06 Aug Casual Summer Dresses
I always love a dress for its ease in making an outfit almost in an instant. Just add in a few accessories and you are set to go. Have a weekend brunch with your best girls coming up? Toss one on with some drop earrings, a bangle and a cute pair of shoes (flats, slides, sneakers or sandals all work). It’s as simple as that.
Sometimes a ribbed knit can make a piece better suited for home lounging; this one adds a luxe texture. Do not shy away, as you might be inclined to do, from horizontal stripes like these when you are petite. Skinny stripes placed close together actually create an elongating “ladder” effect, making them a fabulous styling strategy for petite proportions.
This lace-up dress in linen has a beautiful shape.
I’m really into this long-sleeved tiered dress that can carry over into the transition to the next season.
Leave to it to Gap to get this classically styled denim apron dress down to a science.
I love the energized red color on this tie-waist dress, in a travel-friendly fabric.
This tunic dress has just enough nipping to give it some good shape, and the retro-styled collar is fantastic.
Another loose-fitting look with some definition, this super-comfy cotton modal tank dress owes its shape to some very clever cinching at the front and back.
This dress has enough ruffle detail to be pretty but not too frilly-frou-frou. Subtle textural vertical stripes create a lengthening effect, making this dress extra petite-friendly.