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Women's Sundresses

The Scoop on Summer Dresses

It's finally here! The season where we can just throw on a lightweight summer dress with sandals and be on our way. I love buying summer dresses and getting them anywhere, from Target to Nordstrom. The versatility in these summer dresses and ability to dress them up or down, is so appealing to most people. Over the years of collecting these dresses, I've learned a thing or two. So here are a couple tips!

Tip #1: Know what you are buying.

Knit Dresses

When you know what you're buying you will know how it's going to fit. Bottom line, KNITS CLING.

So for example the dress below is a knit dress from Target. The name is Women's Rib Knit Side Ruched Bodycon Dress. If you see something with knit in the description that tells you that the material is probably a bit stretchy and will cling to your body. This is neither good nor bad. But it should signal you to be aware of the fit. I've heard a lot of people complain about these dresses either that they hug their tummy too tight or they highlight every little midsection crease. If you're looking for a garment that is more flowy or glides across your midsection, a KNIT dress is not it

Women's Rib Knit Side Ruched Bodycon Dress

Here is another knit dress from Target. I really like the fit of this one so I kept it and have already worn it multiple times. Another thing a lot of women can do to help with the cling of these dresses is to size up. This can help with the midsection cling.

Women's Knit Midi Bodycon Dress - Wild Fable™

Woven Dresses

The other main type of summer dresses is a "woven". All the rest of the dresses below are all examples of a "woven dress" or a summer dress that is not knit. These dresses are usually more flowly and have more ability to glide across the body.

Meadow Muse Green Floral Tie-Back Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Miranda White Multi Geometric Print Midi Dress

Tip #2: Accessorize

Adding a belt, scarf, statement earrings or necklace can all really elevate the look of a sundress. After getting a sundress, I like to level them up by adding a belt. 


I hope this helps to broaden your knowledge on the beloved sundress!

Happy shopping!

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