Have you been looking for the most fashionable retro dresses for summer to join your closet? Check out these eighteen retro dresses including tips on ways to wear them.
Retro swimsuits aren´t the only ones trending for summer, retro style dresses are making waves too. The young Carrie Bradshaw would probably be one of the famous fashionable characters to embrace retro style. Did you see how she wore vintage outfits from Modcloth on The Carrie Dairies?
As you hit the road for summer holiday out-of-towns or on bright afternoons when your girl friends pay you a visit for a glass of sweet lemonade and fun camaraderie, try on a cute retro dress. If you´re a lover of vintage fashion, start updating your collection of unique pieces now. Here are four fashionable retro dresses that you might love.
1. Daisy Sunday Dress
Experience the fashion of the past revived in the beauty of the present as you enjoy having a road trip with your friend or family, taking photos and reading the map, in this daisy print sundress. Add a basic blue cardigan to enhance the colorful print, and keep your hair stylishly in place with a sea shell scarf.
2. Retro A-line Dress
Elevate your vintage style into something whimsical with this ethereal wine-corker print sundress and lace-up burgundy flats. Add a black slim belt to define your waist and a bright silky scarf to wear in a knot at your neck or to cover hair.
3. Retro A-line Dress
Let your retro dress reflect the warmth of the sun and the smile of a sunflower, wear this yellow checked dress with ruffle details and top it off with a bright cloche hat. Keep your toes sexy while speaking summer with a pair of very sweet sandals. Add a dark brown leather belt to keep things in great proportion.
4. Yellow Checked Retro Dress
When it comes to retro dresses, I´d like to go for colorful stripes. That´s actually the reason why I wrote about colorful striped maxi dresses yesterday! Does this bright striped number reminds you of something sweet and delicious? Hmmm … I have fruit salad in mind. The best way to offset the striking shades of this dress is by adding a cardigan in deep-sea. A pair of sand, peep-toe wedge shoes would polish this casual-glam look.
5. Plaid Vintage Collar Dress
This vintage-inspired dress in plaid has a loose fit and it features contrast collars and sleeve edges, which give the impression of a layered look. To highlight the contrast colors in the look, I suggest adding black accessories such as a pair of black sunglasses, a black leather shoulder bag, and a pair of black leather ankle boots.
6. Floral Wrap V-Neck Midi Dress
There are many things gorgeous about this dress. Let´s start with the high-low hem, the floral boho appeal, the cute short sleeves, the thick shirred bondage belt below the chest, and the feminine A-line shape. All you need to do to maximize its femininity is add soft colored accessories to the look.
7. Square Neck Ruffled Half Sleeve Maxi Dress
A fabulous retro dress for summer, you will surely love its backless look, the ruffles, its elastic bust, and the exquisite square neck. I chose the khaki color but it´s also available in many different colors. The best pair of shoes that will complete this look must be sexy strappy high heels.
To really embrace the summer with this dress, accessorize with a square straw handbag.
8. Ruffled Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
A white dress is always handy to have in summer. But a retro dress in white may not quickly scream, “I`m retro!”. It may first seem like it´s an any day summer dress but thanks to its square neck and ruffled puff sleeves, as well as its midi skirt, it´s pretty much a retro dress albeit subtle.
9. Bow Tie Neck Casual Elegant Midi Dress
It may be the fabulous print, the midi length skirt, the stunning color, or the bows and accent colors that make this retro dress divine, but you´ll neve go wrong with this dress if you´re looking for an elegant retro dress to wear this summer.
10. Retro Swing Dress with Pockets
If you love bright colors, this retro swing dress with bright colored polka dots must add plenty of joy to your summer wardrobe. It has a scoop neck, cap sleeves, and a swing skirt that will swirl when you turn. For a casual summer outfit, wear with some black or beige sandals, and add a lovely straw bag.
11. Ruffle Crew Neck Lace Dress
when it comes to retro style, you can always count on lace. Try this mini dress featuring ruffles, floral laces and bracelet sleeves. Wear it with nude high heels for a real leggy look.
12. Vintage Elastic A-Line Beach Midi Dress
Whether layered with a denim jacket or worn as is, this comfy midi dress has everything you´d need in a retro dress. It makes you feel as if you´re wearing a maxi but since it´s a midi, it isn´t too long to limit your movement. Have fun wearing this dress with a pair of sandals.
13. A-line Flowy Midi Dress
Another classy dress that is perfect to wear to parties, this printed midi dress gives you an illusion of pairing two printed pieces – a shirt and a skirt. It´s actually a button-up dress with fabulous print mix that is simply irresistible.
14. Ruffled Off Shoulder A-Line Vintage Mini Dress
It´s a vintage-inspired dress featuring ruffles, off-shoulder, elastic cuff, and swing skirt. Available in several colors and prints, you can choose which dress suits your personal best. However, if you´re into retro dresses that are bold and demand attention, you may want to pick the red.
15. Belle Poque Sleeveless Vintage Dress with Belt 1950s
This is a 1950s vintage dress in cherry print. It´s sleeveless with pleated bodice, empire waist and accented with a slim black belt. To complement the look, opt for a pair of black heels and an eually stunning handbag.
16. Fresh Party Dress
I don´t know if less is more will best describe this Before and Aster vintage mint dress perfectly, but I do know that it´s very soothing to the eyes. What a beautiful airy colored dress it is!
It has this princess-seamed, floral-piped frock, stitching at the neckline, wildflower appliques, and party-perfect pockets! To really bring it out of its elements, you can add a fabulous lavender cropped cardigan and a pair of bright yellow vintage shoes.
17. Plus Size Portrait Dress
Here´s a casual/party dress for curvy ladies. It´s not easy to find a perfectly beautiful printed plus size dress, what with its gray critters and silhouetted portraits enclosed in pink-and-blue frames that decorate it, as well as its vibrant red sash and button closure, that´s why when once you found it, grab it without thinking twice.
Wear the dress with a pair of blue pumps featuring double instep straps.
18. Vintage Striped Dress
This striped dress in a forest-green hue has catchy details; including collars that boast angled black stripes and a matching belt. Complete the striking style of this dress with some eye-catching Mary Jane pump shoes such as this pink flamenco heels. It will make your outfit versatile enough to bring you from day to night.
So tell me ladies, which retro dress inspires you the most?
I love summer dresses! They are just the best!