Here are some great styles of long sundresses that look great now and easily transition into fall. Sundresses are always a great choice for summer – they have that breezy, just-thrown-on feel that is perfect for hot, lazy days. But sundresses can be a great option for fall too! With the right styling, these dresses can be warmed up and toughened up to create a look that is chic for fall. Follow these tips and you'll be all set!
For summer, wear sundresses in dark, saturated colors with dainty jewelry like a small silver necklace. This maintains a look of unfussy elegance. For fall, try a look that is a little more funky. To add dimension, wear a statement-making necklace, platforms, and a sweater belted over the dress. If it’s cold, swap the necklace for a colorful scarf. Here are some great dresses to try this look with:
Save: Seamed Open Back Maxi Dress from Free People. $88.
Spend: One With Nature Dress in Wine from Modcloth.com. $114.99.
Splurge: Slubby Tulip Dress from Anthropologie. $168.
Light dresses are an obvious pick for summer. Pair with a rose gold necklace, bracelet, or watch for a look that is chic and flirty. Break the rule against wearing white after Labor Day! These dresses can be great for cooler seasons with the right styling. For fall, make sure to add some edginess to this feminine style. Leather accessories are a must. The adventurous can try a leather jacket or a leather cuff. If this sounds scary to you, stick with knee-high leather boots in a rich caramel color.
Save: Linger on the Lanai Dress from Modcloth.com. $54.99.
Spend: Goddess Dress from Free People. $88.
Splurge: Dalian Dress from Anthropologie. $178.
During the summer, wear muted floral dresses with a cute pair of sandals and nothing else. Let your hair be your major accessory – wear it loosely curled. For fall, cozy up this piece in extra-long belted sweaters. Make sure that the sweater picks up a major color in the floral pattern of your dress or else you will look mismatched. Add chunky heels and a pair of tights. Make sure the tights aren’t textured as it will clash with the pattern of the dress. Wear your hair up in a loose chignon.
Save: Silence & Noise Chiffon Maxi Dress from Urban Outfitters. $79.
Spend: Aidan Mattox Strapless Chiffon Maxi Dress from Nordstrom. $128.90.
Splurge: Loving Maxi Dress from Free People. $198
In summer, wear this dress with a belt and/or shoes in a contrasting color. If you choose both belt and shoes, make sure they match! For fall, top a striped dress with a jean jacket that doesn’t match the shade of the dress. For a look that is super trendy, add chic ankle booties in a dark color. Here are some great dresses for this look:
Save: Max & Mia Striped Maxi Dress from Nordstrom. $68.
Spend: Striped Jersey Maxi Dress from Gap. $69.95.
Splurge: Equinox Stripe Maxi from Anthropologie. $158.