As spring is fast approaching it's time to scour your wardrobe for pretty summer day dresses, denim jackets and sandals. A new trend to hit the catwalk this season is the skater trend. Although nothing is entirely "new" in the fashion industry, skater dresses were quite popular during the 80s and have managed to pop up again this season.
Many celebs have been spotted in all sorts of styles of skater dress, including Zoey Deschanel and her red, full-circle dress. It's easy to imitate the celeb trends and still pay your monthly mortgage repayments thanks to the number of online fashion retailers selling cheap celeb dresses that will make you feel like you're worth a million dollars.
The skater dress is reminiscent of the costumes female figure skaters used to wear, and this is where the dress got its name from. Typically the skater dress is a high-necked dress with a cinched waist and flared skirt. But since it's become so popular, there are a lot of variations including peter-pan collars, lacy skater dresses, long-sleeved, capped-sleeve and sleeveless.
This type of dress is so popular because it suits every shape and size, and because of its versatility. It can be dressed up or down and worn in any season. If it's cold you can slip it on with some fashionable tights and you can go bare-legged on a balmy summer evening. You can add a belt to accentuate the cinched waist even further showing off a ladylike silhouette and you can add a smart cropped blazer for a sophisticated evening look. Most importantly, the skater dress is comfy, flattering and effortless – grab it out of your wardrobe or out of a suitcase, slip it on and job done, you're ready to go.
There are so many varieties available online and at very affordable prices, there's a skater dress out there to suit every budget. Other pretty day dresses include peter-pan collar dresses, which are appearing everywhere this spring. This type of collar gives the perfect ladylike finish with its soft and rounded edges. Another popular dress this season is the one shoulder or asymmetrical dress – now a wardrobe staple that can be worn through multiple seasons, and won't go out of fashion if you keep it classic. Add volume to your bust with a one shoulder dress by wearing a belt to cinch in the waist showing off feminine curves.
Other day dress styles include the maxi, which now a timeless piece for a sunny day, and despite what people say, can flatter all types of shape and size, not just the tall and willowy types. The maxi dress is effortless, all you have to is slip it on, and you look instantly stylish and sophisticated.
There is a huge choice of cheap day dresses to choose from thanks to online retailers supplying us with latest trends as soon as they hit the catwalk or the red carpet. With thousands of dresses to choose from online, you'll be spoilt for choice.