Summer Dresses You Need to Own

There’s nothing better than a classic sundress to put you in the mood for the season. But even the cutest traditional A-lines can become tiresome after a while.

If you’re in the mood to breakout of your sundress rut this summer, check out some of these trendy dresses that you should add to your wardrobe as soon as possible.


The Blazer Dress
If you want a dress that oozes sex appeal and professionalism, there’s no style more perfect than a blazer dress. Without a shirt underneath, a low cut style and a pair of heels makeup an outfit that’s great for a night out on the town. But you can easily put a silky camisole on underneath the same dress, and be office-ready in no time with some tights and sensible pumps.

If you take a look at this collection of the season’s hottest dress trends you can see that DKNY and COS have a few different varieties, but Missguided is certainly blazing the way for the blazer dress. Pockets in the front or a tie around the waist will give the outfit a fun, flirty vibe, while a solid black dress at midi length will give you a bold, powerful look.


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The Lace Dress
Lace isn’t just for doilies and wedding dresses anymore. The stunning, ultra feminine fabric has come back in a big way for classic tops and of course, sundresses.

In a piece on hot trend alerts, contributor Electra proclaimed that this summer, “It’s All About That Lace!”

“The ’90s trend of adding a lace-up details to just about every piece of clothing has been seen on just about every big celebrity – from Selena Gomez to the Kardashians, and even supermodels Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski,” wrote Electra.

You can ease yourself into the lace trend with little accents along the neckline, sleeves, or hemline. Or you can dive right in with an entire lace overlay with a slip dress underneath. Most designs are flowing, mid-thigh styles that are reminiscent of the free-spirit movement of the 1960s, but modern styles are found in all fits and lengths. It’s certainly a fabric you can have fun with.

The Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Some of us aren’t comfortable showing off our midriff, and a high slit skirt can make even the most confident girls think twice about their movements throughout the night. But the off-the-shoulder trend is a great way to subtly show off your neck and shoulders—an area that most ladies are okay with.

According to an article on skin-baring styles, “The off-the-shoulder style has staying power: Partly because it’s so easy to wear, partly because it’s universally flattering, and partly because, well, it looks so damn good.”

You can try it with a ruched neckline, a slouchy, ’70s style look, or even a skin-tight body suit dress. If you’re feeling brave, you could go with a slip dress (another trendy look for the season), and if you’re really feeling bold, you could push the envelope and incorporate the look into your lingerie. Lingerie fashion continues to blur the lines between your public and private wardrobe—the slip dress being a perfect example. But your partner is sure to love your look if you show up in a off-the-shoulder teddy or baby doll.

You don’t have to stick to a typical fit to honor the summer dress tradition. Grab a few of these new, trendy looks, and you’ll be summer dress ready no matter what the day or occasion has in store.

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