Beat the Heat in Style: Your Guide to Modest Summer Dresses

May 19, 2024 ยท by Andrea Long

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the desire to look and feel cool while staying true to your personal style. If you favor modest dressing, you might think breezy summer style is out of reach. But fear not, fashionistas! Here's your ultimate guide to rocking gorgeous modest summer dresses that will keep you comfortable and confident all season long.

Finding the Perfect Fit

First things first, consider the silhouette that flatters you most. Here are some popular options for modest dresses:

Maxi Dresses: These offer complete coverage and come in a variety of styles, from flowy and romantic to sleek and sophisticated. Try the Sunhat Soiree dress with sandals for a fun shopping day look!

A-Line Dresses: The A-line silhouette creates a flattering, balanced look, perfect for any body type. The Sorbet Under the Sun dress comes in white and coral and is the perfect vacation dress this summer. 

Shirred or Smocked Dresses: These dresses offer a comfortable and forgiving fit with a touch of detail. You can't go wrong with the bright colors and feminine style of the Tarts & Lemonade dress!

Midi dresses: Midi length dresses are perfect for summer - light and breezy but still modest. Go for casual and comfy chic in the A New Horizon dress - the perfect little muslin knit number for those hot days. 

Cool Fabrics are Key

When it comes to summer fashion, comfort is king (or queen!). Look for dresses made from lightweight, breathable fabrics like:

  • Cotton: A classic choice that's soft, durable, and keeps you cool.
  • Linen: This natural fiber is known for its breathability and slightly textured look.
  • Chambray: Similar to denim but lighter in weight, chambray dresses offer a cool, casual vibe.

Fabulous Features for Summer

Don't forget about the little details that can elevate your summer dress:

  • Flutter Sleeves: Add a touch of whimsy and extra coverage for your arms.
  • High Necklines: Keep you cool and comfortable while maintaining a modest look.
  • Pockets: A must-have for practicality and adding a touch of style.

Accessorize with Confidence

The right accessories can take your modest summer dress from day to night. Here are some ideas:

  • Statement Hair Accessories: Fix up your hair and add personality.
  • Bold, Lightweight Scarves: Fun and eye-catching, perfect for a casual outing.
  • Hats: Protect yourself from the sun in style with a floppy hat or straw fedora.
  • Sandals or Wedges: Comfortable and stylish footwear for hot summer days.

Embrace Your Unique Style

Remember, the key to rocking a modest summer dress is to choose pieces that make you feel confident and beautiful. Don't be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you! With a little planning and creativity, you can conquer the summer heat in style.

Andrea Long

About Andrea Long

Andrea Long is wife to Clinton and mommy to Clark and Chantry. She is editor and manager of The Dainty Jewells Blog and part of the marketing team of Dainty Jewells. She is also a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home mom of her two precious boys. Her life is full of adventure as she travels full-time with her evangelist husband and little ones in a "tiny home on wheels". She enjoys decorating her small space, time with her family, holistic health, a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and as much time at her piano as possible. Andrea considers herself very blessed to live this life for her Faithful Friend. Follow Andrea on Instagram @andreagrindlelong.