With summer fast approaching (it already has, hasn't it?), the rising heat and humidity is forcing us to say goodbye to our favorite blue jeans and leather jackets, and hello to our summer wardrobe. What better way to welcome the heat than by busting out some flowy summer dresses?
Dresses are a wonderful way to simply exude charm and elegance. The best thing about them? They’re in one piece -which makes picking out your outfit for the day much easier. Lets face it, who wants to be standing around in the summer heat deciding how to style an entire outfit? Here are our 8 favorite picks for this summer:
1. Zara - Shimmer Fabric Dress
This dress is simplistic but the shimmer gives the dress a little something extra. Its reminiscent of the 20s flapper era and could easily be worn on a night out, paired with a simple pair of heels and a bold lip, or to add some edge, a leather jacket (although I would not advise that in the humid Hong Kong weather).
Available online at Zara for HK$399.
2. Chloé - Taseled Striped Silk-Crepon Gown
For those of you looking for a bright pop of color, this silk gown from Chloe will definitely be a showstopper. This dress made its debut in Chloe’s Summer 2016 Ready To Wear collection. It’s light and flowing silhouette is flattering on most body types and the sheerness of the fabric on the bottom half of the dress gives off a sexy vibe without trying too hard.
Available in Chloé boutiques and at net-a-porter.com for HK$49,970.
3. Maticevski - 'Magic Heart' structured bow poplin strapless dress
Show off your summer tan with this stunning dress from Maticevski. Made from a light crisp cotton poplin, this dress will help you accentuate you best curves while still staying sophisticated and chic. What's more, it even has pockets! Pair it with sandals or strappy heels and some statement jewellery pieces, and you definitely can’t go wrong.
Available at Lane Crawford for HK$14,300.
4. Iris & Ink - Terri Crepe Dress
This bold mini dress is certainly eye-catching and screams summer. Ever heard of 'less is more'? This dress is the answer to that. Its playful silhouette and fit-and-flare skirt will make sure you're feeling sexy without showing too much skin. Wear this to your next summer party or just your casual weekend brunch and it'll surely have people turning heads.
Available online at theoutnet.com for ~HK$1,450.
5. Carolina Herrera - SS16 Look 5
Prints are definitely a fun way to spice up your outfit. This Carolina Herrera dress with its bright cobalt blue splashes make for an interesting piece without being too over the top. Perfect to wear for a day out window-shopping in Times Square. The empire waistline of the dress with its flared out skirt is reminiscent of 50s retro chic and will look stunning with a bright pair of heels.
Available at Harvey Nicholas.
6. Topshop - Floral Print Midi Dress
Looking for something a little more casual and relaxed? Topshop has you covered. Don’t let the simple floral print fool you; this dress packs in the sex appeal with its deep plunge and cut-out detailing in the middle section. This revealing yet sophisticated dress will definitely show off all the effort you’ve put in for your summer body workout.
Available online at topshop.com and in stores for ~HK$770.
7. Tibi - Silk Crepe de Chine Maxi Dress
Summer is the time for pastel colours. This soft powder pink-beige dress is sweet and flirty. Pink may not look the best with a tan, but for those of you who prefer to stay in the shade, this soft pink will emphasise your fairness and the light and, being a slip dress, it'll make sure you're feeling comfortable.
Available online at net-a-porter.com for HK$9,050.
8. DVF - Barbara Corded Lace Dress
Of course a LBD has to make its way into this list, when has a LBD ever disappointed you? This sexy piece from Diane von Furstenberg is figure hugging and simply delightful. With lace being a big trend for the summer, this dress incorporates the summer trend perfectly into a sophisticated and chic piece. Perfect for black tie events.
Available online at net-a-porter.com for HK$3,530.