500 (and more) days of summer are officially upon us. Ladies, it’s time to dress cute but most importantly, comfortable.

As the temperature begins to rise in Dubai, it is essential we bid adieu to our beloved knits and leather for the foreseeable future.

The idea of slipping into a pair of denims for work is soon going to seem like a workout — before it does, switch your alliance and become a part of team dresses for the rest of summer.

Think linen, cotton and other breathable fabrics that won’t cling to your skin. You can dress it up or down depending on the occasion you’re wearing it for.

Take a simple white linen dress, team with a pair of scrappy heels, a giant tote back and a pair of monochrome sunglasses to create the perfect office for summer. Swap the heels for white trainers and the giant tote for a mini sling bag and you’re ready for all your OOO soirées.

Ways to Style a Summer Dress

Summer dresses are a wardrobe staple, offering a blend of comfort and style that’s perfect for warm weather. Here are several ways to elevate your summer dress game, ensuring you look chic and feel great:

Layer with a Denim Jacket or a blazer

A classic denim jacket can add a casual, cool vibe to your summer dress. It’s perfect for those slightly chilly mornings or evenings. Opt for a light wash for a more summery feel.

Add a Belt

Cinching your dress at the waist with a belt can define your silhouette and add a touch of sophistication. Whether you choose a wide belt for a bold statement or a slim one for a subtle accent, this accessory can transform the look of your dress.

Slip on Some Sandals

Sandals are the quintessential summer footwear. Flat sandals are great for a casual look, while heeled sandals can elevate your outfit for a dressier occasion. Strappy sandals or espadrilles can also add a trendy touch.

Accessorize with Statement Jewellery

Bold jewellery can transform a simple summer dress into a standout outfit. Think chunky necklaces, large hoop earrings, or layered bracelets. Choose pieces that complement the colours and style of your dress.

Mix with Sneakers

For a comfortable and trendy look, pair your summer dress with sneakers. White sneakers are a versatile choice that can match almost any dress, offering a sporty yet chic vibe.

By experimenting with these styling tips, you can create diverse outfits with your summer dress, perfect for any occasion from casual outings to more formal events.

If you’re yet to put together a summer closet, take a look at our budget-friendly edit of breathable dresses. From a simple A-line dress to halter-neck pieces and bow-detailed cottagecore numbers — we’ve added it all.

Best of budgeted summer dresses to buy this season:


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