When it starts to get really hot out in the summer, we are often left with fewer stylish choices in our closets. Summer sundresses are the solution to that problem, and come in any imaginable colour, length and shape. The hallmark qualities of a good sundress though, are breathable fabric, comfort and an easy summer aesthetic quality.
Prints are an easy way to make a statement with a basic item like a sundress. Zara has always provided consumers with easy to wear prints that also have a certain fashion appeal. The Long Printed dress is a great combination of tropical inspired print with a flowy, short sleeved maxi dress.
For those seeking something a bit more basic, Canadian retailer Aritzia is a good option for a number of basics. Their Wilfred Free Helena dress is a simple jersey tank dress with a shapeless silhouette that can easily be paired with jean jacket for instant “cool girl” appeal.
If shapeless silhouettes aren’t your thing, check out the uber feminine dress selections from LA designers, For Love & Lemons. Their 2012 summer collection is a girly-girl’s candy coloured dream, with lots of sheer fabric and lace detailing. The Lux Maxi dress, as seen on modern day fashion icons like Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso, is a fantastic summer dress that lends itself well to a number of summer occasions.
Whichever way you choose to style your summer sundress, there is certainly no limit to the options available. The right dress can help you beat the heat in style for years to come, so be sure to choose wisely!
1. Zara Long Printed Dress, $99.90
2. Wilfred Free Helena Dress,$45, available at Aritzia
3. Stone Cold Fox Jade Silk Dress, $280, available at Urban Outfitters
4. BB Dakota Jacynth Dress, $105
5. Indah Amore Havi Petal Strapless Maxi, $154
6. For Love & Lemons Lux Maxi Dress, $260
By Zoe Alexandra Torell, Toronto
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