summer dresses

The Scoop on Summer Dresses

April 23, 2021

It’s finally here! The season where we can just throw on a lightweight summer dress with sandals and be on our way. I love buying summer dresses and get them anywhere from Target to Nordstrom. The versatility in these summer dresses and ability to dress them up or down, is so appealing to most people. And over the years of collecting these dresses, I’ve learned a thing or two. So here are a couple tips!

1- Know what you are buying. When you know what you’re buying you will know how it’s going to fit. Bottom line, KNITS CLING

So for example the dress I’m wearing below is a knit dress from Target. The name is Women’s Sleeveless Rib Knit Ballet Dress. If you see something with knit in the description that tells you that the material is probably a bit stretchy and will cling to your body. This is neither good nor bad. But it should signal you to be aware of the fit. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about these dresses either that they hug their tummy too tight or they highlight every little midsection crease. If you’re looking for a garment that is more flowy or glides across your midsection, a KNIT dress is not it! Here is a picture of me in a knit dress from Target. This isn’t as clingy as some because it has that fit and flare cut. But I still didn’t like the way it sat on my tummy so I ultimately returned it.

Here is another knit dress from Target. I really like the fit of this one so I kept it and have already worn it multiple times. Another thing a lot of women to help with the cling of these dresses is to size up. That can help with the midsection cling.

2- The other main type of summer dresses is a “woven”. All the rest of the dresses below are all examples of a “woven dress” or a summer dress that is not knit. These dresses are usually more flowly and have more ability to glide across the body.

3- Accessorize. Adding a belt, scarf, statement earrings or necklace can all really elevate the look of a sundress. After getting a sundress, I like to level them up by adding a belt. Look at the difference adding a belt made to the green dress below. And bonus, the belt is also from Target.

Hope this helps to broaden your knowledge on the beloved sundress!

Happy shopping!

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