I’m Obsessed with These Summer Dresses

Since moving to New York, I’ve come to learn that East Coast summers are no joke. Even though it’s only June, last week brought a series of 95+ degree days, and to say it was scorching would be an understatement. In the midst of a heat wave, nothing beats the simplicity and coolness of a dress. This all-in-one outfit is an effortless way to stay chic while beating the heat. Since my move, I’ve been living in summer dresses, and it’s high time I share some of my favorite styles. From breezy mini dresses to playful texture that’s perfect for all outings, my wardrobe has embraced a variety of designs this season. Ahead, I am diving into what have become my go-to for staying stylish and cool during New York’s sweltering summer days.

Fashion blogger Kaye Bassey wearing an ombre halterneck maxi dress - summer dresses 2024

I’m Obsessed with These Summer Dresses

 

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Drop Waist

When it comes to adding a touch of romance to my wardrobe, I am all in. This season, drop waist silhouettes have captured my heart with their perfect blend of drama and femininity. It’s clear that I’m not alone in this admiration, as drop waist dresses are consistently trending at the top of fashion charts. House of CB, in particular, seems to be on everyone’s wishlist – and who can blame them? They’ve mastered the drop waist design, creating pieces that often sell out (so grab one while you can).

 

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Eyelet

It might be a trick of the mind, but there’s something undeniably appealing about wearing an all-white outfit on long, hot summer days. This color manages to look and feel refreshing, offering a sense of coolness amidst the heat. In particular, I can’t get enough of eyelet fabric. This textured material is perfect for this time of year, adding a delicate touch to any ensemble. Whether you’re gearing up for a 4th of July BBQ or searching for the perfect brunch attire, an eyelet dress is a no-brainer choice. It’s effortlessly chic and quintessentially summer.

 

 

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Cutout Dresses

Year after year, I find myself obsessed with cutout dresses. Whether it’s a dramatic maxi length with an intricate bodice cutout or a sultry mini with hip-hugging slices, these summer dresses are perfect for making a statement. They effortlessly combine boldness with elegance, ensuring you turn heads wherever you go.

 

fashion kaye bassey wearing Lulu's - summer dresses 2024

Textured

If you want to elevate your summer dresses, look to textured detailing. We already know the bubble hem is having a huge moment this season, but don’t be afraid to branch out. Dramatic ruffles, intricate ruching, and other textured details add a fun twist to the classic summer dress. These elements bring a playful yet sophisticated flair to your everyday attire.

 

Are you obsessed with any of these summer dresses, too? ✨
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