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Types of Summer Dress

With an array of summer outfits to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which types of summer dress you need in your arsenal.

Well, fear not! In this article, we’ll guide you through the different summer dresses so you can make an informed decision about what to incorporate into your wardrobe this summer.

It’s time to revamp our wardrobes with the best summer dresses, ensuring we’re ready for beach days, garden parties, and sunny strolls. Let’s explore a variety of summer dress styles that cater to every occasion.

8 Types of Summer Dresses

Here are 8 types of dresses to choose from this summer:

Crochet Dresses

Crochet dresses embody timeless elegance, perfect for basking in the warmth of the sun. Their intricate patterns and breezy designs not only exude charm but also serve as a great add-on to any summer wardrobe.

At Simply Beach, we are proud to introduce the exquisite Crochet Contrast Ruffle Sleeve Dress by Pitusa. Crafted to perfection, down to the very last detail, this dress features delicate crochet work and ruffle sleeves, transforming your summer style with a touch of romance.

Its ankle-length silhouette offers a flattering fit for all body types, while the lightweight fabric ensures breathability on even the hottest days.

Whether you’re relaxing at the pool or dancing the night away at a summer festival, crochet dresses effortlessly blend sophistication with comfort, making them a must-have for any occasion.

Summer Whites

In the scorching heat of summer, nothing embodies femininity and class quite like a pristine white dress. We’ve discovered that beyond their aesthetic appeal, white dresses serve as a practical choice, reflecting sunlight to keep you refreshingly cool.

Now, let us introduce you to the epitome of summer sophistication – the Poplin Maxi Dress from Seafolly.

This dress boasts a classic, timeless design. Its flowing and flattering silhouette suits all body types, while the cotton fabric ensures comfort even on the hottest of days.

The versatility of this dress is unmatched, effortlessly transitioning from day to night with just a change of accessories. But that’s not all – the Poplin Maxi Dress features adjustable spaghetti straps and convenient side pockets for added functionality.

Available in a range of sizes, we ensure that every woman can experience the unparalleled beauty of this summer staple. 

From casual garden gatherings to chic brunch dates, white dresses effortlessly elevate your style for any occasion, exuding sophistication with every step you take.

Prints And Patterns

When it comes to summer fashion, incorporating intricate prints and patterns can instantly upgrade your style and ensure you stand out in any crowd.

Looking for a dress that perfectly captures the vibrant summer aesthetic? You’re in luck!

Presenting the epitome of summer chic – the Lush Delight Tunic Dress from Lidea. This stunning dress features a captivating tropical print that embodies the playful spirit of summer.

Designed with only the very best materials in mind, it is perfectly suited for all-day wear. The tunic design provides a relaxed fit, while the vibrant flashes of apricot and pink create a striking visual impact.

But that’s not all – the Lush Delight Tunic Dress has a flattering v-neckline and elegant, long fluted sleeves that encapsulate a timeless charm.

Suitable for all body types and available in a range of sizes, we ensure that every woman can experience the unparalleled elegance of this summer staple. 

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Shirt Dresses

As experts in beachwear and summer styles, we understand the importance of having multi-functional pieces that you can wear to any event. That’s why we recommend the Recife Shirt Dress from Pia Rossini as your shirt dress staple.

The high-low hemline and subtle flower embroidery to the front add a touch of fine detail, while the button-through front and three-quarter sleeves enhance its stylish appeal.

Made from high-quality fabric, this dress offers both comfort and durability, making it another key piece to add to your summer wardrobe.

Shirt dresses have an innovative design, combining the breathability of the best summer shirts you know while taking on the silhouette of a dress for extra coverage and ease. As such, they are ideal for any summer occasion.

Their adaptability also makes them a favourite choice for travel, effortlessly transitioning from day to night with a simple change of accessories.

Gingham Dresses

Introducing our Butterfly Gingham Flared Sleeve Dress from Juliet Dunn. This dress embodies the essence of summer with its vibrant blue gingham pattern, reminiscent of sunny days and carefree adventures.

It features flared sleeves that add a playful twist to the classic silhouette. The lightweight fabric ensures comfort even on the hottest days, while the flattering fit accentuates your curves in all the right places.

