Garden Party Glam: Our Favorite Dresses of the Season

Your Life in Pink

June 7, 2024

The days are longer and the sun is shining brighter than ever, so of course we want to make the most of the amazing weather! We’re spending as much time as we can in our favorite outdoor spaces, from lake trips to patio lunches and relaxing moments in our very own backyards.

These beautiful occasions require outfits that match, which means we’re pulling out our favorite floral dresses. Think glamorous garden party vibes, even if you’re keeping it low-key with your family or just a few besties. These gorgeous all-in-one outfits simplify summer dressing and leave us looking amazing, which is why we’re obsessed with summer dresses. Discover our exact reasons below! 

Why We Love Our Summer Dresses

1.   They’re a one-and-done outfit

We’re all about ease and simplicity (so we can get back to focusing on the fun stuff), and nothing is easier than a one-piece garment! If you’re feeling indecisive about what to wear or you just want to keep it simple, a dress will be your best friend.

The beauty of summer dresses is that you never have to think much about your outfit — just pick out a dress, add a few accessories (a few pieces of jewelry, shoes, sunglasses, and maybe a hat), and voila! You have an adorable ensemble that’s good to go for so many occasions.  

2.   They’re super flattering

There’s a reason our mothers and grandmothers swore by dresses. There’s bound to be a cut that’s super flattering for you! Whether you want to accentuate certain body parts with a fitted design or you prefer a flowy feel, dresses have the power to create the most beautiful silhouettes.

Not sure what style to go for? Here’s a quick breakdown of the most flattering dress styles for each body type:

  • For hourglass-shaped bodies (curvy with a well-defined waist and balanced proportions between the bust and hips) … v-neck dresses, wrap dresses, shift dresses, belted dresses, a-line dresses
  •  For pear-shaped bodies (curvy with wider hips and thighs and a narrower upper body) … a-line dresses, wrap dresses, off-the-shoulder dresses, shirt dresses, empire dresses
  • For apple-shaped bodies (a fuller midsection with a less-defined waist and a slimmer lower body) … empire dresses, wrap dresses, shift dresses, ruched dresses
  • For strawberry shaped bodies (a broader upper body with a narrower waist and hips) … a-line dresses, wrap dresses, one-shoulder dresses, pleated dresses, shift dresses
  • For rectangle shaped bodies (a straighter silhouette with similar proportions in the bust, waist, and hips) … shift dresses, empire dresses, wrap dresses, a-line dresses, belted dresses

As you can see, there’s quite a bit of crossover between each body type, which proves that dresses are one of the most versatile garments out there!

3.   They give all the summer vibes

Dresses are like the iced coffees and fresh fruits of the fashion world — they’re instant mood lifters that put you in a summery mood. They make us want to head down to the beach, invite our friends over for BBQs, book our dream vacations … basically, all the things that make summer such a fun and magical season.

We know that tank tops kind of have that effect too, but they’re just not as pretty as dresses!

4.   They instantly make you feel more put-together

Summer fashion has a reputation for being very laid back and casual —  after all, a t-shirt and shorts is probably the most classic summer combo. But you can easily take your summer style up a notch just by wearing a pretty floral dress. Cute and feminine, this garment proves that summer fashion doesn’t have to be boring!

Even if you’re dressing your look down with sneakers or flat sandals, we promise you’ll still feel more refined and lady-like than you would in a more relaxed summer getup. 

5.   They’re actually really comfortable!

One of the biggest fashion misconceptions is that cute clothes are uncomfortable. As long as you get a dress with the right fit and fabric (we’re definitely not talking about restrictive bodycon dresses here), you may find it more comfortable than your sweats!

Think about it, slightly flowy summer dresses are made with breathable fabrics like cotton and linen, they provide you with total freedom of movement, and they can be super soft. Find the ideal one, and we promise you won’t want to take it off.

Is your summer wardrobe lacking in the dress department? Give us a visit — we have so many gorgeous styles in store that are waiting to be discovered. And even if you already have a few in your closet, you know what they say … you can never have too many pretty dresses!

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