One of my favourite things about summer is the wonderful fashion styles that come with it. In particular, a classic summer dress is the piece of clothing that I wear the most throughout the warm months. I love that you only need a few simple styles in your closet to showcase a variety of different looks and that it can transition easily from day to evening. I enjoy browsing a few stores in the spring and picking out three or four basic dresses that can be added to my existing wardrobe. I look for styles that I can easily accessorize accordingly with shoes, handbags, scarves, blazers and jewellery.
Here are my top three recommendations when picking out your summer dresses this season.
My first choice for a reason! Like the ‘little black dress’, I recommend having a simple, classic white dress in your closet. The length and type of fabric is up to you to explore, although linen is always a great choice for summer since it’s light and breezy for those humid nights. For a casual evening look, add some wedges and a light denim jacket. During the day, its perfect to pair with some cute sandals and a bright clutch.
A summer essential for every woman’s wardrobe, you don’t need to sacrifice fashion at the price of comfort with a maxi dress! This style of dress is extremely stylish and flattering for a variety of different body types. The floor length aspect of the maxi makes it a great choice for a chic, evening look especially when you add a summer blazer or wrap. Since your legs are covered, don’t be afraid to experiment with a bold nail colour or a statement jewellery piece.
Short and Versatile
The third summer dress style I love is an above the knee A-line sundress. Cute and casual, this type of dress is perfect when running errands with the kids, but is also great if you need to change from a daytime to evening look fast. Throw on a pair of heels, leather jacket and dark lipstick to give your relaxed look some edge before hitting the town!
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