Summer Dresses That Aren’t Floral

New York
July 10, 2017

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Though fashion tends to surprise us each year, there are certain seasonal trends that we can always rely on. Things like darker colors and suede in fall, slightly modified trench coats in winter, and floral summer dresses. It’s a revolving door of new ideas, but time and time again we see those styles heading back to the runways.

And as feminine as my style tends to be, and though I live for floral, I’m a huge fan of taking a break from it every so often. Summer screams for the gorgeous, colorful print, but it’s refreshing to mix it up at times. Wouldn’t you agree? I personally appreciate finding a dress that still has the dainty feel that floral provides, but in a less obvious way. Prints like gingham, seersucker, eyelet, and pretty much every color of the rainbow can feel like summer when the dress and styling is right.

Take this black, wrapped dress from Storets that I’m wearing for example. No floral in sight and not a typical “summer” color, yet it embodies feminine summertime vibes. So much so that I’ve worn it to multiple gatherings this month. The flirty ruffles and short hem make it the perfect thing to throw on for any party this season. Plus, you won’t get lost in the sea of floral.

And the best part? After wearing another color of this same dress non-stop, the brand decided to name this “The Jenny Dress.” Swoon! Obviously, I was beyond excited to hear this news since I adore it.


Are you a floral only girl in summer months? Or do you switch your summer dresses up with other prints?

Photos by Fred Cipoletti

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Cute dress! You are looking stunning in this. I am obsessed with these styles. I want this denim dress for me. Thanks for sharing. https://www.tsport.ca/

Thanks so much Fatima!


This dress is so versatile! I love how you draw inspiration from many different sources but still stay true to your aesthetic. So lovely!

xx Brooke


I love this dress – the sleeves are amazing – I love how it’s both classic and a statement piece.


Your blog is an editorial masterpiece!


Haha so cute that they decided to name this dress after you ! It’s super chic, love it in black !


You look stunning! Love how the ruffles enhance your already beautiful legs.

Thanks so much Joy!


Love the dress! So pretty!

You look amazing and I love this dress! Although I am totally a summer girl, I’m not that much into floral patterns; I prefer solid colours (black / blue / red / white) which I believe they are flattering on anyone (regardless of shape & size!) or even stripes, and I alternate between dresses during summer time and blouses / tops & jeans during the rest of the months. That’s why I really enjoyed this post! Please let’s see more black (or blue) outfits!!!!

Androulla C.

I love the dress. It is so simple and elegant!

omg, this dress is perfection on you! xo


Really love the ruffle silhouette!

Jenny, I am missing your Insta stories and you tube videos loads!! 🙁 hope you start posting more on both soon!

Can’t wait for a Cuba and South of France vlog if you did them! They are always so well delivered and edited xx

Such gorgeous dresses! I really feel like a good way to go for a chic & feminine look this season without wearing florals is to choose lots of unique sleeves and necklines.

XO, Emily
Epicurean Emily

The Jenny dress is stunning on you so of course they named it after you!

Keri Elaine

The dress is so beautiful!!! saved it immediately!!!
so great they named it after you!!!

❥ Vicky | The Golden BunInstagram TGB

Thanks so much Vicky! SO thrilled you loved the dress too!


I adore this simple chic black dress! The ruffled touch is to die for! xx


Thanks Alyssa! Love that architectural ruffle, it makes such a big statement!


The ruffles make the whole dress look so elegant. Also, i love that Chloe bag! It makes your whole outfit look even more put together.
xx Kat


Thanks so much Kat!


La Bijoux Bella | by mia

A simple black, beautiful and fun Summer dress will do just as fine! 🙂

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Couldn’t agree more my love!


Love this dress! I liked it in yellow when you wore it in spring, but for some reason, the black version is just phenomenal!

xo, Carey

Thanks Carey! The beauty of this one that it goes with absolutely everything – no matter the season!


I am OBSESSED with this dress! And it looks amazing on you! Definitely a piece I need to add to my wardrobe.


You Must! And it’s such great quality for such an amazing price!


Such an elegant dress! And I’m totally in love with the purse, it looks so amazing.


Right?! It’s definitely my go to at the moment!


I totally am a floral summer dress girl, but I love the idea of this black dress! It’s still girly and feminine which is what I always gravitate towards. So cute!

Agreed! It definitely still hits all the right notes!


As I write this, I am sat in a floral dress BUT I totally agree, it is nice to mix things up as seasons come and go! Also, I am forever lusting over your Chanel sling-backs, waiting for a perfect dupe to hit the UK!



Yes! They’re so classic and they really do go with just about everything!


I totally agree that feminine style tends to rely on florals. But ruffles, lace, and other detailing can really bring a girly vibe to an outfit as well. Love the sleeves on this dress!

Agreed! Anything with texture is perfect for summer in my book!


Such a cute dress, love all the ruffle details! I’m a floral girl all year round but I love my solids and stripes as well. I’m a big fan of wearing black any time of the year (I wear black slacks by choice more than denim), so I love it when someone pulls out a stunning black summer outfit like this one!


I agree, is there really a more flattering color than black?


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