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Day to Evening Summer Dresses

Orange Shift Dress

In my opinion, dresses are the easiest thing to wear. One piece of clothing. That’s it! You don’t have to match a top with a bottom whether it be a skirt, pants or shorts.

Dresses can be so versatile. One of my favorite styles is a shift or a spin-off of a shift.

Remember the shift dress from the 60’s?

McCalls Vintage Shift Dress Patterns

via Etsy

It’s my understanding that a shift dress has no defined waist and skims the body but is not form-fitting. I don’t know about you, but that has comfort written all over it! The original shift dress was sleeveless, but today you can find them with sleeves and a variety of necklines.

You can dress up, or dress down almost any shift dress. With a change of accessories, you can take the same dress from day to evening.

Dresses are great for summer travel. Seven dresses hardly take up any room in a suitcase!

7 Versatile Summer Dresses

These seven dresses can get you through summer in style whether it’s a summer garden party or an evening out. You choose the accessories accordingly.

White Shift Dress

via Net a Porter

Orange Shift Dress

via Asos

Black Shift Dress

via Nordstrom

Black and White Shift Dress

via Nordstrom

Lilly Pullitzer Striped Shift Tee Sirt Dress

via Lily Pulitzer

Lilly Pullitzer Shift

via Lilly Pullitzer 

Barbara Gerwit Dress

via Barbara Gerwit

Baring Your Legs and Feet for Summer

The hardest part about transitioning from winter pants and boots is going to bare white legs! That’s where self-tanning comes in! Just as shift dresses have evolved since the 60’s, so has self-tanners. No more orange and streaky tans. Read my post, 5 Self Tanning Tips When Sun Tanning Isn’t an Option. These products give me a gentle sun-kissed look.


I also love these two products found in my post Best Products for Dry, Cracked Heels to get my feet ready for summer sandals.  

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Elaine Parisi is the author behind OMG Lifestyle Blog. By trade she is a Commercial Realtor, a field she’s been in for over 30 years. Her creative side has helped in her real estate career. She’s assisted clients through major renovation projects, turning a simple building into a showpiece. Her blog name OMG Lifestyle Blog came from her famous saying “Oh My Gosh” or “Oh My God” when first seeing something special. She enjoys sharing these OMG worthy food, fashion, travel, décor and lifestyle posts to inspire her readers to make their life special. Elaine resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband John.


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