--Guest Post By Xenia
Rising temperatures, sunshine, and love in the air make spring a wonderful season. Dates and walks in the park become more frequent as singles become couples. What is great about this season is that women glow and get to wear dresses freely without freezing too much. Spring 2013 brings a new palette of colors, and styles, adding a new edge to some of the tendencies seen in last year’s collections.
Sheer materials tend to reveal a little skin in a very delicate and inciting way without overtly exposing too much for a first date. A feminine knee-high length is not too sassy, but sexy enough if worn with a pair stilettos or a pair of pumps, and of course a bit of red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner.
→ Buy the Bebe Fit and Flare Sheer Back Dress, $119.00, at bebe.com.
Leather has always been a popular material for its enduring quality and edgy looks. There is nothing like a pair of rock n’ roll leather pants, but there is nothing out of the ordinary about that. Out of the ordinary is a leather cropped or cutout dress, paired with platforms and smokey eyes. The leather dress looks best when it’s quite short, as it is both elegant and casual due to the texture of leather.
→ Buy the Porter Grey Cutout Leather Dress, $385.00 (was $770.00), at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.
Beaded dresses are romantic and glamorous at the same time. They are chic and therefore perfect for classy dates at cocktail bars and restaurants accompanied by champagne and a gourmet menu. The sequins, especially in gold, radiate a luxurious look, so such a dress is for those going for a more impressive appearance. This dress is requires a toned down pair of stilettos and beige eye shadows with a nude lipstick, to avoid exaggeration.
→ Buy the A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz Gold Sequin and Bead Mesh Strapless Dress, $149.25 (was $460.00), at bluefly.com.
Xenia has a professional experience in the music and fashion industry. She is also interested in lifestyle and travel and she currently blogs at Miinto Fashion blog.