The weather is finally warming up, making it the perfect time to hit the stores and pick out the best sundress for the summer of 2011. No matter which types of patterns or colors you favor, there is a dress out there waiting for you to find it. And with high summer temperatures, every occasion is a great excuse to take your favorite style out for a spin. Below, check out a few picks from this year’s top trends.
This floor-grazing design is taking over catwalks this season, and for good reason; the length of this dress makes it the ideal day-to-night piece. Draw inspiration from nature, and choose a simple, elegant design in neutral colors. A high-end option is the Diane von Furstenberg Ethyl silk v-neck dress, $545 at Saks Fifth Avenue. A less expensive number is the Forever 21 Mélange maxi dress, $22.80 in stores.
Floral patterns are eternally in style, for who can resist flowers? The range in this category is huge, allowing you to opt for a shape that best suits your figure. For a 2011 look, select a dress with a modern cut, such as the Sunflower Wisteria dress from Free People, $128 in stores.
White is one of those colors that is difficult to pull off in winter, but absolutely perfect for summer. Embrace the sun goddess version of this trend and grab a piece with a flowy, romantic cut, such as the United Colors of Benetton muslin dress. Pair with earthy accessories, sandals, and let the inner radiance shine through!
Nothing catches people’s attention like bright colors that pop. Go bold this year, bringing out the reds or greens that might seem overwhelming during the winter. From the pricier side, try the Halston Heritage Orchid Print Dress, $345 on shopbop.com. For a less expensive version, check out H&M’s wrap over pink and red dress, $34.95 on hm.com.