Lately I’ve got the summer vibe and have been looking into summer dresses. I want some that I can throw on when it’s a hot day as I know I’ll be running around after the children but I still want to look nice and feel a bit feminine.

I’m also looking forward to my summer holiday so I’d like a few dresses that I can pack that will work for lots of different occasions. It’s so much easier with a dress as you only have to decide on the one thing to wear and not worry too much about what goes with what. Here are some of the favourite summer dresses I found that I hope you like too.

Bright prints

 Throw on summer dresses for busy mumsI’m usually one for classic cuts and monochrome prints but in summertime I like to go more bold and colourful. I’m a firm believer that if you’re only going to wear one piece, you should let that piece do the talking. It’s also a time for flowing dresses that keep you cooler and this maxi dress from the Tu holiday shop fits the bill perfectly. It has a Havana Aztec print and the frill V-neck detail is really on trend.

The cold shoulder

A look that’s everywhere at the moment is the off the shoulder one. It can be achieved with cut-out shoulders, the peasant look or a bandeau dress. I love this button down dress that Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who is wearing to the races, which is really effortless and looks like it’s made of linen so would be nice and cool. If you’re lucky like Jenna you might even be able to wear something like this without a bra, but if not invest in a good strapless one as this look isn’t going away any time soon.

Classy florals

You can’t go wrong with a floral summer dress and the print will make you feel happy on the inside too. You can opt for ditsy print for a tried-and-tested look, or go bigger with the flowers to bring it up to the minute – particularly if the floral is oriental style.

The trick is finding the kind of dress you could take on holiday to go sightseeing in, but would also not look out of place in a nice restaurant. I think florals suit most people as, even if you’re not all that girly, you can go for an abstract or retro flower print.

Throw on summer dresses for busy mum

Cover up

For those who like their dresses a little bit more edgy, or if you want to layer and cover up your shoulders and arms, pop a T-shirt underneath. I hadn’t given this look much thought until I came across this really useful article showing 20 different ways you can style a simple summer shift dress with a T-shirt. I’ll be giving it a go, what about you?

Fancy checking out more summer dresses? Than have a look at my Pinterest account and my “Summer Dresses” board.
Let me know which dresses you like, or what other summer dresses you’ve found!

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