December 13, 2012 by ginafashionistar
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With Christmas and New Year just around corner, many people will already be thinking about how they are going to update their wardrobe for 2013. Of course, the world’s top designers are one step ahead as they showed their Spring/Summer 2013 collections during the fashion weeks back in September. This means it is already possible to gauge which trends are going to be huge next year in terms of dresses. Here are five that are set to make their way into wardrobes up and down the country.
Cut Out Dresses
A cut out dress will put women in good stead for all sorts of nights out in 2013 as they are extremely versatile and come in many different shapes and sizes. In her spring/summer 2013 collection, Victoria Beckham played with the idea of underwear as outerwear and many of her dresses included cut out or sheer panels, while she stuck to her signature bodycon aesthetic.
While Michael Kors demonstrated how a cut out dress can be super slinky, yet elegant at the same time, there are times when nothing beats a classic bodycon dress with cut out panels at the sides to give the illusion of a slimmer waist.
Dip Hem Dresses
For low-key glamour that’s simple to style and easy to pull off, not much beats a dip hem dress. These dresses have been around for a while now, but aren’t going anywhere thanks to their versatility and the fact they suit most body shapes. The flattering skirt is sexy because it’s sheer, but it still hides a multitude of sins.
These dresses can be worn in different ways, with some celebrities – such as Selena Gomez and Mollie King from The Saturdays – going for ultra-feminine, floral creations in floaty chiffon fabrics. But dip hem dresses can also be dressed down for daytime just like Miley Cyrus, who rocked hers with a pair of Converse.
Although Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Jazz Age novel The Great Gatsby has been delayed until next year, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t managed to make its mark on the fashion world. Luhrmann is known for his visually stunning films and with costumes designed by Miuccia Prada, there is no doubt the clothing worn by the stars is going to be incredible.
Inspired by these glamorous 1920s looks, fringed dresses are growing in popularity and there is no doubt this trend will continue into next year. Celebrities love a bit of fringing – as Anne Hathaway demonstrated earlier this year on her way to the Late Show With David Letterman in New York – and for a night out this is an easy way to do high-octane glamour.
Evening dresses don’t always have to be about glitter and sequins – sometimes sporty styles can work just as well too. Victoria Beckham gets her second mention here, but this time for her Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection. Instead of the elegant, bodycon dresses for which she is so famous, she showed sportier, loser shapes. Stella McCartney – who designed Team GB’s kit for the Olympics earlier this year – also stuck to the sporty aesthetic for which she is so famous in her spring/summer 2013 show.
Peplum dresses have been a wardrobe staple for many people throughout 2012 and it looks as though the trend is set to continue in 2013. Celebrities just can’t get enough of the look and, it seems, neither can the general public as the shops are still full of peplums in every size, style and colour imaginable.
While black peplum dresses look smart and sophisticated, making them suitable for both work and nights out, coloured peplum dresses are fun, young and vibrant. There really is no end to the versatility of the peplum, which is why is will continue to be popular next year.