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Out with the Cold, In with the New: Unique Summer Dresses for Different Occasions
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Out with the Cold, In with the New: Unique Summer Dresses for Different Occasions

You’ve spent a great deal of time wrapped up in coats and scarves. Now that the sun is out, there’s no need to cling on to layers of fabric for dear life! Summer calls for fun and excitement not just in your plans, but also your clothes. Everyone is tucking away their baggy shirts and sweaters, so be sure to do the same. But don’t go for plain predictable. We’ve rounded up one-of-a-kind summer dresses you can rock on different occasions to leave everyone envious and sweating. Basic? We don’t know her.

Beach Cocktail Parties

What’s summer without going to the beach? After catching some waves and burying yourself in the sand, flaunt your gorgeous tan in a summer dress worthy of your new glow! Beach cocktail parties demand that you hit the perfect combination of laid back and extra. A little tricky, huh? Just think chill, sheer, and a bit out of the box.

A black lace maxi dress for a beach party

The Wild Child Black Lace Maxi Dress has everything we’re talking about: a thigh-high slit, deep v-neckline, low back, and jaw-dropping lace overlay. Head to the tiki bar in this top-tier number and knock back some cocktails feeling like a real dangerous woman.

A flowy summer dress for the beach

If soft and girly is more your style, you’ll love the J.O.A. Tina Mint Floral Print Maxi Dress. With its subtle ruffles, surplice neckline, and delicate wrap closure, you’ll have everyone convinced you’re a true goddess. Just remember to mingle with us mere mortals.

A beautiful white beach dress with a flowy bottom

How about a fresh, chic look? The Loni Ivory Multi Striped Maxi Dress is a showstopper that’s all about relaxed vibes and vacation. Coming in a tiered design with a sheer, flowy bottom, you’ll glide through the humid night unscathed. Plus its silhouette when the wind blows is divine!

Styling and Accessories

Pump up these looks with gladiator sandals, gold accessories, and a nice clutch bag.

Big Family Dinner

Summer is also about family. There’s only a handful of times you get to reunite with the entire clan so seize the moment and cherish every second. We know getting comfortable and extremely laid back is a huge perk of being with relatives, but there’s no reason you can’t doll up!

A woman in a rust colored summer dress

Parents instantly become teary-eyed seeing their little girl all grown up. Give them their moment while also having yours in the Wanderlust Rust Floral Wrap Dress. Perfect for a fancy dinner, this number is striking, sophisticated, and still speaks summer. It’s got a slightly ruffled hem, beautiful print, and a surplice bodice that will translate perfectly into Insta-worthy shots.

A black beach dress with a ruffled hem

Down for a little black dress in this heat? Why not? The Young and Free Black Multi Floral Midi Dress will have you dressed to the nines with its ruffled hem, elegant print, and bewitching front tie closure.

A tiered beach dress with long sleeves

Is the gathering going to be a little more playful than formal? Try the Karlie Rose Off Shoulder Skater Dress. With a tiered skirt, frill trims, and long bell sleeves, it’s the right dose of feminine and charming for a casual food fest with the main bunch.

Styling and Accessories

Finish your look strong without inviting gasps over the dinner table with chunky heels and minimalist jewelry.

 

Local Events and Fairs

Throw in any word before ‘festival’ and you got yourself an authentic summer event. Music, art, ice cream, lobster, you name it! For occasions that happen only once a year, you just have to look your finest.

A strapless blue summer dress with a floral print

The On My Mind Blue Multi Strapless Floral Dress is a flirty little piece that will sweep people off their feet. Parade its midriff cutout, smocked back, and front tie closure as you admire different works of art while looking like a thing of beauty yourself.

Want a more youthful mix of colors? The Nia Rainbow Off Shoulder Bodycon Dress has your back! This cute summer dress is totally fitting for a day of whimsical sightseeing and taste-testing sweet curiosities. Designed with an adorable rainbow pattern, ruffled hem, and off shoulder neckline, the wide-eyed kid inside you will surely feel satisfied.

A short yellow summer dress for festivals

Got a best bud vying for hotdog-eating champion? Cheer him (or her!) on in a simple dress with a good amount of sexy. Tailored with ruffle details and an alluring back tie, there’s nothing more to ask from the Summer Fling Yellow Strapless Ruffle Skater Dress. Trust us, it’s to die for!

Styling and Accessories

We recommend boots and wedges to keep you comfortable for a whole day of booth-hopping. And don’t forget a bag to store all the goodies you’ll stumble upon along the way!

 

Weekend Getaways

Don’t end summer without a nice weekend to unwind by yourself (or with your significant other). Weekend getaways are a fantastic opportunity to just drop everything and decompress. But by drop everything, we don’t mean style!

A girl in a blush pink beach dress

Wine tasting with your partner would be all the more special if you look drop dead gorgeous. The Garden Party Blush Maxi Wrap Dress will ensure just that while you sip on your drink and relax. Don’t believe us? Check out its plunging neckline, cold shoulder cut, ruffles, and thigh-high slit. Convinced? We thought so.

short white summer dress with front tie closure

If your idea of an escapade is simply exploring a small town on foot, you’ll need the Zoey White Stripe Knot Skater Dress. This chill piece will keep you fresh and totally chic as you feast your eyes on charming architecture and idyllic landscapes. Featuring ladder trim details, a midriff cutout, and front tie closure, this dress is summer objectified.

A boho inspired summer dress with contrast embroidery

Lastly, we’re throwing a little desert fashion your way. The Lost + Wander Festival White Mini Dress will help you settle in the right mood for your holiday with its contrast embroidery, high-waist tassel ties, and kimono sleeves. Now you can really start relaxing!

Styling and Accessories

Sandals and wedges are good for these looks too, but you can opt for sneakers if you like. Throw in sunglasses, a good hat, and you’re good to go!

 

Summer is the best time to be wild and free with your outfits since there are fewer restrictions. With these Tobi getups, you’re sure to stand out and be a ray of sunshine wherever you go.