Summer has really come to me this year. It was basically cloudy and “chilly” in LA until two weeks ago. So, while we could have “prepared for the inevitable 95-degree weather,” we simply didn’t have adequate headroom. But do you know what gets you to the right headspace in no time? He’s probably the only two pieces of clothing that keep him from overheating, sweating, and melting onto the pavement. Since last summer, I’ve been going through some fluctuations in my body, so I’m in desperate need of new items that make me feel good. I don’t want to bear the pain that I would have done in the past. So, wanting to have a pain-free summer and look light and put together, we searched for casual summer dresses “without breaking the bank” and found some pretty great options for all of us. Here it is in case anyone else needs it 🙂
had to start with this dress Because it’s the same (exactly?) in great shape. dress worn by emily As you can see in the photo at the beginning, the price is a fraction of that! It’s a very easy and nice looking shape, and it looks like something from a shop, Quince, I recommended it in a “More Than Madewell” post that you all liked so much. I love bright oranges, but there are some other options if you prefer cooler colors. I would really appreciate it if you could take more interest in this brand!
Man, This one cute! The pattern is fun and simple, so it’s easy to wear with a strapless bra (or braless if you prefer!). I find this cut a little difficult for me as my breasts are a bit large and tend to be more full than I would like, but that is my preference. It’s just fun and easy!
I don’t go to the office anymore, but I think This is a very easy but refreshing option Perfect for hot days when you need to look professional but obviously don’t want to overheat. Now, the great thing about this dress is that you can also dress it down with simple sandals and a knitted hat, or pair it with heels and fun jewelry to transition into a cute night look. Basically, it can be used in various situations. If you don’t like white, we also have cute stripes and solid black.
If you like M’s blouse, which was unveiled at the farmhouse entrance, this dress/cover–Up Might be for you! Fun patterns and beautiful blue make you fashionable and happy. I also like that the v-neck has two ties, so you have options in terms of how much skin (or cleavage) you want to show. I don’t really like having only one tie on the top of my dress. Not only does it look very conservative when tied, but the gap can reveal too much of your breasts. Who does this help?? Reviews say it’s big so you might size down, but this cutie will take you to the pool or a fun lunch.
Another winner here. Can be used as a separate work/play dress depending on the length. Emily bought the navy blue stripped version for the shoot and said of it:
From Emily: Found A very cute striped shirt dress. I went to a real simple shoot at Target last week. The thick stripes give it a luxurious feel, and the details on the shoulders are also cute. When I want to be a little more shapely, my new thing is to tie a sweatshirt around my waist. In addition, it is not thin like poplin and does not lose its shape easily. However, the shape is clearly oversized, so don’t size up. A very nice spring/summer dress!
If you want to see the top of her head, here it is!
1000/10.do i own this dress? Not exactly, but they have the same thing, but in a different color Unfortunately, we don’t have those cute clippings. I love how it fits, not that it matters, but it’s also really flattering. But the real gift is that I don’t have to wear a bra even though I have his D-cup bountiful breasts. Sound the trumpets! I know my breasts aren’t that big, but it’s not easy to find summer dresses that have cute skinny straps and don’t require a bra. Now, I haven’t tried the white version, so you might need pasties to avoid worrying if everyone can see your nipples. However, since it is lined, it may be okay.
I had a working lunch with Arlene earlier this week (she now lives 10 minutes from me, which is the best gift ever) and asked her what she thought of my picks.It was her only plus size dress, but she didn’t like it, so she suggested This one And as always she was right! Perfect for dressing up or dressing down. We have 2 more colors!
This one It is for women who want to look cute and have good coverage. Doesn’t this remind you of Em’s old The Great dress?? I think it’s so chic and versatile! How cute would it be to stroll through the grocery store or window shop in this small group during the summer holidays? Well, my imaginary summer vacation 🙂
I was looking for it and found a great apparel company on Esty!i loved This one It’s a fun, easy and comfortable dress (with pockets :)) so you can wear it casually. There are many other great options such as rompers and tops. Anyone bought one? I love finding cool clothing brands on Etsy.
One word. Romance!Leave the city so clean this dress teeth. I love the off-shoulder ruffles, swinging sleeves, and overall loose fit. However, as you can see by looking at Teal’s version of the model, you can easily wear it with a belt if you want to pair it up for a little more shape.I just want to pretend I’m in love with a guy named Kostas on a Greek island and this dress will help me Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Fantasy 🙂
another easy dress I like the fact that the sleeves are long, but they are light, and you can choose whether to tighten the waist or not! No belt needed 🙂 Also, the tassels are super cute and playful.This cutie is only $85 this week Nordstrom Anniversary Sale If you like it, you will want to use it immediately. Also available in black!
this dress It looks like it was made for strolling through the beautiful streets of a foreign country. The mild climate makes it easy to enter most temples and churches, but the wind keeps it from getting too hot. Also perfect for those looking for a summer office dress. Oh, and for only $50, he comes in 7 other colors!!!!!!
Going on vacation, weddings, and fun dinners? this dress I can do it all! The sleeves are super cute (very Emily), the bodice is loose and comfortable, and the length keeps you cool. I think this dress will look good on different body types. Besides he has 4 colors and prints.
this dress This is definitely one of the things I’m strongly considering adding to my cart (well, TBH maxi version I really, really love it, but it was over $150).Challenging “new things” recommended by the stylist deep dive A podcast where you describe your style in three words and only buy clothes that fit that description. Not a new idea of course, but it helped. Of course, I also bought some items that deviated a bit from what I said (chic, simple, structured…you know I love shoulder pads). For me, this dress, this brand as a whole, dish, really hit those descriptors. It only has a size of 12 at worst, but hopefully that will change with pressure (like in this post).
J. Crew nailed This linen shirt dress. How effortless does this woman look? can she be her ? I’m not sure there’s much to say other than that the quality is great, the cuffs on the sleeves are perfect, and if “flax” isn’t your color, there are 4 other options for her: )
I think it’s a very nice dress that not only has pockets but also looks like it would go well with a brassiere!! Thick shoulder straps and a wide band at the back. What a dream! I really like the color and casual look.
Yes, that’s all for today! Hope this helps if you are in the market too. If you have any other suggestions for dresses under $150, write them in the comments.oh never forget thigh magic thigh rescue Chafing sticks… you don’t have to suffer all the time wearing shapewear 🙂
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Opening image credit: Photo by Kaitlyn Green | More: 5 Stunning Dresses, 1 Cute Matching Set, And An Actually Comfy Romper: Emily’s Warm-Weather Wardrobe Review