Asos, Gap, Zara
Summer dressing isn't something everybody loves—especially if your style leans more towards the modest than the skin-baring.
Not everybody loves the thought of a teeny tiny sundress. Some of us prefer a bit more coverage. Whether it’s to hide an area we’re uncomfortable with, erring on the side of modesty, or just preferring dresses that allow for a whole range of movement (no tugging down hems or worrying about what happens when you bend over here!), here are the dresses that you’ll want to live in this summer.
Dresses for covering your arms
Spaghetti straps and tank tops might seem innocuous enough, but many women prefer to keep their arms, especially their upper arms, covered. And you shouldn't have to sacrifice summer style and comfort just because you prefer a sleeve. Here are some dresses that offer coverage for your arms, while keeping it breezy.
Ann Taylor Fluted Sleeve Shirtdress, $198, anntaylor.com.
Eloquii Sleeve Shirt Dress, $135, eloquii.com.
Floral Print Caftan Dress, $65, express.com.
The Gap Tencel Scoop Neck Dress, $90, gapcanada.ca.
Striped Flounce Dress, $70, zara.com.
Dresses that offer leg coverage
There are few things more comfortable than the perfect maxi dress on a summer day. Whether you're looking for something easy to wear or prefer to keep your gams to yourself, there are plenty of stylish maxi dress options that will keep you covered.
Boohoo Tropical Print Dress, $50, asos.com.
Trapeze Maxi Dress, $150, eloquii.com.
The Gap Floral Halter Maxi Dress, $90, gapcanada.ca.
Mango Colour Blocked Dress, $110, mango.com.
Long Strappy Dress, $46, zara.com.
Dresses that cover your décolleté
Baring cleavage is something that can make a lot of women uncomfortable. Wear these dresses without worrying about how much you're showing. The good news? High necks are very in style this year so you've got plenty of stylish options to choose from.
ASOS Curve Palm Print Dress, $96, asos.com.
Banana Republic Bow-Neck dress, $124, bananarepublic.ca.
Plus Size Tie-Due Dress, $25, forever21.com.
Patterned Dress With Frills, $30, hm.com.
Old Navy High Neck Plus Size Midi Dress, $43, oldnavy.com.
Keeping covered up doesn't mean resorting to only muu muus. (Though some days a muu muu will do.) You can manage to keep your legs, arms and décolleté covered and still enjoy a breezy summer sundress. Here's how.
Mango Yellow Floral dress, $200, mango.com.
Elvi Lace Maxi Dress, $158, asos.com.
Long Check Dress, $70, zara.com.