No garment captures the essence of summer quite like the sundress. Floaty and effortless, its slip-on ease makes it a must once temperatures start to soar – and this season has ushered in an array of styles to suit every mood.
If bright bursts of color are on the cards in the months ahead, then turn to New York label Proenza Schouler. For SS22, the brand has offered up a plethora of summer-ready silhouettes in vivid, impossible-to-ignore hues, including a Grecian-inspired pleated maxi in a sunny shade of yellow. Meanwhile, LA-based brand Dôen offers a more wistful take on the sundress by way of this polka-dotted cotton-voile maxi that can be amped up with sky-high strappy sandals or grounded with chunky-soled slides.
For self-described minimalists who favor neutral tones and unfussy shapes, resortwear brand Cortana’s tonal striped midi in a lightweight linen is set to form the backbone of your summer-in-the-city wardrobe, but likewise can transition seamlessly to sun-soaked beachside settings (simply swap out the accessories). Alternatively, tap into the enduring prairie trend by slipping into this picnic-perfect midi by Sea that’s replete with ruffles. Best of all, it’s actually comprised of a separate crocheted wool-blend blouse and broderie anglaise skirt that can be remixed with sporty tanks, wide-leg linen pants and everything else that SS22 has to offer.
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