March 19, 2008

Sun Dresses For A Sunny Day Out

OK, so my title is misleading: obviously you can wear sun dresses on non-sunny days too, but it sounded catchy. Plus, in some ways it does make more sense to wear sun dresses on sunny days because the skirt of the dress is so full and volumous that you would probably get yourself (or at least the skirt bit) wet from the rain, since as well all know, umbrellas don't cover us up 100%. Oops, I'm rambling. Moving on...

Isn't this such a cute picture? I'm pretty indifferent to Sienna Miller (as an actress or suppsedly style icon,) but I can't help but think that while Sienna and her dog certainly look cute, her dress really makes the whole image even more pretty and complete. I mean, imagine her in skinny jeans -the picture wouldn't look as pretty right? Since I've seen this picture, I've started noticing sun dresses around. They just seem like a nice S/S08 staple to one's summer daywear selection. Check these out:

Sienna Miller is of course, the Miller sisters' fashion line, Twenty8Twelve's best PR + walking manequin. And since I'm mentioning this, it's only fair to show this pretty front frill dress by Twenty8Twelve.
But since I'm not willing to pay that much for a sun dress, I move onto high street stores. Top Shop's got this simple sun dress for 25 pounds. The bright blue is very 'in' for this season and perfect for those of you think a white sun dress is too basic. (Although note that Top Shop does make a white version.) I like the button details in the front because those little buttons just seem to make the sun dresses less cutsy.
And for those who don't want plain coloured dresses and want some details, the new Kate Moss Top Shop collection (-so new that it was just released today,) has these black or white lurex dresses available. To be honest, from my past experience of seeing the Kate Moss Top Shop stuff in the stores, the clothes tend to look a bit cheap -maybe not cheap looking but probably not worth the premium they added for Kate Moss' name.

Anyways, don't sun dresses just look so cheerful and perfect for a sunny day out? I blame the full and swirly skirt.

Image Credits: www.topshop.com, www.asos.com

34 Comments:

Blogger creamsicle said...

the blue one is pretty nice, im loving it!

3/19/2008 2:33 AM  
Blogger Blackberry said...

I love the white one! It just looks so relaxed and feminine. Can't wait for more spring like temperatures. today was rainy. blech.

3/19/2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

I don't particularly fancy the ones picked out. I guess I'm biased cuz I don't look good in thin straps. Oh well.

3/19/2008 9:36 AM  
Blogger Secretista said...

I LOVE SUNDRESSES! I can't wait to wear all 23423543535 of them this Spring/Summer.

3/19/2008 11:12 AM  
Blogger High Rhapsody said...

those are fun/cute dresses..there are some great finds as well in Urban outfitters..

3/19/2008 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty =)

3/19/2008 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg! how cute! I wish I could wear this kind of stuff, but I have some bacne and scars. :(

3/19/2008 1:43 PM  
Blogger Mica said...

I love that first picture too! :) So cute :)

Sundresses are awesome, they're just so easy to wear.

3/19/2008 1:47 PM  
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3/19/2008 4:15 PM  
Blogger Mint said...

I have 2 sundresses - one is blood red, the other white with pattern of tiny green flowers and leaves - and they are very easy to wear. They're good for going shopping, a day at uni, meeting friends, anything requiring a casual style.

You can make a plain sundress more interesting with accessories such as a belt - I pull a wide cream, embroidered belt around my waist with my blood red sundress and add nude sandals to complete the look.

Sundresses are great for summer; flirty, fun and comfortable. I recommend them to everyone.

3/19/2008 5:59 PM  
Blogger Fashion Tidbits said...

the blue one would be lovely to wear in the summer!

3/19/2008 10:46 PM  
Anonymous savvy gal said...

I love sundresses in the spring, summer, whenever I can wear them. My favorite is Ella Moss (just bought one). I agree Top Shop offers trendy merchandise but quality is not exactly top notch, kind of like Zara, and Mango. But, I would troll these places for my must have at the moment pieces, great for clubbing one night.

3/20/2008 2:34 AM  
OpenID hedonistic-cow said...

sun dresses are indeed the bomb. pity the season for wearing them down under is ending.i know i lived in mine over the summer. i reckon white sun-dresses look best. they look fresh and set-off a tan really well. also, paired with nude wedges or something can take you to the local pub too.

3/20/2008 2:59 PM  
Blogger Fashion's Darling said...

i love sun dresses...but i onl own two lol...I'm kind of weird like that

3/21/2008 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Casting dress said...

The dress is too simple yet adorable and best fits for this summer. It has a good color with the sun's reflection. It was also neat on the eyes

3/24/2008 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the white one! It just looks so relaxed and feminine. Can't wait for more spring like temperatures. today was rainy. blech.
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3/25/2008 1:38 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

I found the best shops to buy sun dresses through Store Adore.
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3/25/2008 8:23 PM  
Anonymous Sundress Girl said...

Nice write up about sundresses. You can find some great ones at SouthernSundress.com

3/25/2008 10:07 PM  
Blogger yael said...

i really like the blue one; i agree that white is way too basic, and that electric-ish blue plays off a tan practically just as well. i am so getting one for this summer.

3/27/2008 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this article about sundresses! I'm going to a wedding this summer, but all of my dresses I have look like these-very casual. Is there any way to dress up a dress like these to wear to a wedding?

3/31/2008 9:09 AM  
Anonymous carizma said...

You can always fancy up a sundress by adding a metallic or beaded necklace. Also, some brightly colored shoes would work! Sundresses can be worn anywhere, it just depends on what you accessorize them with!

3/31/2008 10:05 AM  
Anonymous harper22 said...

Put a colorful big scarf with the dress for a wedding. Color is in so use it!

3/31/2008 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Vienna said...

H & M has GREAT accessories to compliment a sundress right now....and so does Forever 21. I cant get enough of those stores this season. Check them out!

3/31/2008 10:49 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

I posted some really cute cheap sundresses under $20 on my blog http://bargainfinds.blogspot.com

6/09/2008 2:53 AM  
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كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

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7/05/2009 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow i have almost the same exact white one only its from forever 21. i absolutly love it. i try to wear it as much as i can. i'll try the belt idea with some of my other dresses :)

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I love the dresses on the bottom of the page. They're adorable!

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