Spring’s just around the corner (sort of) – and that means peeling off the tights and getting out of the thick knits we’ve all been hibernating in for the past few winter months. If you’re feeling out of touch with fashion, fear not – this guide will help you get your wardrobe back in shape for the sun. Avenue 32 has a stunning range of top designer dresses – perfect for summer weddings, fabulous holidays, or even just to give your summer work wear wardrobe an extra sizzle.
Huishan Zhang – Nude Mesh Lace Dress
This gorgeous mini dress picks up on one of the top trends for spring – nude and lace – but avoids looking little-girly. With a background in Chinese craftsmanship, Zhang combines precision tailoring techniques with innovative Eastern style – and the result is utterly gorgeous. Perfect with matching nude heels for glamorous post-work drinks. Add a pop of colour with a juicy patent leather clutch in vibrant tones.
Huishan Zhang – Ivory Lace Gown
If the first dress wasn’t enough to sell you on this designer, this incredible lace gown will have you drooling. A perfect alternative to the traditional white wedding dress – there are no poufy meringues on show here, but a stunning combination of razor-sharp tailored pleats and fairytale pink lace. Glam it up red carpet style with perfect scarlet lips and metallic heels.
Cedric Charlier – Two Tone Shift Dress
Monochrome is a big trend this spring, and this shift dress is an ideal transitional item, perfect for work and evening events. With a bold, minimal look and a sports-luxe fit, just add red lips and ankle boots for a sleek and stylish take on the trend.
Narciso Rodriguez – Colour Block Pencil Dress
Warm summer days are no excuse for looking sloppy in the boardroom – this colour block dress is guaranteed to keep you looking smart and feminine. Block colours look striking with a minimalist and graphic look, and the mix of soft neutrals and bold brights keep the right balance for the coming season.
Mother of Pearl – Yellow Iris Kaftan Dress
For holiday chic, this relaxed but stylish shift dress is ideal for the suitcase. Dress up with glam heels for nights out, or keep it simple by day with elegant flat and bright beads. This multitasking dress has an easy fit, but the heavy silk fabric keeps it feeling decidedly luxe. We love the pop art prints in faded brights, and can’t wear to wear this all through the summer.
Peter Som – Coral Silk Aqua Lace Dress
Make heads turn this summer with this elegant and gorgeous gown from celeb favourite, Peter Som. While he’s usually known for more austere designs, this luscious silk gown in jewel-bright coral will look perfect against a deep summer tan (spray on, of course!) and red carpet-ready jewels. With delicate mosaics made of powder blue lace, there’s just enough detail to keep it looking edgy – without going overboard.