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Day Dresses

Day Dresses for summer – they’re a thing and if you hate wearing shorts as much as we do, you need to know about them. It is hard to imagine, because ummm, spring JUST sprung, like last week (FINALLY). But, summer really is right around the corner. And pretty soon we will all be complaining about how hot and sticky it is outside. More importantly, when it’s 85 degrees and 120 percent humidity outside and you’d rather sweat yourself to death than put on shorts, what’s a girl to wear? The answer is a day dress.

Shorts? Yes or no?

If you like wearing shorts, more power to you girl! Wear them and rock them – literally no judgment (maybe a wee bit of jealousy, but 100% no judgement). But it seems we are not alone in our trepidation about shorts season. We’ve received quite a few text messages and emails about what to wear in place of shorts due to, and we quote, “dropping knees, varicose veins, cellulite, pasty legs, swollen ankles” and a plethora of other leg related issues.

For many the shorts issue is a self conscious thing. Too short and you feel super self conscious, or too long and you feel like a granny. And that feeling of sitting down  and having them ride up your thighs so your butt cheek sticks to the metal bench – that’s enough to put anyone over the edge .

Day Dress = Your Jeans for the Summer

The summer day dress is the perfect option. They are easy, breezy, one and done. These aren’t occasion dresses. They are dresses that you wake up on an 80 degree day and throw on with a summer sandal or flip flop. These are dresses you bring on vacation with you because you can wear it with sneakers to tour around all day. 

These are dresses you can wear to the beach and then to lunch. Shopping or a kids birthday party. Maybe even to an amusement park. Think of these dresses as your jeans for the summer – something you can throw on and go. Ideally, the best ones are those you can dress up or down. Meaning you can wear them with a flip flop during the day and a heel at night and feel equally put together.

Our Day Dress Picks

This cutie is more of a jumpsuit than a dress but it serves the same purpose – leg coverage but airy feels.

THML Stripe Fringe Jumpsuit or day dress

 

Serious beachy vibes with this day dress. And bonus points, it had pockets!!

Free people Beckett Midi Dress day dress

 

 Athleta has an impressive day dress selection. And the fabrics wick away moisture to keep you nice and dry.

Athleta black tie waist day dress

We packed this one for a client headed to Europe for 2 weeks this summer. It’s super soft and looks fantastic with sandals or sneakers. No one would ever know it’s under $20!WOMEN'S SLEEVELESS TIE WAIST KNIT DRESS - A NEW DAY

16 More Day Dresses

Priced $17.99 – $400

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See, there’s no reason to get all hot and bothered if you don’t like wearing shorts. Day Dresses for the win! Really, our best ideas come from your questions, comments and suggestions. So, let us know what’s got you stressing about dressing. And we’ll try to help.

 

 

 

 

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Cleveland-based personal stylist and fashion blogger.

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