It's getting too hot, right? Time to bring out your dresses, and not just any dress. It's the season of the summer dress - usually made of lightweight fabric -- ideally cotton, linen, or other thin, natural material if the Indian summer is what we're preparing for-- they also flow easily and are loose fitting to keep cool in the heat. Well, the gorgeous women's summer dresses from these 10 brands will come to your rescue. Just scroll through and shop now!
Beat The Heat With Cool Summer Dresses From These 11 Labels
June Studios' dresses are extremely flowy and come in beautiful pastel shades and materials that are perfect for summer. Their clothing, in general, is loose, airy, anti-fit and very in tune with international trends be it tiered dresses, wide-legged pants, or dramatic sleeves. The Strappy Tangerine A-Line Dress is what we liked the best. (And ordered it, as well).
Prices for June Studios' dresses start at INR 1,799.
InWeave's ethnic dresses are great for lovers of fusion wear (Western silhouettes, Indian prints and fabric) and your skin will adore the high-quality cotton fabric that they use. Everything is handmade, and we liked the Floral Embellished Ombre Flared Dress a lot. Post summer, this one can also be worn as a tunic top over jeans.
Prices for InWeave's dresses start at INR 1,399.
The first piece of clothing that we bought from Untung was their Orange & Hot Pink Colour Block Shift Dress and since then, our fondness for the brand has just grown. They change their designs every month, and make only limited batches of each piece, so you're likely to have an exclusive(ish) summer dress if you shop from them. Largely made of cotton, their dresses feature ethnic-ish prints on modern silhouettes and are extremely comfortable for hot summer days. We'll give them points for versatility too as many of their dresses can be worn as kurtas.
Prices for Untung's dresses start at INR 1,299
Ikat shift dresses, Ikat A-Line dresses, Ikat sleeveless dresses, Ikat flared dresses, Ikat midis - Bohemian Dream has got them all and we can't seem to get enough of it. The colours are perfect for summer and the fabric, well, is our dependable cotton. We love how vibrant their collection is overall.
Prices for Bohemian Dream's dresses start at INR 1,899.
Deebaco's summer dresses are easy on the eyes and we really like their sleeveless and strappy dresses. While they have dresses made of cottons, cotton blends, and synthetics also, it's their prints that caught our eye. Their dresses work well for casual and party wear thanks to their colourful prints and on-trend styles (tiered dresses, animal prints, and shirt dresses among others). We revel in it and here's hoping you do, too.
Prices for Deebaco's collection start at INR 1,600 (though during sales, prices go as low as INR 499).
For the styles they offer, summer dresses from Streetstyle Stalk are reasonable as they're a platform. Made with good quality fabric, Stalk's summer dresses range from off-shoulder pieces to wrap dresses and are a must-have for all the fashionistas out there. We must warn you though, that some of these suspiciously look like they're the same as the ones on Shein, Urbanic and the like. But if you're looking for on-trend designs following fast fashion, then this is a great option. Oh, and if you're pregnant and looking for dresses that don't look like a sack, they have a great collection of those as well.
Prices for Stalk's dresses start at INR 650.
Yes, Femella makes this list too and we honestly can't help it. The slow fashion brand has a very very good curation of dresses. From solid-hued summer dresses to floral prints, ruffle hems to flared ones, Femella has a huge variety and we enjoy this problem of plenty quite a bit. Clean lines, comfortable fabric (their top priority), and cuts that are timeless - a summer dress from here will last you through the year.The Olive Halter Neck Maxi is what we're adding to our carts. How about you?
Prices for Femella's dresses start at INR 909.
109F also has a great collection of stylish summer dresses with abstract prints, embroideries, and lace details. Their range of sleeveless dresses is what we're going for. And they've got quite a few of them.
Prices for 109F's dresses start at INR 519.
Leisure Loom does sustainable dresses in organic cotton and jute which makes them a summer wardrobe staple. We love how relaxed the general aesthetic is and how well it sits on us. Their summer dresses might not be short and cute, but definitely are classy thanks to their classic designs and muted hues. The brand is all about minimalism and we haven't made a better buy than the Frill Hem Blue Jute Dress. It looks gorgeous.
Prices for Leisure Loom's dresses start at INR 1,081.
We love Okhai for their easy-breezy outfits, and dresses are our top pics from them. Working with local artisans and tribal communities, every outfit from there is a piece of indigenous art - a piece of India. All their clothing is relaxed fit, built to last and doesn't really go by trend - so it's a classic. For summers, just pick up any of their pure cotton dresses, especially the ones with hand embroidery (or even one of their Chikankari numbers) for something cute.
Prices for dresses start at INR 1,500
Pro-Tip: They have dresses for little girls as well.
House Of Soi
With plenty of coral colours, vibrant prints and breezy silhouettes, House of Soi’s new collection Desert Rose is an ideal one to shop this summer. You'll find buttery yellows and bright oranges to sport on the beach vacation. If you prefer to tone it down, do so with blue, green and even a few pinks. Most of this new collection is made from crepe and satin linens that are not ideal to trudge to the mall in, but like we said, vacation ready is that the collection is about. For those elegant soirees, you'll find skirts and co-ords too. But we're here for the maxi dresses and the kaftan dresses. We also love the rest of their dresses which you can shop here.
Prices start at INR 5,200