It’s nearly time to pack away your jeans and to pull out the fun frocks. One of the best parts about dressing for summer is the feminine outfits you can wear, in particular dresses.
Whether your style is girly, laidback or dressy, we’ve got a dress to suit you all. So say goodbye to pants, tops and jackets, and hello to one-item outfits!
#1 The Throw-On
This dress from French Connection is one you can just throw on when you’re running out the door and still look great. Pair it with some tan sandals, a fedora and sunnies for a full look. And, if Auckland’s weather decides to play its role and turn sour, have a leather jacket lying in the mix.
#2 Feminine Floral
We’re all for a floral dress to wear in summertime, and this one from Kate Sylvester ticks all our boxes. Pair it with a white tee for the office, and once the party rolls around, bare the back for a dressy approach.
#3 The Work Dress
If you struggle to find dresses that are appropriate for work, and at the same time are comfortable to wear, then invest in this one from Moochi. Shift-style dresses are always easy to wear, and this one is work appropriate length, and will look great paired with your favourite black boots.
#4 Kill It In Khaki
So effortless, yet so amazing, it’s difficult not to fall in love with this dress from New Zealand local brand, Marle. This is a casual take on the slip-style trend that has been coveted for the past six months. With a raw edge and split at the hem, the subtle detailing makes it more than it seems. We’ll be wearing this one all summer!
#5 Sandy Tones
We’re all for a muted colour palette in our wardrobe, it makes our lives a lot easier for colour coordinating. This one from Sylvester, in its soft sand, pebble print has us dreaming of weekends spent lounging around. In its soft silky fabric, and long sleeves, you won’t even need to layer it with a jacket in the evenings.
#6 Flower Girl
For a super girly frock, opt for this one from Lonely. We’re envisioning days spent frolicking in the gardens with oversized flax weaved hat and matching bag. Who wouldn’t want to make this dream a reality?
#7 White Beach Dress
While we love getting dressed in a bit of colour now and then, we can’t deny that white is the colour of summer. This lace dress from Cooper is the perfect dress for the season. Pair it with sandals and boho bag for barbeques and drinks, and throw it on over your ‘kini at the beach.
#8 90s Slip Dress
We couldn’t go on without paying homage to the slip dress, and we think RUBY has nailed the trend. Set in a floral print with a ruffle hem, we couldn’t be more envious of the girls we’ll be seeing wearing this all summer.
Image credit: Kate Sylvester