Guest Author: Darren Wilson
Springtime is the blissful bridge between the freezing winter and the melting heat of summer. The picturesque season is all about strolling along flower fields, catching the soft prairie breeze, flying kites, and enjoying a ’90s inspired picnic in your backyard. And at the height of the season of renewal is the opportunity to completely revamp your wardrobe with this year’s most fairy-like trends.
This year’s flower is the gerbera daisy — a bright, colourful array of daisy-like flowers that stand out in vermillion hues. Vibrant, youthful, and with a hint of maturity, 2020’s spring trends emulate the gerbera daisy’s beauty with some of the most dainty cuts and styles. At the forefront of the springtime’s fashion essentials are dresses, which elude an effortless, feminine silhouette. From this season to the next two, you will surely be raiding dress stores because slips will take over your wardrobe through most of the year.
Effortless Silk Slips
The fully made-up look has been going out of style in favour of effortless beauty. You will see an array of cosmetics companies branding themselves as “no-makeup” makeup essentials. At the same time, runways are sticking to wearable silhouettes that will fit anywhere from the streets of New York to the Oceanside of Greece.
Nothing sparks effortless better than a silky slip-on dress, which you will find in just about any dress stores’ catalogues. Wearable anywhere, on any occasion, and at any time of the day, a form-fitting, mini silk dress with spaghetti straps will elevate your laziest days. Choose a floral-printed dress to commemorate spring and pair it with your favourite pair of boots. For a mature and upscale take on the garment, choose a nude or black shade and pair it with an oversized blazer, nude pumps, and your favourite gold jewellery. Looking put-together has never been so easy.
In the height of the flower-blooming season, you will find youthful trends to complement the carefree spring vibes. Ride a time machine back to the ’60s with flowy tea dresses complemented by puffy sleeves, florals prints, and a flattering V-neckline. Celebrities like Selena Gomez were spotted with a similar trend a couple of years ago, but 2020’s version is silky, floaty, and dainty. Anyone will age back by decades with a girly sundress that flutters as you skip around your favourite hangout spots.
While a pair of black boots will pair well with your entire spring wardrobe, make your flowy dresses even girlier with chunky, velvet heels. Accessories with a mini handbag, and you can set off to conquer your day.
Square Neck Club
Square necks recently emerged from decades of hibernation and have gotten everyone excited. The ’80s did mini dresses best, but dress stores have revived cap sleeves and pleated busts for a flirty take on this spring wardrobe essential. A fitted bust that flows into an A-line is flattering for virtually any body type, and the ultra-low square neckline will leave little to the imagination. Choose a floral print, and you will be a walking ball of springtime — youthful, friendly, and super cute.
Pair a mini square neck dress with stilettos for a hint of maturity. Strappy heels will accessorise your mostly bare legs, while an oversized jacket will keep you warm on chilly nights. If you feel like it, some gold accessories will make the mini dress dinner date-appropriate.
The springtime is all about balancing youthful and mature looks and playing with accessories to maximise your clothing pieces. It is the optimum time to try out all sorts of trends and get a feel of what the year has in store for the fashion industry. But the most important thing is to feel good about yourself, so pick out dresses that reflect your personality.