Since the beginning of Mint Velvet in 2009 the ladies behind the trend-conscious yet wearable label have striven to design clothes that matched their busy lifestyles but that also made them feel sexy and confident- mission accomplished as far as Team LBD are concerned! Mint Velvet combines beautiful textures with the season's key looks which translates seamlessly into effortlessly chic, comfortable and refreshingly co-ordinated pieces. It is in keeping with this relaxed glamour ethos that Mint Velvet are stepping into their very well thought out, and hugely anticipated Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Team LBD have been lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the latest Mint Velvet trends, LBDs and more and we can't wait for you to get your hands on them when they hit www.mintvelvet.co.uk later this year! Read on for more.... Lace is THE fabric of the summer; from foilprinted for a futuristic vibe, to vintage-look, romantic laces for a prettier feel, and our favourite, bell dress shapes. We love Mint Velvet's Lace Bandage Dress, £119, with its ultra flattering body-con shape and lace panels which create a womanly silhouette. This is a perfect day-to-night piece teamed with a boxy blazer and kitten heels. For a lighter, day-time look as the warmer weather (hopefully!) draws near the Teardrop Lace Dress, £99, will make for an easy alternative to a simple summer dress and will look great with a holiday. suntan.These LBD lovelies hit Mint Velvet this month. Mint Velvet’s love affair with all things nature continues with their latest collections: florals are the big story, but for SS12 they are mirrored or distorted and infused with a digital, Sci-Fi feel. We can't get enough of the Luisa Print Fifties Dress, £89, and the Lyana Print Blocked Dress, £79, (available March 2012) which is perfect for recreating that innocent, feminine Sandra Dee-esque look. We continue to love the glamorous sportsfeel for SS12. Luxe layering is key to the look, and details like zips, stripes and navy and ivory blocking give a thoroughly modern feel, whilst a splash of raspberry on your chic LBD brightens the look. We love how Mint Velvet's sports-esque designs are still womanly and stylish, and look much better with shoe boots or wedge hi-tops than trainers! Pair the Blocked Tunic, £79, with the matching Navy & Stone Blocked Jacket, £99 (available January 2012) for a laid-back and comfortable look at the office and keep accessories simple.   To shop Mint Velvet's past and present collections and to keep an eye out for Team LBD's favourites check out their website now: www.mintvelvet.co.uk