Gingham dresses, with their iconic picnic-inspired print, offer a delightful blend of nostalgia and modern charm. What makes them unique in design is their retro appeal, making them a staple choice for summer wardrobes.

Whether you’re picnicking in the park, hosting a BBQ, or enjoying a leisurely bike ride through the countryside, gingham dresses effortlessly elevate your style with a touch of femininity.

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Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are a summer favourite that never goes out of style. They ooze luxury while remaining simplistic and effortless by nature.

We here at Simply Beach have the finest selection of maxi dresses designed to liven up your summer outfits.

First up, we have the Classic Triangle Maxi Dress from Greek Archaic Kori, a stunning piece that combines natural hues with delicate gold accents. This dress features a plunging V-neckline, offering a flattering fit and airy top.

Its flowing skirt adds movement and grace, perfect for a promenade along the coastline or dancing under the stars.

Next, we present the Bardolino Maxi Dress from Pia Rossini in vibrant fuchsia pink, guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go.

With its V-neck, ruffled trim neckline and eclectic polka dot print, this dress exudes confidence and whimsy. The soft, stretchy fabric ensures comfort without compromising on style, making it an ideal choice for both beachside soirees and romantic dinners.

Lastly, we have the Blume Maxi Beach Dress in a refreshing mint floral print, reminiscent of tropical paradise. This dress features narrow spaghetti straps that feed through a halter back and tie at one shoulder, offering ease of wear.

Its lightweight fabric drapes beautifully, while the vibrant floral pattern adds a touch of pzazz to your summer ensemble.

These dresses were perfectly designed with fabrics such as chiffon and cotton, guaranteeing optimal comfort in the sweltering heat while exuding effortless style.

Ideal for beach days or romantic sunset cocktails, indulge in the epitome of summer sophistication with Simply Beach’s exquisite maxi dresses, designed to make every moment memorable.

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Floral Dresses

Floral dresses are another favourite amongst those who love summer fashion. Known for embodying a bright, yet soft and romantic flair, a floral dress is all you need for date night or a romantic beach getaway.

When it comes down to it, our favourite floral dress has to be the Peony Tie Back Midi Dress from Juliet Dunn.

This dress captures everything a good floral dress possesses. A beautiful flowery print with delicate hues of pink, creating a captivating visual appeal that is both charming and sophisticated.

The tie-back detail adds a touch of dainty and delicate, while the midi length offers a flattering frame for every figure. Made from high-quality fabric, this dress is lightweight and breathable.

This dress is exactly what you need if you’re looking for the best floral dress out there. Embrace femininity in this unique piece!

With so many prints, lengths and silhouettes to choose from, it can feel like you’re spoiled for choice. Whatever the occasion, you can always count on floral dresses to add a feminine flair to your summer ensemble.

Strapless Dresses

Strapless dresses are always a great addition to any summer wardrobe, allowing you to flaunt your sun-kissed shoulders while looking opulent. We’ve found that they are a popular choice for summer weddings and cocktail parties.

Whatever your aesthetic is, we’ve got the perfect dress for you! The Polka Dot Strapless Dress from Pitusa is a stunning piece that screams endless summer versatility.

This dress features a comfortable smocked bodice that ensures a secure fit while allowing you to move freely with confidence. The playful polka dot print adds a touch of whimsy to your ensemble, making it a fun and stylish choice for the season.

With its amazing design, this dress can easily transition from day to night, making it an indispensable addition to your summer wardrobe.

Indulge in the timeless allure of strapless fashion with Simply Beach’s Polka Dot Strapless Dress, the ultimate summer essential for showcasing your sun-kissed glow.

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As you bask in the warmth of the summer sun, your wardrobe choices become a reflection of your vibrant spirit. From breezy maxis to chic strapless numbers, Simply Beach understands the appeal of summer dresses.

With our expertise in summer attire, we’ve put together a collection that embodies the essence of summer. We offer a diverse array of styles to suit every preference and occasion. Whether you’re sipping cocktails at a beachside bar or dancing under the stars at a garden party, our summer dresses ensure you’re effortlessly stylish and comfortable.

With quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, Simply Beach delivers dresses that not only look stunning but also feel incredible to wear.

Explore our beach dresses today and elevate your summer style to new heights. Let us be your guide as you embark on a journey of sun-soaked adventures and endless possibilities.

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