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Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trends

You can hardly find any woman, who can do without at least one dress in her wardrobe in the warm season, and this is one of the main reasons, why fashion designers constantly refer to this feminine garment in their collections. Dresses in spring/summer 2012 come in such a rich variety that it becomes quite hard to determine the exact trends. They come in different lengths, styles, colors and prints, feature different fabrics, letting every woman find her perfect matches and feel contented in this bright season. So let’s make a short classification to learn the upcoming spring/summer 2012 dress trends.


Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #1: Airy maxi dresses: Maxi dresses seem to never go out of style, but for the upcoming warm season they get a sophisticated twist and look more ethereal and airy. Chiffon, taffeta, organza and other sheer fabrics are the main materials used for the spring/summer 2012 maxi dresses. Lots of beautiful prints, like polka dots, scarf-inspired and leopard patterns, and a myriad of other colorful prints embellish all those maxi dresses, making them really irresistible.

Betsey Johnson SS 2012                                                                                                           Emilio Pucci SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #2: Mini dresses: While some women give preference to airy maxi dresses, others want to emphasize their sex-appeal and flawless silhouettes by opting for mini dresses, which are also going to be extremely hot in the new season. You can spot a variety of super mini dresses in different colors and designs in the upcoming collections.

D&G SS 2012                                                                                          Betsey Johnson SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #3: Midi-length dresses: The golden middle between maxi and mini dresses are mid-length dresses, which are especially perfect for all those, who want to put refinement and femininity on top of their styling. Midi dresses appeal to women of all ages and with different tastes, and look stunning for many occasions. Whether tight-fitting or flirty and loose, mid-length dresses are very trendy in the new season.

Victoria Beckham SS 2012                                                                                                                        Prada SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #4: Glittering dresses: If you are one of those women, who can never have enough attention on them, you’ll certainly like the trend of glittering dresses. Think a silver or a gold dress or try more daring options in liquid metal, green, red or blue. Go for a sequined glittering dress or one featuring iridescent hues, and you are sure to draw all eyes on you wherever you go.

Gianfranco Ferre SS 2012                                                                                                Paco Rabanne SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #5: Asymmetrical hemlines: Asymmetrical hemlines come to be a huge spring/summer 2012 trend, which is reflected not only on dresses, but also on various tops and coats. Many designers reinvented a mullet dress in their collection. Cut on one side or two, asymmetrical dresses look really nice and unique.

DKNY SS 2012                                                                                               Gianfranco Ferre SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #6: Floral-printed dresses: Floral obsession continues in the upcoming warm season as well, therefore it’s no surprise to see dresses drenched in these romantic prints. Small or large, floral prints look very dainty and feminine. Some designers incorporated floral patterns with other prints, creating a beautiful contrast that dazzles.

Naeem Khan SS 2012                                                                                                                 Blumarine SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #7: Lace dresses: Lace has been in vogue since last spring, and it still maintains a high popularity in spring/summer 2012, only here it becomes more delicate. Lace dresses come in different lengths and designs, yet look equally sophisticated and romantic. So go for this option, if you want to boost the ladylike allure in your look.

Emilio Pucci SS 2012                                                                                                    Valentino SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #8: White dresses: Like any warm season, spring/summer 2012 also brings a great range of white dresses for all those, who can never have enough pieces in this impeccable color. White dresses come in different styles and feature different fabrics in the new season, but always look lovely and refined.

Luca Luca SS 2012                                                                                                            Nina Ricci SS 2012 

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #9: Peplums: Like lace, peplums are not new in fashion either. They have been with us already for a couple of seasons and stay in style in the upcoming season as well. However, this time peplums have become bigger and bolder and appear on both casual and evening dresses. Long and flat, voluminous or very puffy, peplum dresses certainly look incredible.

Versace SS 2012                                                                                                                Jason Wu SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #10: Frills: Another huge dress trend for spring/summer 2012 become dresses with frills and pleats. While some look neat and classy, other dresses feature huge and attention-grabbing frills.

Valentino SS 2012                                                                                                     Badgley Mischka SS 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Dress Trend #11: Evening Dresses: And surely the new warm season also brings a myriad of evening dresses with it, which look luxurious and sophisticated, ideal for a red carpet event or a memorable occasion.

Badgley Mischka SS 2012                                                                                          Christian Dior SS 2012

Among so many gorgeous dress trends for spring/summer 2012 every woman is sure to pick a few beautiful pieces for her new season wardrobe.

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