From pretty cocktail dresses to floaty floral frocks, mini dresses take us from one occasion to the next
Photography: Luke Kuisis | Styling: Mira Leibowitz
We’re all about making fashion fun and what’s more enjoyable than a month-long challenge? Summer’s the perfect time for dresses, and with so many silhouettes, lengths and colours on offer, there’s bound to be one for you — 20 to be exact — for every occasion January throws you way. This week’s focus piece is the mini. Slip into something comfortable and get some inspiration on how to wear it for the next five days.
There’s something about wearing a strong black look that lets people know that you did not come to play. Enhanced by stylish design details and an asymmetrical neckline, this dress is polished simplicity. So, whether you’re negotiating a raise with your boss or pitching to a client, you’re befittingly dressed for money moves you’re making.
While snacking on a fruit platter and watching the sunset is in the top three of the most relaxed activities you can do this summer, putting that perfect look together may not necessarily be a walk in the park. You need to consider the weather from day into early evening and decide how much sun exposure you’re willing to risk without getting cold later. flowy, floral mini dress worn with pink adidas Originals Gazelle sneakers is a winning combo that says “I’m stylish AF, but comfortable and not doing too much.” Do take a light denim jacket with you for the unpredictable post-sunset chill.
Because they’re so infrequent, thinking about what to wear to a wine farm can be a bit of pressure and the line of appropriateness between dressy and casual is so thin. Whatever the case, the thing you can always be sure of is that you are either going to be sitting or standing for long periods of time, so comfort is key; wearing something tight is a no. Our antidote to the dressy VS casual conundrum? The shirt dress; depending on how you style it, it could go either way… but you don’t want to risk being underdressed, so a steady block heel is a good balance.
Not all the best things in life are free, sometimes they cost a small fee: like sipping delicious cocktails on a rooftop, with your friends. And, arguably, nailing your look for this may just be half of the fun. So, hit all your marks in a fun and flirty off-the-shoulder lace number that gives you the look of quirky sophistication.
Dressing for the races is all about drama, impact and absolute elegance – think high society wife vibes daaahling. With slight bell sleeves, a high neck, this red crochet dress fits that bill to the tee. Complete the look with a wide-brimmed sun hat and a fierce strut.