Style // The Summer Dress Edit

Whilst the weather has taken a glorious turn for the better (please stay a little longer sunshine, we’ve missed you!), I thought I’d share an outfit post dedicated to pretty dresses that are ideal for your summer wardrobe.

When I’m not donning my usual ripped jeans/T combo, I do love wearing a good maxi dress for summer as not only are they airy, versatile and most importantly flattering, nothing else screams ‘summer’ quite as much as a pretty maxi does. I’ve also started to bare my legs a bit more this year (my least favourite feature of mine!) and have bought a number of above-the-knee dresses to throw into the mix too.

Before we ventured to France at the beginning of June, I searched high and low for the best dresses to add to my summer wardrobe, so I thought I’d share some of my favourites finds with you…

dresses

1 // Cutwork Bardot Dress, Topshop, £32

Bare shoulders remain a firm favourite for Summer and this cutwork bardot dress is just the ticket. With a relaxed silhouette, it’s easy to wear and is the ideal dress for day-to-night styling.

2 // Trapeze Maxi Dress, JD Williams, £35

Not only is this a super flattering shape, this brightly coloured trapeze maxi dress is ideal for portraying that chic nonchalant vibe.

3 // Jungle Print Slip Dress, Topshop, £32 (currently £10 in the sale, bargain!)

With its dainty double cross-strap detailing to the back and a plunging v-neckline, this dress would look amazing with some killer heels for a chic finish.

4 // Khaki Print Layer Top Maxi Dress, JD Williams, £29

As I mentioned earlier, I think maxi dresses are perfect for summer, especially if you want to cover yourself up a bit. This Layer Top maxi is ideal as it’s lightweight, flattering and most importantly gorgeous to look at.

5 // Oversized dress, Zara, £12.99

This v-neck dress is an absolute steal. I adore the casual, oversized look and with it’s short drop sleeves, this dress would be ideal for those that aren’t that keen on the tops of their arms.

6 // Palm Print Shirt Dress, Topshop, £39

I love this pretty palm print shift dress and I wore it to death on holiday. It’s loose fitting, yet shapely and has a pretty delicate twist detail to the sleeve.

I also stumbled across these beauties that would complement any of the dresses above:

shoes

1 // Michael Kors Plate Thong Gold Leather Sandals, £110 (currently £89.99 in the sale) – I’ve been a fan of Michael Kors bags for a while now but Michael Kors shoes are relatively new to me, but how pretty are these gold sandals! Incredibly versatile, they can be dressed up or dressed down, and are the perfect sandals to take on your summer holiday.

2 // Steve Madden Cretee Sm Gladiator Ankle Sandals, £65 – I’ve had a huge obsession with Steve Madden sandals since visiting Las Vegas a good few years ago and buying a pair or two. They are super comfy and wear really well too.

3 // Slim Havaianas, £24 – Slim Havaianas are my go-to flip flops for day-to-day wear.

Do you prefer maxi dresses for the summer? Are any of these dresses on your hitlist too?

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Vikki HolnessJuly 27, 2016 - 9:14 am

    Some gorgeous picks here lovely, although that layered maxi dress from JD Williams is definitely my favourite. I love anything with layers that hides the mumtum and that print is perfect for summer xxReplyCancel

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy HappyJuly 27, 2016 - 11:29 am

    I am wearing lots of these kinds of dresses, as I am 6 months pregnant. I will keep and eye out for these.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna RichardsJuly 27, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    I tend not to wear maxi dresses because even though I love the style, I’m very short and they often end up swamping me.

    Love some of these dresses – particularly 2, 3 and 5.ReplyCancel

  • Zoe FordeJuly 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    You’ve picked some lovely but brave prints! I’m one of those people who likes to shy away in block colours, but these are excellent finds. Maybe I should be brave this year?ReplyCancel

  • Laura - dear bear and beanyJuly 27, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    I love a maxi dress, they are so comfy and easy to wear. Lovely choices xReplyCancel

  • GeorginaJuly 27, 2016 - 9:40 pm

    Some gorgeous picks! I LOVE the striped Zara dress… I’m always looking to cover my arms/mum tum! Must go hunt for this dress now, thank you for sharing! xxReplyCancel

  • Laura (Mummy Lala)July 28, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    Oooh I do love a good summer dress! My favourite has to be the blue Topshop dress, such a gorgeous colour.

    Laura xReplyCancel

  • LilinhaJuly 30, 2016 - 8:30 pm

    I love the dresses you picked, the prints are gorgeous and perfect for the summer! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/ReplyCancel

  • StephanieAugust 25, 2016 - 9:04 am

    Some great ideas here, I love a Maxi dress as I can hide my legs, however I really want to try and get them out more. I love the blue dress at the top.ReplyCancel

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