Here in TO, temps are skyrocketing like crazy. It seemed that Spring landed for a hot second but peaced out before we could even say goodbye. Now it’s looking like the summer weather is here to stay, and I’m thrilled about it. One thing I love about the summer heat is it means I get to break out my summer dresses. Maxi dresses, midi-lengths, caftans — you name it, I love a flowy summer dress. It might seem over-the-top but in reality, they keep you cool and they’re so easy to throw on and head out the door. Need one (or a few) of your own? Take a peek below for my top picks!
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Sidia Wild Grace Caftan
If you’ve never slid into a caftan before, then get ready to fall in love. Caftans are honestly the gift that never stops giving. They’re mega comfy, flowy, and always look chic. Have I sold you on it yet? Grab yourself one of the caftans from Sidia, a local female-owned TO brand. You’ll be wearing it all summer long and you can even rock it into the fall layered with a turtleneck but not let’s think about that yet!
H&M Sleeveless Dress
On days when it’s so hot, you want to wear nothing at all, pop into this H&M dress. The thin spaghetti straps and billowy fabric will stop you from bursting into flames but you won’t be risking a public indecency charge. It comes in three different colourways but this soft yellow hue is my fave. It’ll look gorgeous with tanned skin and a bronzed makeup vibe.
Dynamite Zoe Maxi T-Shirt Dress
Is there anything better than a maxi t-shirt dress? This one from Dynamite is super affordable and is so versatile because you can wear it with heels or a pair of sneakers for daytime errands. Want to create a bit more drama? Add a belt to accentuate your waist. The ways to style this number are endless!
Uniqlo x Marimekko Linen Short-Sleeved Dress
Love fun prints? Then this Uniqlo x Marimekko frock has your name all over it. Wear it out to the weekend farmers market or even as a cover-up when lounging by the lake or pool. Plus you’re ever feeling that evening chill you can throw on an oversized sweater.
Sleeper Loungewear Dress in Lavender
Get ready to meet the dress that summer dreams were made of. This Sleeper Loungewear Dress is everything because you can legit wear it to bed but also wear it for brunch on the patio. Available in different colourways, it’ll be tricky to choose your fave but my top pick is the groovy lavender.
Staud Corsica Dress
Looking to make a splash this summer? Staud’s Corsica Dress will have you feeling like you’re on vacay in Spain even if you’re in your own backyard. The colourblocking here is genius and it’s begging to be paired with a bright orange lip. Forget being shy — summer 2021 is all about standing out and being seen!
Zara Tie-Dye Gauze Dress
Of course, it’s fun to splurge but isn’t a bargain buy like, the best? That’s why Zara is the top fave of the fashion world. Save big and opt for this number that’ll have you looking like you belong in Palm Springs. This dress definitely requires oversized round sunglasses and a wide-brim hat. Trust me — just do it!
Reformation Ama Linen Dress
Dare to bare this summer? Crank up the heat when you’re strutting down the street in this Reformation number. The summery lemon pattern is very Amalfi Coast and the fit is relaxed so you don’t have to worry about it being too tight and uncomfortable.
Merlette Alegre Tiered Pima Cotton Poplin Midi Dress
Go big or go home this summer. This tiered dress by Merlette is not only super comfortable but the larger-than-life tulip sleeves are such a fun and feminine detail. If that’s not enough for you, there are pockets sewn into the lining so you don’t even need a purse to drag you down!