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Top Trends in Dresses for Spring 2008

  • By Sabah Karimi

  • If you're anxious to get over gloomy winter days, a stylish dress with Spring trends in mind could brighten up your mood. Spring 2008 calls for a flashback to the '80s with super short maxi dresses and a unique take on the Roman toga dress. You can pair most of these styles with simple platform pumps, peep-toe shoes, or even reach for the Lucite heel (another Spring 2008 trend) for a completely new look. Whether you're preparing for a cocktail party or a weekend getaway, here are the top trends in dresses for Spring 2008:

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    The Wrap Dress for Spring 2008
    This is one of the most figure-flattering styles for women of all shapes and sizes, and continues to be a top trend for the year. The V-neck wrap dress is especially flattering for women with curves, and an above-the-knee length is the most versatile for the evening, special occasions, or social hour after work. Look for this dress in floral prints and bold colors such as red, navy, green and pink.

    The Maxi Dress for Spring 2008
    The Maxi dress is another forgiving style with its loose and flowy style. The maxi can be worn in both a super-short or extra-long style, and it can be a nice break from the tight, fitted styles of previous season. Pick up yours in a floral print for Spring; it's a romantic, super-feminine look that can be paired with Mary Jane pumps or ballet flats for a complete ensemble.

    The Little Black Dress for Spring 2008
    A timeless classic, the Little Black Dress can't be ignored this season. The key to wearing this look is to find a style and cut that flatters your figure and pair it with in-season accessories. Try wearing yours with chunky jewelry, a skinny metal belt, or paired with some Lucite heels for an updated look.

    The Toga Dress for Spring 2008
    Toga dresses are a fresh new look for Spring, a romantic look swiped from history. These gowns are available in both maxi and full-length styles, and popped up on the runways at Fashion Week '07 to create the dramatic, romantic look of the Grecian goddess. Toga dresses can have a ruched waist and cap sleeves that are most flattering for average builds; steer clear of this dress if you're trying to accentuate your curves as this is a loose and flowy style that doesn't create a streamlined silhouette.

    The One-Shoulder Dress for Spring 2008
    This is a fresh trend for Spring and Summer, and may very well continue right on into Fall. The one-shoulder dress offers an asymmetric twist to the little black dress, wrap dresses, and even the minidress; it's best worn with an updo to accentuate the neckline and shoulders, and are best accessorized with a sparkling tattoo on the chest or shoulder, or a choker necklace.

    From the classic Maxi to the romantic toga dress, Spring 2008 calls for a variety of unique styles, colors, and designs. Take your pick of at least one or two to update your wardrobe, and select the most figure-flattering cut to wear it through the summer.

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