I have been following the magazine Seventeen for a couple years now. They have many creative and inventive ideas that work in anyone’s wardrobe.The most recent issue introduces the spring trends.
One main article senior fashion editor Annebet Duvall addresses the major trends for spring dresses. Dresses are huge for spring and summer. It is something easy to put on, match with accessories, wear your hair up or down, and use your creativity to try new outfits. The dresses displayed in the magazine range from dresses with patterns to dresses with an edge.
The main dresses for spring are the body-con, embroidered, shirtdress, keyhole, polka dots, zippered, striped, peplum, drop-waist, high-low, lace, collared, chevron, tiered, zigzag, smocked, and bustier.
Some dresses have been present in previous spring trends such as keyholes, smocked, and embroidered. These are classic pieces that you can’t go wrong with. The newer trend that I have seen everywhere lately is the high-low dress. I really can’t decide if I like this dress or if it just makes me wonder if the manufacturer ran out of fabric to use, conveniently, in the front. I think it could work as a dress more than as a skirt. The dress would need to have a pattern on it though. However, when this design is used for a skirt, I like the solid options better paired with a bright or patterned top.
Other designs I see that are quite interesting are the collared dress and zigzag dress. These designs clearly have an influence from decades ago. The zigzag dress is an instant tribute to the 70′s era. There really isn’t a modern twist to the design besides a tighter fit. The collared dress represents the sweet and innocent youth of the 50′s. The sleeves have been removed leaving the dress showing more skin.
All of these dresses can have a major impact on your spring wardrobe. The only difficultly I see is choosing your favorite one. Make it a goal this season to try something you normally wouldn’t! Have fun and be bold with your choices!
This spread in the magazine could be interesting in a video interview with Duvall where she explains the major trends. If I were tweeting this article it would be “Must Have Spring Dresses”.