Editor's Picks: The 5 Summer Dresses To Invest In
@thefashionbugblog wearing Innika Choo
From must-have smocking to the perfect white midi, investing in these dresses will make sure your busy summer calendar of parties and weddings is plain sailing. Dress them up or down with your favourite accessories to create those insta-worthy outfits.
1. THE CULT BUY
Designer Innika first caught our attention on Instagram after launching a line of smocked dresses and tops in 2016. The former stylist now resides in Bali where she manufactures her eponymous line of feminine boho dresses that are a must-have in your summer wardrobe. Take cue from influencers Hannah Stafford-Taylor and Laura Wills of The Fashion Bug Blog and wear with espadrilles and jumbo earrings for special occasions or with flat sandals and a tote bag for a hectic day in the city.
2. THE PERFECT WHITE DRESS
No summer wardrobe is complete without a perfect white dress. Effortlessly chic this voluminous number by Clube Bossa has everything you need from such a timeless investment. Wear everywhere from the beach over a bikini, to dinner with large gold earrings or paired with cowboy boots, a leather jacket, and fringed accessories when you're back home pounding the pavements.
3. THE WEDDING GUEST NO BRAINER
A busy summer calendar of weddings can send you into a panic about what to wear. Finding something appropriate for the occasion, that is in the right colour, length and that you will (hopefully) wear again means there are lots of boxes to tick, but Athena Procopiou's timeless printed dresses have come to the rescue. Her feminine prints are as elegant now as they will be in a few years to come, and work just as well for ceremonies on home soil as they do for destination weddings.
4. THE BOARDROOM TO BOARDWALK COVERUP
Looking smart in the office when the temperature rises brings up all sorts of sartorial dilemmas but fear not - the Asceno shirt dress is what wardrobe dreams are made of. Wear this shirt dress with a structured stacked heel sandal for meetings and as you get ready to hit the beach open up the buttons, roll up your sleeves and accessories with your favourite basket bag.
5. THE MULTI-TASKER
British designer Cloe Cassandro hand dyes and hand prints all of her designs in Bali. Her mini Kimi dress makes a playful beach coverup but can also be layered over a slip to lunch or for an evening stroll. The super lightweight fabrics are practically weightless which mean you can pack more in your suitcase too.
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