Fashion tips with Haili Z: Say yes to the dress

May 23, 2013 at 12:23 a.m.
Updated May 27, 2013 at 12:27 a.m.

The colors of summer are turquoise, black and white and yellow. You can pair these solids with prints, of course, but let's cut to the chase on what's in for dresses. Here is what to keep an eye out for this summer when looking for the perfect dress:

Cutouts that show minimal skin are hot right now on chic dresses. The peek-a-boo dress shows very minimal - and this rule is key. If the dress is classy in silhouette and in length, you can afford to show a little skin in the back.

If the dress shows to much skin, it is out of the question. Keep it classy with the McGinn brand exclusively carrying the Serenade Dress in store at BHLDN.

The Serenade Dress gives a nod to feminine chic with lovely, oversized eyelet fabric that crisscrosses in the back, giving a lovely peek-a-boo feel that is perfect to wear as a wedding guest or to a cocktail party or evening event.

This dress is perfectly transitional with just the right shoes and jewelry. The dress falls 22.75 inches from the waist giving it the perfect length right above the knee - or below the knee for us petites.

Eyelet fabric on dresses are a must this summer and definitely a current trend. A beautiful, bright color and eyelet fabric are the perfect pairing. The Marguerite Shift Dress is close to the effect of eyelet, and a vivid yellow was a choice of color by brand Hoss Intropia at BHLDN.

This dress is also lovely to wear as a wedding guest or to a cocktail party, brunch and business-casual events. It's a lovely choice of dress to transition through several events on your agenda this summer.

Shoe tip: Pair any and every dress with nude or gold shoes with a higher heel height or wedge to lengthen the leg with any dress.

Hem tip: The perfect length for the hem on your dress hits the middle of your knee or an inch below the knee to make the dress appropriate and suitable for the office topped with a blazer.

If you need any tips on how to transition your dress this summer or how to find this look at any area boutique in Victoria, Victoria Advocate readers can message All Ze Details on Facebook for any questions regarding this trend. Stay tuned for other summer trends and fab finds with Haili Z exclusively in the Victoria Advocate.

Haili Pue is the president of All Ze Details. Visit her web site at



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