In a wardrobe of separates, a summer dress always stands out. It is the showstopper of a wardrobe -easy to throw on, easy to stand out. But in a world of fast fashion and the backlash against it, how do you choose a summer dress that won’t go out of style?
Although I’m mostly found in jeans and a blazer, or (during the warmer months) shorts and a blazer, the summer dress remains the one item in my wardrobe to really make my heart sing. I love the statement a dress can make. A dress can make you feel chic and put together in an instant. In warmer months, a breezy dress can relax you. For those fancy occasions, it can lift you. You should never underestimate the power of a good dress.
In fact, my summer capsule wardrobe is far more orientated around a summer dress than any other season. This summers capsule will be no different. And, as I mentally pack my bag for a summer holiday to Tuscany, all I can think about is which dresses will look best amongst the quaint Italian towns.
Thankfully, my summer dress wardrobe is largely complete from past years. I am a big fan of repeat wearing items from previous years. After all, resources are finite. But if I wear looking for a new dress this summer, I would definitely be considering it’s staying power for next year.
Thankfully, there are dress styles that make fantastic investment pieces. They are style that have been around for some years and will feature heavily in collections for years to come. They are all versatile – wear with sneakers or sandals, heels or ankle boots. They are reproduced in multiple prints, patterns and colours. They are easy to dress up or down. And most importantly, they will be that showstopper piece your wardrobe needs.
8 summer dress styles that won’t go out of style
The floral prom dress – The tea dress – The maxi dress – The t-shirt dress –
The shirt dress – The slinky dress – The embroidered dress – The wrap dress.
Make sure to follow my instagram for regular summer style updates and tell me, which dress style will you be choosing this summer?