Seasons change, and the shift in weather obligates us to rethink our wardrobe choices. Summer season is the perfect time to get into comfortable, cooler, non-restrictive clothing to match the hot climes. A season must-have for the sweltering months is the summer dress. Need to know which summer dress fits your taste? Check out our list of today’s flattering summer frocks.
- What materials are good for summer dresses?
Answer: Cotton is always the choice clothing material for the summer among fashionable folk. This is due to the fact that cotton absorbs perspiration, has breathable qualities while at the same time has a beautiful look to it. There are also summer dresses made with quality jersey material—jersey hugs the body but without the restrictive feel and is great for women who want a flattering way to accentuate their curves.
- What factors should I consider when choosing a summer dress?
Answer: When it comes to choosing the right summer dress, comfort is key. They should keep you cool even in the most sweltering of summer days. Look for clothes made with cotton since this fabric has breathable qualities. Summer also means looser clothing—loose-fitting clothes are more comfortable to wear on hot days. Look for summer dresses with tunic or caftan styles. Color is also something you need to consider—the best colors to wear during the summer include white, yellow, light blue, pink and green. Light colors help reflect the sun’s rays and this in turn makes the body cool and comfortable. Lastly, do not forget to choose clothes made from lighter fabrics.
- What should I do to make my summer looks more interesting?
Answer: Get accessories that match your summer clothes—make use of statement necklaces, fun belts and scarves. You can also try color-blocking—summer is also a good time to bring in the brights so why not get into color-blocking your favorite vivid hues? Bags and footwear will also add perk to your overall summer wardrobe—check great, fun pieces that matches the summer attire you have in mind. In addition, accessorize with chic hats too—they will not only protect your face from UV rays but the right hat can complement your summer outfit.
Our Top Picks
Calvin Klein Women’s Halter Neck Cocktail Dress with Keyhole Front
- 100% polyester
- Provides a nice fit
- Has zipper closure
- Dry-clean only
This lovely cocktail dress from Calvin Klein features a vibe that has summer written all over it. The stunning floral print done in cool pink, gray and muted magenta colors amid a backdrop of white complements the fair season so well. This one has a sleeveless design and includes a zipper closure. It gives an appropriate fit and the keyhole-front/halter neck design highlights well-sculpted shoulders too. For maintenance, it requires dry-cleaning only.
HUHOT Women’s Sleeveless V-Neck Dress
- 100% polyester
- Soft and stretchy material
- Has short sleeves
- Distinctive cross-wrap design
This HUHOT Women’s Sleeveless V-Neck Dress has a stunning tie-dye color which makes it the perfect dress for summer. The vivid sky blue, yellow and red hues shown are complemented by a sleevless, cross-wrap design, a billowy bottom plus side pockets on both sides. This maxi summer dress is so nice to wear on practically all occasions—it looks laidback enough for shopping and it’s also sweet and graceful for nights out with friends, casual parties, beach holidays and outdoor festivals.
Lark & Ro Women’s Sleeveless V-Neck Lace Crossover Detail Dress
- 60% cotton/27% nylon/13% rayon
- Features floral lace
- Has fixed wrap waist
- V-neck with lace trimming
If you want something dressier but still light enough for summer, this chic V-neck lace dress from Lark and Ro will command your attention. The dress features a fixed wrap waist, 3/4 in length and highlighted by a V neckline plus lace trimming at the hem. The bright mustard hue of this dress is just perfect for the summer and stylish enough for the season’s semi-formal parties. Handwashing required only for care and maintenance.
Fleur Wood Women’s Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
- 100% polyester
- Soft and lightweight fabric
- Features wrap closure
- Has irregular ruffle hemline
The Fleur Wood Women’s Floral Wrap Maxi Dress has a looseness that is just right for the hottest season of the year. Very comfortable to wear, made from soft and lightweight polyester fabric. This is a maxi dress with short sleeves a self-tie waist and irregular ruffled hemline. The front length of the dress covers the wearer’s knees while the back’s length settles just under the mid-calf. This is a nice dress to wear for doing the groceries and other similar activities, for casual wear, beach holidays, parties, night outs, traveling and it’s also polished enough for the workplace.
Simple Flavor Women’s Summer Floral Midi Aline Dress
- Made from breathable polyester
- Features deep V neckline
- Has short sleeves
- Flare swing bottom
The Simple Flavor Women’s Summer Floral Midi Aline Dress comes in a good selection of colors and prints fit for the summer. This one comes in chic black strewn with white flowers and blue leaves. While this one comes in a black hue, it’s still comfortable to wear due to its soft, high-quality breathable polyester material. The dress is designed with a deep V neck, flare swing bottom, short sleeves, a pull-on closure, high waistline and has a length that reaches the knees. For care and maintenance, it needs to be handwashed with cold water.
Alelly Women’s Sleeveless Bohemian Summer Dress
- Lightweight floral-printed fabric
- Has ruffle hem
- Features lace décor and elastic waist
- Sleeveless design
The Alelly Women’s Sleeveless Bohemian Summer Dress is another lightweight and comfortable option that you can wear this summer. It’s chic and trendy and it features floral prints, lace details, an elastic waist, a ruffle hem and a sleeveless design. Very attractive and suits a good deal of occasions. It can be worn as casual wear and it’s great for parties, weddings, cocktail events, for shopping and get-togethers with friends, as vacation wear and more. For maintenance, this one requires washing with cold water and hung/line-dried.
In the summer, comfort should always be the primary factor in choosing garments that suit the weather. Our list of sunny summer dresses will increase your style points while at the same time, provide you the comfort you need to deal with the dog days of the season.