Sundresses are one of the most comfortable and simply adorable pieces of clothing you can opt for during summer. They are light, beautiful and cool for everyday wear. Still, you need to know certain style tips and tricks about sundresses to be able to match them correctly with the rest of the pieces you opt for in order to have maximum effective and nice looks. That’s what we are going to speak about right now, pointing out the basic know-hows about how to wear a sundress.
How to Pick a Sundress
Before discussing the peculiar combinations you can create with sundresses, it’s important that you know the basic things about picking them as well.
• Thus, you need to be sure it’s hot enough for a sundress outdoors.
• If it is, then you need to think about what occasion you’re dressing up for. If it’s not something strict and formal, you can confidently go for a sundress.
• Make up your mind about the length, going for a midi/mini or maxi type depending on the looks of your legs and your disposition.
• Pick the color and the pattern you like. We will speak about some general options a bit later, but still, if you already have a preselected shade, that’s great. Generally speaking, you can pick everything from simple to sophisticated, be that animal prints, sequins or some bold solutions.
• Think well when choosing the neckline. This is especially essential when you are going to be tanned at the end of the day after wearing a sundress. So if you want to avoid those lines, you’d better pick strapless options. In addition, if you want to get rid of the bra and still want some support, opting for halter-tops is the perfect solution.
Styling Midi and Mini Sundresses
Starting out with the mini and midi types, the first thing we would like to speak about is the color palette you may go for. Thus, it can be something from the pastel shades, adorned with floral prints or something with girly and cute lace accents.
These shorter looks made of natural materials and topped with denim jackets make the ideal formula for going out in summer. According to the occasion, you can opt for sandals, open toe shoes or ballet flats. Beige-brown palette is the ideal solution for the shoes. For naïve and absolutely chic looks, you can also match a short sundress with high-waisted designs, taken with beige or pink shades. This is, of course, suitable especially for younger ladies.
Accessories to Wear With a Sundress
For going even further with accessorizing, you can use elements like scarfs for the creation of playful and cute images. Thus picking some light chiffon or silk options is a great idea, but, of course, you need to stray away from woolen winter alternatives.
As for jewelry, you can pick some long or short necklaces and some catchy earrings and bracelets, which you can finish up with hairdos like ballerina buns. Sunglasses are the following useful details you may use.
Matching the nail shades with the overall looks is the following imaginative and cool idea you can go for. Also, you need to be exact and correct with your makeup, avoiding going too dark or pale. You can use natural accents and options like lip-glosses, but it should not be something dramatic.
As for the hairstyle, you can go for loose curls, fishtail braids or pulled back ‘dos. In addition, don’t forget about taking a comfy handbag with you, to keep the necessary products like creams, sunscreen, chapstick, etc., with you.
Wearing a Sundress to a Date
If romantic occasions like a date are what you get ready for, sundresses can again come to your rescue. For this type of looks you can opt for mini or midi types, or looks having hints of high-waisted designs. A boleros or knitted cardigans are the best alternatives for topping the look. A suit jacket with a bright color can also make a good solution. Lace patterns are the next ideal solution for a date or any romantic occasion. It will give you the chance to look charming and classy.
Go for Bright Colors
If it’s summer, it just can’t but be bright! Thus, in order to create some lively and active images, you can use sundresses in brighter tones and intensive prints and patterns. For those ladies who give their preference to more humble and minimalistic solutions, we may recommend going for pastel shades for the sundress, matching it with accessories and shoes of brighter tones. Still, it’s really important not to overdose with the patterns and especially try to avoid combining too many of them, since you risk to go wrong with their compatibility.
Don’t Forget About the Details
In fact, when we speak about effective combinations and details that may be used for styling them, it’s not always that we mean accessories. Sometimes it can just be a specific design solution for the dress itself, coming as sassy cuts, forms like shoulder-offs, and overall relaxed shapes. Halter designs can also be a great alternative for you. Still, if accessories are what interest you most, we can suggest going for combos like three bangle bracelets and one major pair of earrings for the total style and personality statement.
Some More Options for Outerwear
It is also a good idea to match sundresses with outerwear pieces like denim or leather jackets for some truly bold and revolting looks. Other interesting looks can be created with the combinations of floral patterned dresses and leather jackets. This creates a nice counterbalance between the vibes and the looks. If ethnical inspired pieces are your choice, you can combine them with brownish jackets instead of black. Such combinations are absolutely suitable for longer types of sundresses a well.
Styling a Maxi Sundress
Coming to longer variants of sundresses, we can first of all note them being ideally compatible with leather jackets. They also look good with denim jackets. The floor length sundresses complete the casual style looks perfectly even when taken with neutral shades. Pastel shades and lighter alternatives will make your looks extremely feminine and impressive. Thus, depending on the occasion, you may pick the combinations you want. For instance, you can go for the combinations with chiffon maxi sundresses and open toe heels for evening looks or walks. As for linen and cotton options, they can make nice beach looks when matched with sandals. In both cases you can spice up the look with an extravagant hat.
The unquestionable favorite of the combos, however, is the bright solution with active prints and patterns. Thus, maxi sundresses have become an absolute and never-fading fashion trend for every season and year. It is also universal, giving you the opportunity to match it with sandals, shoes, ballet flat, open toe shoes, and technically any kind of summer footwear. In any case it’s important not to forget styling the look with impressive and catchy accessories, which should, of course, be counterbalancing the whole look.
Style Don’ts Regarding Sundresses
• Coming to some general fashion don’ts concerning sundresses, the first thing we would like to tell you is avoiding forms like tents, if you want to look taller. Apart from the fact that they just don’t look cute, they also make things even worse, visually making you even shorter.
• Don’t overdose with the relaxed forms, wearing a nightgown instead of a maxi sundress, so that people don’t think you’re right out of your bed and to the street.
• Don’t overdose with the patterns, combining too many of bright shades, prints and patterns for just one piece.
Finally, you just need to pull off your look correctly, being confident and showing everyone that you really feel you are beautiful. Also don’t forget to smile and be sunny. And just enjoy your look for making others do that too.
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