As the tempratures have started to rise, it’s time to ditch heavy-layered clothing for easy-breezy summer dresses.

Ditch the gloomy neutrals and indulge in fresh shades of spring. Think milky whites. sunflower yellows, powder blues and heavenly lilacs. When it comes to the shape and style of your silhouettes, opt for either anti-fits or constructions that don’t weigh you down.

In terms of fabric, summer is all about cottons, poplins, linens — everything breathable for you glide through the day. Whether you need to step out for work or brunch with friends, summer dresses can be worn and styled for every occasion.

You can dress it down with minimal accessories and tone-on-tone textures as opposed to prints for your 9 to 5 and flip the switch to flirty florals while hanging out with friends.

Style it with oversized totes, Birkestocks, white sneakers, scarves, dainty trinkets, statement-making sunglasses and much more. The ideas and options can alternate according to the event you’re planning to attend.

If there’s a short getaway you’re planning or an island vacation, summer dresses should be your holiday staples. Perfectly Instagrammable across heritage backdrops, this silhouette is aesthetically pleasing yet doesn’t compromise on functionality.

Looking to build your summer closet but don’t know where to begin? We’ve curated an edit of different styles of dresses that you can select from.

The utimate summer dress guide

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