by Ida Hsiang
Whether you're a guest at a summer wedding or rubbing elbows with your fancier friends, there's bound to be a summer soiree (or two) in your near future. The nights are still balmy but those cute maxi dresses and short shorts that are so sweet for day may be a little too casual for night. A few tips while looking for the perfect party dress for summer? Try light, floaty fabrics or draped silhouettes for a more chic vibe and opt for bright colors or pretty patterns to keep your ensemble looking summer fresh. Keep it classy by balancing out your outfit - strapless necklines give longer hemlines sex appeal and cute cap sleeves help keep a mini from being a little too revealing. Check out the slideshow for our picks for summer party dresses that will be sure to make you stand out in the crowd!
With shows like Mad Men making a huge impact on fashion, it's no wonder that we are seeing the return of the waistline!For the new Fall 2011 season, there will be plenty of dresses reminiscent of the 1950's - 60's where fitted waists and full circle skirts will most definitely be the silhouette of choice!What better way to accent this feminine asset than a simple slim belt. Topshop's green double bow keeper belt is one of our favorites here at the Hive. In the perfect shade of classic Kelly green, the leather belt features two dainty bow keepers and a antique gold buckle. Wear it with pretty dresses or, for something more casual, pair it with a crisp white shirt and some high-waist jeans. (It also comes in - light tan, orange, aubergine and oxblood versions!)Where to Buy - TopShopPrice - $32.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Green Double Bow Keeper Belt to the Hive.