Deciding upon the perfect dress to wear to your upcoming prom or ball can be tricky all round. So many questions come into mind; do I go long or short? Mini or Maxi? Shall I go for colour or sparkle? If sparkle, how much sparkle is too much sparkle? Whatever your answers are to these questions, we can't deny (we know, we've been there) selecting the perfect prom dress is never going to be, nor would we want it to be, a simple task.

Good news; this season, pretty much anything goes. From girly feminine shades encapsulating the hot pastel trend for SS12, to popping yellow brights, when it comes to colour, the palette is your oyster. Shape also has its options too; whether you'd like to go for a structured cocktail peplum dress, flowing maxi lines or statement prom shape, Spring / Summer's take is easy going.

In summary, yes, we all want to look our best come our big summer occasion. So whatever your budget or whatever you have in mind already, take a scroll through our gallery above to get some stylish inspiration as to what's hot for the upcoming Spring / Summer 2012 occasion wear season.