I love a good black dress. Not the little black dress kind though – the comfortable, flattering happy dance kind of black dress. They’re usually sleeveless, slightly loose but not oversized, and goes down until at least your knees. In all my online (window) shopping these days, I just keep picking out long black dresses.
Why I Love Long Black Dresses
I love intricate details, feminine colors for dresses (this short sleeve one is such a fun color and I keep eyeing this lovely striped option). They catch my eye, but I always end up finding the black option.
I’ve had a number of maxi black dresses and I love those, but my heart lately is more with midi length – they’re somehow so much easier.
The styling options for long black dresses are endless – everything from day to night casual to an evening out. Try this black slip dress outfit with a denim jacket and my favorite small bag. If it’s too hot for anything besides the dress, check out this on how to style a maxi dress with a few fun accessories!
How to Find the Perfect Summer Dress
A few details to keep in mind when looking for a summer dress.
First, the bra situation. Some dresses offer built in bras, but obviously the quality of support/coverage varies, so keep that in mind.
Second, strap thickness. If you plan to wear a bra with the dress, take note of the thickness of the straps and their location. Do you have a bra with straps in the same general directions.
Third, watch out for pockets. I’m sucker for pockets, but many easy, flowy dresses just aren’t cut out for pockets – you’d seen an outline (or worse – a bulge!) if you ever actually used those pockets.
I have one dress with pockets and besides being useless, they also make my thighs look much bigger than they really are – no good!