Once the summer heat sets in, temperatures can be pretty brutal on fashion. Style gets compromised for comfort, because let’s face it, no one wants to sweat in a brand new outfit. Lucky for us, season after season, pretty little summer dresses always come back, and this season, there are some seriously cute contenders. I’m loving feminine, lightweight dresses that feel just a little more special than the norm and/or have the right flattering cut to battle any day, but are casual enough to throw on with a pair of flat sandals and be out the door.
By the way, this dress, at just $34 is an awesome casual basic that you’ll wear all Spring and Summer long, and transitions really easily into Fall over a pair of leggings or tights. (I have it both in black and the striped version, and because it’s so flowy, it works really well as a non-maternity maternity dress too. For reference, I wear a medium, and it runs big.)
I’m rounding up a few favorite pretty little summer dresses with those special details, so that you can beat the heat in style … and a top knot, and a very large bottle of water.
Row 1: Alexis Fulton Dress // Cynthia Rowley Zodiac Print Multi Ruffle Dress // Apiece Apart Piper Petal Dress // ENGLISH FACTORY Striped Dress
Row 2: Rhode Resort Ella Print Dress // Free People Dear You Mini Dress // Pia Pauro Embroidered Swing Dress // Lemlem Assaman Beach Dress
Row 3: For Love & Lemons Strapless Shirtdress // Free People Fleur Du Jour Mini Dress // Moon River Asymmetrical Drape Strap Dress // Poupette St Barth Sasha Mini Dress
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