Different and new prints are a fun way to stand out, and these summer dresses are super easy to pair with simple accessories. There are so many ways to wear pattern and print trends and the best part? They’re all accessible. Prints and styles that are everlasting are the best investment and completing your stylish wardrobes can start now.

This season prints are a treat; they are statement-making and classic! There are so many breezy dresses that will suit every taste and occasion this holiday season. The most vibrant: Linen has made a massive comeback this summer, as well as frills and silk link accents. You can’t ignore polka dots or leopard print, and of course, a classic stripe is one that never really seems to hide away for too long.

See below why these style sets are about to be your newest obsession:


Where the classic v-neck dress is concerned, the good thing is, you can choose the length of the neckline to show off a different personality. Do you want to show off a hint of skin, enough to tease or keep is classy? This neckline lends itself to be worn with sneakers or with a block heel for a fancier occasion.


The polka-dot trend is one of my absolute favourite prints to wear, whatever the season and what’s best is that there is no escaping them at the moment. And I am not mad at it! Polka dots are light and fun and add a feminine, retro touch to any occasion.

Wearing: Scattered Spot Tie Waist Dress $259, Veronika Maine, Safaa Earrings $29.95, Sheike and Nikki Heel $169.95, Nine West, available at Wintergarden.


High neck styles haven’t had their day just yet! While they’ve been previously looked at as conservative, their return is more stylish than ever. As far as I am concerned, the higher the neckline, the better and more elegant the look will be.


Pair leopard print anything with anything black, white or nude and you’ve got a cohesive chic look. This is the most straightforward of patterns with its endless colour combinations, I am all about it. If you’re into the trend, but you want to test it out in more minimal form, try starting with a belt or a sneaker.

Wearing: Animal Jacquard Frill Midi Dress $279, Veronika Maine, Haven Tote Bag $69.95 Sheike, Nikki Heel $169.95, Nine West, available at Wintergarden.

You’re going to want all of these dresses—don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.