Everyone loves summer style, but new sundress looks are the best part of the temps heating up. They’re pretty, there’s a perfect version for nearly everything, and they let you beat the heat while still looking fashionable.
Sundresses are easy, breezy, and totally styling in this year’s updated silhouettes and fresh, current colors:
The incredible patterns of the 1960s are so on-trend for summer style right now. Look for sherbet or pastel tones, and don’t be afraid to try a swingy babydoll silhouette like the Trina Turk Sleeveless Mod-Print Pleated Dress for massive retro appeal. Go bohemian with big-beaded jewelry and sandals, or keep it modern with chandelier earrings and heels.
You need a new sundress you can wear to work. Even if some offices blast the AC (cardigans in July?), a simple, sophisticated A-line like the MSGM White Abito Dress looks professional and still keeps you from sweating on the way to lunch and out the door. You’re dressed for everything from meetings to happy hour. Pair it with closed-toe pumps and natural hair and makeup.
The ’90s are cool all over again. Didn’t think to hang onto your fitted dresses with the cap-sleeve tops and skater skirts? It’s okay—they’re back with a vengeance for summer style that does day-to-night, no problem. The Band of Outsiders’ Red SS Fitted Mini Dress With Full Skirt nails the look in a bright print. Sneakers are perfect here.
Pick a new sundress that matches summer’s full bloom. The floral style is takings its cues from the ’90s, too—and the 1950s before that—but the cut is all contemporary. Play with outlines and fabrics. A structured dress like the Milly Floral-Print Fit-&-Flare Dress is beautiful at brunch, showers, weddings, and late summer evening dinners. Drippy bling and chunky heels take the look in a casual direction, while strappy shoes are more formal.