Sundresses for Women: Every Style

Two women wearing sundresses

Sundresses for summer? How inventive, right? But let’s take a minute to put aside the preconceived notions and focus what really makes these single silhouettes great. Sure, they’re feminine and flirty. And they’re also just easy.

The sundress is one of the few pieces where “throw-and-go” results in a look that works 100% of the time. And it’s not just about the old floral frocks for the weekend picnic. (You remember those — the fitted sleeveless number your Mom bought to match your little sister or maybe your cousin. Good times).

If you’re down with a little dress action, but hoping for something a bit more tailored to your personal style, read on to discover a warm-weather design for every style. There’s a whole new summer sundress world out there, ready to make your season, weekend after weekend, BBQ after BBQ.

Sporty Sundresses

Sundress for the Bohemian

Mandala-inspired embroidery and airy fabric make this little blue-and-white diddy  a winning combo for modern boho babes and the free-spirited. Spaghetti straps allow breezes to keep you cool up top and a little lace trim hits all the notes of girly detailing. Finish with a floppy hat and gladiator sandals or an edgy bootie and moto jacket for cool evenings.

embroidered sun dress
Embroidered Panel Sundress

Sundress for the Vintage Enthusiast

Retro prints and silhouettes of years past fit the vintage enthusiast’s sunny summer pursuits. Checks, stripes and polka dots channel the old-school grace of ’50s and ’60s mothers — without the boredom or stiff personality to match. Button-up fronts and tie waist details seal the deal for the gal looking for a chic dose of nostalgia.

Sundress for the Girl Next Door

If classic is where your tastes lay, than a traditional sweetheart style is where it’s at. Made for backyard bashes, garden parties, relaxed weddings and more, a flirty little flower number suits all of summer’s easygoing occasions. Choose citrus hues for an extra punch of fresh flavor

Sundress for the Sport Star

Maybe you’re not feeling bright and girly or you’re just looking to switch up casual events with a trendier type of one-piece-wonder, sporty and minimal is the way to go.

Splashed with the same palms fronds and banana leaf patterns you’ve come to expect from your summer sundress selection, this modern twist puts the prints in a monochromatic scheme. Sleeveless and swinging, a trapeze silhouette gives you the comfort of a tennis dress with the contemporary cool of athletic-inspired design.

Ladies, which sundress style would you like in your closet?


Melissa is creative communications professional with 9+ years of experience writing for the beauty and fashion industries.