Summer! It’s the time of the year when you do afternoon barbecue party with your friends or sun bathing at the beach. For fashionistas, summer means the time to pull out your best summer dresses.
The fabulous part of wearing summer dresses is baring more flesh without feeling too chilly and experimenting with colors more freely. When you speak of summer dresses, do you automatically think of bright flowery dresses? Or are you the kind who craves for edgy, stylish and not-too-flowery type of summer dresses? If you’re like me, you must be thinking of alternative dresses with cutting edge patterns, sailor stripes or killer cuts in single color. You’ll love this!
1. Bold Zigzag patterned summer dresses
The idea of this alternative is going for dresses with bold patterns and prints such as stripe zigzag whether it is a drape, a bubble or an A-line dress.
Pick a jersey dress that speaks summer, it usually comes in a fabulous drape dress. Look for a style with side ties at the bodice overlay, it’s very girlish. Bear in mind the importance of pattern. Wear your dress with wrap around sandals for a perfect casual chic summer look.
If you don’t want to settle for less on your summer, impress your friends with a zigzag patterned dress that has a pleating at the scoop of the neck and a V shape at the back. A waist gathered with elastic banding will work for either tiered or bubble skirt. Wear your dress with heels or wedges for an elegant summer look.
If you simply want to be playful, go for an A-line dress with zigzag patterns. Your zigzag can be less edgy, let them be long and wide diagonal lines creating an illusion of that pattern. The key here is great combination of bright and bold colors. Wear it with your Maison Margiela shoes for a little flirty summer look.
2. Black/Navy Blue and White stripe summer dresses
Would you like a dress that changes its allure from day to night? An upgrade is just between a pair of white flip flops and a pair of glossy sky-high heels or shining black strapped stilettos. The rest is yours to decide.
Take a Tee dress with a wide neck and buttons down. If it’s a black or navy blue and white stripe, yours is a stylish summer dress alternative.
Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for showing off some curves, go for a mini-sheath dress. Let yourself be the subject of your friends’ envy and let the boys drool, if only this summer.
I also love something with drape and signature asymmetric detailing that create a posh statement. If you’d ask what’s the best way to wear your stripe summer dress? Bare legs and neutral heels are best for this fitted style.
Want to be more daring? Pair your stripe dress with stripe wedges!
3. Bright and Basic summer dresses
What I love about dresses is to be able to dress up stylishly in a matter of minutes. You save time not thinking of which top goes with which skirt.
But what I love the most about dresses in single color is to be able to focus on choosing the right accessory to give the dress a great spin.
The key for bright and basic color outfits is accessory in a striking, notice-me hue.
In shopping for a summer dress in bright single color, give attention to style, material and cut of the dress.
Pick a Silk-chiffon open-back mini dress, a Sash Draped dress with flutter sleeves, or a Knit mini dress with low back.
What’s your perfect summer dress alternative?