Black boyshort-cut panties rejoice! The thongs and crotchless panties *i kid!* of yesteryear have been relegated to the back of my undies drawer. Now its not because they are any less cute than before, its just that with the insane summer heat we have been having lately in Toronto, all I want to do is wear dresses. I have always been a strong follower of the fashion meets function mentality and this has only increased since Baby H came along. For ease, maximum style and minimal effort, you can’t beat a dress.
A few recent requests for advice on where to go for dresses got me thinking about what I look for in my dress wardrobe.
With all the dress shopping I’ve done in the past I’ve come to the conclusion that every girl needs a few to hold her over through the warmer months.
That being said, here is my guide to Summer Dress-ing:
The Everyday Dress Grocery shopping? Running to the mall and want to look like you’ve had more than a few hours of measly sleep? Grab this Go-To garment. Cotton, light, long enough to cover your ass-ets when you bend over to load your shopping into the trunk or pick up baby’s paci.
Patios Watch Out For when you’re lunching with the girls or brunching with the in-laws…You want a cute and pretty something that’s light and easy on the eyes. Have a little fun and grab something flirty.
Weddings, Showers, Engagements, Oh My! You know you love your friends/fam, but with 10 weddings in a row this summer you want to scream…just a little. However, buck up, because with the lighter wallet comes the fun dresses! Choose something fun in a bright colour that will stay classic for awhile…and mix and match simple dresses and fun accessories. Oh yeah..and no matter how tempting it is…stay away from white! A little respect for the bride never hurt anybody 😉
Pour Me A Stiff One! For the lazy hazy nights out, get comfy but no need to lower the style factor. Don a short and hot little number and show off the fact that (if you’re anything like moi) you’ve gotten a babysitter and shaved your legs 😉
Maxin’ and Relaxin’ Maxi dresses are always such a great idea. I have a bunch but with an active kidlet, I find bending over and scooping him up not as easy wearing one of these – however, for those who are kid-free and/or more skilled than I, these are a great way to ‘maximize’ *har har* style as well as hide your gams if you haven’t had time to apply that self-tanning lotion.
Basically you could throw a stick and hit a cute dress – there are just so many options out there and at all different price points.
Choose your dresses wisely and you can rework many of them so that they are interchangeable for different occasions.
Enjoy the fantastic heat wave!