Summer 2011 is your chance to shop around for the perfect sun dresses. Summer is always the perfect time to wear the most stylish of clothing, and few pieces of clothing offer as much versatility as sun dresses. Sun dresses give the feeling that summer has arrived and the freedom to feel the summer breeze and sun. Whether you select a more conventional sun dress or one that has a unique look, the light material with which sun dresses are made will give you a comfortable feel while maintaining optimal style. Listed below is information on some of the best sun dresses available in 2011.
Brigitte Bailey Posy Tube Dress
Available in gray, black and red, the Brigitte Bailey Posy Tube Dress pairs a unique style and top-notch comfort. Adjustable shoulder straps sit on top of a smocked bodice. The empire waist, gathered skirt and flared hem add an interesting look to the dress, while the unconventional flower-like design gives a sense of modern romance. The Brigitte Bailey Posy Tube Dress is 100 percent cotton, meaning it is to be hand washed. It retails for $69.
BCBGeneration Pleated Bust Strapless Sundress
BCBG offers top-end clothing with an aura of class, and their BCBGeneration Pleated Bust Strapless Sundress is no different. The bodice possesses bra pads for a perfect fit despite the lack of straps, and the bust is complemented by pleated detailing. Coming in white, the dress provides the perfect cool summer style. Slash hand pockets, a smocked mid-back and a slip-on design cap off the look. At 85 percent cotton, the BCBGeneration Pleated Bust Strapless Sundress is to be hand washed. It costs $128.
Steve Madden Rainbow Ikat Print Smock Dress
The Steve Madden Rainbow Ikat Print Smock Dress is available in navy, brown and black, giving you the option to diversify your summer wardrobe with more earthy tones. These warmer colors are complemented with soothing tones such as pink, white and yellow, giving you the traditional summer dress feel within a unique style. The Steve Madden Rainbow Ikat Print Smock Dress has a relaxed silhouette, ruffled hemline, and is 100 percent rayon, making it best worn on the beach. The bright, hypnotic pattern will garner a lot of second glances. The dress runs for only $45.
Jessica Simpson Floral Print Sun Dress
The Jessica Simpson Floral Print Sun Dress possesses a tank style and scoop neck that makes it stand out from other sun dresses. The dress has a zip back closure and pleated detailing on a partially-lined, loose-fitting skirt. The dress is available in yellow, giving it that traditional summer feel. The Jessica Simpson Floral Print Sun Dress retails for $98.
Gabriella Rocha Sheehan Sun Dress
The Gabriella Rocha Sheehan Sun Dress provides a Hawaiian style with a tropical print. The sweetheart neckline with button accents and adjustable straps will provide a perfect fit no matter your body type. The Gabriella Rocha Sheehan Sun Dress also has a removable sash, flared hem, empire waist, and 80 percent polyester material. It is machine washable and runs for $60.
Michael Stars Ruffle Empire Tank Dress
In a unique sorbet color that will attract plenty of attention, the Michael Stars Ruffle Empire Tank Dress is a tremendous addition to any summer wardrobe. The eye-catching material runs down to just a mid-thigh length, making it a great choice to wear at a summer party or at the beach. There is also ruffle trim at the shoulder straps, a smocked panel at the back, and a slip-on design. At 94 percent modal, the Michael Stars Ruffle Empire Tank Dress is dry-clean only. It retails for $138.
Tahari by ASL Carmela Charlie Shantung O/S Dress
This Tahari dress has a fantastic floral design that displays a flattering orange and white frock. The most unique aspect of the Tahari by ASL Carmela Charlie Shantung O/S Dress is the one-shoulder, asymmetrical neckline. The dress can be slipped on and off with ease due to a side zip closure. The dress's knee length design gives a conservative look that still allows your body to breathe on the hottest of summer days. The shell is 100 percent polyester and the lining is 100 percent acetate, making it dry-clean only.
Tommy Bahama Poppy Galore Dress
The Tommy Bahama Poppy Galore Dress is perhaps the most "traditional" sun dress on this list, possessing a pullover style and tropical light havana design. The super soft Supima cotton makes it machine washable, while the halter straps tie at the neck to give you a perfect fit. The look is capped off with a sweetheart neckline. The Tommy Bahama Poppy Galore Dress retails for $125.