Finding the perfect sundress

The Perfect Sundress

By Emma Childs & Amanda Converse

During the summer, the clothes we put on are usually kept to a bare minimum due to the heat, so the one item that remains constant is the easy, breezy, summer-staple sundress. They always carry the promise of all of the fun that will be had in the summer, and are very versatile, coming in many forms and styles.

They can be flowy or fitted, long or short, have an empire waist or a drop waist, be low cut or have a high neckline – so there is a perfect sundress out there for everyone, and finding it does not have to be a challenge, especially since every local boutique on Cape Cod has many from which to choose.

The key is finding the one that is right for your figure. If you have a tummy, choose an A-line or a shift dress. If you have a small bust, find a style that defines your waist. If you are petite, make sure you find one that is not too long and doesn’t overwhelm your frame. If you are trying to add curves to your otherwise straight frame, try to find a sundress with a belt or one that employs color blocking. If you have a large bust, go for a semi-fitted style, like a wrap dress, so it doesn’t look like you are wearing a sack.

Although there are many different kinds of sundresses, the qualities that they all share are that they are easy-to-wear, comfortable, and most importantly, they can be a quick solution to any fashion dilemma, as they are meant for the beach with your family, a lunch date with a friend, or a night out with your significant other – simply throw on a statement necklace and heels.