3 Effortless Summer Dresses to Dress Up or Down

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a woman dress perfectly and look like it was effortless. It’s a desirable look that every woman likes to achieve, especially in the summer.

Tight is no longer the look. It’s all about free flowing and non-sticking clothes. The summer heat invites simple, straight looks that you can wear as is or glam up to your personal fashion standards. Think '50s-meets-2000 in an eccentric way.

I have found some lovely tunic style dresses. Although this style can swallow up a petite gal, if worn correctly and bought in the proper size, it can be stunning. If Audrey Hepburn could wear tunic style dresses on her little frame and wear them like a glamorous queen, then I know it’s possible!

BCBG’S Rosetta dress blows me away. The lemongrass color and the oversized style are phenomenal. The three neck cutouts give it a little flair along with three quarter sleeves.

You can’t wear this dress with a necklace but it will look great with a chunky earring for the evening. If you’re doing it effortlessly and want to avoid the heavy earrings, then just call it a day with a pair of studs and a bangle bracelet.


→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Rosetta Dress, $178.00, at bcbg.com.

If you want to continue following the white footsteps, then check out this tunic white dress with black geometric print on the front. The lightweight fabric makes it a great summer option. There is nothing like looking and feeling carefree in a simple dress.

Its straight shape needs to be overcompensated with fun jewelry. Pair with a big necklace and some funky shoes. I love the creative options you can utilize on this dress.


→ Buy the MANGO Mocador Geometric Print Dress, $59.99 (was $69.99), at shop.mango.com.

This Michael Kors studded color block dress is a sassier option to the loose fitting dresses. Its camel and black color combo with evenly scattered studs gives it an edgy style.

During the day I would wear this dress with some ballerina flats and at night pair it with black Oscar de la Renta drop earrings. The carved resin earrings will accompany the dress elegantly for evenings. The earrings are so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist featuring them for you to admire as well.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Colorblock Dress

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Studded Colorblock Dress, $195.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.