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We love planning our outfits around summer events. Just like the beautiful dresses worn by Carrie and the girls in Sex and the City, a staple wardrobe dress needs to be detailed for any occasion, flowy or fitting for comfort and have interesting cuts and prints for style. It also needs to be light and airy for the warm South African weather. We’ve picked our top five elegant summer dresses to see you through the season.
Draped in Sequin
This gorgeous draped sequin dress from Forever New will make you stand out from the crowd. Your waist will automatically be cinched in, making you look instantly slimmer.
Bold and Beautiful
Be daring with the cut and colour of the dress. We’ve been eyeing this lemon asymmetric stunner from Zara. Pair it with statement earrings and strappy kitten heel sandals.
It’s a Wrap
A wrap dress is elegant and figure flattering. Remember to choose bright shoes for a lighter mood and dark shoes for more formal occasions.
Colour blocking is a big trend this season. Opt for a bright dress with minimal details for a flattering effect. Keep your accessories minimal and let your dress steal the show.
Attending a garden party? A floral maxi slip-on dress defines a woman’s body beautifully. A raffia clutch bag and nude tubed mule sandals will work wonders with this chic piece.
By Fashion Intern Thato Pule
Thato is a multifaceted creative. An entertainment technology graduate who majored in costume design and make-up artistry and is now the fashion and digital intern at Woman&Home magazine. Her keen eye for detail and flair for fashion has professed her a stylist.