3 Easy Ways To Wear 1 Floral Summer Dress

As we age, I think we get a little smarter about our purchases. We have become more like our mothers, especially when we ask ourselves, “How much will you wear it?”  It’s a good question even if it’s a bargain. I found this easy-to-wear floral summer dress at Target for only $39.99. And the best part is that I know I can wear it numerous ways! So I put together 3 different looks with this same dress for 3 different occasions. I know there are many more ways to style it too. This is a perfect dress to pack for a summer or warm weather vacation. Here’s how you can wear one summer floral dress for day, to the beach and for an evening event. 

3 Ways To Wear 1 Summer Dress

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Above is the versatile summer floral dress I found at Target. I love the colors and the black background since I own a lot of black accessories. It is maxi-length, so it is easy to wear and I don’t have to worry about my legs. The gathered tiers are on-trend this year, the v-neck is flattering and the dress has pockets, too! That’s always a bonus.


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The Floral Summer Dress

Women’s Sleeveless Dress – Who What Wear™, $39.99

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Floral Summer Dress For Day

There are many summer days when you still need a jacket for outdoors and for air conditioning! Wear a denim jacket over this dress and slip on some old school sneakers like these Adidas Superstars and grab a bright colored handbag. I added a black leather belt to give the dress a little more shape under the jacket. This look is ideal for running errands and on days when you don’t know where you’ll wind up. If it gets warm, you can always remove the jacket. You will feel a bit dressed up with this outfit, but still very comfortable.


MixMatchy Women’s Classic Casual Vintage Blue Stone Washed Denim Jean Jacket, $23.99


Small Dome Satchel Handbag – A New Day™, $35


Adidas Superstar Shoes, $85

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For The Beach Or Pool

You can wear this dress over your swimsuit to the beach or pool. This outfit can also work for a brunch, a bridal or baby shower, a barbecue or other outdoor summer event. Get out a wide brim straw sunhat, an oversized beach tote with tassels and some straw wedge sandals and you are good to go.


Women’s Straw Boater Hat – A New Day™, $20

Beach Bag

Epison Large Straw Beach Tote, $36.49

Wedge Sandals

GEOX Ponza Wedge Sandal, $150

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For Evening

This dress can get easily dressed up for a more formal occasion. I wrapped a shiny fringe scarf around my waist like a sash, slipped on black slide block heel slide sandals and grabbed a gold metallic clutch bag. The belt can double as a wrap if it get chilly. This look is perfect for a summer wedding or cocktail party.


Rheane Sparkling Metallic Shawl, $15.99

Women’s Clementine Padded Crossband Heels – A New Day™, $34.99

Evening Bag

Nordstrom Biana Faux Leather Wallet on a Chain, now $29.40

You can see how different this dress looks simply by switching up a few accessories. A few other options would be to wear it with a leather jacket and ankle boots, with flat strappy sandals and a bright colored cardigan, or with a belt bag and sporty slide sandals. I would also try a banded waist sweater or top over it, and it will look like a skirt, or a lightweight t-shirt or blouse under it.

Do you have other ideas of how to style this dress? We’d love to hear from you.

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read The Best 9 Spring 2021 Fashion Trends For Women Over 40 and Dreaming of Summer 2021: What to Pack for A Beach Vacation.

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