Six new dress patterns are sweeter than a mix from the soda fountain. Lace bodices, puffed sleeves, and summer’s essential maxi dress are a little sophisticated and a little rock and roll. These patterns are from the July 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.
Floral lace fabric creates a peekaboo effect in this vintage-meets-modern Keyhole Dress with Lace Bodice. The fitted waist yoke and bustier style bust are a little retro, but the keyhole top is totally modern. It goes from parties to dancing!
Highlight an hourglass figure in the Contrast V Neck Dress This dress can work for any occasion with a pretty V neckline and tank straps.
The Empire Waist Maxi Dress is a summer essential! A shirred back and keyhole are playful and sexy for any figure and just right for hot weather. Have fun with contrasting fabrics at the bust and bottom ruffle. You could also shorten this dress for a totally different look.
Black lace gives the otherwise modest Lace Bodice Dress plenty of romance. The V shaped hip yoke creates a slimming line and the wide boatneck calls attention to your face.
This simply cut Dress with Asymmetrical Gathers has darts at the bust, a generous A line skirt, and little gathers at the bust for visual interest. Show off the wide round neckline with a statement necklace or updo.
The Empire Waist Dress with Puff Sleeves has baby doll look. Change it up in a retro inspired tiki fabric. Pockets make this dress a great choice for every day or wearing to a barbecue.
A little red lipstick and a teased ponytail give these dresses a rockabilly look, but you can switch up the fabrics for any occasion. A flirty bodice and cinched waist are always in style!