Summer Style Dress Guide

As our day to day keeps evolving and we are venturing out more, we wanted to make getting dressed FUN again!

So, we created a summer dress style guide to help you determine what to wear for anything and everything you have on the agenda this Summer. From hanging at home in dresses made for lounging to wedding guest dresses, there’s something to fit your Summer dress needs. Check out our Summer dress style guide below!


Chic at Home Dresses

Even though our day to day environment looks the same (we’re talking about our homes!), we’re starting to have friends and family over.

And we all know that when you look good, you feel good. So when you’re getting ready to host a backyard barbeque or a daytime hang with the girls, put on a summer dress or jumpsuit that’s vibrant, colorful and chic. 

LYDIA

Print Chiffon Maxi Dress

$75 | Available in Regular & Plus


The ultimate day to night maxi dress, Lydia was crafted to complement your shape and move with you.

Featuring slits on both sides and a keyhole in the back, this print chiffon dress features a knee-length lining for a subdued, yet flirty feel. Pair Lydia with sandals for hosting at home. And don’t forget to add a stylish cardigan for cooler Summer nights!

JORI

Red Cropped Jumpsuit

$75 | Available in regular


With a tank neckline, two pockets, and tie at the waist, Jori is the perfect amount of function and flattering for the hostess.

The tie at the waist accentuates your figure and the keyhole button detailing in the back adds a touch of femininity. You’ll also love the wide leg cropped pants as they elongate your figure and move with you throughout the day. 

COURTNEY

Short Sleeve Coral Floral Midi Dress

$85 | Available in Regular, Petite & Plus


We all need a casual dress for the weekends that’s both comfortable and cute.

With short sleeves and a midi length, it's clear that this midi dress is perfect for anything on your agenda. But what makes this dress even better is the tie at the waist to accentuate your natural curves. With the added touches of flare, you’re guaranteed to feel cute, comfortable and like the center of attention.


Lounge Dresses & Jumpsuits

When you think of a lounge dress, you probably think of something that’s a maxi dress length, loose fitting, and has no shape.

Well, we’re here to tell you that your lounge dress or jumpsuit doesn’t have to be that! There is such a thing as a cute dress or jumpsuit that can also be loungewear. Plus, these pieces can double up as beach cover ups! No matter what you wear these summer dresses and jumpsuits for, you feel comfortable and cozy. 

CLAIRE

Rose Short Sleeve Layered Casual Dress

$75 | Available in Regular & Petite


Claire isn’t your average casual dress!

Made from soft, machine-washable rayon, this basic and essential casual dress glides over the body and keeps you comfortable with stretchy and cool material all day long. And we’ve designed Claire with a slit v-neckline to add a little bit of flirty casual chic flair in case you need to go from the couch to run an errand in a pinch. 

MARGOT

Sleeveless Cropped Wide Leg Black Jumpsuit

$75 | Available in Regular


Cute meets casual in this cropped wide-leg black jumpsuit. 

Made from buttery soft stretch fabric, Margot moves when you walk without ever feeling constricting. The popover tank adds dimension, while the V-neck and V-back design shows just the right amount of skin. Whether you’re lounging at home, on a mission to clean every nook and cranny or doing something more exciting, you’ll find yourself reaching for Margot time and time again. 

SELINA

Navy Blue Terry Short Sleeve Dress

$75 | Available in Regular & Petite


Selina is ready to bring seasonless style to your wardrobe!

This short sleeve casual dress features a soft terry fabric cut in a knee length that is ideal lounging or using as a summer beach dress coverup. From it’s t-shirt hem to cinched waist to navy blue terry cloth knit fabric, this short sleeve dress makes a perfect base for an everyday outfit. 


Vacation Ready Dresses

With travel opening up more and many of us itching to get out of the city, it’s likely you have at least a weekend getaway planned this Summer. 

So, when you’re planning out what to take, opt for lightweight dresses that don’t wrinkle easily. It will make getting dresses for your vacation a breeze so you can focus on what’s important: relaxing and enjoying time away.

LIBBY

Pink Floral Handkerchief Hem Dress

$75 | Available in Regular


There's so much to love about Libby: the tank bodice, the uneven handkerchief hem, the exposed seams.

Made from floral printed stretch mesh, this handkerchief hem dress is perfect for travel because it never wrinkles. Dress it up with a cardigan or shrug, or wear the Libby with playful earring and sandals for a casual look.

