Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to update some of those outdated frocks that might be lingering in the back of your closet. Before you venture off on a random shopping spree though, I wanted to let you in on some of the most coveted summer dress trends of the season. If you scroll through Instagram, you’ll see that there’s a huge emphasis on dresses right now. With such an expansive range of styles on the rise, it can be overwhelming to decipher what your wardrobe actually needs. So, I recommend getting your start at Saks Fifth Avenue. What I love about Saks is that their dress offering is more curated, making it easy to find a trend that suits your personal style and for whatever occasion you might be shopping for. Saks might be known for their designer duds, but they also have a plethora of ultra chic dresses at opening prices (ranging from $100 – $250). Read on for my top 4 picks.
1. Cutout Dresses
Cut-out dresses are perhaps poised to be summer’s most popular style. Silhouettes with peek-a-boo slits and waist cutouts are popping up everywhere. They can get as revealing or modest as you’d like. For something that can be worn day and night, I recommend this Wayf mini dress. It offers a playful way to show some skin when you’re on vacation or want to wear something a little sexy (but not over the top) during the day.
2. Column Dress
If you’re looking for something that’s under the radar but still trend forward, consider the slinky, 90’s inspired column dress. These dresses usually hang straight down and crop off in a midi or maxi length. I love how they’re tailored close to the body for the most flattering fit – and they’re usually made from the comfiest materials. The beauty of this minimalist piece is that there’s no end to your styling options.
3. Bold Colors
I’m more of a neutral lover at heart but I can’t deny the allure of bold colored dresses. The color alone adds a ton of drama to any dress silhouette so you really don’t need to accessorize much at all. Consider this trend the next time you’re headed to the beach, going for a night out on the town or a wedding.
4. Halter Neck Dress
As temperatures rise, you’ll want to make room in your closet for dresses with revealing necklines, such as a halter top. The end result is a shoulder-baring, low-back effect that’s equal parts sexy and practical.
This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.