It’s sunshine time again! The bleak and gloomy winter season is slowly waning out and the sun is ready to shower its bright light making the day vibrant and energetic. Well, it’s that of the year to opt for a complete wardrobe makeover. Even before the summer sets in, you need to check out the fashion trends and be able to predict what would be in vogue for the year.

There is a gamut of choices for both men as well as women ranging from casual to formal wear. Considering the fact that summers would be hot and humid and the need to adhere to strict dress codes especially in workplaces, it is important to choose summer dresses that would meet both these criteria perfectly well. It is quite obvious that you can’t wear a spaghetti strap top to the workplace when there are strict dress codes.

Some tips to choose perfect summer outfits:

The fabric that you wear must give enough room for the skin to breathe. Natural fabrics like cotton are the most preferred dress material during the summer season.

Choose light colors. Pastel shades will be the best bet for the summer season. Avoid dark colored clothes as it will absorb heat making it very uncomfortable in a hot and humid climate.

Always buy loose-fitting clothes for summer. However, ensure that it fits in snugly around your waist in order to look slim.

Do not wear clothes that will make you claustrophobic.

With summer 2013 rolling out, it is that time of the year to opt for a complete makeover of your wardrobe.

Let us check out the summer fashion trends of 2013


If you thought that Capes are only for winter, then you are wrong. The Duchess satin capes, released by Burberry Prorsum, are a classic example that capes can be the most desirable outfit during the summers as well. It is worth mentioning here that Hollywood star Anne Hathaway was seen elegantly draped in a cape at the Les Miserables premiere after-party held in London.

Oriental-inspired clothing:

Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada has come out with a summer clothing range inspired by the Oriental fashion. The range of Kimonos in silks is a rage this summer among the fashion-conscious.

Leather skirts:

Light-weight or weight-less leather skirts are the in-thing this summer. Yes, people who thought the leathers were for winter has been proven wrong by the fashion designers this year. These skirts would be an ideal outfit for night parties during the summer. Try out a stark black leather skirt with a sheer see-through tank-top in lighter hues and be a cynosure of all eyes!

Metallic hues:

Metallic hues such as gold, silver, bronze, will turn out to be a hit during summer 2013 as it was the previous year. This is a good investment as metallic hues will be in trend for seasons to come, predict fashion designers. Well, investing in metallic hue dresses seems to be a safe investment.

Top summer dresses 2013

Monochrome Checks: Monochrome or black-and-white checked dresses – skirts, tops, maxi, etc., – are in fashion this summer.

Large-sized white shirts:

Starched, big-sized white shirts are trending this summer 2013. Victoria Beckham did certainly look chic walking the ramp to create a fashion statement in an over-sized white shirt. The shirt dress, particularly with collars popping out, would look good.

Tuxedo jackets in white:

Christian Dior and Jean Pierre Braganza managed to steal the show while walking the ramp along with Stella McCartney and Unique sporting white tuxedo jackets. The in-thing this summer would be the Jaeger tux perfectly stitched with a rounded shoulder.

Skinny trousers:

Michael Kors wore a pair of skinny trousers and paired it with the same design shirt, which made heads turn! Stripes, of course, are the latest trend this summer.

Split-front skirts:

Flash a bit of your leg this summer by wearing a split-front skirt! The best buy would be a monochrome split-front skirt.

Frilly dress:

Frilled dresses are still the hot favorite among women and have been making it to the summer fashion scene almost every year. This year’s shade for summer is pink!

Well, before stocking up your wardrobe with summer clothes check out what is in trend. Being frivolously fashionable by sporting some of the trendy clothes will certainly make you a hot chick in town!

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Source by Anitha Gokulakrishnan