JESSIE

White Floral Lace Dress

$80 | Available in Regular


You’ll love this ultra-light, ultra feminine dress for travel and more!

Jessie is flirty yet sophisticated. With a flounce skirt, this beautiful white lace dress is figure-flattering and comfortable. For all your vacation outings in the sun, Jessie is a must-have.

DANIELLE

Three-Quarter Sleeve Floral Ruffle Hem A-line Dress

$85 | Available in Regular


Meet the ready to wear anywhere, A-Line floral dress.

Danielle’s lightweight textured floral print fabric gives this A-Line dress the versatility you want and the easy-care you need. Danielle’s fitted bodice with a shirred waist accentuates your figure, while the skirt of this A-Line dress allows you to move freely and comfortably from place to place. 


On-the-Go Dresses

When you’re on the go, the last thing you want is to feel constricted in your outfit.

But, you do want to look cute because you never know who you’ll run into! So this Summer, we brought you lightweight summer dresses and jumpsuits that are casual, comfortable and easy to style. From petite to plus size summer outfits, you’ll be ready to go in minutes. 

JASMINE

Sleeveless Coral Floral Midi Dress

$80 | Available in Regular


Jasmine may seem like a classic sheath midi dress, but there’s a surprise: a lace up tie back!

Designed to be an easy fit with the ability to accentuate your curves as much or as little as you want, Jasmine’s tie back adds the perfect feminine touch to this vibrant floral midi dress. Made from lightweight rayon fabric, Jasmine will be a cinch to style for a number of occasions this season with the right sandals and a cardigan!

MARINA

Plaid Short Sleeve Dress With Pockets

$70 | Available in Regular & Plus


This plaid dress is stylish, comfortable, and unexpectedly figure flattering.

At first glance, you might just think Marina is your standard boxy cut dress, but upon further inspection, you'll notice that the strategically placed darts at the bust help to accentuate your figure. With short sleeves, two pockets, and a fabric that keeps things light and cool, this plaid dress is a must-have this Summer. 

HARPER

Casual Black Short Sleeve Jumpsuit

$75 | Available in Regular


Cute meets comfort in this casual black cropped jumpsuit. 

With short sleeves, a V-neckline and tie at the waist, Harper accentuates your upper body, while the cropped wide-leg pants help to elongate your legs. While the buttons on the bodice are for show, there’s no need to worry! Harper is made from soft fabric that has enough stretch so you can slip her on in the morning and feel comfortable and confident no matter what the day has in store! 


Date Night Dresses

With the resurgence of dining out, a beautiful date night out is most certainly in need. 

Get dressed up in one of our pretty dresses that are made for Summer. Our date night looks feature feminine details so that as the weather warms up, you won’t want to even think about bringing a sweater! 

JULIETTE

Tiered Drop Waist Floral Mixi Dress

$75 | Available in Regular


Juliette is a modern twist on the classic drop waist mixi dress. 

Two panels are delicately sewn together to create an A-line skirt that hits right below your hip to elongate your torso, while the tank bodice is fitted to complement your figure. Made from floral printed mesh, Juliette is fully lined. Pair this mixi dress with a denim jacket for your next casual evening with your partner or a pair of heels and a shrug for something more special.

ERIKA

Short Sleeve Mauve Floral Midi Dress

$85 | Available in Regular, Petite & Plus


Feel comfortable and confident in the simple, yet figure flattering Erika floral midi dress.

The Erika silhouette captures the eye with understated details like ruched extended short sleeves and a square neckline that highlights the elegance of a woman’s collarbones. Erika is a simple sheath silhouette made of lightweight knit fabric that makes this midi dress both versatile and essential. It’s easy to get lost in the styles and outfits you’ll create in Erika season after season. 

KAI

Fuschia Floral Maxi Dress

$75 | Available in Regular


Every woman needs a classic maxi dress in her closet. Enter Kai.

This floor-length floral maxi dress with a side slit is not only elongating, but also figure flattering. Drop shoulders complement your décolletage, while the maxi silhouette hugs your figure in all the right places. Pair Kai with a denim jacket or cardigan and sandals for casual Summer nights, or a pair of espadrilles and dangling earrings for date night. 


Mother of the Bride or Groom Dresses

We know it's her (or his!) special day, but mom deserves to look her best too!

