A Guide to Sundress Season 

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It’s the season to get cute and comfortable in a gorgeous sundress. If there’s one thing your wardrobe cannot go without this summer, it’s a single-item outfit. A cute single-item outfit can carry you through the day and night in an effortlessly stylish manner. 

Having a good dress in your wardrobe usually often means endless styling opportunities for you & your inner fashionista. An investment piece through and through, you can re-wear a dress multiple times – leaving it up to the styling and accessorizing to do all the talking for you. 

In this article, we’re going to break down six dress styles we think every woman needs to lead her through sundress season confidently. From your classic off-duty dress to a versatile vacation dress, we’re going to break down each style and, of course, offer styling options to make sure you’re getting the most wear and use out of your pieces during this summer’s season. 

The 9-5 Dress

9-5 dress

Let’s start with the office-appropriate dress. You want to go down a slightly tailored approach here, ensuring you’re not breaking any dress codes. The shirt dress is A silhouette you can never go wrong with. Often presented in plenty of different cuts & hemlines, there’s a style for almost every aesthetic.

A fit & flare style usually offers a flattering waist cinch thanks to a convenient self-tie waist belt. If you’re after a flirty & cute look, reach for a smock shirt silhouette. Cute, comfortable, classic, and most important of all, appropriate.

Style your shirt dress with a tote & sandals for a hot summer day. For a swift day-to-night transition, grab a pair of cute kitten heels to do the talking for you! 

The Evening Dress

The Evening dress

A girl’s wardrobe is never complete without an evening dress. This caliber of dress style is supposed to have your back when all else fails. For those nights where you want to turn it up a notch, you’re in the mood to make a lasting impression on your date, perhaps, or it might be a special girl’s night out.

With an evening dress style, we think a little black dress is the perfect summer-appropriate style to do all the talking for you. If not a little black dress, a vibrant satin number works just as well.  

Reach for your favorite pair of pumps for dinner dates to add a flirty touch. If you’re headed out to girls’ night, perhaps a cute pair of cowboy boots would work amazingly here.

The Off-Duty Dress

the off duty dress

This is the dress you’d most likely pick up on an easy errand day. It’s super-hot out, and you can’t be bothered to think what pieces of clothing go with what. With this dress, you want to ensure it boasts comfort, versatility & everything great. A flowy sundress works amazingly here, giving you the room to move with ease without sacrificing style. 

The A-line tank maxi dress is a perfect silhouette for off-duty days. A current trend we’re loving right now is the fitted bodice coupled with a billowy bottom. Keep things chic by pairing this look with your favorite pair of dad sandals and some gold jewelry. 

The Vacation Dress

the vacation dress

The possibilities are endless with a vacation dress. The concept of a vacay dress is that it can be worn anywhere. Wear it to the beach as a cover-up or to dinner—a boat day with the girls, lunch, brunch, the list goes on & on. 

Holidays are the best time to bring out vibrant hues & eye-catching pieces – no one around you knows who you are.  

A staple silhouette for vacay is the strapless maxi, loose or tight fitting, neutral or bright—whatever your prerogative maybe—you’re going to look tres chic. Another style of dress that looks amazing on vacations is crochet dresses. Versatile in nature, you’re able to cruise from beach to bar with complete ease, not to mention style.

When it comes to accessories, you can go crazy—you’re on vacay, pick up that standout sunhat and that shell necklace!

The Occasion Dress

the occasion dress

This is the dress you want to pull out for a special event. Wedding guest and graduation season vibes! Picking a dress with alluring accents and details is crucial here. You want to be the star of the show but not take any attention away should it not be your special day (we’re talking wedding). A slip maxi with a cow neckline is perfect for events such as these.

If slip maxis aren’t really your style, perhaps a dress with textured fabrication might do the trick. It adds that exciting layer to what would otherwise be just a simple basic dress style. 

Don’t be afraid to reach for color on these occasions; the sun is out – you deserve to shine in a vibrant hue. 

We hope this article helps with any summer dress dilemmas you may encounter this hot season. A good collection of maxi dresses & mini dresses is all you really need. Don’t be afraid to explore different silhouettes & have fun getting ready. Fashion is fun; flaunt what you’ve got and step out in confidence daily! 

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