Easy, Breezy, Summery Dresses

Dresses have the advantage of keeping you comfortable even in hot and humid temperatures. Many are designed to hide your belly, such as A-line dresses, meaning you can eat as much as you want. The best thing is they make you look all dressed up in a jiffy. To prep you for those lazy sunny days, here are the most easy-going and flattering summer dresses to go for. With a relaxed fit but alluring details, these dresses are neither too sexy nor boring, which makes them just perfect for everyday wear:

Ruffled Off-Shoulder

Combining two of the hottest trends, ruffled off-shoulder dresses conceal fleshy upper arms while visually boosting the bust. Just make sure you’re not drowning in excess fabric. A belt or waist sash will help define your waist and create contrast with the ruffles.

Crocheted

Crochet carries an unparalleled rustic and bohemian mood, making it ideal for summer. Nothing beats a white or ivory dress with tonal crochet trimming. You can also play with layering by wearing a slip dress under a sheer crocheted lace dress.

Blue and White

By now, you may have realized that most dresses I picked for this article are in blue and white. I have to admit that I just love the chinoiserie vibe exuding from dainty indigo and white florals. Sky blue and white is also a smart combination reminiscent of the azure summer sky.

Vertical Stripes

Breton stripes are undoubtedly a failsafe and summery look, but are too common. It even reminds me of the Hamburglar character from McDonalds. To avoid outfit clashes, I suggest wearing light-hued vertical stripes, or even stripes arranged diagonally or perpendicularly.

Gingham

Gingham is a major trend this summer and you know why: it’s retro, and it makes you want to go for a picnic. Black and white gingham is a safe bet, but feel free to switch to blue, red or a mix of all these colors.