With the return of summer, it’s always a wonderful time to get the girls together and go out shopping for new summer dresses. While trends and fads come and go over time, there are a few classic favourites and season must-haves that are worth looking into. Some styles are simply timeless after all.
Long and Made of Chiffon
Nothing is quite as feminine as a dress that takes a woman to the ankles. Not only does it capture the figure in the most delightful way but it also leaves room to expose skin on the shoulder line and back. This femininity is coupled with bright colors that can either bring out a summery style or serve to celebrate your own personality. The beauty in these dresses lies in their versatility. Not only are they a wonderful option for evening parties but they are also perfect for daytime excursions and date nights.
Everybody needs a cocktail dress but you don’t have to stick to the old formula of short and black. With so many options available to you nowadays, it’s a good idea to get something that better showcases and expresses who you are. Designers are producing everything from bubble cocktail dresses to new takes on the little black favorite. If you’re a socialite (even for an evening) you’ll need something short, sassy and spunky that will still showcase your figure in the best way.
Cocktail dresses are a glamorous addition to any girl’s wardrobe. Wearing one will guarantee you attention and admiration. You will stand out, look sophisticated and make a bold statement. This type of gown is formal as well as stylish, and ideal for parties, socials and events such as matric dances. They come in an overwhelming range of colors, shapes, patterns, cuts, sizes, styles and lengths. Depending on the current fashion, it can be considered more hip to wear it to the knee or right down to the ankles. Combine them with strappy heels and complementing accessories and you are well set for a night out on the town.
Short and Lacey
While feminine is fun and often mysterious, it can be a bit conservative. Inject a bit of fun into a classic look, with a dress that sits (at least) above the knees. In fact, you could probably get away with something a bit shorter if you feel comfortable with that but these dresses do differ to a cocktail dress in the sense that they are made from cotton and other ‘daytime materials’ which are lighter on the body and free flowing.
The summer nights can be warm and are made even hotter when dancing or spending an evening at your favorite restaurant. You don’t have to wear a heavy gown that is going to make you uncomfortable and stop you from enjoying yourself. Why not rather opt for something light and elegant that can be worn at any formal occasion.
The classic summer frock offers you the opportunity to get in touch with your feminine style and express your unique personality at the same time. With a wide variety of delightful dresses both above and just below the knee, you’ll be spoiled for choice as to which best suits you. A current trend is combining a faux lace style with white cotton to create an innocent frock that offers a fresh look and highlights a tan.
Maxi dresses flow in a way that no other can, highlighting the hips and curves of a woman by alluding to the fact that more is going on under the dress. This is a welcome change from some of the options that have woman wearing next to nothing no matter what the occasion. A maxi dress can help you exude class and femininity while still covering up to some extent.
Every woman has her own personal style and the summer months are the perfect time to show it off. Whether you prefer maxi dresses, chiffon or elegant evening wear there are a variety of options available to all women.