10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Summer Dress

Summertime is the perfect time to break out your favorite dress. But with so many choices out there, how do you find the perfect summer dress for you? Here are 10 tips to help you on your search.

Make sure the dress is made with light and airy fabrics

Your dress should be light and airy, made of a breathable fabric like cotton or linen. Be choosy with fabrics. Try to steer clear of synthetic fabrics which can be hot and uncomfortable. Our Celeste dress is a perfect choice because it's made with organic cotton or organic linen.

Comfortable fit

It should be a comfortable fit, not too tight or too loose. The perfect summer dress will have a comfortable fit. It shouldn't be too tight or too loose. The best way to achieve a comfortable fit is by trying on different dresses and seeing how they feel. Once you find a dress that feels good, you'll know you've found the right one. This is important so you can stay cool and comfortable in the heat. Avoid dresses with sleeves that are too tight or too loose.

Pack it in your bag, arrive at your destination and shake it out. You're ready to go museum hopping, shopping or out to brunch. Don't forget to wear a scarf. Need ideas on how to wear a scarf? Read our post on how to style a scarf 4 ways.

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Flattering length

The perfect summer dress will also be the right length. It shouldn't be too short or too long. The best way to find a flattering length is to try on different dresses and see what looks best on you.

Pick a color that makes you feel good

The perfect summer dress will also be a color that makes you feel good. Summer is a great time to experiment with new colors. So, don't be afraid to try something new. Pick a color that makes you happy and feel confident. 

Find a style that suits you

There are so many different styles of dresses out there. It can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect one. The best way to find a style that suits you is to experiment with different styles and see what looks best on you. Once you find a style you like, stick with it. 

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Choose a dress with pockets

Pockets are always a good idea. They're functional and they add a touch of fun to your outfit. Dresses with pockets are a necessity for vacation as you travel around with your phone, keys and wallet. Or if you just want to pick up some sea shells.


Durable and easy to care for

The fabric of the dress should be durable and easy to care for. All our dresses at Modern Shibori are machine washable and line dry. This ensures your dress will be with you summer after summer. For more info on caring for your Modern Shibori piece, check out our care guide. 

High quality construction

The construction of the dress should be of high quality, with neat stitching and finishing details. 

Shop early

The summer dress season can be short, so it’s important to start your search early in the season. This will give you the best selection of styles and sizes to choose from. The best summer dresses always seem to sell out quickly, so it's important to shop as soon as the warm weather hits. Don't forget to style your dress with accessories such as scarves.

Do you love it? Buy it!

Finally, make sure you love the dress. In the right dress, you'll feel confident and beautiful, so if it doesn't meet all of these criteria, keep looking. Start your search early. 

Don’t forget to have fun! Shopping for the perfect summer dress should be an enjoyable experience. So, take your time, try on different styles, and find a dress that you love.

We hope these tips help you on your search for the perfect summer dress. If you find a dress that you love, make sure to buy it soon. Summer dresses always sell out quickly.

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  • Hi Elaina! I love your dedication to finding your perfect summer dress. It pays off as you know, to do your research upfront. Then you can quickly and confidently get dress and step out in style.

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  • I agree that trying out different dresses is the best way to see which one looks best on me. That’s why I plan on spending the whole Saturday morning choosing dresses and clothes for summer. It’s hard for me to spot something that looks good on me, so I need to be thorough. https://bigcitygirlconsignment.com/womens-clothing

    Elaina D'Agostino on

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