I pretty much boycott all fitted clothes/pants during the hot months, which means summer dresses are my favorite. I’ve got 8 great ones to try, and there’s only one over $30!
For someone who only wants to wear comfy and cool dresses in the summertime I really don’t have a ton. So when Indy wants to play outside (again) I keep wanting to reach for this black and white striped maxi dress I have, which probably needs a little break.
I mean, it’s super comfy and cool (um, and totally a maternity dress, but don’t tell – oh, and NOT pregnant, just FYI.) But, you can only sweat so much in a dress before you need to wash it and wear something else, right?
I decided I need to expand my summer dress selection AND I found a couple of Amazon gift cards so I thought I’d see what I could find!
Lightweight fabric – duh
Midi or maxi length, preferably maxi
Short-sleeve or sleeveless but I can still wear a regular bra with – I don’t want to mess with strapless bras when I’m playing outside with Indy, thankyouverymuch.
Fun colors or patterns. I have several in black but want to branch out a bit!
Cheap! Well, in price, not quality. On my list below most of these are in the $25-$28 it seems, though one (my favorite, of course) is closer to $50.
I already purchased a couple, but I’m still contemplating a few others, let me know which ones you like best!
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8 Summer Dresses We All Need
Summer Dresses I Need to Survive the Heat
If you also refuse pants during the summer (or just want to change up your look a bit), here are 8 great summer dresses to try from Amazon.
This comes in a few colors (like my trusty black), but I think this pink shade is pretty too. Sometimes these sheath-like dresses (that don't have any definition at the waist) don't look super great on me, but I might try it anyway. The tie-dye dress on this list is kind of a similar cut and I still liked it.
This is another I'm not sure would fit me right, but I might give it a try. The color is fun (and it comes in several others) and the way it fits looks like it would meet my needs of having very little contact with my body, ha.
OK, I realllllly like this dress. It has a button up top that concerns me though. Being large-chested means the odds of these buttons popping open is high and having to wear a tank or half tank underneath kind of defeats the idea of finding dresses to keep me cool. Hm...do I try it?
Is this the same dress as the darker green above? Yes. What can I say, I like the style and wearing shades of green! This is one of the ones I already ordered and the fit is just what I wanted (I got a size medium). Because this dress is stretchy you can play a little with how it fits. If you like an empire waist fit you can do that or, like me, you can pull it down further to fit at your natural waist. This is definitely a dress that could work for maternity too.
This dress is supposed to get here today so I'll let you know when I've got an update on it! I like the flowy fit and the print makes this feel a little more fashion-forward than some of the more basic pieces I've been wearing. Not a fan of purple or the tie-dye print? There are only 23 other options to try. (Really!) :)
What do you think? Are you ready to join me in a summer dress-only pact? Let’s do it!