Bright and beautiful summer dresses for summer 2012

Let’s get in the mood for summer. Brighten up you mood and your style with these pretty dresses in colourful, contemporary prints and floral patterns. These will look stunning on, wear with simple nude flats or heels to complete the look.

Left to right: So Couture tie side dress £99.99, Dries Van Noten stripe silk dress £794, Mango floral print dress £49.99, Steilmann linen shift dress £69.99, Next watercolour print dress £65.00, Karen Millen yellow floral print dress £175, Kew.159 stripe silk dress £129, Dorothy Perkins scarf wrap dress £42

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Get your partywear ready – the festive party season is on it’s way

It’s time to start getting ready for the party season – whether it’s a work do or a gathering of friends and relatives, a night out on the town, Christmas is the time of year to splash out on a stunning dress and some glamorous accessories.

John Lewis have an online partywear shop with all the latest from top brands and designers and some great suggestions for co-ordinated outfits. Here are some favourites…

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House of Fraser have also launched a great Party shop on their website with loads of really great outfit ideas. Here are some dresses from their ‘All that Glitters’ selection which will make the perfect party dress…

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Here are some more that I have spotted that would look stunning for a Christmas or New year party outfit… Great Plains Northern lights dress, Karen Millen pleated frill dress, Phase Eight Bijoux maxi dress, Miss Selfridge leather bodice dress

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Kylie Minogue in leopard print

Last week Kylie appeared at the opening of ‘Ghost’ the musical in London in this effortlessly stylish outfit, a simple leopard print shift dress, a leopard print handbag and black heels. Leopard print is big again this season, go for neutral and monochrome colours.

Here are some similar dresses on the high street to re-create the look from blackdressboutique.co.uk.

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Last chance to buy that perfect white summer dress

Now that the summer holidays are almost upon us, and the high street shops are already moving their summer clothes to the sale rail at the back of the shop, now is you last chance to pick the perfect summer dress for you wardrobe. Finding the right style with so many to choose from is never easy, particularly for women over 30, with the current trends for minis that are too short or maxis that are too long.

Here’s a range from white dress boutique that will be perfect for your summer days out…

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Little black dresses – always so stylish

What ever the occasion or time of year a little black dress always fits the bill. They just seem to be such a simple way to guarantee that you look stylish. This summers trend for butterflies and other insect prints, usually found on a white or pale background, also works really well on black and add a more dramatic twist. Here’s a great online shop that has loads of suggestions www.blackdressboutique.co.uk

Here are some of my favourites for this summer…

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Dorothy Perkins Black/gold butterfly dress DP81000101Resort Butterfly Maxi Dress

Here are some other bolder patterns that reallly work well…

Planet Giant Leaf Jersey Maxi DressBlack and white print dress