Warm days and balmy nights are here and it is time once again to slip into your favorite summer sundress. One of the main reasons for the enduring popularity of the sun dress is that, in addition to being simple and easy to wear, it is very feminine. A summer dress need not burn a hole in your pocket. Casual summer dress is ideal for an evening out with friends. Take a look at various styles for summer wedding dresses.
Summer dresses come in an exciting range of styles - spaghetti straps, daring necklines, baring backs, cap sleeves and of course, the strapless version. There is something for everyone, and anyone can make a style statement by wearing the right summer dress. The sun dress is the right wear for women who prefer to wear a single garment for various occasions.
Outfits which cover the shoulder can be easily worn in a casual work environment and off the shoulder ones can be teamed up with a wrap for a night out. It is this versatility of the summer dress which makes it an eternal favorite. The summer dress needs very little adornment. Probably it is one of the reasons why women wear them to barbecues, picnics and even summer weddings. Cardigans, jackets, wraps, sandals, heels, flats, hats or clutch bags work as good accessories for a simple summer dress.
In addition to crisp whites, pinks, yellows and greens are the most in-season look this summer. The prints range from fresh florals to cool stripes as well as ethnic batik prints. Cottons and poplins are popular for sundresses as they are weather friendly, easy to maintain and are free-flowing fabrics.
Fashion experts claim that the retro look of the fifties is back this season. The dresses are romantic - cinched waists, thick straps, and figure flattering skirt with a resurgence of smocking.
Summer Wedding Dress
Summer is the time when many couples take their nuptial vows. Wedding parties are held out in the great opens, basking in the warmth and glory of the sunshine. Beach, garden, the farmhouse or exotic locales like the Caribbean or Puerto Rico are popular venues for summer weddings. These informal settings greatly influence the bridal wear.
Brides prefer a more casual look rather than a traditional one. Strapless and backless dresses, halter tops, as well as skinny straps are in. More over, as the weddings are held outside, the length of the dresses are also becoming shorter. The overall look spells style, chic and casual comfort.
Fashion experts place importance on the fabrics used for summer wedding dresses. Dresses should be lightweight and sheer. Cotton eyelet, chiffon, voile, cotton organdy and crepe are the in-fabrics. Dresses in these materials are light, airy; breathe well and lend a feminine and flowing effect. Big straw hats set off a chic summer wedding dress at a garden wedding.
Brightly colored dresses are a great option for the bridesmaids. Alternatively they can opt for short cocktail dresses, dresses with cowl-neck tops or A-line skirts. Heavy make-up and chunky jewelry are a definite no-no as you have to watch out for the heat and humidity. Soft hair updos with a couple of flowers tucked in would add the Hawaiian touch and complete the look of simplicity and style.
Casual Summer Wear
What better way to hit the beach or the boardwalk than with casual summer wear! Capris, skirts, shorts, skirts, sleeveless tops, tank tops - the list is endless. You can select casual summer wear in quick drying varieties made of cottons, nylon and micro fiber. Some even offer the comfort of cotton with the performance of nylon, the cotton-nylon combo.
Do not forget the all-important sun protection. With SPF rating of 40+, the shorts and capris protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The current casual wear trend veers towards patterned waistband, contrast stitching, hook and loop closures, contrasting inner waistband and 4-eyelet detail. Capris with drawstring waist and cargo pockets also make for a cool look. You can buy a whole range of board shorts and board skirts available in spunky colors. Casual summer wear is available in fresh summer colors like lime, ginger, begonia, pink, skylight, lapis blue, wheat as well as the classic black and white.
They feature surf style details like eyelet closure, curved hem and contour piping in the back and front slash pockets. Some of them made with quick-drying SPF micro fiber impart a casually feminine yet sporty look. The skort is also a great buy as it combines the charm of the skirt with the comfort and coverage of the shorts. All these can be teemed up with tank tops, short sleeved shirts, organic tanks, cotton wraps, cotton tanks with shelf bra or cotton knit shirts.
You can mix and match casual summer wear and come up with great looking outfits. Wear a sexy sundress or a sporty board shorts and get all set to beat the heat in style!