Many have asked me to share summer dress ideas before they all sell out. So, today I’m sharing some loose, comfortable dresses for hot weather at various price points — none in polyester. I look for styles with a somewhat defined waist, a bit of structure at the bust, and a longer length. If your bust is also full, look for the same type of dress or top to avoid the tent effect. An empire waist is very flattering if you have a bit of a tummy.
Let’s pretend that it is a warm summer day since it is most certainly not. This is one of my go-to hot, humid summer day looks. The cotton dress is here. The shoes are here. The bracelet is the necklace I showed you earlier. I wrapped it three times around my wrist. The earrings are here, and the necklace worn as a bracelet is here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
A knee-length style can be a good choice if you have great legs. A high V-neckline or Jonny collar is also flattering. If you have a small upper body, ballet necklines and gathered or pleated bodices will look best on you. Women below 5’4″ will benefit from shorter dresses that are more fitted to your frame. You can wear straight shift dresses with success if you have a thin rectangle shape. Wrap style and fit and flare dresses are lovely on women with curves.
Lighter color shoes in a fabric such as linen or canvas are more comfortable and look best with summer clothing. Straw, canvas, rattan, and light-colored leather bags are perfect with summer dresses. When I wear a summer dress, I reach for oversized, lightweight earrings, a good pair of sunglasses, and often a hat. My sunscreen is here. It isn’t too soon to get a pedicure and start using a self-tanner on your feet and legs. I’ve been using this one for years. It gives a subtle, natural-looking effect.
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