From the sheath to the slip-dress, there are many one-piece options for a chic summer. Whether you’re a girly-girl or a sexy tomboy, we’ve got a style for you! Keep reading for our top 5 summer dresses.
1. Impressionist Flowers Dress—Forever21, $17.80
This surprisingly modest empire waist mini-dress boasts both a pretty pattern and an affordable price. Pair with a cardigan & a gold pendant and wear it to brunch with the boyfriend’s parents. This could work into the fall, too; just add a pair of tights. Talk about more bang for your (seventeen) bucks!
2. Bow Detail Woven Tank Dress—ShopAkira, $29.90
The name of this piece doesn’t do it justice—it’s more than just a tank dress. It’s a devil-in-a-red dress. The vibrant hue is made slightly more delicate by a bow shoulder accent, but a glimpse of the cut-out back tells us this isn’t a dress for the weak of heart. For the sexy girl who likes to make a statement. Keep it classy with a soft updo and some pearly earrings.
3. Nom De Plume Dress—Urban Outfitters, $89
This maxi style by YaYa Sprite is slightly sheer with a cute knee-high slit. Worn with combat boots and pink-dyed hair, it’s a hipster’s dream! Could also be styled with wedges and stacked bangles. Reminds us of that Prada dress, for less.
4. Teal Colour Block Pleated Dress Topshop, $110
Now THIS is how you do sleeves in the summertime. This stunner hits so many of the summer’s hottest trends—color blocking, 70’s-era, small pleats, sheer…It’s definitely a must-have. Looks great with metallic gladiator sandals and a vintage headscarf.
5. Asymmetrical Maxi Dress Saks, $175
This neutral-hued dress from T by Alexander Wang has us drooling. Perfect in its simplicity, we could totally see ourselves wearing this to the beach, to a party, to sleep in…just with a few accessory changes. The most expensive, but undoubtedly the most versatile dress on our list. Can you say best investment of the summer?
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Which dress is your favorite? Leave a comment or send us a tweet @everybodyisugly. Or, show your love by just buying the dress!
by Heather (headbandit)
image via Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia, April 2010