Yeah. It is that time of year again when the weather is still warm (ish) and there is still a good month or maybe two of summer left, but it is also the time of year when all the shops are trying to make room for their A/W10 stock, so we have plenty of opportunities to bag your 2011 summer dresses on sale, yes I did mean it 2011!
That means there are lots of great bargains to be had, and if you want to make sure that you get plenty of wear out of your summer dress sale bargains then why not choose a classic style that will not go out of fashion by next summer or a summer dress that also works well as a transitional piece and can be adapted for the cooler autumn weather. There are lots of ways that you can add warmth to a summer dress for the autumn and winter including adding tights, leggings and cardigans.
This summer there were a few trends including long summer dresses in the UK. Maxi dresses were huge this year but their massive popularity pretty much guarantees that they will still be around this time next year. The maxi skirt is also going to be a key winter trend so add an over sized knit and keep wearing your maxi dress right through until the winter.
The trend for body con dresses is another one that looks like it will be around for a while so is another great way to invest in summer dresses on sale. Body con dresses can often be dressed up with heels and some glamourous jewellery for a great party outfit in the winter. Just add a faux fur coat to keep you toasty warm when travelling to and from the party.
Floral dresses are such a summer staple that they never go out of fashion. Stock up on floral dresses in the sales as the floral summer dresses for 2010 are bound to look great for 2011 too. Pick ditsy print florals in dark colours and you can also wear them with black opaques for the winter.
Vintage Style dresses are another key look of the season. Vintage just seems to get bigger and bigger and is bound to be in fashion next year.
There are just so many bargains to be had at the moment. Our advice on shopping in the sales is to be clear about what you want before you start shopping to avoid buying clothes that you will not wear. But when you do find something that you really like don’t hesitate as you may end up missing out. As the saying goes .. ‘the early bird catches the worm’.