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A range of styles from elegant to cool and from sexy to charming. This special collection from the 05/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine of our favorite dresses just shows you how much of an impact fabric choice can make. For every figure and for every style – let’s go!

Click here to see every pattern from the May 2018 issue in our digital preview lookbook!


A dream decolleté is shaped with the bustier look of this knee-length dress with the narrow pencil skirt. The boxy outline of the neckline extends through the gathered sleeves that are snug on the shoulders.


A fresh makeover for the classic shirt blouse dress. The neckline dips a few centimeters lower and gets held with narrow straps at the shoulders. The button placket is offset, as well, for a fresh look.


The sewn-in boning for this dress doesn’t just make it sit perfectly along the bodice. The final shape is an envy-inducing result on the figure. The contrast of the draping skirt is not to be missed in its effectiveness. To add a bit of lightness along the neckline, flutter sleeves drop loosely from the straps.


This style sewn with a jacquard is reminiscent of the cool 60s dresses. Stylish knots at the waistline draw it toward the figure. For a more relaxed look, simply wear it without the tying band.


Spice up your look with a mix of good girl and femme fatale! A view from the front of the dress with its flounce and mini sleeves is quite proper. The back shows some skin peeking through the diagonal slants and deep neckline.


The waist panel has the effect of a belted waistline to draw the eye. The panel is simply a strip cut from the bordered fabric that is repeated at the hem and along the lower section of the gathered sleeve hem. The dress buttons the full front length – so you can adjust for more or less leg to get shown.


Yes, the front view details of this breezy dress with its fluttering flounce sleeves that playfully cover the upper arms and its empire waistline are simply charming. The surprising and winning feature of this dress though is the amazing laced up back!


Wow! A bright striped chiffon, a sexy halter neckline that twists to the back of the neck and the extravagant balloon sleeves: This sizzling dress is brimming with fun details and is a perfect look for an evening out.


This dress with its relaxed drape lets sexy skin shimmer while keeping a good balance of coverage. Tying bands adjust at the shoulder and a tying belt at the waist draws it close. A wrinkle-free jersey makes it a great choice for travel, too.


No matter where you are, this dress sewn with flowing chiffon and featuring adjustable casings for an absolutely relaxed feel, is guaranteed to imbue the holiday vibe.


This dress has an ultra-feminine look with a perfect blend of fabric print and cut. Details like the sleeve flounces and a bow in back give an extra kick to the dazzling floral print. The deep V-neckline stretches the figure, the dress panels come together at the waist with a precision that shapes a sexy silhouette – enhance your look further with a solid colour belt.


Lengthwise, horizontal and diagonal: A playful touch of stripes! This on-trend dress with the narrow shawl collar and raglan sleeves includes a long tying band at the waist for perfect adjustment along the figure.


This extraordinary neckline with cutouts is more beautiful than any collier. Its striking look lends a special element to this otherwise streamlined dress characteristic. The slightly flared sleeves polish the modern style and the figure-friendly border print is especially flattering.


This dress floats along with your every move and it is incredibly comfortable when the temperatures are high in summer. The midi dress includes adjustable casings along the shoulders, sleeve hems and at the empire waistline. Light flounces finish the sleeve openings beautifully.

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    May 9, 2018, 03.06 PMby ArcticFox001

    Very pretty dresses! I wish that the plus size version of the shirt dress was also in regular sizes. Likewise, that floral decollete dress would look amazing in plus size!

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    May 8, 2018, 03.29 PMby Sususews

    The dresses are pretty enough, I guess. But I think they basically all look the same, and even worse, I would only want to make the ’60s sheath.

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