You might be thinking summer is almost over why am I writing about summer dress ideas? Well, that’s because right now, most stores are selling off their summer inventory to make room for their incoming fall wardrobe. Why not stock up on some great items for next summer? Everybody loves a good bargain on a new dress, and is looking for ways to save money. I’d love to share my favorite summer dress styles you can look for while going through the sale racks.
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #1 – Tie-Dye Style
Unique tie-dye style dresses are hard to find but do pop up when you least expect it. I was able to find this amazing full-length brown dress at a local street vendor. What I absolutely love about this dress is the fact that it feels so comfortable. The material is real soft and feels very good against my skin; I could literally sleep in it. Usually, I don’t buy dresses in this length because I’m petite but I found this dress too irresistible to pass it up.
Even though a certain style or length of a dress is not what you normally go for, feel free to try it on anyway. You might be pleasantly surprised as I was when I tried on this dress. The fit was absolutely perfect and I didn’t mind the length after all. This dress was made in Thailand and I love how it evokes that cool island vibe.
I found some awesome alternatives with a similar feel below!
And this gorgeous dress from Red Dress Boutique – $48
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #2 – Mod Style
Similar to the tie-dye dress, I found these two mod style dresses at the same vendor. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a great store with very unique items. Unfortunately because of construction on Toronto’s Queen Street West this vendor is no longer there. If anybody knows their new location please let me know. I would love to keep supporting them because all the clothing I bought there have been fantastic. These days it’s very hard to find a good quality product at equally reasonable prices.
I found these Mod Style dresses at a variety of retailers
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #3 – Stripes Style
Sometimes you can be hesitant about a particular style because you’re not used to it. I was unsure about buying this beautiful A-line dress at Suzy Shier because I don’t usually buy this type of dresses. But after trying it on I found that I really loved how it looked on me. I also haven’t had a striped dress in a while so this was a perfect one to get. Depending on your body type you can opt for vertical or horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes can elongate your silhouette vs. horizontal stripes which can bring attention to the girth of your middle section. So you have to try the dress on to see what style works best for your shape.
How about these awesome striped dress alternatives?
And I found this amazing dress at Red Dress Boutique – $29.40
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #4 – White Style
Summer is the perfect time to bring out all your white outfits especially summer dresses. It’s always a gamble to wear white in the winter when the weather is so unpredictable. I found this cute white dress in a small shop here in Toronto and I love how feminine it is. Usually, I opt for more edgy dresses but sometimes a cute dress can bring out the girl in all of us. A beautiful dress like this can easily be paired with a light cardigan for that extra coverage on a chiller summer night.
Check out some great white dress choices below!
And this beautiful alternative from Red Dress Boutique – $39
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #5 – Metallic Style
This was my birthday dress this year and believe it or not, I found it on the sales rack at H&M for only $10. Seriously, what a bargain that was!!! This dress is not only beautiful but also very comfortable. You can easily wear it loose or pair it with a trendy belt for a different look. It was the perfect fun dress to wear on my birthday. Imagine lounging in this type of dress sipping cocktails and hanging out with your loved ones on your special day.
I found these fun alternatives below!
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #6 – Bold Color Style
Don’t be afraid to go for a bold color summer dress style. I usually stay away from very bright colors but when I saw this blue turquoise dress at Express I knew I had to try it. What also attracted me to this dress was the beautiful back straps. Who doesn’t want to show off a gorgeous back, right ladies? This dress has been on a heavy rotation for me for the past 2 years and I can’t stop wearing it. It makes me feel so light and breezy and that’s the best summer vibe I look for in a dress. I wore this dress to a recent event at the St. Lawrence Market called Summer Series which took place on the St. Lawrence Market patio. It was the perfect summer event with great food, drinks and entertainment. Check out my review of it here!
I found these easy breezy alternatives below!
Summer Dress Ideas Trend #7 – Animal Print Style
Animal print is another sure fire summer dress idea. Whether you’re a Leo like me and want to bring out your inner animal or you’re just attracted to animal prints this is a great style to try out. Show your wild side with a fun dress in either bold animal print or more subdued shade like this brown/black number I found a few years ago. This dress pairs perfectly with some metallic shoes and a tribal or earthy tones necklace such as the one I’m wearing.
Check out these wild alternatives below!
Here are my ideas for the perfect summer dress. I hope you go out there and take advantage of the summer sales before they’re over. I’m sad that summer is coming to an end because I’m a total beach babe. But I’m definitely looking forward to next summer so I can bring out these dresses again.
What do you think of my summer dress ideas? What’s your favorite type of dress? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to be entered into future giveaways and contests!
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nice collection 🙂
Thank you Sumti.
I love the tie-dye dress! I need to get one for myself.
Oh yes that is one of my favorites. I’ve always liked tie-dye patterns.
I live in Bangkok where the weather is always brutally hot, so this was super helpful! Dressing cute has never been a main priority for me, but I definitely need to vamp up my wardrobe! Thanks for the post 🙂
Oh I’m envious of you. I would love to live in a hot climate. I just love the hot weather. I’m glad you found these suggestions helpful 🙂
These dresses are very nice ! I think my favourite is the Red Dress Boutique one ! It is lovely and pretty affordable 🙂
Oh yes Alizeee. It’s indeed very pretty 🙂
I am all about that tie dye life! So cute!
Glad to hear that Heidi. We have similar taste then.
Great summer dresses compilation 🙂 I loved the tie- and dye dress the most and love the way you have accessorized it with yellow flower and necklace 🙂 You look amazing in all the pics <3
Thanks Kirti. Happy to hear that. And thanks for checking out the post.
Cute dresses! Being from Florida where it feels like summer for 95% of the year, I wear a lot of dresses!
Thanks for checking out the post. I wish I lived in a hot climate so I can wear more dresses too 🙂
I love blue dresses and the ones you have suggested are fabulous and not so pricey!
Happy to hear that you like the alternatives for the blue dress Niki ?
Great pictures showing the different styles of dresses – my favorite is the mod style.
Thanks Sarah. Yes the Mod dress is so fabulous. Thanks for checking out the article.
I’m a big fan of tie-dye and have a couple dresses with it. My other favorite is bright colours too. You have some great summer pieces yourself and enjoyed reading about the different options good for buying up now.
Thank you Lisa. Glad you enjoyed the article 🙂
The dresses u have suggested are fantabulous… my favourite is the white style . The perfect summery look. And yes it’s definitely a great time to put this post, since fall is approaching and huge discounts fr them. Ofcourse in india where I come from this is the attire all year round. Only summer summer summer 🙂
Oh I wish I could wear summer dresses all year long. Thanks for checking out the article ?
I always buy opposite to the season to save money lol! I’ll be looking forward to the summer sales xxx
Oh that’s a great way to shop. I do that too. I can’t wait for the bargains!!!
Like the background of the few dresses, looks like you have put a lot of thought and creativity behind it. The dresses look fine too for summers.
Thank you so much for your kind words Abhinav. I’ve been looking for nice places with suitable backgrounds to take the pics. Always a challenge but I’m up for it 😉
It is always a good idea to have summer clothes in stock
Indeed. Thanks for checking out the blog!
Your backgrounds are so nice, all of these dress I would wear. I live in Florida and it is always so hot.
Thank you so much. I love Florida. Would love to go back sometime soon. Miami was so much fun. We stayed in Miami Beach a bit away from the madness of South Beach. It was fabulous.
Love these dresses! Each one is different, yet wearable. Enjoy them and thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the article.
Wow what fabulous back drops and dresses you’re showcasing! Lovely photos
Thank you so much Annie. That’s so kind of you. Happy you enjoyed the looks.