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Published on 19th May 2017

Get set for a summer of chic with the new mood for the season. Navigating weddings in style can be difficult so we’ve pulled together the most stylish of dresses perfect for any summer occasion.

The Essential Shift Dress

A classic style reinvented season after season, the shift dress is one for every wardrobe. We love the fabulous floral printed shift dresses at Dunnes Stores, as perfect for a wedding as it is for a glam day at the races.  Make an impact at your next event with lemon lace and cap sleeves at DV8 or ever stylish monochrome at H&M. Top of our wish lists are the on-trend tropical prints at Penneys. Designed with stylish ruffles and barely-there straps it’s a standout piece for your next event. Style it up with oversized sunglasses for striking summer glam.

To create flattering silhouette, look for a shift dress that skims your shape but doesn’t hug too much and a knee length style can lengthen the body. If you don’t like to expose your arms (as many women don’t), opt for one that has a little cap sleeve or ruffled shoulder for demure coverage like this bold purple style from Carraig Donn. Detail at the shoulder helps to balance out hips for a beautiful silhouette.

The Forever A-Line Dress

One of the most flattering styles that you can wear is an A-line dress or skirt. Fitted at the narrowest point of the body – your waist, and flaring out over the hips it can disguise a multitude. Reminiscent of 1950s glamour, you’ll feel like a bombshell in this dress style. Reinvented for the new season, A-line dresses come in everything from bold and punchy citrus prints at H&M to plunging racy red at DV8 to soft shapes and monochrome cool at River Island. We can’t get enough of the soft peach dress at Carraig Donn. Its half-length sleeves and fun box pleat front make it easy to dress up for a daytime event or dress down with ballerina flat for sunny days at the office. A touch Alexa Chung with a hint of Audrey Hepburn.

The New Exposed Shoulder Dress

Exposed shoulders are one of the coolest trends around with everything from knitwear to shirts and dresses being made with cut-out shoulders or Bardot necklines. A beautiful way to add elegance to your occasion style, there’s nothing more glamorous than an exposed collarbone with some fabulous jewellery. H&M are coming out on top for their amazing choice of cold shoulder pieces and we are loving their stunning tropical print wrap dress. With exposed shoulders, ruffles and a vibrant print, this dress is ticking all the trend boxes for spring summer 17. Work off-beat cool with pointed ballerina pumps or luxe jewelled platforms for the new way to dress for occasions.

The Game-Changing Accessories

The right accessory or accent piece can transform your look from drab to fab. Adding statement shoes or bag will breathe new life into your go-to dress and make your look feel so new and so fresh without smashing your budget. This season, embellishment is making a comeback with shoes and bags proudly topped with jewels, gems and embroidery. Sparkling jewellery or statement earrings will lift any look and is a simple way to give your looks a glamorous evening feel.


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