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The easy, breezy summer sundress

A good sundress that you can throw on during the warmer months is a wardrobe essential! Plus, it is a totally effortless, functional piece you can wear on-the-go and be comfortable in.

What makes a dress qualify as a "sundress" and how is it different from any other dress? It's an easy, effortless, breezy option you can throw on with basically any pair of shoes on a hot day. It's typically sleeveless, made of a breathable fabric, and versatile enough to be dressed up or down.

Sundresses come in a variety of price points, lengths, fabrics, and styles. Some of the most popular options are linen and cotton but silk, polyester of course work too.

Consider a dress style that works best for your body type to feel confident and comfortable.

  1. Hourglass body shape: If you have an hourglass figure, look for dresses that accentuate your waistline. A fitted dress with a belt or a wrap dress can be very flattering.

  2. Apple body shape: If you have an apple-shaped body, look for dresses that draw attention away from your midsection and accentuate your legs. A-line dresses, empire waist dresses, and shift dresses can be very flattering.

  3. Pear body shape: If you have a pear-shaped body, look for dresses that balance out your hips and accentuate your upper body. A-line dresses, fit-and-flare dresses, and dresses with embellishments on the upper half can be very flattering.

  4. Rectangle body shape: If you have a rectangle-shaped body, look for dresses that create the illusion of curves. Dresses with ruffles, pleats, or peplums can be very flattering. You can also try a belted dress or a wrap dress to create the illusion of a waistline.

  5. Inverted triangle body shape: If you have an inverted triangle-shaped body, look for dresses that balance out your broad shoulders and accentuate your lower body. A-line dresses, fit-and-flare dresses, and dresses with a fuller skirt can be very flattering.

Choose a style type that aligns to your style vibe. From feminine options with ruffle details, puff sleeves, romantic silouettes, florals; Sporty, comfortalble athleisure options like the popular dresses and skirts that were once reserved for the golf course or tennis course become mainstream to wear anytime...; classic options like ribbed knits; minimal options that lean simple neutral; on-trend that play with the latest and greatest patterns and styles; etc.

Here are some Prept Picks for summer sundresses:

<$100 options

$100-$300 options

To share some style tips + inspo and get you thinking about how you can wear this versatile piece:

  • Pair with simple jewelry and sandals

  • Dress it up with a simple heeled sandal

  • Incorporate color and patterns that showcase your personal style

  • Throw on a pair of sunglasses to complete your look

  • Wear your hair down, more natural or pulled back in an easy bun/pony to let the dress stand out and keep the effortless vibe

  • Grab a woven bag or mini bag to compliment a sundress

For more personalized assistance from our style Pros to find the perfect sundress and other staple pieces for you, book a session here or in our app!


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