Summer Dress Trends
Nothing says summer like a gorgeous new warm-weather dress. Check out these trends and tips to find the dress you’ll love all season:
The Maxi Dress
The maxi dress is a summer staple, and for good reason. With its long, flowing lines, it makes everyone look taller, sleeker, and more graceful. The maxi can be dressed up or down, and it’s available in an endless array of colors and prints. Choose a high-quality cotton version for maximum breeziness and breathability.
When your closet needs a dash of fun, treat yourself to a dress in a colorful retro print. If your style tends traditional, choose navy or pink botanicals. For something a little edgier, try a chevron or graphic print in red, yellow, or teal. Keep accessories simple to allow the print to shine.
The Little White Dress
Stock your closet with a classic, great-fitting white dress and you’ll always have a go-to summer outfit. Take it to the office with a sheer cardigan, statement necklace, and heels, or pair it with a woven belt and a bright tote bag for a casual day out.
While we still love the peach and mint that was everywhere this spring, colors are intensifying as the weather heats up. Peach graduates to a deep, sexy coral, while baby-soft mint becomes a rich, cooling jade. Bold lemon pairs beautifully with all your summer colors, and navy adds sophistication to dresses and accessories.
Choosing a Fit that Flatters
The right dress shape accentuates the features you love and minimizes those you don’t. Wrap dresses are a fantastic choice for girls with curves, while a fitted shift dress can help define a waistline for ladies with straighter frames. To downplay hips, look for structured A-line dresses with no extra ruffles or gathers.
I love loose fitting comfy dresses with flip flops in the summer. Tell us about your summer style in the comments!