This summer, bold colour-block designs in structured cuts are key to your cocktail-hour dress code. It’s all about dressing for your shape, with fitted bodycons, flirty skater styles and sexy asymmetric hems being the main fashion focus. The brighter, the better, so embrace electrifying blues, vibrant yellows and tangy tangerines. Go for top-to-toe colour and loud prints, or if you’re a little timid of this trend, try pairing black with vivid accessories for a cool contrast.
Here are our favourite nighttime looks:
The fit and flare dress works wonders on all figures, tucking in your tiny waist while skimming your sultry silhouette. For a summer refresh, go for sunny shades and accessorise with glowing gold tones, like these gorgeous dresses pictured above. The Coleen scuba dress is crafted from a structured fabric for a sophisticated and dramatic shape, exaggerating those killer curves. Or be brave in bright yellow with this box pleated skater from Definitions – we love the 60s-inspired ring detail at the chest that plays peekaboo in a classy way.
The pencil dress is a curve-hugging classic, and this season’s update is covered in colour-popping crochet. This cool cobalt number by Definitions works almost an athletic shape with a ladylike twist. The sporty cut-in neckline reveals a flirty flash of shoulders, while also giving the illusion of a longer, leaner figure, and the crochet skirt features a sheer panel for a sexy glimpse of your legs. The zesty tangerine dress from Myleene Klass is a total knockout-frock with its figure-fitted design, beautiful crochet and vibrant hue.
With a nipped-in waist and flowing skirt, this maxi dress by Definitions is universally flattering. The contrast panels in repeating stripes create covetable curves and a womanly shape in all the right places. Tapping into the tribal trend, the flashes of leopard and zebra prints bring safari style, allowing you to explore your wild side.
Cute skorts in edgy cuts show off long, sleek legs, while wrap-over fronts make a simple style that little more sophisticated and special. Try the trend with this Definitions skort and cutout cami tucked in, a printed playsuit from Myleene, or go one step further with this off-the-shoulder all-in-one by Samantha Faiers for something more striking. Here, the statement is in the structure, with less attention to colour – so add pops of bright tones to an all-black ensemble with a clutch bag, jewels and heels.
Clash your colours for a bold look with these accessories in rich tones and palettes, or simply give a little black outfit a lift with a colour-pop finish. Add spice to your style with this snakeskin clutch in splices of cobalts, or choose this box bag that’s bursting with bright blooms. Gold bangles and drop earrings complement both black and stronger shades, lending a high-end feel.
So, are you going to try the colour-block craze? Let us know below!
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