With scorching temperatures vastly approaching, we’re hanging up our LBD’s, and opting for something more lightweight… queue the summer dress. But we are craving an injection of brands that are less familiar and far more refreshing than the ones’s we shop every year. So we’ve got the new brands you need to know that are flinging out some of the cutest summer dresses that won’t break the bank… and are well worth shaving your legs for.
#1 Vestire The Label
If you’ve been intensely researching ‘power suits’ on Instagram, the odds of you coming across Vestire The Label are quite high, as their soft pink pant suit has been one of their most iconic pieces to date. The Sydney-born brand takes inspiration from the streets of Paris, Milan and New York (to name a few), so you can expect to find a dress that isg feminine, flirty or fun.
Prices start at: $200
Only launching in Byron Bay in 2017, The East Order is where off-duty and effortless come together. The idea behind the brand is to create clothing that you can create memories in, and we think that’s pretty cool. Offering a mix of short, long, frilly, colourful flowy, all of their dresses are so easy to wear, you’ll want to buy the entire capsule! And with an affordable price tag, you practically can.
Prices start at: $140
#3 Amuse Society
Boho babes, this one’s for you. If you haven’t heard of Amuse Society, then you should head to their website to check out their latest summer range. With soft prints and light fabrics, you won’t be able to resist their frocks. Throw one over a pair of bathers and wear it casually to the beach, or slip on a pair of tan heels to dress it up for a night out. Versatility and affordability? Tick!
Prices start at: $70
#4 August Street
Challenging the rule breakers in fashion since 2012, August Street is all about rebellious styling. So it should be no surprise that fashion icons like Margaret Zhang, Brooke Testoni and Anna Rike have been spotted sporting it. Their collection of summer dresses are anything but quiet. With sharp, clean-cut designs, we think it is safe to assume you will be making a statement in these.
Prices start at: $160
#5 Rodeo Show
For a real dress-to-impress type of frock, we suggest you check out Rodeo Show. The Australian fashion label has a huge selection of printed, midi, mini and lace dresses that are ideal for summer events (like the spring races, perhaps?) (can add link in here to spring races), and have a price point that will leave you with change to put towards accessorising. All of their collections have been designed for the modern woman’s wardrobe, in styles that are both timeless and classic, so why are you still reading this? Get purchasing!
If you live in Melbourne or Sydney, visit one of their 4 stores in each city to try on the dresses for yourself.
Prices start at: $190