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6 Great Summer Dresses

Fashion & BeautyAlexandra king1 Comment

Summer dresses! Why are they so hard? For most of my life, growing up in England, a summer dress was something that worked well with a cardigan, apart from a few blissful days a year when everyone would ransack their wardrobes for the slightly dodgy shorts and print dresses they'd worn in Menorca that one time. Anyway, now that I live in a place where summer is legit, I've had to learn what works on my body, keeps me cool and still feels like a natural graduation from my Winter style. The key for me is something loose, long (keeps sun off your legs, saves St Tropez bills if you're as pasty as I) and with a few dainty details (low backs, open shoulders). I've rounded up six of my favourites above. New Yorkers, annoyingly you're still gonna need your sweater today (June, what is happening here?).