Top 3 dress trends for spring/summer 2017 and how to wear them

The sun is out – hip hip hooray! For me this means the start of the spring/summer season and that means a slight shift in my wardrobe. It’s no longer the weather for woolly jumpers and thick jeans – which can only mean one thing; dresses are back! Today I’m sharing my picks of the spring/summer collections on the high street and tackling some of the more difficult styles to wear. Plus, there’s a giveaway to win TWO go-with-everything Kissbobo invisible bras – read on to enter the competition today!

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If you’re going to any kind of event this year, you’ll probably want to invest in a new dress. I’m not necessarily giving you permission to buy a new outfit for every occasion but do think that one fabulous new dress could see you through all the hen parties, work events, weddings, christenings, days at the races and dinner parties you’ve got planned this season. But which one dress will cover all eventualities? And what kind of underwear will you need to wear with these off-the-shoulder styles styles? Here’s my top 3 dresses for S/S17 and how to wear them… 

The cold shoulder midi

This classy cold shoulder dress is the perfect spring/summer outfit for special occasions. It’s just landed on the New Look website and already I’m a fan. With a floaty floral fabric it’ll keep you cool in the warm weather. And when there’s a breeze in the air it’s long enough to cover your knees, and the sleeves will give your arms a little protection from the cold. It can be dressed up with heels or kept casual with a pair of trainers so it’s a wear-all-weekend piece. LOVE the yolk yellow colour! It’s got a slinky low back and thin shoulder straps so finding the right underwear might prove tricky; the Kissbobo invisible bra would do the job perfectly. It’s an adhesive gel bra so there’s no straps to worry about – no chance of your underwear peeking out from below your pretty dress in any of those wedding photos!

Two prizes to be won in my giveaway – enter competition below…

The off-the-shoulder dress

New-in on the Forever 21 website this delicate pastel dress is a versatile option for Spring/Summer 2017. The unstructured shape is easy to dress up for a wedding with a smart jacket, floral clutch bag and nude heels, or it can be dressed down for a lunch date with ballerina pumps and a denim jacket. This contemporary belted dress is sugary-sweet with a ruffled neckline, bow belt and romantic blousey sleeves. In pastel pink or dusty lavender (which is everywhere at the moment) it reminds me of sugared almonds! A nude strapless bra is the ideal solution for an off-the-shoulder style in such light pastel colours. The strappy back dress

Here’s a dress that’s business at the front and party at the back! It’s a sleek one-colour midi, at a classy length, with a demure v-neck, so all it needs is a blazer jacket and you’re ready for office meetings. But as soon as the sun goes down, this dress is ideal for after work drinks, a hot date or night out with the girls; when that blazer comes off, the slinky strappy back and small back slit turn it into a party outfit. But you can see that it’s going to cause problems when it comes to underwear – what kind of bra could you wear with this dress? If you want to boost your assets to make the most of the v-neck front, but don’t want to show any straps at the back, how about the Kissbobo strapless bra? It’s doesn’t have any straps but it has a clever drawstring in the middle so that you can adjust the fit to get the cleavage you want. Oh and by the way, the dress is just in at, and I think that the grey one would be great for weddings with a pastel jacket.I hope this selection of dresses has inspired your spring/summer shopping to buy just one dress for multiple uses! And if you’d like to try out the clever underwear from Kissbobo yourself, the good news is that you can win TWO bras in my giveaway! The classic bra is available in nude in sizes A-DD and the drawstring bra comes in A-D cups in black. The lucky winner can choose one of each type of bra – so that’s 2 new adhesive bras to see you through the summer season. But that’s not all – TWO winners will be chosen at the end of the giveaway, so there’s even more chance of winning! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and best of luck!

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Giveaway open to UK residents only, competition runs from 20th March – 2nd April. Two winners will be chosen at random from all the entries in the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email to arrange delivery of the prize.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

15 thoughts on “Top 3 dress trends for spring/summer 2017 and how to wear them

  1. My go-to spring summer outfit is a midi skirt, sandals and a baggy tee. Easy to throw on and a good one for when it starts to get a bit cooler!

  2. A light summer dress 🙂 only because I like to wear as little as possible during the hot summer months!

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