Fresh: Summer of frock

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THIS summer is going to be frock-tastic, don’t you think?

With only 16 days ’til Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about the beach, cocktail parties and fun in general.

Fabsugar, my go-to site for fashion tips, has dedicated its latest pic gallery to the simple summer dress.

After a couple of seasons of focusing solely on separates (“The Pant!, The Jacket! The Skirt!”) it agrees it’s nice to see this useful wardrobe staple making a much-needed seasonal return.

Meanwhile, Marie Claire UK published its top 50 frocks in June, And no doubt, the trends will flow on Down Under this summer.

Their picks? A floral; a maxi (If you’re afraid, go slow. Try a solid colour with no fussy details to try the trend in a less aggressive way); a shirt dress (eternally useful addition to the wardrobe thanks to its classic cut and easy versatility); and, a crisp white mini dress (pick up a tennis racket and pretend you’re taking a break from a day on the courts).

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