My summer style is super straightforward: dresses. All. Season. Long. You can find me wearing them almost exclusively when the temps start to soar in July and August. For me, it’s all about finding a breathable dress that stays cool and is super-lightweight. So needless to say, flowy, voluminous mini dresses are my jam.
3 Seriously Stunning Free People Summer Mini Dresses
When it comes to these easy, breezy (and a little boho) summer dresses, no one does it better than Free People. This summer, in particular, they’ve been on a roll with their smocked and swingy tunics, and fun little mini dresses. I’ve kept every piece I’ve tried so far (so you KNOW it’s good).
Here are a few of my most-loved mini dresses for summer…
This gorgeous crochet lace slip is my absolute fav of the bunch. I love the sweet lace paneling and tiers, coupled with the swingy gauze skirt. The whole silhouette is so ethereal and romantic yet…effortless. I’ve been known to rock this as a swim cover-up, too, and everyone’s favorite:over jeans. I would definitely recommend hand-washing this one — it’s pretty delicate.
This dress is a bohemian lover’s DREAM. This style and fit are spot-on for me, and I love all the pretty details…a square neckline, buttons down the front, exaggerated sleeves and the skirt — it has pockets! I found the bust on this to run slightly large, but for an easy (and cute) fix, just tie the drawstring behind your neck like a halter top. Keeps everything nice and secure.
I bought this last summer for a getaway trip to NYC with my mama and was so pleasantly surprised once I got it on. Some lacey dresses I’ve tried in the past have been too stiff, uncomfortable, or just plain unflattering. I thought that would be the case here — especially since it’s fitted around the waist — BUT the fabric is SO soft and has a nice bit of stretch, so it falls perfectly. This is probably one of the most comfortable lace sundresses I’ve ever owned. I wore it all over muggy NYC last July, and from then on, it became my summer go-to. I might have to take the plunge and snag it in black, too.
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Stay cool out there friends!