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Written by Elaine Tu
Okay, winter, we love you and all, but it’s about time to get things heated up again! Spring is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to be reunited with an old friend–the sundress. Sundresses for women are the perfect casual outfit pieces you can don any day. Dress them up or down, and be ready for some spring or summer festivities like music festivals, vacations in the tropics, or even chill days out with your BFFs!
What’s in a name? A dress by any other name wouldn’t sound as sweet.
A sundress is a light, flowy, sleeveless dress–you can count on these cute summer dresses for women that keep you cool and collected on sweltering days and heated nights. From cami style necklines and shift dresses with high necklines, sundresses that cinch at the waist, or flow freely on your bangin’ bod–we’re digging these hot weather-approved pieces you’ll be wearing on repeat this season.
For casual days where a tunic or T-shirt dress just doesn’t cut it, or when your pleated long sleeve wrap dress is DTM, opt for a casual but summery look with dresses that make the high temps outside a little more bearable. This spring/summer season, make sure you’ve got your closet fully stocked with the casual dress essentials for all women’s closets: florals, lace numbers, maxi or mini dress lengths, cami or short sleeved, printed dresses, cold-shoulder styles, a-line skater dress silhouettes–we can go on and on, but let’s just show you what we got goin’ on.
Accentuate those bomb curves with a skater dress style that cinches your waist and flows over your bum. We love plunging necklines and off the shoulder styles like with this silhouette. Lace, chambray, or flowy floral numbers will most def make an appearance in this season’s sundress faves! Hourglass babes will especially love this fit and flare silhouette because it emphasizes your waist–but overall this style looks AMAZING on any body.
Channel this season’s trends with ruffle deets like an allover tiered ruffle statement dress in a sweet pastel hue (a spring staple), or a sexy crochet lace skater dress that will be your savior when it comes to hot (and sometimes sweaty dewy) days. If you glisten when it gets hotter than 75 degrees, wear a textured material like lace or even a crochet lace, or even a forgiving color like white, black, or patterned fabric!
Capture the essence (and real benefit) to a sundress on a hot summer day–being able to rock a casual dress and not feel utterly constricted in it! Shift dresses are a hot weather essential. Ditch the sleeves here and go with a cute tie front detail or gorgeous printed fabrics that compliment women of any size.
We love this loose-fitting look because it makes for a lightweight wear on really hot days… you know, those sticky days that make you wanna stay inside all day? Ya, you can say bye to those when your shift dress has your back! Go for a dress with a cool lightweight material like cotton, viscose or polyester that’s breathable and unbelievably comfortable. You’ll thank us later!
The versatile shift dress boasts so many different sleeve options and necklines. Switch things up from the usual slip dress style and venture into a Bardot number or even a dress with a ladder trim that accentuates the waist and bust area. We love a good floral print and a sexy red cami style shift dress is no exception. Turn some heads with tiny deets like these that are making statements left and right.
We just can’t get enough of wrap dresses! No matter the season, this style is in. A solid color or trendy spring patterns like flirty florals we all know and love will never fail you during these hot AF months. We’re also loving a sweet and trendy ruffle hemline that draws the eyes to your gorgeous legs. Draw attention to your decolletage with cami straps and a sexy deep neckline. The inherently loose fit of this style will keep you cool and looking good all season long!
Hit the beach in maxi dresses–these dress looks make excellent beach dresses! The lightweight material makes them perfect for running in the sand or pulling on after a sweet day of tanning. How does tanning on a beach with your girls and going straight to an oceanside dinner sound?
Our fave maxi dress looks are ones with gorgeous floral patterns and sexy necklines that accentuate your decolletage. Don one with a simple cami strap, flutter sleeves or sleeveless. A maxi dress with a slit is our fave look to show a peep of leg as you’re strutting down Melrose or on your way to break some hearts. We love the way all body types look in a maxi that’s fitted around the bust and torso and flowy from your waist to your toes.
Dress to the nines with a floor-grazing maxi dress perfect for hot summer dinner dates or outdoor weddings! The eye-catching length will command attention anywhere you go–with style. Women everywhere, rejoice! There’s a long length option for a sundress you can wear both day or night.
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