By Ashley Greene
While shorts and t-shirts are great warm-weather staples, a flowing summer dress can kick your look up a notch (without slashing the comfort factor!)
This year, trends for seasonal frocks include the resurgence of trusted prints and a contemporary approach to classic styles – and we’ve found a way to make these dresses work for more than one occasion.
One print making a comeback is florals, and this year we’re seeing a more subdued and sophisticated take on the pattern, attracting the likes of Ariana Grande and Lupita Nyong’o. Miranda Kerr and Beyoncé know that stripes are a winning look, and we’re excited to see this classic style coming back with a twist. Coming in wide, thick or skinny lines in different colors and directions, it’s hard not to find a stripe to suit every style.
One of the most daring trends of the summer is the slip dress, which has been known to raise a few eyebrows with the question of whether it’s clothing or lingerie. But rest assured, it’s a dress! And although it might look like you forgot to get ready in the morning, pairing it with the right blazer or accessories, as Victoria Beckham has so effortlessly perfected, takes the look from question mark to style-icon territory.
Now the only question is, which style will you choose? These multi-tasking dresses will take you from one event to the next, whether it’s a music festival, wedding or just a day at the beach.