[I'Miusa] Party Girl . Contrast Cross Strap Dress
by Ida Hsiang
Whether you're a guest at a summer wedding or rubbing elbows with your fancier friends, there's bound to be a summer soiree (or two) in your near future. The nights are still balmy but those cute maxi dresses and short shorts that are so sweet for day may be a little too casual for night. A few tips while looking for the perfect party dress for summer? Try light, floaty fabrics or draped silhouettes for a more chic vibe and opt for bright colors or pretty patterns to keep your ensemble looking summer fresh. Keep it classy by balancing out your outfit - strapless necklines give longer hemlines sex appeal and cute cap sleeves help keep a mini from being a little too revealing. Check out the slideshow for our picks for summer party dresses that will be sure to make you stand out in the crowd!
Shopping for a new swimsuit can be so daunting ... for any body type. And if you happen to be feeling a little less than your usual perfect self this summer, then a bikini might not be your top choice. Yet, a one piece usually ends up looking like you borrowed it from your mom. Well, not anymore.We have discovered the perfect piece of swimwear for the summer! J. Crew's ruched banded bandeau is simply stunning. With just the right amount of ruching, the nylon and Lycra spandex suit gives every girl a beautiful beach-ready shape. Offered in an array of bright colors like poppy, plum and casablanca blue, you can suit every mood! Where to Buy - J. CrewPrice - $88.00Who - Melimeli was the first to add the J. Crew ruched banded bandeau to the Hive.