Nothing captures summer more than a vibrant floral print, and when you combine it with a standout sundress, well, you’ve basically nailed it! Every capsule warm weather wardrobe should have a versatile summer dress, and a key style that would suit almost all body shapes would be the fit and flare maxi.
Long skirts act as the perfect full-length coverup, protecting you from the strong daytime sun, but also adding glamour to your look by night. Swap flat sandals for strappy heels and this dress will take you effortlessly from the beach to the hotel bar.
Curvier body shapes will be flattered with a ruched waist detail, adding texture to the waist area and creating a cinched-in hourglass shape. Meanwhile, soft cap sleeves protect your shoulders from sunrays and add a delicate, feminine finish to this floaty fit and flare silhouette.
One of the best aspects to summer is its relaxed influence on fashion. Feminine and floaty daytime styles can be worn over the whole day with no need to change for evening plans. As days begin to feel longer, and dreamy afternoons drift into balmy summer evenings, a transitional lightweight occasion dress is just what every wardrobe needs.
Animal prints can be a great option, not just to make a statement, but opting for neutral colours such velvety chocolate browns, stoney greys and stark monochrome hues, will flatter almost any skin tone.
If you want to go really bold, try layering your look with contrasting colours, or even accessorising with metallics, such as a statement gold necklace, silver strappy heels or a shiny chain-link waist belt.