A sundress is a summer staple, and there’s a variety for everyone. When the temperature is 96 degrees and the humidity 200% we’re not going to pull on jeans and a cardigan, are we? And the word “sundress” is so cheery and inviting, gotta have one. The gorgeous women of Visible Monday demonstrate how easy and relaxed a sundress is to wear.
As always, the first tip is: wear a sundress if you want to, and own it. Then choose how much coverage you’re comfortable with – at shoulders, chest, back and legs. There truly is something for everyone.
Always room in my closet a light-hearted sundress:
Andrea of Living On Cloud Nine is summer-perfect in a bright coral tie-shoulder sundress. Add a tan, sunny blond hair and a few gold pieces, and she is summer incarnate. Love that tapestry bag too. And dressy enough to go to any restaurant:
Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell actually “stalked” this fabulous print sundress until she could wait no more. It’s so charming, and can go to the office with a cardigan or light linen jacket. Awesome tie-up heeled sandals too:
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style rocks this tie-dye knit sundress, but says she doesn’t love the look. I must respectfully disagree – I think she looks terrific in this casual style with flat sandals and a big sunhat. Nancy, please reconsider : >
Olga of Local Fashion does a full-coverage, feminine dress that may not technically qualify as a sundress, but is so charming. Love the retro floral print, over-the-knee length, and platform sandals. If you like full coverage, along with coolness, this kind of sundress is perfect.
Vix of Vintage Vixen may have invented these dresses: she can sew one up in ten minutes and finds the most funky, fantastic vintage fabrics. Add a mass of bangles, a fab manicure and you’ve got the quintessential retro sundress look.
Sabina of Oceanblue Style at Manderly shows off a slightly different version, with bare shoulders and longer sleeves. And with the beautiful beach behind her, a dreamy summer look.
How do you like your sundresses?
Here’s more sunny sundresses for any age:
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Love all these, great style inspiration! x
I wear dresses in the summer but because I work in an office mine tend to be a bit less casual (ie. no spaghetti straps, etc.). I’m a fan of linen dresses with unusual details or sculptural shapes.
I just made a great Simplicity pattern. Not too bare and very similar to the Nordstom dress above, but mine is a fun yellow polka dot with a great border print of roses. I love it!
I always think of the sundress as sleeveless and I don’t “do” sleeveless. I love Sabina’s sleeved version, but the others are also beautiful!
Pretty sundresses in Summer are why everyone should want to be a woman. It’s why I do.
Thanks for the mention, dear Patti! I do love a sun dress! People often tell me that i always look like I’m dressed for the beach, a hard thing to pull off when you live in Northern Europe! xxx
Thanks for these sundress selections, Patti. I’ll tuck them away for reference in a few months’ time when winter is over (and hopefully the humidity doesn’t climb to 200%!!!!). xx
Fabulous looks! I love them all! And, yes, Nancy looks great! I’ll take the dress off her hands if she doesn’t like it… 😉
Wow! What great looks, I love them all and I agree with Patti, Nancy you need to reconsider-I love the look on you! I’m currently on the island of Kauai and I couldn’t agree more; the only thing working out here in the humidity is a dress! Thank you for featuring one of my favorite dresses Patti!
Totally agree, sundresses are so easy to wear and style when temperatures are high. I used to wear them a lot but not anymore for reasons …unknown!
You know I love a good dress for summer. Nothing keeps me cooler.
You look stunning in every one of those dresses. Such a staple for the summer time.
That coral dress is fantastic (though they all look great)!
You know what I like as well? A retro, ’50s-style cotton dress with a slightly fitted bodice and a full, swingy skirt.