As the temperatures in town start taking it up a notch, it’s time we bring you round the season’s most coveted wardrobe necessity: summer dresses. A must-have to own for its sheer ease of slipping into, especially on days when you’re looking to feel some breeze on your skin. Be it that afternoon soirée you’ve got planned with the girls, a romantic date you’ve penned in, or simply the faithful wedding season that’s lingering on the horizon—there’s a summer-inspired frock for every occasion.
Maybe it’s a slinky mini number that you’re imagining, just for a good show of that newly acquired tan. Resort-lovers might look to a little halter detail paired with a breezy maxi meant for the beach instead. And on all those other days in-between? A floaty floral or white dress staple seems to work just fine for living it out under the sun—just like it does for some stylish celebrities we’ve spotted out and about.
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As the season takes its turn on the axis, we’re starting to witness a slew of summer-ready frocks worthy of our attention. Now on her Future Nostalgia tour, Dua Lipa teased a mirror selfie of a floaty floral maxi by Marni, which she went braless with. Girls Generation’s Sooyoung channelled effortless elegance in an essential white midi (spot: the peek-a-boo cutouts on the side) for a day out in the city. Hailey Bieber took to her classic blazer throwover move to switch things up, sporting a lacy Balenciaga mini underneath.
So if you’re wondering how to ensure your summer staple will take you all through the season (and beyond), perhaps it’s time you turn to these stylish stars for the ultimate sartorial inspiration—just to change your look up when the time calls for it. After all, what fun would a new outfit be if you could only wear it once? We say get in on these definitive range of celebrity-approved styles to adopt, stat. Because the unanimous verdict is—they’re doing summer right.
A floaty maxi will take you anywhere—from the city streets to that resort party. Take cues from Dua Lipa herself, who shows off some sun-kissed skin, without forgetting to accessorise the look with a pair of lace-up heels.
Choi Sooyoung from Girls’ Generation
When all else fails, you can count on an essential white to hit the mark—just as Sooyoung does for a breezy day out under the sun.
A mini dress is a must-have for the summer, plus you can opt to upgrade the look with an oversized blazer, like Bieber does here.
Go for that pop of colour with an eclectic bodycon number, and pare it down with a trusty pair of sneakers. Don’t forget those shades for the ultimate summer chic look—Ratajkowski certainly didn’t.
Hot, hot mama is in town. Graham surely knows how to make a post-partum fit count—with a curvaceous bold number that’s breast-feeding friendly too.
If you’ve got a date by the beach lined up, follow Ashley’s lead and slip into a maxi knit that doesn’t hold back on the slit.
Kwon Yuri from Girls’ Generation
If layering is your thing, do what Yuri does and treat the open front dress as a layer to wear over a simple white-tee-and-denim ensemble underneath.
Park Soo Joo
You can’t go wrong with Parisian-chic minis for the evening, especially when paired with the right accessories to jazz up the look.