Sunday, April 2, 2023

Let’s Go to the Mall: The 10 Best Summer Dresses You Can Wear To Anything – All Under $200

Let's be friends!

The books we're reading, the vibrators we're using, the rants we're having and more in our weekly EDM.

After the events of the last few years, it seems like there’s been an EXPLOSION of colour when it comes to summer fashion. We want happiness, we want easiness – and we want gorgeous dresses that don’t cost the earth and will look CHIC for the summer. Luckily, we’ve scoured the high street to bring you our picks for the best summer dresses you can wear to anything, because we’re nothing if not fans of a capsule wardrobe around here. Obviously.

Flo & Frankie Garden CornFlower Linen Strappy Tiered Empire Mini Dress

RRP $139.90

Fun, flattering and oh-so-comfortable, this one is going right into high rotation of your summer dresses collection.

Witchery Cotton Tier Maxi Dress

RRP $199.90

Tiers really are having a moment and we’re here for them, to be honest – they’re practical, they’re flattering and they lend themselves to so many occasions. Pair with a BRIGHT orange like this gorgeous hue and you’ll be best-dressed, guaranteed.

Country Road Linen Short Sleeve Dress

RRP $199.00

Chic and classy with a more streamlined silhouette, this Country Road number is destined to serve you well all summer long – beach, boat or bar.

Decjuba Samantha Pleated Midi Dress

RRP $169.90

The good old-fashioned wrap dress is always a winner – take it to the next level in this summery shade that’ll cheer you up just by looking at it.

Glassons Traceable Linen V Neck Skater Mini Dress

RRP $49.99

We LOVE the v-neck and cute sleeves on this short number that can be dressed up or down

Seed Heritage Core Linen Mini Dress

RRP $159.90

Linen really isn’t going anywhere is it – make it easy and versatile with this super simple number. Wear as is for an everyday look, or slide on some heels and accessorise up for a more formal occasion.

Farmers State of Play Liya Floral Print Strappy Dress

RRP $149.99

Cute colour, cute cut – what’s not to love? Another one that could be worn with sneakers or with heels, this gives you so many options but with minimal effort.

Flo & Frankie Marley Tangerine Shirred Cotton Sleeveless V Neck Tiered Maxi Dress

RRP $179.90

Flattering with a a super on-trend shirred detail, low-cut neck flattering sleeves, this Flo and Frankie frock is a winner.

Farmers Only Chariot Print Strap Dress

RRP $79.99

This is FUN, this is easy, this is rosé at your mate’s BBQ, it’s shopping with your bestie, it’s everything.

Max Bella Puff Sleeve Dress

RRP $199.90

How have puff sleeves come back!? We don’t know but we’re going with the vibe and when they’re paired with this gorgeous print, it’s hard to say no!

Forever New Faith Twist Mini Dress

RRP $189.99

A hint of skin, a cracker of a colour – what more do you want in your summer dresses?

Flo & Frankie Pricilla Pink Strappy Button Tiered Midi Dress

RRP $157

Pink perfection – you really do look like you don’t have a care in the world with this dress and that’s the vibe we want for our summer, kthanks.

Seed Broderie Swing Dress

RRP $169.90

The absolute definition of a ‘chuck on’ there won’t be too many summer days where you won’t be reaching for this one!

GREAT News: The Absolute Best Luggage Brand (IMO) Has Finally Arrived in Aotearoa – Kia Ora, July

If you travel often and you're now in your 30s and really CBF with that janky suitcase you bought for cheap before you went...

What True Crime Podcasts Have Taught Me About How to Avoid Getting Murdered (Fingers Crossed Obvs)

One of my primary goals in life is to not be the victim of a violent crime or murder, so in listening to a...

‘Remember Who the Real Enemy Is’: Why We Need to Take a Stand This Saturday (and Always)

In case you've been fortunate enough to be living under a rock this week and missed the news - an anti-trans speaker, Posie Parker,...

Culture From The Couch: What to Watch, Read and Listen to This Weekend

Capsule’s latest pop culture recommendations on what to watch, read and listen to this weekend!WATCHClass of ‘07On Amazon Prime Video noticed a flurry of...