple of months to go before officially entering the spring season, it’s never too late to get a head start on the latest trends and strike before the most sought-after pieces are snapped up. And when warm balmy weather calls for beautiful dresses, we answer. They’re easy, stylish, and keep you cool while the temperatures rise, which is why we’ve analyzed predictions from well-known sources that have their fingers on the pulse of fashion in order to present you with the dresses you need to know for the 2016 spring season.
One of the most talked about trends for the New Year’s spring season is the slinky and sexy slip dress. Vogue has been predicting this insurgence since the flowing frocks hit the runways. The beautiful satin plunge neck slip dress from Band of Gypsies in peacock is a gorgeous example of the popular look. To make this barely there style more wearable, pair it with a leather jacket and boots to balance out the delicateness of the dress.
One of several trends seen on the runways for 2016 is the floral print. It’s an ultra-feminine way to spice up your ensembles and translates beautifully on the dress pictured above. The multicolor floral printed shift dress from Oasis is a modern adaptation of Grandma’s typical tiny and busy flower themed fabrics. Pair this with wedges, heels, or flats, and a matching handbag for an effortlessly chic outfit.
Stripes are another popular pattern emerging for spring. And thanks to the extensive selection on Lyst, we’ve chosen this sleek, black-and-white horizontal chevron stripe scoop neck dress from Alice and Olivia. This midi length dress is a popular cut among women’s dresses and is very flattering, especially when paired with heels. Toss a jean jacket over this dress and inject some color with a fun handbag.
From ethereal weightless fabrics to characteristically feminine details, like ruffles, soft womanly designs are back on the runways. The stylish light blue ruffle bodice dress with its airy and delicate chiffon bodice from Bebe is a wearable example of the beautiful trend that’s been gracing the articles of popular fashion magazines. This would be excellent for an evening out or a day at the office. Let your jewelry, shoes, and accessories define the occasion.
The last trend we’re covering is one seen prevalently on the runways, and thanks to the comprehensive runway coverage by Harper’s Bazaar, we’re able to share it with you. Sequined clothing and dresses are here to stay, so consider adding some pieces to your repertoire. Perfect for turning heads on those special evenings out, this stunning beige sequin kimono mini dress from Asos has all-over embellishments and a beautiful keyhole back detail. Pair this with nude pumps and red lips for a look that wows.
From slinky slips to bright florals to sparkly sequins, there’s a dress out there for every woman to try this spring. We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips on how to successfully incorporate the 2016 trends into your everyday wardrobes. With the practical examples provided above, runway trends no longer have to be intimidating—they can actually be quite fun to source and even more fun to wear.