Our mother of the bride dresses come in a variety of lengths from knee length to floor length. And we have a wide selection of colors fit for any summer wedding. Whichever mother of the bride dress you choose, you’ll feel instantly chic and confident on the big day!

GRACE

Rosewood Sequin Lace Floor Length Dress

$95 | Available in Regular


When a fancy wedding calls for a more formal dress—look no further than Grace. 

The Grace sequin lace floor length dress is classic, feminine, modest and sparkly. This form fitting, floor length dress is made from stretch sequin lace and features a plunging sweetheart neckline with comfortable shape-defining boning and a slightly padded bust. Grace holds you in at all the right places without making you feel constricted, so you can feel equally as comfortable as you look stunning. And with Grace’s modest yet sexy side slit you’ll be free to float around the event with ease.

LENNY

CAxLZ Antique Gold Sequin Dress With Chiffon Overlay

$95 | Available in Regular, Petite & Plus


Wearing Stevie may make you feel like a Hollywood starlet. 

The classic a-line cut is flattering for every figure and the built-in pockets transform this timeless piece into a modern staple. With a chiffon overlay that makes a confident style statement, this versatile sequin dress not only gives you arm coverage but also adds an extra touch of elegance. Plus, you can wear the chiffon overlay with a variety of pieces in your wardrobe to make Lenny a true fashion score.

STEVIE

Dusty Purple Sequin Lace Sheath Dress

$90 | Available in Regular & Plus


Lead in text — Et ligula ullamcorper malesuada proin libero nunc consequat interdum.

This elegant knee length sheath dress is designed with a vintage style reminiscent of 1950s Hollywood. Stevie’s stretch sequin scalloped lace glides over the body. And long chiffon sleeves provide subtle coverage while the side slits create dramatic flair and movement. Stevie is the glitzy knee length sheath dress that’ll elevate any wedding. It’s an iconic party dress that’ll have you feeling like a confident and glamorous Elizabeth Taylor by the end of the evening.


Wedding Guest Dresses & Jumpsuits

With weddings back on the rise, it’s time to update your wedding guest dress wardrobe. 

From less formal weddings to black tie weddings, you’ll find Summer wedding guest dresses to fit every invite. If you’re in the bridal party, you’ll find that these options are great bridesmaid dresses too. And all for under $100! 

KRISTA

Floral Print Maxi Dress

$85 | Available in Regular


Every woman desires to have their own star style moment, and that is exactly what Jennifer will do for you.

Made from stretch mesh, the contrast between vibrant hues and black in this floral print makes Krista a floral maxi dress you can wear from one season to the next. A fitted, wrap bodice with a tie at your waist accentuates your figure, while the full skirt allows you to move freely and comfortably from place to place. 

JENNIFER

CAxLZ Silver Sequin Jumpsuit

$95 | Available in Regular, Petite & Plus


Every woman desires to have their own star style moment, and that is exactly what Jennifer will do for you.

 A modern twist on old Hollywood glamour, this silver sequin jumpsuit was designed to celebrate women of all shapes and glorious sizes. From the ruched waist band to the surplus bodice, this sequin jumpsuit beautifully accentuates your figure. Plus, the wide leg pants will have you feeling as if you’re floating into a room where heads will most definitely turn. With this metallic sequin jumpsuit, you’re stepping into dazzling style and luxurious comfort. 


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GRACIE

Light Purple Sequin Lace Bodycon Dress

$85 | Available in Regular


Need a party dress that’s perfect for a wedding, posh birthday party or other glitzy special occasion? Gracie has you covered!

The Gracie sequin lace bodycon dress is classic, feminine, sparkly and cut to a sexy, yet comfortable knee length. This short sleeve bodycon dress is made from stretch sequin lace and features a plunging sweetheart neckline with comfortable shape-defining boning and a slightly padded bust. Gracie holds you in at all the right places without making you feel constricted, so you can feel equally as comfortable as you look stunning. In the Gracie bodycon dress you’ll be sure to turn heads at your next special occasion.


After reading through our summer style guide, we hope we were able to answer some of your most pressing outfit questions for Summer like “What is my style?” and “What do I wear for this event?!”

Whatever summer outfits you choose, we know that you’ll feel comfortable, confident and cute in Connected Apparel summer dresses. And if you’re looking for something else, be sure to check out our other women’s dresses and jumpsuits for more outfit ideas. 

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