At long last, summer is upon us. Time for farmers markets, warm al fresco dining, and as much beach/pool/lake time as we can get. Now that we’re finally able to enjoy a social season, our wardrobes might need a little pick-me-up. The easiest, chicest, coolest (temperature and vibe) answer to dressing in the summer is to wear - dresses! These one-stop wonders make getting dressed effortless. They can also easily be styled up or down - throw on some sneaks for the daytime, then take it up a notch with some strappy heels for an evening look. This year’s trends include a range of options, everything from florals to cut outs to sexy prep. Read on for the latest styles with just the right amount of sex appeal:
5 Sexy Summer Dresses to Donn
One of this year’s hottest details is cut outs. We saw them in cozy sweaters in the colder months, and now they’re showing up on all the coolest dresses. Whether they are showing off your sides, lower back, or upper chest, cutouts are a flirty way to reveal just a bit without being over the top.
Cottage core, ruffles, and uber feminine styles are still going strong - but we prefer them with a bit of an edge. Because florals are demure in print, their length should be short to add a little cheekiness; pop on a pair of bold boots to up your cool-girl factor. Faithfull The Brand and LoveShackFancy specialize in cute dresses that are sweet and sexy.
Show off your shoulders this summer. This oft-ignored feature can be super sexy in an understated way - Consider off-the-shoulder styles, or throw it back to the early aughts with a one shoulder or halter option.
Classic Slip Dresses
Nothing says understated sexy like a classic slip dress. Whether in a print or simple solid nude, this style is sure to turn heads. Reformation makes pretty, flattering versions, and you can find super affordable options at Forever 21.
Gossip Girl here. With a reboot on the way, we are feeling school uniform/country club vibes for summer. Everlane makes a cute wearable rugby dress, while the Tory Burch Sport collection has a slew of preppy goodies. Don a polo dress in a fitted shape to add a little more seductive allure.