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Must-Have Summer Dresses

01.18.23Yvette Anderson

Must-Have Summer Dresses

Must-Have Summer Dresses

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If there's one thing you need this season, it's a selection of plus size summer dresses to beat the heat! Sure, we can wear a dress year round, but it’s never quite the same as the flowy, strappy and lightweight numbers we wear so freely in the spring and summer.

Summer is all about bringing out the lighter and more radiant tones in your wardrobe. We're seeing plenty of fun prints, vibrant hues and elegant silhouettes. From flowy skater dresses to the classic LBD, discover which summer dresses you need this season!

Your Summer Dress Checklist

Skater Girl

There’s nothing better in our opinion than a cute skater dress in the summer. With a relaxed, breezy skirt that flares out from the waist, you’ll find us wearing these mini pieces all summer long. Whether you’re headed to the beach bar with some girlfriends or just running errands on an off-duty day, there’s so many ways to style a simple summer dress. Team with enclosed shoes and a cross-body bag for an adventuous day or pop on some platform slides and jewellery for happy hour!

Skater Dress

 Rock The Smock

Smock designs make the perfect summer casual dresses! These flowy summer dresses are perfect for hot days at the beach, shopping trips, picnics and anywhere you want to be cool and comfortable. Pop them on over your swimwear with sandals and a tote for a casual weekend outfit.

Smock Dresses

Must-Have Midis

Perfect for any occasion, a summer midi dress is a must-have addition to your wardrobe. Whether you're headed to work or a night out on the town, it's versatile style can be dressed up or down while maintaining an air of sophistication. Throw on some statement jewellery and heels for a chic look, or keep it casual with sandals and a tote bag for a more laid-back look.

Looking for summer work dresses? our bodycon midis will keep your office attire fresh and feminine. Add a lightweight blazer for a professional touch!

Maxi Dresses


Max Out Your Style

Looking for some extra coverage? Our summer maxi dresses will keep you feeling fresh all summer long while covering your legs from the sun! These floor-sweeping dresses are so dreamy and effortless they'll take you from day to night. Style one of our long summer dresses with sandals and a wide brim hat, or dress it up with heels and statement jewellery.

Maxi Dresses

The Classic LBD

Introducing the ultimate summer essential, the little black dress! This classic, versatile and timeless piece will be your go-to for afternoon cocktails, dinner dates, parties and more! Accessorising is a breeze with a black dress; you can add a pop of colour with some statement jewellery or keep it sleek with a pair of classic heels. The black dress is designed to flatter all body types, so you can feel confident and comfortable no matter what.

Little Black Dress

Cocktail Hour

It's 5 O'clock somewhere, right? This season calls for rooftop drinks, sunset dinners and social events, so you'll need a few summer cocktail dresses to match!

For the perfect summer wedding guest dresses, opt for luxurious fabrics like satin and chiffon. Don't be afraid to add colour - shop red, green, blue and pink summer dresses!

Cocktail Dresses

The Perfect Print

From feminine floral to statement abstract, every dress collection needs a few statement prints! Keep your accessories simple and let the pattern shine through!

Printed Dresses


How To Find The Perfect Summer Dress

From mini dresses to maxis and everything in between, the perfect summer dress should not only look ultra chic, it should also keep you breezy and comfortable. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping:

  • Take careful note of the fabric of the garment. Linen and cotton summer dresses are top picks for balmy weather, given their ability to keep you cool while giving an air of polish.
  • Make sure your dresses fit comfortably, not too tight or too loose.
  • Pick a colour that makes you feel good! Summer is a great time to experiement with new colours. Find one that makes you radiate confidence!

Lastly, find a dress you love! The best style for you is one that you feel comfortable and confident in!


How To Style Summer Dresses

Once you have your own unique dress collection, the styling opportunities are endless! Whether it's a shopping trip, dinner date or beach day on the schedule, you can easily dress them up or down depending on the occasion. Here are a few ways to style a summer dress:

Casually: For a casual, everyday look, wear a summer dress with a pair of flat sandals or sneakers and add a tote bag!

Formally: For a more formal or dressy look, wear a summer dress with heels or strappy sandals. Add a statement necklace or earrings for a touch of elegance.

Street: You can also give your summer dress an edgy look by pairing it with sneakers.

Bohemian: For a bohemian-inspired look, wear a flowy, printed summer dress with a pair of strappy sandals. Add a wide-brimmed hat and a woven bag to complete the look.

Beachy: For a beachy, laid-back look, wear a white summer dress with some slides. Add a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for a touch of vacation vibes.

Keep in mind that the best way to style a curvy summer dress is to have fun with it and find what works best for you. You can also experiment with different accessories, shoes and jewellery to play around with the look.

How To Wear Summer Dresses In Winter

The weather getting a little chilly? Don't pack your curvy summer dresses away just yet! We will show you how to style summer dresses in the winter.

Layering: One way to wear summer dresses in winter is to layer them with warm clothing. Pop a long sleeved tee or turtleneck underneath your slip dresses or wear tights with your mini dresses.

Cover Up: Another way to wear summer dresses in the winter is to wear them as layers underneath thicker clothing, such as sweaters, jackets or coats.

Accessorise: You can also accessorize with scarves, hats, gloves, and knee high boots to complete the look and keep you warm.

Ultimately, the key is to mix and match different items in your wardrobe to create looks that are both stylish and warm, and to find the right balance of layers to keep you comfortable in the colder weather.


Shop our fabulous summer dresses online now or visit a store across Australia! From casual shirt dresses and sundresses to formal styles, our plus size dresses will give you a new look this season.