Summer (Dress) Lovin’

It’s finally here - the season of the summer dress. The time of the year when you can slip on one item of clothing, pop on some shoes, and away you go. After the many layers of winter, it's like a breath of fresh air.

So, dresses! You’ve got sundresses, tea dresses, maxi dresses, party dresses, cocktail dresses, t-shirt dresses, slip dresses, baby doll dresses, denim dresses, sporty dresses – you name it, whatever dress you need, for any occasion, you can find it in Fernie.

Do you have a wedding coming up this summer? No. 3 Boutique has some gorgeous dresses that would make you look like a summer dream. While there are many, I have a favourite. It involves aallll the right words – pleated, wrap, tea length (which is a few inches below the knee), v-neck, and it is in the most perfect dusty sage colour. It is THE perfect dress for weddings, parties or anything. You can find it at N0. 3 Boutique (and it’s only $70!). 

If it’s an easy-breezy maxi that you see yourself floating through summer in then Freyja has some fantastic options. Free People has a great choice of colourful prints – most with buttons all the way down the front, which I love. If you’re looking for something that can be worn with sandals, sneakers, boots or heels, dress up or dress down, the Vero Moda Garden Midi dress is a dress you won’t want to take off. I got myself one in lilac. I just couldn’t help myself.

RVCA may be my favourite skate brand for women’s clothing and their dresses are no exception. Luckily, Commit has some of the best ones.

If your version of summer is sitting by the lake on a sunny afternoon, with snacks, drinks and your friends, then we’re on the same page. You should visit Elevation Showcase and get your hands on the Kavu La Paz striped dress. It has buttons all the way down so I can even see it undone over your swimsuit.

In Ski Base, I was surprised to see a large range of Fig clothing. Haven’t heard of Fig? I hadn’t either, but my eyes were drawn in by the elegant cut of the dresses. Not something you see so much of in Fernie. Fig is lovely clothing designed for those who want their clothes to be comfortable, ethical, yet have a sophisticated look. 

Last month I talked about how influenced fashion is by the ’90s at the moment and, summer dresses are no exception. T-shirt dresses are in almost every clothing store in Fernie. You can’t go wrong if it’s in stripes or a solid colour! While we’re throwing back, the RVCA ‘90s Baby Halter dress in Commit is the perfect lightweight, relaxed dress to get you through those hot days. It’s mustard with a tiny floral print, which is the ideal mix.

Even though I love the simplicity of a dress, don’t miss the opportunity to think creatively. Mix it up. Add layers! Necklaces, a silk neck scarf (Freyja has some of these too!) or, tie a shirt around your waist (bonus points if it’s plaid!).

As always, this is just a small selection of the inspiring amount of dresses available in Fernie. Get out and support your local stores…

Long live the summer dress!