Shopping for summer dresses just like any other fashion season, is mostly dependent on the fashion trend in vogue for that season, due to the yearly changes in fashion trends.
But the ultimate and constant factor that characterizes how folks shop in Summer is the weather. The sun is always shining in summer, and there is sure going to be lots of heat and hotness, so there are few basic shopping tips that would help you shop for the right dresses, regardless of the fashion trend in vogue.
Watch the fabrics of the dresses you are shopping for.
As earlier stated, summer is the season of hotness, therefore any dress you are shopping for must be dresses that won't cause more heat in this season.
Go for fabrics that are not heat absorbent such as cotton, linen, lace, chambray, and chiffon; and ditch dresses made from fabrics such as polyester and denim.
Go for flowy maxi dresses.
Tight-fitting dresses and summer don't go hand in glove. When you wear form-fitting dresses in summer, there is every possibility that you'd get gritty, sweaty, and itchy.
This is why it is best that you shop for flowy and less form-fitting dresses for summer.
Off-the-shoulder/sleeveless dresses are good to go.
The last thing you'd want to do to yourself during summer is to wear long sleeved dresses. Long sleeve dresses will definitely make you feel hot, it is better you shop for off the shoulder/sleeves dresses.
Avoid dresses with too many decorations.
While shopping for summer dresses, you need to avoid dresses with embellishments such as beads. Dresses with embellishments can get heavy and clingy to the body, which is something you should avoid in summer.
Lining is cool in the winter and fall when the body needs a layered dress to protect itself from cold.
But in summer, shopping for dresses with lining is a no-no. The extra layer of fabric will not allow your body to have access to air the way it should in summer. Click for ideas on shopping for unlined dresses.
Ditch dark colored dresses.
Dark colors dresses are natural heat absorbers, and since the aim of shopping for new dresses in summer is to avoid the heat, it is advisable to shop for light colored dresses in summer.
Shop for dresses with hi-low hemline.
While we are shopping for short dresses we need to be cautious of our backside, which is why it is better to shop for Hi-low dresses i.e. dresses that are short in the front, and longer behind.
This is to avoid exposing your backside on windy days.
Fashion is often the last thing on people's minds when it is summer, comfort is, hence folks shop for dresses that would make them feel comfortable and airy in the summer.
But this is not to say you can't be fashionable and at the same time comfortable in the summer. With these shopping tips mentioned above, you can have both sides of the coin when shopping for summer dresses.