We’re in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK with temperatures in the 30s! As lovely as it is, we’re just not used to prolonged hot weather. For many of us it can present a challenge when deciding what to wear. When the weather heats up, cool dresses are my Summer go-to wardrobe staples. I look for dresses that provide coverage without being clingy or bulky.
I’m a huge fan of classic, versatile dresses that can be dressed up or worn casually; dresses that you can wear to the office and on holiday.
If you’re looking for a classic, elegant dress for Summer, Peter Hahn has just what you need. With a focus on natural materials, Peter Hahn offers high-quality women’s fashion (and menswear) from over 250 international designer brands. The company’s mission is to give customers the “feel-good factor of alway being dressed appropriately in our fashions”. I’m a huge fan of classic, versatile dresses that can be dressed up or worn casually; dresses that you can wear to the office and on holiday. I’ve selected nine stylish Summer dresses to keep you cool in the heat, available from the Peter Hahn website.
A tunic dress is a very versatile style as it can be worn on its own or layered over trousers.
Light and airy fabrics are essential in the heat. I’ve always avoided linen due to its tendency to look crumpled, but with a knee length dress creasing issues are minimal. I love the safari style of the sage shirt dress above, while the white dress with the sequin neckline is perfect for balmy evenings.
Cotton shirt dresses are probably my favourite style for Summer…especially if they have pockets! You can easily change the look by switching belts and shoes, and they cover the tops of the arms, which is an area of concern for some ladies. Personally, I prefer to keep my shoulders covered at work even though there’s no dress code, I just think it looks more professional.
For a more relaxed look, a tunic dress is a very versatile style as it can be worn on its own or layered over trousers. A simple linen tunic in a neutral colour is a hot weather hero, at home or on holiday. Adding chunky wooden jewellery creates a chic, casual vibe.
I love bold prints for Summer; whether it’s tropical, tribal, floral or stripes, a printed dress is a quick and easy way to make an impact. Just add neutral accessories and you’re dressed and ready to go. Palm print seems to be on trend at the moment, and I particularly like the short sleeve dress below. You could wear it with flat sandals, white trainers or tan wedges to make it work for any occasion.
So those are my top Summer picks from the Peter Hahn website. Of course, most people prefer to shop online these days, but the company also has 19 retail stores in Germany and Switzerland. The company serves its customers via catalogues too.
What’s your favourite style of Summer dress? Do you prefer natural fabrics such as linen and cotton in the heat?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All words and opinions are my own.