6 Dresses Perfect for Lazy, End-of-summer Days
They're here, the dog days of summer. Our suitcases are still barely unpacked from our last weekend getaway and the thought of planning another series of separates to pack for our final trips to the beach sounds fraught.
At this seasonal stage, we want our clothes to feel as effortless as our mindset while we take in the few remaining weeks of sun.
Fortunately, these six designers created lines that cater specifically to our lazy end-of-summer spirit. Their assortments of easy, lightweight dresses are as comfortable as they are chic.
So throw a couple in your suitcase with a pair of Ancient Greeks and you'll be going straight from the breakfast to dinner. It'll be our little secret.
Former Ukranian fashion editors Kate Zubarieva and Asya Varetsa refer to their line as “walking sleepwear.” Their new collection of linen shirtdresses will take you from your 7 a.m. wakeup call to your 8 p.m. dinner reservation. With off-the-shoulder and ruffled details, no one will believe you just rolled out of bed. (And moms, if you like what you see, get the matching version for your mini!)
Growing up on the beach, designer Kee Edwards was inspired by the effortlessness of beach dressing. So she sought out to create a line that would offer that same carefree sensibility to women year-round with feminine frocks in lightweight cottons. Her line is also retailed at Matches Fashion and Spring.
You’ll never forget your first Natalie Martin dress. Not only is her silk so soft that you’ll find it impossible to take off, but her collection of lightweight, one-of-a-kind print dresses and kaftans will make you feel like you’re traveling with an empty suitcase. You can also find her collections at Barneys and an offshoot brand, Nat by Natalie Martin, at Anthropologie.
No matter if you’re going to the country, the city or the beach for your last summer trip, Doen dresses have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a linen wrap dress or a printed kaftan, there's an easy option for all of your vacation needs.
Marina Cortbawi's resort line, Merlette, is exactly what she intended it to be: the perfect getaway wardrobe for the restless traveler. Pretty, lightweight, and fuss-free, her cotton dresses are the ultimate summer throw-on.
Three Graces London
If you’re in need of the full vacation-wear package, look no further than Three Graces London. While Three Graces carries full lines of sleepwear and beachwear, the beauty lies in each collection’s elegant simplicity, shown off in each piece’s element of interchangeability. You can also shop these pretty frocks at MyTheresa and Matches Fashion.