Whether you are a downtown rebel, a romantic, or a modern-day bohemian babe, when summer arrives, chances are you will want to put away your denim and bare your legs in a pretty summer dress. Happily, your style search will be easy this year thanks to our Summer 2011 Dress Guide, which is full of colorful finds that are sure to satisfy your shopping needs. On that note, read on to check out our entire dress guide and make sure you take notes as we’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration in today’s story!
As modern girls-on-the-go, we’re sure you have a slew of events lined up in your diary this summer, which means finding a brand new outfit for every occasion. If your calendar includes a summer wedding, dear readers, make sure you pick up a cocktail dress in a pretty summer color. For instance, who can say no to Tibi’s Crochet Dress ($341)? Not only is the color to die for, but it has a modern bohemian vibe that is so on-trend. We also love Jay Godfrey’s Robertson Ruffle Dress ($395). The sunny yellow fabric is guaranteed to make you stand out, whatever the occasion. If you have a summer cocktail party in your diary, we recommend picking up Nasty Gal’s Charleston Lace Dress ($58)—the white lace fabric is romantic and flirty. Or, you could opt for Hawks By Geren Ford’s Uneven Layer Dress ($89). The silhouette is oh-so-flattering and the scarlet red fabric makes a major style statement.
Of course, you probably have some low-key events penciled in to your calendar also. If you have tickets to a music festival, make sure you check out Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent’s Sleeveless Print Dress ($326) and Free People’s Swing Time Dress ($68). Both these dresses are lightweight and fuss-free, which is essential when you are spending a day in the sun, but they also have that easy, breezy vibe that is key to every festival ensemble. Finally, if you just want some fresh outfit inspiration for your next big shopping expedition, we suggest checking out ASOS’s Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Crop Top Dress ($53.79) and Central Park West’s Carnegie Tiered Dress ($173). Not only will these dresses give your outfit an instant pop of color, but they are both so versatile. Wear them during the day with strappy flat sandals and then throw on a pair of killer heels for a dinner date with the girls. Happy shopping!
- Charleston Lace Dress ($58) from Nasty Gal
- Robertson Ruffle Dress ($395) by Jay Godfrey
- Spaghetti Strap Chiffon Crop Top Dress ($53.79) by ASOS
- Uneven Layer Dress ($89) by Hawks By Geren Ford
- Crochet Dress ($341) by Tibi
- Swing Time Dress ($68) by Free People
- Carnegie Tiered Dress ($173) by Central Park West
- Sleeveless Print Dress ($326) by Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent
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