What To Wear

Casual Summer Dresses Inspired By The Runways

From picnics to backyard gatherings, there are endless opportunities to rock beautiful summer dresses in the weeks ahead. Once business hours come to an end, structured sheaths are replaced by floaty fabrics and softly falling hemlines. In other words, the season of the sundress is here, and tanned calves are fully on display at summer get-togethers. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Spring/Summer 2017 runways, which offer a glimpse of the leading trends in frocks. Keeping a budget in mind, we’ve curated a few affordable yet fashionable ways to embrace these catwalk inspired looks for summer.

Carolina Herrera

There’s no denying that the little denim dress is enjoying a moment this season, and the runway at Carolina Herrera points to this trend. We are liking this tailored jean frock with its three-quarter sleeves, daring slit and tie belt. If you’re looking to get the look for yourself, try slipping into this Lee Platinum Denim Shirtdress, $37. With its dark blue wash and collared style, it’s a chic dress for either Casual Friday or the weekend.


With romantic evenings and balmy afternoons ahead, the little white dress is a perfect look for any myriad of low key summery occasions. One only needs to glance at the Chloé catwalk, where this filmy ivory number made a grand appearance. For an inspired look, step out in this Gap Eyelet Sleeveless Tier Dress, $77. The delicate pleats and sleeveless style complement the stark white hue and the subtle eyelet cut-outs.


For a hint of colour, opt for a pretty in pink dress (as spotted at Blumarine). The flirty flared skirt and sheer panel accents help to complete the design. If you’re looking for an option which won’t break the bank, consider this similar NY Collection Mixed-Lace Illusion Fit & Flare Dress, $40. With its candy pink colour and dainty lace, this piece is incredibly girlish and also fits the season’s runway trends.

Runway Photos: Vogue Runway 

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