Dresses are the spring/summer life saver! Casual dresses are easy to find cheap.
I live a block away from the beach. Between the sun, ocean breezes, humidity, and sweat, most of my summer dresses are trashed by summer’s end! I usually have 3 – 4 summer dresses. I have one day-to-evening dress as well. Most of the dresses, I have are work-appropriate as well. So I try to find the most multi-purpose, structured dresses possible!
If you have more than 3 important warm weather events, splurge on a daytime party dress or an evening dress!
Here’s the minimum dresses to keep you stylishly cool:
2 weekend dresses
2 work dresses
1 daytime party dress
1 evening dress (if you have tons of simchas!)
Optional: 1 – 3 additional weekend dresses
dark denim dress
cotton, sizes 4-18 misses/petite, $25,
plus size 16W – 24W, $30, Chadwicks
spring maxi dress
cotton, shown in blue, also in pink and grey,
sizes XS – XL, $25 – $35, solid available in plus size, Old Navy
Spend: on a well-tailored work dress!
casual work dress
linen/cotton blend, shown in carob, also in moss
37″ long, sizes 6 – 14, $43, REI Outlet
brocade shift dress
silk, sizes XS – XL, $120, Dorit Antian,
Go to website to order catalogue!
silk evening dress
silk, Jones New York, sizes 4 – 14 , $94, Nordstrom