Top Spring Trends for Your Body Type

Top Spring Trends for Your Body Type

By: Nada Manley, Beauty Mommy

I can’t keep a good thing to myself, and spring’s pretty, wearable styles are too fun not to share. After all, if I didn’t tell you about the lovely citrus hues and lightweight denim, the stripes and the suede, the off-the-shoulder everything, then you might sleep, fashion-wise, through all of spring and never know what you were missing.

And that would be such a shame, because there is so much happy and pretty spring deliciousness out there, and let’s face it, who doesn’t need more pretty and happy in their lives? Exactly. So here are my picks for the 5 most wonderful, wearable trends of the season, including sunny, pretty yellow spring dresses, with picks for each body type.

Keep in mind that the photos below are just to give you an idea. Go with what you love. For instance, you might not crave the exact yellow dresses or denim pieces you see; however, when shopping, know that the hot color is sunshine yellow, and that denim is for far more than jeans this season! Jot down this list of top five trends and take it shopping with you. When you come across something you love, go for it! You’ll be on trend and totally YOU!!!!!

Top Spring Trends For Your Body Type —The Top Five

Yellow Fever – Spring Dresses & Trends

There’s no better way to wear this season’s prettiest hue than in the perfect spring dress – the sunshiny hue is an instant mood lifter. Here are my favorites of the season.  If you haven’t gotten a free Style Dial© BodyType Analysis done yet, CLICK HERE.

Style Dial 1 and 1 (3)

Style Dial 1 is a proportional body type, with hips and shoulders that are equal and a defined waist. Style Dial 1 (3) is the same, but with a little less waist definition. Read this body type post for more details.

Calvin Klein Sideburst scuba dress, $89, Dillard's

Add a long necklace to this Calvin Klein Sideburst scuba dress, $89.99, Dillard’s, for maximum Style Dial 1 flattery.

Style Dial 2 and 2 (3)

A Style Dial 2 is a body type that carries most of the shape in the hips, bum and thighs, and generally has pretty narrow shoulders and a defined waist. A Style Dial 2 (3) is the same, but with a less defined waist.

Donna Ricco lace fit and flare spring dressese, $118, Nordstrom

Donna Ricco lace fit and flare dress, $118, Nordstrom, features a higher neckline and a slightly higher waist to flatter a Style Dial 2.

Style Dial 3

A Style Dial 3 is a straight body type, with hips and shoulders about the same width and a straight, undefined waist. Read this post for more details on dressing your Style Dial 3 body type.

Jessica Simpson bungee necklace spring dresses, $82.99, 6pm.com

Jessica Simpson bungee necklace dress, $82.99, 6pm.com, has a gathered, drop waist to flatter a Style Dial 3.

Lightweight Denim – Spring Dresses & Trends

Our favorite fabric lightens up for spring with softer, lighter weaves and fresh shapes – making it even more essential than ever.

Style Dial 1 and 1 (3)

Denim v-neck spring dress with raw edges offers a slightly funkier look for a Style Dial 1.

Denim V-neck dress with raw edges offers a slightly funkier look for a Style Dial 1.

Style Dial 2 and 2 (3)

Mossimo denim shirtdress, $27.99, Target, has lacing details that draw the eye upwards and a flattering waistline, plus it comes in plus sizes.

Mossimo denim shirtdress, $27.99, Target, has lacing details that draw the eye upwards and a flattering waistline, plus it comes in plus sizes.

Style Dial 3

Denim trench spring dresses, $19.99, Forever21.com

Denim trench, $19.99, Forever21.com

Off the Shoulder – Spring Dresses & Trends

Romantic ruffled off-the-shoulder tops immediately spring to mind when you think of this trend, but there are other variations on it, from sleek modern styles to dramatically low sleeves that create the season’s key X silhouette. The strong horizontal line makes it ideally suited for a Style Dial 2 or a Style Dial 3 with shoulders that are narrower than her hips.

