DRESS-ing Up: A Style-Guide for Summer Dresses

June 1, 2018 / Style

Our favorite summer wardrobe staple? Without a doubt, it’s summer dresses. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a backyard bash, or the bar, there’s a type of dress for every summer occasion, and for every shopper’s unique style. Here are four of our favorite staple dresses for summer, and ideas for styling each of them.

Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

The cold-shoulder style is in for 2018. But what’s the best way to make this trend work for you? Stay breezy and show a little skin with an off-the-shoulder summer dress like this one from BB Dakota. If you’re not into mini dresses, we also have off-the-shoulder maxi dresses that are perfectly boho chic. This style of dress is typically a bit more loose-fitting, so our stylists recommend adding structure with a statement necklace, skinny belt, or edgy clutch. The right accessories can also take a lightweight dress like this from day to night in no time at all! The off-the-shoulder look is also a terrific way to show off that tan you’ve been working on all summer.

Long-Sleeve Dresses

Our stylists love long-sleeve dresses for summer because you don’t need to bring a jacket or sweater to protect you from extreme air conditioning! They’re perfect for the office since they’re a bit more conservative. We’re in love with this v-neck LBD from Fifteen Twenty, one of Scout & Molly’s most popular brands. It’s a relatively simple style, but the tie-up sleeves add a dash of chicness. A dress like this is easy to dress up or down. All you need to do is add a pair of heels and some bold jewelry for a dressy look or throw on your favorite sandals and sunglasses for a casual outfit.

Floral Dresses

2018 is the year of the floral print and summer is definitely the perfect time of year for floral dresses! Whether maxi or midi, long-sleeve or sleeveless, you can’t go wrong with floral. We’re currently head over heels for this short sleeve mini dress from Show Me Your Mumu. The lace-up front adds a flirty feel, and the loose fit makes it a breezy choice for hot summer days. If you don’t love big prints like this one, look for a ditsy print floral dress or choose one with more understated colors.

Sleeveless Dresses

On the hottest of summer days, this is the style of summer dress you need. Sleeveless dresses are the smartest choice for humid, sticky weather, and our stylists are all about the versatility of this navy blue sleeveless dress. Dress it up like the look here, with a woven beach bag and understated heels, or throw it on over your bathing suit and head to the beach. Scout & Molly’s Boutique stocks all kinds of sleeveless dresses, so you can find the perfect length, pattern, and style for you!

Find these 2018 summer dresses and so much more at Scout & Molly’s Boutique! Visit the location near you today and talk to one of our friendly stylists to get your complimentary style consultation. Our team is always here to help you find a look you’ll love!


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