We’ve all heard the term “summer dress,” but what exactly is it?
We spoke to fashion designer and blogger Sarah Pritchard to find out more about what summer dresses are all about.
What is Summer Dress Exactly?
Summer dresses are the most popular dress styles of the year.
They’re the perfect fall dress for anyone, from a summery beach vacation to a holiday getaway.
There are tons of different types, from the simple, cropped and button-up, to the more sophisticated, pleated, and even the more traditional, tailored, and strapless.
But what is the definition of a summer dress?
For those of you who are new to the topic, here are a few definitions: “Summer dress” is a style that emphasizes the natural features of summer clothing (such as sunsets and breezes) with a focus on the casual style.
It’s an easy-to-wear casual dress that’s perfect for the spring and fall months, or can be worn as a casual dress for a more formal event.
For example, a skirt and dress can be an excellent summer dress for the season, while a skirt paired with a button-down shirt can be a classic summer dress that you can wear to a formal dinner party.
The most important thing about summer dresses is that they are comfortable and versatile, which is why many brands have seasonal collections.
The Summer Dress TrendsYou might have noticed that there are some very common styles in summer dresses.
These are the basic summer dresses we see at any store or online:The basic winter-inspired summer dresses:The traditional summer-inspired dresses:What’s the Difference Between a Winter and a Summer Dress Summer dresses can be categorized into two different types.
The first type is more formal.
These dresses are more casual and comfortable.
They usually have a skirt or a pleated shirt underneath, and they are usually fitted and tailored.
They can be paired with either a sweater or a coat.
The second type is less formal.
This is a less formal dress that is paired with more formal accessories.
This usually has a longer skirt, a jacket with a collar, or a pair of gloves.
The dress may also be paired or worn with a pair toga or blouse.
The basic winter season dress:The classic winter-themed summer dressesThe more casual winter-style summer dresses include the skirt or pleated tee or dress with a shirt underneath.
These may also have a collar and gloves.
These often have a longer and thinner skirt.
The traditional winter-specific summer dressesFor example:The simple winter-designed summer dresses can look like any other summer dress.
They have the same basic look, but with an additional layer underneath to create a casual, casual-like look.
You can often pair them with either an apron or blazer.
The simple winter seasonal dresses:Classic winter-oriented summer dressesThese are the more casual summer-style dresses that have a shorter skirt and a shorter, more streamlined waist.
These can be layered on top of the simple winter season dresses to create an elegant and flattering look.
The classic winter seasonal dress:Simple winter-appropriate summer dressesClassic winter seasonal-appropriate dresses are a great way to get into the style of summer dresses without having to be super formal.
They are very easy to wear and are usually paired with jackets and blouses.
The traditional winter seasonal fashion:The modern summer-oriented winter-based summer dressesAre your summer dresses a little too formal for your casual, spring, fall, or winter style?
Or are they too casual for your winter-centric, spring and summer?
Either way, you can definitely add a little flare to your summer style with the classic winter winter-approved summer dresses!