Five Great Summer Dresses
May 1, 2013
From Left, Boyfriend Striped Dress ($170) // Simon Rocha Dot Dress ($1,070) // DvF Hailey Silk Printed Maxi ($465) // Emmaleigh Suiting Dress ($188 + 25% with code SPRINGBEST) // DvF Valencia Wrap Dress ($375)
Striped Dress. I have a two summers ago Banana Republic striped dress that I wear constantly. It’s great for casual work days or weekends. I think the navy and white classic is the most versatile choice.
Eyelet Dress. I am loving all of the crisp white eyelet available this season. This dress is glorious, but priced like a plane ticket to London. Heck, you can go to London for less. It makes this Burberry seem reasonably priced, and this $88 dress a steal.
Printed Maxi. A printed maxi dress in a quality fabric can be worn casually or semi-formally depending on the shoes and accessories. I have one in my closet, and it is my go-to brunch, cocktail party and outdoor wedding dress. I like this flame orange dress and this chevron printed frock. I also like this mint-colored plus size dress.
Colored Sheath. I like to indulge in color during the warm weather months. I like hot pinks, bright greens, cool cobalts and any other shade that catches my eye. I wear black all winter, so I need a break to let my inner Crayola-kid loose.
I addition to this simple sheath, I loved this sherbert-colored peplum. This green is nice, as is this pink dress. Plus size women should check out this cobalt dress, and petites may like this yellow one (also in misses sizes).
Wrap Dress. This dress was the item I bought from the Saks Friends and Family Sale. I love it. The mix of orange, mint, navy and white really works. And there’s enough fabric that I can wear it without flashing anyone. It does run a bit small though (I bought the six and it just fits, so go one size up).
If you’re looking for something cheaper, BCBG offers some great printed wraps. I like this one and this one. Petites might like this short-sleeved ikat dress, and plus size ladies should check out this pretty lavender, navy and teal print (also in petite plus sizes).
These are the five styles that will be carrying me through the summer months. Any on your must have list that I missed?