DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - JULY 23: Anna Hiltrop wearing a rose maxi dress from Riani and attends the Riani Fashion Festival on July 23, 2022 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images for Riani)
12 Outdated Dress Trends We're Over This Summer
12. Slip Out Of A Smock And Into A Slip Dress
Slip dresses are slinky, flirtatious, and perfect for a variety of events in the summertime. Try pairing one with a pair of strappy heels for the perfect wedding attire.
You can dress your slip dress down with a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers, or you can make it edgier by pairing it with a moto jacket and some combat boots.
11. Swap Nap Dresses For Maxis With Bold Patterns
Maxi dresses with bright colors and floral or asymmetrical patterns look great against bronze skin, making them a perfect choice for summer.
Cotton or linen maxi dresses with short sleeves are great for casual events while satin or chiffon maxis work better for dressier affairs, like a business luncheon or a wedding.
10. Wear Denim Dresses Instead Of Leather
Unlike leather, denim dresses don’t uncomfortably cling to your skin or raise your internal temperature to a potentially unsafe level, and they’re as easy to style as jeans.
Denim dresses look good with just about any accessory or shoe, and they wash much easier than leather, which, if we're being honest, might be their most appealing feature.
9. Try Prairie Instead Of Gingham
Prairie dresses are like smocks but have a little more nuance; they have more rustic patterns and colors and have more shape, often tight at the chest and flowy beyond the waist.
Similar in style and tone to gingham dresses, prairie dresses ditch the picnic table pattern and have a trendier look that can be paired with all the same shoes and accessories.
8. Trade Cutouts For 3D Appliques
Specifically, we mean 3D applique dress with rosettes, which are little appliques created with fabric and modeled to look like roses that add a supremely feminine touch.
The best part of a dress with 3D appliques is that you don't have to accessorize much since you already have a standout feature; all you need is some dainty jewelry and shoes.