Saturday, 5 July 2014

From People Tree to DvF - 24 Figure Flattering Summer and Sun Dresses to Take Away and Wear Right Now

The main points of summer dresses, or sun dresses (which is a rather more limiting term as you immediately think of the beach) is that they have to be shoulder baring, figure enhancing, holiday friendly, lunch to drinks-worthy, pretty, sexy and flattering.

Louche Rose Print Summer DressRaquel Allegra Tie Dye Jersey Dress Yumi Broderie Anglaise Summer Dress in WhiteDiane von Furstenberg Frilled Wrap Summer Dress   People Tree Orla Kiely Summer DressAtelier 61 Summer DressEast Festival Strappy Summer DressUttam Boutique Broderie Anglais Red Dress  

These summer dresses leave little to the imagination, as they bare your arms, frequently show off your cleavage, offer support (some times) are fitted round the waist (some times) and above all are perfectly suited to wearing in the sunshine.  Anywhere.

White and Turquoise Floral Strappy Summer DressFrench Connection Poppy Print DressLipsy Blue Summer DressPolka Dot Jersey Summer Dress 

Styles vary from retro Marilyn bustier pencil style to full skirted Broderie Anglaise and ‘pull me on’ simple jersey’ and all will work with gold or nude slides or sandals and something much, much higher if you want to wear them later on.  These summer dresses are double duty with just a simply change of jewellery and shoes.

Oasis Rose Print Bandeau DressWhistle and Wof Peach Neon Cotton Summer DressBCBG Fit and Flare Summer DressPhase Eight White Short Sleeve Summer Dress
Reiss Swirl Print Summer DressPolka Dot Morgan Summer DressNaf Naf Red Summer DressPaper Dolls Rose Printed Summer Dress   
Avoid your every-day wrapped jersey dress here, you’re looking for something pretty and summery to show off those toned arms.  Read the reviews and if the dress you’re coveting reada small around the waist go for a size up and be prepared to take in the top if needs be.  Shortening straps or hems doesn’t matter.  Fit matters or you risk losing the effect of your perfect summer dress, which may have been designed for someone 5’ 6” when you’re 5’ 2” or 3”. 
King Louie Deauville Summer DressLou Lou check print summer dressFat Face Peach Stencil Leaves Summer DressFat Face Broderie Shift Dress
If you’re curvy avoid wide skirts in woven fabrics unless the fabric is very soft, they will make you look wider.  Look for fabrics with stretch in them, and where possible narrower skirts.

Many of this summer’s prettiest dresses are selling out fast particularly in the stores, so as usual don’t wait, particularly in the stores, which makes buying online the perfect alternative.