Before summer arrives, you may be thinking about adding some new items to your wardrobe. It is a known fact that the dresses are very feminine and so you might want to give them a try this summer. To know what kinds of dresses to opt for, keep an eye out for the latest trends.

Ankle long dresses

Dress Trends for spring 2012

You may already be familiar with the trend, since you may have seen it before. The main point of the dress is to float freely around the body and this is why one of the most popular fabrics to look for this summer is silk. You could be inspired by the dresses of Basso & Brooke, Etro, Betsey Johnson, Chado Raph Rucci and Dona Karan.

Eclectic prints

Spring Summer 2012 Trends

It looks like this is going to be a really colorful summer, mostly because of the bright colors of the dresses, not to mention the special prints that we will be able to see. There are some amazing designer collections that you could use as source of inspiration including the collections of D&G, Alberta Ferretti, and Basso & Brooke.

Neon yellow

Spring Summer 2012

Although it is one of the more surprising trends of the summer dresses, there is almost no collection that doesn’t come with neon yellow or neon green dresses. When it comes to neon yellow, you can also expect to see shoes and bags in this color. Take a look at the collections of Andrew GN, Blumarine, Oscar de la Renta, and Aquascutum.

Vaporous dresses

Dress Trends for Spring Summer

In case you have to attend a special event, occasion or you are looking for a nightdress, go for the vaporous dress. These are usually made of expensive and lavish materials. Almost all of the most well known designers have dresses like these, including Emanuel Ungaro, Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Bottega Veneta, and Ellie Saab.

Floral prints

Trends for Spring Summer

If it’s summer then it is a must to have some dresses with floral prints. This trend remains one of the most powerful ones this year. Their advantage is that they look cute and feminine and they work great for casual occasions. When looking for dresses of this kind, consider the ones offered by Dolce & Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, and Blumarine.

Ethnic style

Trends for Spring Summer 2012

Besides the trends that have been mentioned before, another important trend for the next season is the ethnic style. If you would like to have some great ethnic inspired pieces of clothing, then think about Etro. On the other hand, if it is the Spanish influence that you are looking for, consider Moschino. Besides these, also take a look at the collections of Alberta Ferretti.

Geometrical cuts

Geometrical cuts

It is possible that you are one of the more conservative girls, like Victoria Beckham, and in this case the geometrical cuts would fit you perfectly. On one hand, the main point of the trend is to show that the dresses can be geometrical and look good on women, while on the other hand there are also some dresses that have their own geometry.

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