Fun and flirty summer dresses for sunny days
The sun's out, and it's time to celebrate! Sundresses are cute and fun and make the perfect outfit for a warm day. Whether you're lucky enough to be on holiday abroad, or you're just at home, celebrate summer in style with a light, floaty dress. This is the best time of year to experiment with lighter colours, even if you don't usually wear them. Try white if you dare or if you're concerned about looking washed out, go for pastels. Ditzy floral prints are also a great choice, and will even look good on a black background if you simply can't abandon your dark colours!
Choosing the perfect sundress
Summer dresses come in styles to suit all bodies. Generally, you'll want them to be loose and floaty on the bottom; this will stop you getting too hot and sweaty, especially around the thighs. If you've got an hourglass figure, look for cute summer dresses with a defined waist, such as wrap styles. Pear shapes should look for something that will draw the eye up. Spaghetti straps, cold-shoulder styles, or sweetheart necklines are a great example and will keep attention off your hips. If you're rectangular, try a full maxi, while bodies with a reverse triangle shape will look good in dresses with floaty, tiered skirts. These will give balance to your figure. You'll find summer dresses in every length, so choose whatever you feel most comfortable with.
How to style cute summer dresses
For classic sundress style, slip into a pair of sandals. You might want to add a sun hat and, if you're really in a holiday mood, try a seashell belt around your waist. An oversized beach bag and a big pair of sunglasses will complete the look. If you're not going anywhere special, you might want to add an urban edge to your summer dress. Do this by putting a denim jacket over the top, and styling it with a pair of hi-top trainers. If there's a chill in the air, you could even go for a leather jacket instead! White summer dresses are an eternal favourite, usually in lightweight fabrics, eyelet or lace. Make sure to choose nude underwear, rather than white, underneath; bright white can show through, while nude will stay hidden. Keep accessories minimal for a summery look. A single long, statement necklace or a pair of hoop earrings is all you need.