Dress Trends Spring / Summer 2005 II

Following my report on this season's dress trends part I, which if you haven't seen it yet you must go see it, part II is finally here! Dresses are a MUST this season! Since fellow readers like you are obviously not celebrities who have special events to attend, I'm not going to show you any glam dresses today.

Since I'm feeling down-to-earth today, I thought I would give you all how-to-wear-dresses-in-2005 lecture 101. So first, here is a selection of dresses that are (mostly) affordable and very in fashion this season:
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Two very pretty dresses from Free People. As mentioned in earlier post, yellow is a trendy color this season, and yellow dresses will definately liven up your outfit! Oh, and flowery prints and laces are of course also very fashionable.

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Speaking of dresses, we of course would not not mention the oh so lovely collection by Anthropologie. They are quite pricy, but are so pretty one could not resist. The green flowery scores points for resembling one of the Burberry Prorsum dresses, and the blue one looks so casual and comfortable that you can actually stroll around your neighbourhood in.

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For slightly more formal occasions, or if you just simply perfer simple outfits, these two are for you. The xx dress (by Anthropologie,) is boho influenced and has a wonderful fitting. The black lacy one is by Gap, and is perfect for looking elegant day and night!

Many people are often stuck on how to match outerwear with dresses. To look young and fun, wear the always versitile blazer (like the white one shown below,) or even wear an OVER-SIZED college sweatshirt over the dress as inspired by Marissa in the OC, (now if only all of us were smart enough to go to Harvard.)
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If you are more for the more mature and stylish look, then you can wear a wrap which is oh-so-fashionable nowadays (like the black one below,) or wear a safari jacket (like the whitish khaki one below.)
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I cannot stress how important it is for the fashionable to own and wear pretty day dresses anywhere and everywhere you go this season. So start looking out for your perfect dresses now!