Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.

Recently I attended a 1940s summer ball. It was a great night of dancing, mingling with military veterans, vintage fashion and people watching. I have never seen so many women dressed up outside of a wedding or other formal event. It was such a wonderful experience to see women who had taken care and pride in picking out a particular dress. You could see it in the way they carried themselves, they way the fussed over keeping the dress clean and so on.

gold dress wf  Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.Have you noticed that our casual way of dressing, we tend to all look alike. On this night each dress was like a pretty candy wrapper, no two were alike.

My dress was fairly simple in construction, a simple summer dress. Below is a photo of a D&G dress from a couple of season ago.

d and g dress 252b7 214x300 Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.It looks like an exact copy of mine. On my version I lined it and installed an invisible zipper. The fit of the bodice was excellent. I didn’t have time to make the belt, but I will later on. I was actually surprised by how much I loved wearing this dress.

gold dress back 691x1024 Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.The style of the dress I made I can wear through out the summer months. Classic in its styling and the fabric choice (cotton) is spot-on for summer wear.

Do you have a preferred summer wardrobe? Do you like to wear dresses or skirts in hot weather? If you find yourself dressing in jeans and t-shirts most of the time, what’s stopping you from switching things up?

I would love to hear your comments on the blog. And, in the mean time, think about sewing your own version of the perfect summer dress.

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One Response to Best Excuse For More Fabric? Dresses! Check Out Cool Dresses For A Hot Summer.

  1. Janine says:

    I live in Atlanta, Georgia where it can be desperately hot and humid in the summer. For years I wore pants and capris, especially to work, but now that I’m sewing again I am wearing more dresses and skirts. It’s definitely a cooler way to dress, and let’s face it, capris or cropped pants aren’t the most flattering to a lot of shapes. Bonus : a skirt is an easy weekend sew!