Well ladies, if you have been frustrated over the lack of dresses and skirts you’ve been able to find in previous seasons, get ready! This summer’s hottest look will be skirts and dresses. If you are like me, it may be time to invest in a few new ones and update your wardrobe. Peplum (slightly flaired at the bottom and usually short) is the buzz word this season. This fun, flirty style looks great and most figures and goes with all types of summer tops. The short (knee length and above) hemline seems to be stronger this season, but don’t abandon longer lengths if you love them. In a recent In Style Magazine poll, the editors asked their readers about their favorite skirt length. 36% responded they would be wearing the peplum, 34% responded they’d choose a midcalf, 16% chose long and full and 14% chose shee( March, 2012, page 96). As you can see, the strongest trends were for shorter lengths. Equally strong will be the sleeveless, full skirted dress. Think 50’s modernized. The focus will be on the waist and the hemline just above or below the knee. This season you will see many prints from exotic to geometric and romantic to ditzy. Choose what you love and buy a dress! In fact, buy several! Add some skirts and you’ll be loving how feminine you feel this spring!