Warm Weather Dresses to Wear When You Have Places to Go

Get dressed, let’s go…

summer dresses

Words: Afrika Lethabo Bogatsu | Photography: Luke Kuisis

So now that you’ve packed away your winter wardrobe and are more than ready to shed those heavy layers, the sun’s finally blessed us with longer and warmer days (for most of the country at least, sorry Cape Town). This means your winter hibernation is a thing of the past and you’ve got more time to give the people what they want and bless them with your stylish presence. With so many places to go, people to see, your social calendar is fast filling up and what better way to serve some serious style than with the ultimate summer staple. Whatever your plans, dresses are your best bet as you can dress them up or down.

Dressed to the nines but feet on the ground...

occasion dress

Dinner dates are the best excuse to don a fancy frock like this gorgeous long-sleeved maxi dress with a sultry slit that shows off the perfect amount of leg. Instead of going the obvious route of pairing it with heels, juxtapose the glamour with some street-style edge in what is arguably this year’s hottest trend- the ugly sneaker. The look is high-fashion and still down-to-earth. 

From rush hour to happy hour...

T-shirt dress

A t-shirt dress is the ultimate in casual-cool style, and the ideal fuss-free outfit to ensure you beat rush-hour traffic to arrive on time and in style for happy hour. Elevate the low-effort look with a pair of classy barely-there heels that will make your legs go on forever and a day as you make your way from across to the rooftop bar. With striking stripes and a bright pop of colour, there’s no way the cutie at the bar will miss you.

Champagne sipping in style...

structured dress

When you need to a serve a dose of effortless sophistication, the blazer dress trend is the way to go. With its classic double-breasted construction and statement button detailing — this dress is poised to perfection, ideal for lazy brunches on the wine route. Play with proportions by wearing it over a pair of chic culottes for a look that says “I’ve arrived to survey the land” #GirlsWithVineyards.

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