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After facing record-breaking frosty temperatures throughout the dreary winter. It's finally time for a sizzling summer. And a change of season means a change of wardrobe!
But planning outfits for summer can prove to be a challenge. You want to look fresh and summery. But at the same time, there may be occasions you need to look professional without sweating to death.
So how can you stay cool and on-trend this summer? Check out these dress ideas for some inspiration.
Are you ready? Let's dress to impress!
Summer Dress Ideas for a Sizzling Season
The dress trends for this season are all about vivid colors, girly frills, and bold patterns. Read on for the best summer outfit ideas of 2019 that will help you to beat the humidity in style.
Off the Shoulder
Beat the humidity with an off the shoulder number. You can wear these Bardot dress trends both day and night, you just need to dress it up accordingly.
For example, keep it casual with an off the shoulder dress in the daytime. Pair with leather gladiator sandals, sunglasses, an oversized handbag, and keep your hair loose. Transfer to an evening look with a shock of red lipstick, some high heels, and a clutch handbag.
If baring both shoulders seems too much, why not try a one-shoulder neckline instead? It's chic, yet an unexpected head-turner.
Asymmetrical dresses are a great style choice when planning wedding outfit ideas. In fact, it looks so classy, even the royals have jumped on the bandwagon. With Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle rocking the one-shoulder trend.
The Classic Cami
One of the most classic summer outfit ideas that never seems to go out of style is the cami dress. This classy number with spaghetti straps is cool and comfy, yet extremely versatile.
Wear a colorful shift cami dress with a plain white tee underneath. Or wear a black sheer long sleeve top underneath your cami instead. Accessorize with a hat and combat boots for an artistic look.
If you don't mind baring a bit of flesh, ditch the undershirt and show some skin. Choose a cami dress with floral designs, stripes, or block pastel colors. If the neckline seems too plain, dress it up with a choker for the ultimate 90s look.
Go Breezy with a T-Shirt Dress
Nothing says summer like breezy t-shirt summer dresses. There's nothing better than looking chic and feeling comfy at the same time. So whether you're heading out to brunch, grocery shopping, or it's casual Friday at work, a t-shirt dress is a must-have.
Dress it up with wedges and add a blazer if it gets chilly in the evenings. Dress it down with plain white sneakers and a denim jacket in the daytime. And if you want to accentuate your waistline, add a belt or wrap a denim shirt around your waist.
Your LBD for Summer
Even though summer dresses are all about color, don't forget to have a little black dress in your closet for those sophisticated moments. Pick a lightweight fabric and don't be afraid to show some skin.
For instance, try a black mini dress with spaghetti straps for a sultry number that beats the heat. Wear your hair loose and team it with a big floppy hat. You'll look super glamorous, yet totally summery.
Maxi-Dress to the Max
No summer outfit ideas guide would be complete without the ultimate summer dress—the maxi dress!
Maxi-dress trends in 2019 are not about block colors. Vivid hues and contrasting prints are hot this summer. Whether it's wild animals prints, geometric patterns, or floral designs, you'll be cool AND on-trend with a maxi-dress.
Frills 'n Fancies
Frills and fancies are all the rage this year in summer dresses. Many cami and maxi dresses add extra frills around a Bardot neckline (off the shoulder). These styles look extra summery with floral patterns.
But these girly frills look more boho-babe then they do Anne of Green Gables. Just make sure to pair them with some oversized sunnies, tan leather sandals, and a vintage statement handbag. This will give your look maximum bohemian vibes.
The Evolution of Tie-Dye
Tie-dye is a huge trend in summer dresses and other items of clothing. But it's not about psychedelia. The well-known Coachella look is evolving.
This year the trend has more of a grown-up feel to it, with slinky summer dresses paired with metallic accessories. And instead of rocking all the colors of the rainbow, the hues are more subtle and sophisticated.
Classy Shirt Dress
Dress trends this summer also include the classy shirt dress. It's simple, yet elegant. You can get away with wearing it for casual, for work, and even dress it up for a night out.
Keep it flowing and free for those sweltering hot days. But add a belt for some waist definition when you want to dress it up. Using a belt is a great choice for curvy girls, as it brings in your waist and accentuates your curves in the right places.
The 70s Vibes
Even though summer is all about light fabrics, one trend is sneaking from winter into summer style. Seventies-era crocheted dresses are bringing a folk element this year's summer.
Crochet dresses are light and airy and give off relaxing vibes. Try a white crochet dress paired with lace-up flats for a chic look you can wear all summer long. Crochet dresses are also a great option to wear as a cover-up on the beach.
If you feel the crochet material doesn't offer enough coverage, wear a simple cami dress underneath.
Dress to Impress This Summer
Which of these summery dress ideas will you try out this season? Whatever you go for, as long as you pair them with sunnies and have an iced coffee in hand, your summer will be full of style.
But if you're really not into summer dresses, what are the options? Check out this blog post for some more summer outfit ideas trending in 2019.