A Quick Look At This Year’s Favourite Dress Styles

2017 has been a hot year for fashion and dresses have really come into their own with both new and old styles taking the runway by storm. SS17 is offering us some iconic looks to showcase our style from the throwbacks to the just in so, regardless of your tastes, there’s a look for you to nail this year.

Now that we’re nearly halfway through the year, we thought we’d take a quick look back at the most popular dress styles so far so, whether you’re looking to reminisce or you’re just looking for a bit out outfit inspo, we’ve got your back.

Off the shoulder

The real star of the show this year has been the off the shoulder dress and, giving you an air of sex appeal and confidence, they’re a total must-have in the wardrobe of any fashionista. Meeting midway between casual and classy, bare shoulders are both weather appropriate and bang on trend for SS17.

They first made their appearance a few years ago but, with the rise of celebrities and bloggers rocking the look, you’ll find off the shoulder dresses everywhere, keeping the nation comfortable and chic. If you’re not sure about how to wear this trend, read The Complete Guide To Wearing Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses.


Bodycon dresses are popular for so many reasons including their versatility. Whether you’re going all out or are keeping it low key, this figure- hugging dress will take your style to a whole new level.

Wearing a bodycon dress is the perfect way to turn heads and show off your figure and you’ll be hard pressed to find a clothing shop that doesn’t stock them this year – Missy Empire even has a whole section dedicated to bodycon dresses on their website.

Many people steer clear of the bodycon dress because they don’t think it will be flattering for their figure and, in reality, this style won’t suit all body shapes, but there are an array of different styles and cuts with which you can experiment.


Slip dresses are controversial because they resemble nightwear but, love them or hate them, this year slip dresses have come back to life from the ‘90s. Embracing your inner Kate Moss and Winona Ryder by getting on board with the trend will keep you at the height of fashion this year and there are so many ways that you can rock the look.

This minimalistic style of dress is all about what you wear it with. You can dress it down with trainers, dress it up with heels, or make a statement with boots. If you’re wondering how you can style a slip dress, read this blog post for some pointers