Style Dial 1

Free People Show Me Some Shoulder blouse, $78, Shopbop.com

Free People Show Me Some Shoulder blouse, $78, Shopbop.com, would work well for a Style Dial 1 when paired with a long necklace.

Style Dial 2

Wayfn off the shoulder dress, combines the pretty vintage floral trend with the off-the-shoulder trends, and it's so pretty for a Style Dial 2.

Wayfn off-the-shoulder dress, combines the pretty vintage floral trend with the off-the-shoulder trends, and it’s so pretty for a Style Dial 2.

Style Dial 3

Do & Be ff the shoulder dress, $39.99, Shoptiques.com

Do & Be ff the shoulder dress, $39.99, Shoptiques.com, combines extra ruching and gathering, making it perfect for a Style Dial 3.

Summer Suede – Spring Dresses & Trends

Very “Love Story,” many of these pieces have a soft, bohemian, 70s vibe, and come in cuts and weights that are suitable for spring.

Style Dial 1

ASOS suede pencil skirt with OBI self belt, $4, ASOS.com

ASOS suede pencil skirt with OBI self belt, $4, ASOS.com, features waist-defining details and a flattering wrap front for a Style Dial 1.

Style Dial 2

Olivaceous faux suede button front skirt, $43.36, Bloomingdale's

Olivaceous faux suede button front skirt, $43.36, Bloomingdale’s, is a hip-flattering A-line shape.

Eloqui Studio Faux Suede Skirt, $36.99, Eloqui.com

Eloqui Studio Faux Suede Skirt, $36.99, Eloqui.com, is a plus-sized option for Style Dial 2, in a longer length.

Style Dial 3

Karen Kane faux suede fringe skirt, $59.25, Bloomingdale's

Karen Kane faux suede fringe skirt, $59.25, Bloomingdale’s, is hip flattering.

Stripes – Spring Dresses & Trends

Horizontal stripes have earned an unfair reputation as being unflattering, when the truth is that many factors influence flattery, including the cut and the fit of the outfit. A striped top that is too snug over the tummy, for example, will look “wavy” and accentuate any tummy bulge, but the same stripe in a boxier cut can be gorgeous. When in doubt, pick a skinny stripe with a higher percentage of the dark color for maximum flattery.

Style Dial 1

Striped pencil midi skirt, $23, Revolve.com

Striped pencil midi skirt, $23, Revolve.com, features a flattering cut and sleek skinny stripes.

Style Dial 2

Sunny Stripe Tee, $39.50, Club Monaco

Sunny Stripe Tee, $39.50, Club Monaco, features white at the shoulders to draw the eye up.

Style Dial 3

Striped ruched dress, $39.97, Nordstrom Rack, features figure defining ruching. This style will downplay a little tummy bulge, but can highlight bigger tummies.

Striped ruched dress, $39.97, Nordstrom Rack, features figure-defining ruching. This style will downplay a little tummy bulge, but can highlight bigger tummies.

So those are my picks for the best spring dresses (in yellow, of course) and other top trends for the season, in styles that will flatter your shape. Yellow, stripes, suede, off-the-shoulder and lightweight denim are easy, affordable ways to update your wardrobe this season. Happy shopping!  If you haven’t gotten a free Style Dial© BodyType Analysis done yet, CLICK HERE.

Top Spring Trends for Your Body Type

Nada Manley

About Nada Manley

BeautyMommy Nada Manley is a Stylist to the Moms. Nada is a wife, a mom of two daughters (Lola and Eva), a stylist with The Stylist Online, a style journalist and fashion columnist (GateHouse Media, My Coast Magazine, NailPro), a published author (Secrets of the Beauty Insiders), a Christian, a closet consultant, a professional shopper and an obsessive tea drinker. BeautyMommy offers style solutions, beauty tips and shopping advice for busy moms, all delivered with a sense of humor.

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