After what felt like a very long winter, the temperature is now steadily warm and the sun is out! Take a look at six dresses that we can’t wait to make and wear this summer to everything from barbecues to weddings. While dresses are fun to wear, they can sometimes be daunting to make, so make sure to check out our Dressmaking course, which starts today!
1. Halter maxi dresses for tall women
This new dress pattern has become a fast favorite of the BurdaStyle editors! I would love to wear it to a summer wedding by the beach in a similar tropical print that the magazine chose. No need to wear a necklace with a halter dress, just pile gold bangles on a wrist or two.
2. Ruffled Halter Dress
We’ve loved this dress since it came out last year, however we don’t feel like the BurdaStyle audience took to it as well as we would have hoped. It has a super flattering silhouette, a sexy cutout at the bust and a fun ruffled neckline. Thankfully a few members did create gorgeous versions, which made us swoon over this pattern even more.
3. Plus Size Summer Dress
Here is a great dresses for curvy women that will flatter most body types while also being comfortable to wear. Bonus? When you make this dress pattern you basically are making two dresses as you need a slip to wear underneath the overdress, which you can then wear in the future with other sheer items!
4. Babydoll Dress
It doesn’t get more summery than this sweet and sexy babydoll dress! I think it’s also great for a variety of ages such as younger girls in their teens. Make sure to have a denim jacket on hand for when the weather cools down at night.
5. Strapless Bustier mid length dresses
Have a wedding or cocktail party to attend this summer? The hemline hits at about knee-length, which makes it appropriate for a wedding, just make sure to stay away from any type of white fabric! Pair with chunky heels or wedges similar to the fashion image just in case you will be walking on grass or sand.
6. Plus Size Printed Dress
This dress is great for big-busted gals as it has a deep v-neck with a coverup piece so you can be a little sexy without worrying about anything coming out of place. Shorten the hem for a fun mini dress or lengthen it for a maxi dress.
If you read this blog and think to yourself that you would love to try making a perfectly fitting dress but you’re just not sure you quite have the skills to do so – don’t worry! The BurdaStyle Dressmaking course starts TODAY and there is still time to sign up. In this course you’ll learn how to manipulate darts, create various stylized necklines, and add volume and fullness. You’ll also discover how to create pattern pleats and gathers by combining patterns and adjusting style lines. Using your new skills to pattern 3 new dresses: a cowl neck top with A-line skirt, a shift dress with forward shoulder and a pleated front and a strapless sweetheart neckline with gathered skirt.