5 Must Have Dresses for Summers

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In this scorching heat all we want is comfort! But on days when you have to step out and look a little presentable, dresses come to rescue. Whether it is an airport look you want to ace, dress up for a party, or just heading out for coffee, these pretty dresses would be your perfect companions for instaworthy #OOTD.

5 must have summer dresses
Browse through these 5 must have summer dresses, and pick your fav! Source – laceandlocks.com

5 must have summer dresses

1. Maxi Dresses

Starting with the epitome of summer fashion – maxi dresses. They are cool, easy breezy, and perfect for this blazing heat. A big plus if you get them in breathable fabrics – mul, linen, and cotton.

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Summer staple – Maxi Dress 🙂 Source – looksgud.in

The good thing is, you can dress ‘em up or play casual. Accessorize with silver jewelry for a fusion look! Wear them with block heels to a lunch meeting or with slip-ons for a casual day outing.

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Effortlessly chic in a maxi dress!
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2. Shift Dresses

This is just a fancier name for straight boxy dresses. They are perfect casual wear, but you can give them a semi-formal look as well. Pair a breezy shift dress with a big tote, sneakers, and tassel earrings – there I sorted your airport look.

how to style shift dresses
Easy – breezy and oh so comfy! Shift dresses are pure summer love.

If you’re someone who is a little conscious about your body, then a shift dress would be a great pick for you. It isn’t body fitting, so you can look stylish and also keep the sweat at bay in this heat.

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A little red is always a good idea.

3. Bodycon Dresses

A bodycon dress is an ideal way to flaunt your summer body. It sits on your curves beautifully and accentuates them to make you look super sexy! Wear it to work with kitten heels and a printed blazer on top.

how to style bodycon dresses
Don’t shy away if you’re a plus size. Flaunt it with confidence.
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You can also style your fav bodycon dress with sneakers or tie-up flats, messy bun, and boho accessories for a movie date or brunching with your girls.

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Let this be our inspiration for the next summer!
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4. Shirt Dresses

Cruising through summers one shirt dress at a time!! Cotton and chambray shirt dresses are a savior. Pair them with heels and statement earrings for a well put-together look. Or style them with flip flops and beachy curls for a fun shopping day out.

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Shirt Dress + Stripes – What’s not to love in this outfit!
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Out of the 5 must have summer dresses, shirt dresses are my favorite. They look good on all body types, so ladies go on and look stunning.

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Crushing over my faavv shirt dress!

5. Skater Dresses

For the perfect date night look, a skater dress is what you need. It is chic yet cute, indeed raising the style quotient.

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Bringing sexy back with skater dresses!
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For a more formal look, pair a skater dress with heels and a structured bag. Wear this look for a day event or at work. You can also pair them with sneakers for a more chill vibe!

how to style a skater dress
Movie date outfit inspiration!
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Hope these looks inspire you to add a lot more dresses to your summer wardrobe! Let me know which of these are you crushing on the most!!

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Ikat Magic: 5 ways to wear ikat this summer

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Ikat is a specialized dyeing technique native to southeast Asia. The simplicity, intricate patterns, and riot of colors make ikat a fashion statement in itself. Ikat is the perfect example of ‘simple is the new classy’. Making waves on the runway and the fashion circuit; we’re crushin’ on this beautiful art form.

How to wear ikat
Beating the heat in this comfy ikat tunic.

There is an unmatched rustic feel to ikat. The apparent blurriness to the design symbolizes the extreme difficulty weavers have in dyeing the fabric. Go bold with ikat accessories.

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The Ikat Triangle Jutties by Fizzy Goblet are pure love!

If you want to include the ikat magic in your wardrobe, but are confused how to do it, here is some inspiration.

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Eyesight – Average
Vision – Phenomenal

5 ways to include ikat magic in your wardrobe.

  1. Ikat Dresses

On a hot summer day the pleasure of a cotton maxi dress is unmatched. Look stylish and be comfortable in an ikat dress this summer. Keep it casual chic or go all ethnic, the streets are your runway!

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Summer dreams are made of sun, sand, and midi dresses.
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Perfect for a brunch date with your girlies, or even a causal day at work. Glam up the look with statement earrings and a vibrant lipstick!

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Peachy hues, beachy feels.
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2. Ikat Kurtas

Kurtas and summers are a match made in heaven. Wear them with palazzos for work or denims for college, there is no looking back from the inevitable love for kurtas. On days when you don’t feel like dressing up, yet want to look put-together, an ikat kurta can come to rescue.

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Power dressing gets a whole new feel with this prettiness.
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Pair them with palazzos for an easy breezy look. Choose a basic black or blue, and they’ll be evergreen.

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Having a basic black kurta is a must.
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3. Ikat Accessories 

There can never be a time when we girls say ‘I have enough bags’. For all you fashionistas, this season invest in an ikat bag and make heads turn wherever you go.

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Fashion on fleek with this classic ikkat messenger bag.
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You could buy a big ikat tote and pair it with your favorite summer look, a stylish ikat messenger bag for that crisp formal look, or the love.

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Always classy, and a little bit sassy.
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Or how about giving your basic jutties the twist of ikat. Pair them with denims or saree and they’ll surely make a bold style statement.

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Pink love!
Jutti Love!!
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4. Ikat Blouses

The suave and class of a saree remains unmatched. Style your solid colored saree with a contrast ikat blouse for that added charm. A simple cotton saree paired with a contemporary ikat blouse and silver jewelry will amp up your style statement.

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Simple is new chic! This sexy ikat blouse will make your saree look all the more fancy.
Source – Ajio

You can also pair an ikat blouse and the saree of similar colors for an overall effect. Give the outfit an edge with bold accessories.

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Such prettiness, much wow
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5. Ikat Tunics

The one thing, after maxi dresses that we love in summers is comfy tunics. Pair them with your favorite ripped denims for a casual outing. Give Friday dressing a twist with the stylish ikat tunic.  Pair it with slim fit trousers for a crisp semi-formal look.

ikat tunics
Life isn’t all black and white. It i a million grays you cannot find.
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cotton tunic
Giving formal wear that desi vibe feel.
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The good thing about tunics is that you can wear the long ones like a dress. Pair a straight fit ikat tunic with white sneakers for that perfect casual vibe.

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This stunner from Jyapore has my heart.

I hope this was enough inspiration to make you fall in love with this lovely trend. Also let me know which of these ways are you most excited to try!!!

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