So we had the weather with blue skies and everything was looking like the perfect instragram post with filters on. So when the sun decides to show up again make sure that you have the perfect Sun dress? If flashing the flesh is not your thing, but the practicalities of the hot weather and keeping cool is your priority this blog post is for you. We are keeping it simple with sun dresses that are anything but basic. We have selected some minimal and floral dresses that can be dressed up or down for the day or night.
The Sales are hitting stores, so keep your eyes peeled as it is always nice to bag a bargain. Don’t be tempted by sun dresses that are greatly reduced. First, ask yourself if it’s practical and will you actually wear it. I have picked up dresses and put them up to me and looked in the mirror and rather than see the reflection looking back at me, I see myself as a Calfornian Chic strutting down Sunset Bouvelvard, with tanned skinny legs, cowboy boots and a stenson hat. Yeah, that’s never going to happen! Then I put it back and go buy something completely different.
Here are 8 Sun dresses that should see you right without breaking the bank and I have pulled some staple m-use accessories to complete the looks.
This long strapless jersey sun dress is elasticated at the top and seam at the waist. Two slits to the sides. This Sun dress is ideal for the first few nights of a summer holiday, keeping your white virgin legs hidden! Available in Black too.
This woven cotton blend with broderie anglasie will keep you cool on a hot summers day. These wide tie shoulder straps are perfect for concealing a bra or bikini top. The skirt is slightly flared and lined to above the knee.
This strapless sun dress with a dropped down flounce is elasticated at the top and waist. Slightly fuller skirt finished with an asymmetric cut and flounce hem. While it is light in fabric it is also lined.
This strapless jersey sun dress is elasticated at the waist with a tie and an inner top with an elasticated edge. Available in black. Easy to stow in your bag, rolls up nice and small.
Opt for monochrome, with this navy/ivory colour block sun dress. This sharp clean look is softened featuring a ruffle detail at the front. Wedges for BBQ’s or garden parties or tennis shoes for a cutsie look about town.
This is effortless dressing at its finest. Cold shoulder detailing, contrasting ivory grosgrain straps with bows and a clinched in back which creates a flattering silhouette. Same as #5, dress up for or keep it relaxed with some sandals or runners.
This cornflower blue asymmetric sun dress with ruffles is what summer is all about. 100% cotton with a ruffle detail across the neckline and finished on the hem. Shorter to the front with a dropped back. Tied at the waistline. When you have to do it French Style, Je ne sais quoi!
This shirt dress is the perfect piece for creating a relaxed daytime profile. Offering a contemporary cold shoulder design, it features elegant floral embroidery and a stripe print. Finished with a black tie ribbon belt. Popping into town for a spot of shopping, this dress is easy to take off and put back on.
Having a couple of these sun dresses in the wardrobe or in your suitcase will have you prepared and all you will need is Mr Sun to show his face. Happy summer & holidays!!!
By Edelle Mellett