Personal Style: How to find the perfect summer dress

With summer 2017 in full swing, here are my top 5 tips for choosing the perfect summer dress, by Rosa Fairfield

Photographs by Linda Smith












This is one of my go-to dresses for this summer. It's light and loose fitting (I don't really feel like baking to death, in something tight and heavy, in the summer). I also love the fact that it's simple with a quirky twist of the lace-up front. Here are my tips to help you find the perfect summer dress:

1. IS IT COMFORTABLE

This has to be the most important thing. The fabric shouldn't feel itchy and scratchy against your skin. It should float around you lighter than air. Being uncomfortable is never enjoyable at the best of times, but in 30 degree heat, even less so.

2. HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL

Choose something that makes you feel confident and beautiful. When you wear the right outfit, you really can achieve anything. It gives you the self-belief needed to hold your head up high.

3. PATTERNED OR PLAIN

This is more to do with personal style. I almost always choose patterned pieces because they match my light-hearted, slightly quirky, personality. On the other hand, block colours look sophisticated.

4. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

It makes me angry when people buy clothing for the sake of buying something. If you see nothing in a shop that you absolutely love, then you should just walk out. Your summer dress should be something that you can't wait to wear.

5. THROW OUT THE RULE BOOK

I think it gets so irritating trying to follow all the dressing rules, like 'what looks best for my body shape'.  If you like something that much, just wear it anyway and if it doesn't live up to some kind of silly 'beauty ideal' then who cares.

Have you found your perfect summer dress? Please leave a comment bellow, they mean a lot to me.




Comments

  1. That's such a pretty dress! Love the tie bit up the middle! x

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  2. I love your floral dress! And great tips for picking the perfect one x

    Kara
    http://karascloset.net/

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the post

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  3. This is such a gorgeous outfit, so very summery! x

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