Dive into the blue this season with this season's sensational summer shade. From fabulous inky indigo to shimmering turquoise and opulent navy, the runways were awash with marine shades for 2013. Philip Lim’s spring collection was inspired by a rich cobalt colour palette whilst Oscar de la Renta opted for cool slate navy and Matthew Williamson embraced ocean aqua.

Team LBD are here to help with this handy guide to blue dresses so you don’t have to feel blue about your wardrobe this season.

MARINE MAXIS  

Left to right: Gorgeous Couture Harlow Maxi Dress in Sapphire, £232Ruby Ray Floral Print Maxi Dress, £150.50Lipstick Boutique Alexia Dress in Cobalt, £50.

The colour of summer skies and shimmering waves, a blue dress is an ideal addition to your holiday wardrobe. Whether you’re off on a glam-getaway or a relaxing retreat, a sultry sapphire maxi dress will compliment your holiday tan and ensure you’re on-trend. Keep it loose and light with the Ruby Ray floral print maxi for a tribal-glam look or for something a bit dressier choose either the Gorgeous Couture Harlow maxi dress or Lipstick Boutique's bestselling Alexia dress for an elegant Hollywood feel. PRINTED PACIFIC  

Left to right: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Blue, £105Darling Claudia Dress, £79Kate Fearnley Long Buttercup Dress in Royal Blue, £90.

Prints are a key trend for SS13 and now that we've actually got some summer left to enjoy it's time to take note of the geometric patterns and oversized florals that dominated the catwalks. In our must-have blue shades, these printed dresses are the perfect statement for a special occasion. Our Louche dress is reminiscent of the beautiful blue china prints Valentino sent down the runway earlier this year or take a look at our floral print blue pencil dress from Kate Fearnly for a prettier, wedding guest gorgeous look. If neither of those take your fancy, take a walk on the wilde side with the Liquorish Lie-Down Tiger dress for an ultra fierce take on the blue trend. NAUTICAL NAVY
Left to right:  Lipstick Boutique Molly Dress in Navy, £60;  Scarlett Black London November Dress in Navy, £160Reiss Kerry Peplum Dress in Royal Blue, £112.50. Smarten up this season with our gorgeous range of navy dresses at LittleBlackDress.co.uk. Perfect for a formal occasion, the office or an elegant evening do, the navy dress is a timeless classic. Team LBD love the Scarlet Black London November dress for a flirty, summer-friendly style or work navy in the boardroom in the Reiss Kerry Peplum dress. Feeling sexy? Try the alluring Lipstick Boutique Molly dress which will look divine against sunkissed skin. Shop all of LittleBlackDress.co.uk's blue dresses here!