Dresses put in serious work as a one-and-done sartorial solution when creating summer outfits for every body shape. Need to make an errand run? Throw on a dress. Is it just too hot to function? Dress. At-home dinner date? You guessed it: dress.
But while we celebrate the staple's ease as a summer wardrobe essential, we believe that the season deserves more creativity and variety than just dresses alone. So we're sharing tips on how to build summer outfits for different body shapes, the best styles for your figure, and what's trending.
Don't know whether you need summer clothes for pear-shaped body or hourglass? Our guide to dressing for your body type will help. Once you've got that sorted, read on for all the details on summer outfits for every body shape.
1. Tie-dye tops
Fun and on-trend, wear a swirl of psychedelic hues to add volume to your upper half.
2. Kick-flare jeans
These winners balance wider hips when you're putting together pear-shaped summer outfits.
3. Satin midi skirts
They float over your prominent curves for a comfortable fit that still celebrates your shape.
4. Graphic tees
Printed T-shirts are always in style and they make your chest the focal point.
Summer clothes for apple shape
Dressing an apple-shaped body starts with showcasing your pins, and those are just two of several things you can play up this season. Summer clothes for apple shape will highlight your shoulders, accentuate your waist, and show off your lovely legs.
Choose a V-neck style that features a belt or waist tie to achieve an elongating effect down your torso.
2. High-waisted shorts
This rise is a no-brainer as it accentuates your waistline and adds inches to your legs.
3. Wrap tops
Add an oh-so-chic note to your go-to jeans and shorts while focusing attention on your collarbone.
4. Pleated maxi skirts
Especially dreamy on apple-shaped figures, long vertical lines lengthen your midsection.
1. Matching sets
Mirror your frame's natural symmetry with a trendy co-ord in a bold pattern or single color.
2. Cropped tops
Let your fave assets take centerstage when you opt for alternative necklines like one-shoulder and sweetheart.
3. Paperbag shorts
Put the spotlight on your slim waist and flaunt your sun-kissed legs on a warm day.
4. White skinny jeans
Your summer wardrobe isn't complete without a curve-hugging pair that works with any and everything.
1. Flared skirts
Both A-line and flared skirts fill out your hips like magic, keeping things balanced with your shoulders.
Make your collarbone the star with deep-scoop or low-cut-V necklines.
Create fullness in your lower half with a cropped, wide-leg style and a fitted top for proportional styling.
4. Pleated shorts
You can't go wrong with interesting details that draw the eye down to your hips.
Summer clothes for rectangle shaped body
The uniformity in the measurements of a rectangle body shape (also known as straight or athletic) means you have the freedom to accentuate whichever features you'd like.
1. Printed camisoles
Mood-boosting florals and painterly motifs fill out your upper half to give your frame a dose of dimension.
2. Distressed boyfriend jeans
Make a casual-cool statement in jeans with a slouchy, vintage-inspired fit.
3. Ruffled tanks
Match your sunny disposition to cheerful details that add volume and interest up top.
4. Crochet shorts
Get Coachella-chic in the season's trending material that's equal parts contemporary and boho.
For balmy date nights, bring the maturity to an adorable playsuit with statement heels or pointed-toe flats.
2. Cropped tops
Midriff-baring cuts have an elongating effect on your legs to make you appear a few inches taller.
3. Printed shorts
Try them in summer's standouts patterns: edgy camo, resort-ready tropical, and retro florals.
4. Wrap mini skirts
Between the cutaway hemline and ruffling, this style is a flirty complement to your fave tees and blouses.
1. Bright Bermuda shorts
A summertime basic, this length was practically made for ladies 5'9" and taller.
2. V-neck camisoles
Stay cool in a silky camisole that feels more sophisticated and delicate than a plain tank.
3. Linen joggers
Airy and carefree, linen is one of five of breathable fabrics you can wear to beat the summer heat.
4. Printed tunics
Enjoy a relaxed, effortless fit in a top that can go from a Zoom meeting to lounging.