Summer ready dresses

You know the drill. Your summer holiday is a day away and by the time you’ve packed outfits for the kids, your hairdryer (because the hotel one does nothing to battle the humidity) and enough bottles of sun cream to protect a small village, there’s barely any room left in your luggage for your own clothes. That’s where a small, but great selection of dresses comes in.

When you want to go from the breakfast bar to the pool to dinner by the beach, all you really need is a tight edit of dresses. Lyst has got a rundown of the three must-have styles that will tick all the boxes, which will do all the hard work while you’re busy relaxing.

The Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Whether you’ve opted for a week of sunshine or a cultural getaway, a maxi dress will work just as well for walks along the beach as it will for browsing city markets. As an extra style coup, opt for an off-the-shoulder design. It’s the neckline of the summer and an easy way to look on-trend without trying too hard.

 

The Kaftan

Because no holiday wardrobe is complete without a lightweight cover-up. The ultimate throw-on-and-go piece, a kaftan can be worn over your swimsuit after a dip in the pool or when you simply need a little extra coverage from the sun. Embroidered and tasselled styles should be your first choice, because nothing says summer like bright colours and patterns.

 

The Slip Dress

Summer nights require something lightweight but sophisticated. Enter the slip dress. Relaxed and elegant, the simple slip is easy to wear and easy to style. We recommend pairing yours with heeled sandals and a cocktail in hand. Plus, you can wear it to parties and events after you’ve landed back on home turf, so it’s an investment piece too.

 

*This is a collaborative post*

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