This is from Bebe. Lace, soft in material and colour. Very spring romantic.
This is a dress, (You saw it right, dress. Just very very short. Do you know that if the dress is shorter than your fingertips laid by your sides, the hemline would rise to above your midthigh when you sit down, but i digress.) from River Island. If you're uncomfortable with the length, just wear it as a top and pair with shorts or pants. A nice white pair would compliment the look without making it overly girlish, while a grey pair would provide a nice contrast.
From Tracy Reese. The floral cutouts is pretty cool way of interpreting the romantic trend while the trapeze shape is flattering (good for hiding tummies).
Floral trapeze tieback dress. From Shop Intuition. This would work well on the beach with sandals or with wedges. These 2 are from Madison Harding.
Or you combine the above 2 and have this:
This is from Topshop and i really like the soft nautical look. Preppy and pretty is one of my favourite combinations.
From Rebecca Taylor. Her spring 2007 has many romantic pieces. Not surprising since most of her clothes, including those from her autumn/winter collections have a very feminine vibe.
For those who don't like frills or floaty pieces, there's always the option of wearing structured pieces in pastel colours like this Madewell pair of shorts in a lovely pale pink.
Or you could just give this trend a miss altogether. Heh.
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