Trend Report: Summer Dresses You’ll Want

Now that the temperatures have heated up, I’ve picked a slew of summer dresses you’ll want to add to your wardrobe. As a stylist, I’m always picking out new dresses for clients to add to their wardrobes and for me to wear on camera and off. If you took a peek into my closet you’d see that half my wardrobe is dresses – seriously, I’m not kidding. There’s three new dresses waiting to be worn as host of my new digital series on AOL. So while I could easily pick new dresses every week and would gladly share on my blog, these are just a few that span from work to weekend, date night to daytime and from pretty in pink to prismatic in figure flattering styles.

Style expert Alison DeyetteGeorgia Layered Full Midi Dress, LK Bennett

The photo is from Friday’s Step Up Inspiration Awards. I was one of the host’s of the big event at the Beverly Hilton. Besides celebrities sharing advice for teens on the red carpet and inspiring speeches, the day was dedicated to the teens girls at Step Up whom we mentor. Our mission is to empower girls from under-resourced communities to become confident, college-bound and career-focused. Learn more about Step Up (join us!) and thanks to L.K. Bennett for the dress.

Style Expert Alison Deyette

And another one! This fabulous print is by Theia Couture. I wore a midi dress version to the Emmy’s.

Summer Dresses You’ll Want

Graphic Dresses

print dresses

Let the print speak for the dress.

Ranna Gill Geometric Shift Dress, $295 Neiman Marcus

Mara Hoffman Shirt Dress, $286 Bloomingdale’s

Pretty in Pink Dresses

pink dresses

Floaty, feminine and chic dresses that are ready for any invite from summer wedding to birthday party.

Whistles Organza Pink Printed Dress, $330 Bloomingdale’s

 Madison Chiffon Pink Print Dress, $525 L.K. Bennett London

Black And White Dresses

summer dresses

When the invite says wear white, you’ll want one that stands out from the crowd. Halston Heritage White Halter Dress With Cutouts, $395, Neiman Marcus.

A sweet, demure black sundress with a waist whittling tie in stretch cotton poplin.  Theory ‘Minkar’ Poplin Black Sundress, $415 Nordstrom

Weekend and Work Day Dresses

barneys dresses

Add a gauzy, floral midi dress for festivals and weekends and a buttoned up shirt dress in a figure flattering design for weekdays. Ulla Johnson Peasant Dress, $322 Shopbop

Dries Van Noten Peplum Chambray Shirt Dress, $885 Bergdorf Goodman

Date Night And Day Time Dresses

floral maxi dress

A figure-flaunting body con dress in a vibrant eye-catching sky blue that commands attention. Amanda Uprichard Body-Con Dress, $194 Nordstrom

The maxi dress will forever be the easy dress to pack for vacation and wear multiple wasy from date to daytime. Lily Floral Maxi Dress, $60 Metrostyle

Striped Summer Dresses

striped dresses

Get your stripes going in opposite directions and show off some shoulders with dresses that elongate, accentuates your waist and bare just a bit.

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $325 Neiman Marcus

T by Alexander Wang Striped Tank Dress, $475 Need Supply Co.

Style Expert Alison Deyette is a TV host and Los Angeles-based stylist known best for her dynamic personality and her sharp sense of style. She has worked extensively for national news and entertainment programs, magazines and online media outlets.
She’s dressed hundreds of clients – from the red carpet to regular folks – bringing a perspective that focuses on each individual and their unique goals, helping find the optimum look for any occasion, body type or budget.

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