As the weather starts heating up and it’s safer to go outside, many women might be looking for comfortable and easy-to-wear outfits to fit the season. Dresses are possibly the best candidate for summer fashion since they can be cool, comfortable and make an entire outfit with just one clothing item.
Not only do dresses make for an easy outfit, but they can be dressed up or down depending on the fabric, design, and accessories added. For example, someone could wear a dress to work and then immediately go to dinner or on a date without feeling out of place.
In order to find a dress that has a comfortable fit, women should make sure the dress they’re wearing is made of cool, breathable fabric. Some of the best fabrics for a summer dress include cotton, linen, rayon, and some blended athletic wear fabrics. These fabrics allow for the air to circulate and make the summer heat somewhat more bearable.
Cotton, linen, and rayon dresses could be suitable for casual to business casual workplaces, as well as being something easy to throw on in a pinch when you need to look presentable quickly. In addition, it’s something women can be comfortable in, all while still looking well put together.
For a more casual appearance, blended athletic type fabric dresses are great for lounging around at home or heading out to run errands or meet with friends.
Athletic fabrics are harder to dress up to look more formal but are still comfortable to wear and great for helping women withstand the heat. Another fabric that’s not as breathable but great for summer is denim. Denim is typically seen as a very casual fabric, but many women pair denim dresses with waist belts and sandals to make the outfit more stylish.
Best Comfort Styles
The best summer cuts for dresses would have to be the maxi, A-line, wrap, halter, baby doll, and the V-waist.
Some of the most comfort women dresses are the maxi, the wrap, and the halter. The first two are very summer-appropriate styles that often come in light, breathable fabrics. The baby doll and V-waist styles are often seen in more formal dresses but can still work for something more casual. A-line dresses, however, work well for just about any situation, being super comfortable with nearly any fabric.
Maxi and Wrap Dresses
Maxi dresses are long, flowing, and well suited for tall and or curvy women. Women who are a bit short might need to wear heels for a dress like this, but not all maxi dresses are made to be extremely long. They are often made out of cotton fabric, but the style is suitable for both casual and formal outings or just for relaxing at home.
Wrap dresses are designed to wrap around the body and accentuate the waist to give off the look of an hourglass figure. The style often comes in light fabrics and works to show off curves delicately.
Halter, Baby Doll, and V-Waist
The halter style involves a dress that ties around the neck and often at the waist. This style is a little more form-fitting around the torso than flares out at the hips but isn’t limited to just one skirt style.
Baby doll dresses are often sleeveless, and the skirt is free-flowing and loose. They give off a cute and classy appearance, perfect for a night out or a day trip on vacation.
The V-waist looks pretty much like it sounds, with a waist that forms a V and accentuates the hips. This style is a bit more formal but isn’t uncomfortable to wear. It’s also known as the Basque waist and works well for curvy women and women with shorter torsos.
Last but not least, there is the A-line dress, possibly the most versatile of the dress styles. The dress tapers a bit at the waist and flares out all the way to the hem of the skirt. A-line dresses can come in a variety of lengths, necklines, and fabrics. While great for a casual or more formal outing in the summer, this style works well in other seasons as well.
A-line dresses are known to be flattering on just about anybody’s type, a comfortable fit for women, and they’re easy to move around in. Another plus for the A-line style is that the skirt fabric often allows for manufacturers to add pockets to the dress, which is something that might be harder for other dresses to manage.
While these dress styles stand out the most, there’s also the possibility of dresses with mixed styles like a wrap/halter combo. Once women figure out which dress style and fabric works for them, it’ll be that much easier to plan out comfortable and cool outfits for the summer.