What better way to capture the heady air of an endless summer than with the perfect warm weather dress? Dresses are undoubtedly one of the very best go-to staples for when the weather starts to heat up, all the way until those last few days of warmth as we melt into the autumn months. Simply drape a stunning dress over your frame, add a few simple accessories and you’ll find yourself both looking and feeling cool and chic all day long. Here are a few of the very best styles to gravitate towards when you’re hunting for your perfect pieces, fit to summer sunshine…
Cut out dresses
Creatively cut out dresses are one of the easiest ways to immediately uplift your silhouettes and create a lasting, memorable impression. Even the most simple, neutral toned dress becomes transformed with a few carefully placed cut out components. Look for waist, side and back cut outs in either angular or rounded silhouettes for an emphasising piece that sets the standard for elevated style. Finish with equally interesting linear wrap up heels or sandals and simple jewellery for the perfect summer event look.
A full and flouncy maxi dress is such an effortlessly elegant option particularly when temperatures hit balmy levels outside. This choice looks incredibly glamorous with minimal effort. Simply drape a long, sweeping maxi dress over your frame for an ethereal impression that can take you from morning errands to unforgettable summer evenings, and everything in between. Finish with raffia espadrilles, platform sandals or soft and delicate strappy shoes for an amazing look that you’ll turn to time and time again.
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Plunging mini dresses
Mini dresses are the perfect option for sky high temperatures. They’re sweetly feminine, easy to wear and endlessly open to all manner of different styles and feels – what more could you ask for from your summer curation? Look towards a mini dress cut in an A-line silhouette and defined with a deep plunging neckline for a gracefully effeminate look that you can contrast with off duty accessories like oversized sunglasses or white sneakers. Equally, you can style your deep V-neck mini dress with high heels or slingback leather mules for a gorgeous look that’s fit for after-dark drinks, high-level events or daytime soirees alike.
A dress need not be a one and done style! Matching sets in coordinating tones, prints or aesthetics are a great way of shaking up your summer style, particularly if you want to get a little creative with your warm weather dressing. Look for a matching set with a sweetheart cropped top and full wide leg dress pants, sweet shorts or a shin grazing maxi skirt for a beautiful look that’s incredibly comfortable, too. You can even mix and match your sets with alternate pieces in your wardrobe such as your favourite denim, neutral linen styles or clashing prints for an elevated creative contrast.