Hello, wishing you a wonderful weekend!
As the Summer and warm weather continue, let’s talk about Summer dresses in order to look fresh, feminine and appropriate for the season with the latest trends.
When it comes to summer dresses, one thing is for certain: you can never have too many. After all, the seasonal staple offers a ton of pros and virtually no cons. Versatile enough for any setting, comfortable on even the hottest of days, and available in silhouettes that flatter every shape, the summer dress is a one and done answer to the eternal question of “what should I wear?” For easy, chic ensembles that are perfect for the warm and sunny weeks ahead, add these of-the-moment styles to your summer dress rotation.
The Off-the-Shoulder Dress
It’s official: shoulders are the star of Summer. In a season that’s usually about showing off your legs, the focus on the collarbone is decidedly refreshing. As Glamour puts it, shoulder-baring is sexy without being obvious, chic without being attention-grabbing. All in all, there’s a breezy nonchalance to the off-the-shoulder look that’s difficult to find fault with. Its universally flattering design and broad appeal place the cold-shoulder dress at the top of the list of must-have summer silhouettes. Choose a fully off-the-shoulder number, a one-shoulder design, or a dress with peek-a-boo cut-outs to nail this trend.
The Midi Dress
Summer’s favorite hemline is sweet, ladylike, and provides a chic finish to any dress. The midi length, which hits mid-calf, comes in a number of silhouettes, from retro-inspired full A-lines to curve-hugging pencil styles. To ensure the most versatile midi, choose a style that flatters with a design that you love. As Lyst writes, dresses with bold prints work for weekends (think Sunday brunch or a Saturday afternoon spent museum-hopping) while those with luxe embellishments up the after-dark wow factor (perfect for a romantic date night or Summer wedding). From there, pair with classic pumps or on-trend platforms for an ultra-feminine finish.
The Ruffled Dress
The modern ruffle is feminine, carefree, and oh-so-flirty, perfect for summer’s festive atmosphere. Instead of the frilly, layered versions that bring to mind horrible bridesmaid dresses, this season’s ruffles feel less deliberate and more casual. Whether light and gauzy, luxe and architectural, or somewhere in between, this accent offers a wide range of options for the wearer—no one-size-fits-all trend here! For a more subtle ruffle, opt for a dress that features the detail just along the neckline or the hem.
The Slip Dress
The fashion world is currently loving all things ’90s, including the iconic slip dress, a slinky and silky style that pairs well with summer’s weather. To avoid looking like you just stepped out of the boudoir, choose a slip that is knee-length or longer and stick to classic neutral hues that pair well with anything, such as black, cream, and navy. Wear it solo with strappy heels and minimal accessories or, as Style Caster recommends, give your slip a grunge makeover by tying either a chambray or flannel shirt around your waist.
So girls, pick the best style for you according to your personality and lifestyle, and always remember that the whole purpose of a dress is to make a woman feel pretty!
…your best moment to shine is now!
Fashion Advice Blog / Style Tips